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From the Bar

Complimentary Casemaker Training—Monday, April 22

Reba Nance will host another training on Casemaker, the legal research tool exclusively for CBA members, on April 22. Can’t make this date? Click here for a list of upcoming trainings. RSVP to with the training date and whether you plan to attend in person or via webcast. The trainings are free of charge for CBA members and one CLE credit is available. All seminars are at the CBA-CLE offices.

ICCES Trainings Begin April 8 at the CBA Offices

The Colorado Judicial Branch is offering training for its new e-filing system, which will be the mandatory e-filing system by summer 2013. Sign up online for trainings, which will be at the CBA offices on the second Monday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Visit the Judicial Branch’s ICCES Project website to register for the ICCES system and view additional information. Direct questions or comments to

“The Brothers Size” Theater Performance and CLE—Thursday, April 11

Join the CBA Young Lawyers Division at the Curious Theatre for a live theater performance of “The Brothers Size” and a CLE presentation that addresses issues of race and recidivism. The one-hour CLE presentation starts at 6 p.m., followed by cocktails and appetizers at 7 p.m., and curtain at 8 p.m. Balcony seats are $35 for CBA members (includes the CLE presentation, appetizers, and cocktails). Redeem this exclusive offer by using the code “COBAR” when purchasing tickets through the box office at 303-623-0524 or

Law Day Movie Night Featuring “Lincoln”—Wednesday, May 1

Celebrate Law Day with the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations’ Young Lawyer Divisions at the Mayan Theatre on Wednesday, May 1, at 5 p.m. Denver District Court Judge John Madden will give a CLE presentation on President Abraham Lincoln, followed by a showing of the 2012 Oscar-winning film, “Lincoln.” One general CLE credit has been applied for. Cost to attend CLE is $15; movie is no charge. Due to film license restrictions, this event is limited to members and their significant others. RSVP online or email

CBA Economic Survey Snapshot Report

The 2012 Economic Survey, conducted in the summer of 2012, has been finalized into a report for CBA members. Please note: You must be logged-in on the CBA website to view this document. Questions about the survey can be forwarded to the CBA’s Law Practice Management Department at or 303-860-1115.

Attention Photographers!

The Colorado Lawyer welcomes your photograph for our cover consideration. Specs are available online. Find The Colorado Lawyer’s photo gallery at

CBA Environmental Section Launches Statewide Tree-Planting Project

Recent fires have devastated forests and communities throughout Colorado. The CBA and the Environmental Law Section are sponsoring a statewide tree-planting project in areas affected by these wildfires. Donations and volunteers are sought to plant more than 5,000 trees in Colorado Springs, Durango, Fort Collins, Jefferson County, and Boulder. For more information on the project and how to get involved in your area, click here.

Charley Garcia Named CBA President-Elect for 2013–14

Charles (Charley) Garcia has been named president-elect of the Colorado Bar Association for 2013–14. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and he worked in international tax as a CPA for Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse for 10 years before practicing law. While working as an accountant, he graduated from the University of Denver College Of Law, and joined the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender. He practiced as a criminal defense trial attorney for 25 years, retiring in 2007 as the office head for the Denver Office of the Colorado State Public Defender. Click here to read more.


Family Law Spring Update—April 12

Program highlights include new cases since the Fall Update and their practical application; a legislative update, including the new maintenance formula and civil unions bill; Whatever happened to unallocated family support? Life after Miller and Lovejoy; pros and cons of private judges and special masters; the use and misuse of receivers in domestic actions; social media discovery issues; and a judges’ panel on the ethics and best practices in dealing with a pro se adversary. Find out more.

Criminal Law Hot Topics 2013—April 26

This program focuses on important topics whether you are new to the practice of criminal law or a seasoned practitioner. Gain deeper knowledge of the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Defense (NGRI); Level of Supervision Inventory (LSI); and Crim. P. 35(c). Hear the perspectives of prosecutors, defense counsel, mental health professionals, and a seasoned chief judge. Register now.

In the News

Gov. John Hickenlooper Signs Historic Civil Unions Bill

On Thursday, March 21, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed SB 13-011, Concerning Authorization of Civil Unions and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation. The bill was sponsored by Reps. Pat Steadman and Lucia Guzman, and Sens. Mark Ferrandino and Sue Schafer. Click here to read more.

From the Legal Community

Colorado Judicial Institute Seeks Nominees for the 2013 Judicial Excellence Award

In recognition and support of excellence in Colorado courts, the Colorado Judicial Institute will acknowledge the efforts of three outstanding jurists. The Judicial Excellence Awards will be presented at the 11th Annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 15. CJI invites you to nominate individuals for these awards. All nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, May 2. Click here to learn more or submit a nomination.

University of Colorado Jewish Law Students Association—Call for Interested Attorneys

The Jewish Law Students Association at CU is back after a brief hiatus and is run by two first-year students. JLSA is committed to fostering a community among anyone who is interested, and being Jewish is not a requirement for participation. JSLA is working to create a contact list of Colorado attorneys for events, which may include Shabbat dinners, happy hours, a mentor program, and other social and networking opportunities. Please contact Abbey Wallach if you wish to be included in the email list.

Optimize Your Membership

CBA Members Get Paid with LawPay

Trust your credit card transactions to the premier payment processor for the legal industry. LawPay announces key enhancements for 2013 including their small firm program, mobile payments, and free PCI compliance packages on each account. From now until April 12, the $150 start-up fee will be waived for CBA members as well as the program fee for the first three months. Learn more.

Lending Library Book of the Week

Tom Mighell, author of the “iPad in One Hour” series, has done it again! “iPad in One Hour for Litigators” is the newest addition to his four-part series for iPad users. This essential guide discusses all the steps of trying a case with an iPad, from pretrial docketing and legal research to depositions and evidence presentation. Take a look at Mighell’s other iPad titles: “iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers,” “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers 1st ed.,” and “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers 2nd ed.” For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Lending Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Lauren Eisenbach at or 303-824-5372.

Special Offer at Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado

Consider the benefits of financing with Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado for your next vehicle purchase. LCCU combines great rates with personalized service to help you navigate the auto loan process. For a limited time, LCCU is offering a competitive interest rate as low as 2.24 percent APR, no application fees (pay only for your credit report and title), and a quick application process. Visit to start your pre-approval or to become a member!

Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

Does the Quote to Repair Your Car Sound High? Check Out These Websites!

We all know to get a quote before we authorize any auto repair. Yet for those of us who don’t know the difference between a differential and a distributor cap, how do we know if the amount we’re being quoted is fair? There are several websites that can help. Simply enter your car’s make, model, and year, and your zip code. Some of these websites will also help diagnose the problem. Others will give you a local repair estimate in real-time. While estimates will vary, it does help to know whether it will cost $200 or $2,000!

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at with questions.

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