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Thursday, June 27, 2013 Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
~Russell Baker
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W. Terry Ruckriegle to Take Helm as Colorado Bar’s Next President

Senior judge and mediator W. Terry Ruckriegle will start his one-year term as president of the Colorado Bar Association on July 1, representing the association’s 18,515 members. The former 5th Judicial District chief judge will focus his term on issues relating to young lawyers: the financial burden they assume, examining options to pay down or forgive their loan debt and ensuring those new to the profession have the skills necessary to enter the workplace prepared. Read more here and read a profile of Ruckriegle in the July issue of The Colorado Lawyer.

CBA and CBA-CLE Offices Closed July 4–5

In observance of the July 4th holiday, the CBA and CBA CLE offices will be closed on July 4 and 5. Wishing our hard-working members an enjoyable long weekend!

Support the Legal Aid Foundation

There are 750,000 Colorado residents who are living in poverty, unable to pay for legal services that can help them obtain justice through our legal system. Your donation today will help provide timely access to legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn. The Legal Aid Foundation’s 2012–13 Campaign For Justice concludes on June 30, so there is still time to make a difference in someone’s life with a tax-deductible donation at

July Solo-Small Firm Networking Meetings

The Solo-Small Firm Section networking meetings are great opportunities to connect with your peers, and are stimulating practice management and technology discussion forums. Solo-Small Firm Section members look forward to networking with their CBA colleagues near and far at these meetings. Find a July meeting near you.

Raising the Bar on Civic Education is a collaboration of state and national programs promoting and advancing civic education, and encouraging widespread participation by members of the Colorado legal profession. The website contains lesson plans, programs and events. Learn how you can get involved by visiting


The Willis Carpenter Real Estate Symposium—July 11–13
At the Newly Renovated Westin Snowmass Resort

For the past 30 years, the Real Estate Symposium has grown into an experience not to be missed by real estate professionals in the Rocky Mountain region. Join more than 400 of your colleagues for unique opportunities to discuss the most important issues you face in your real estate practice today. The conference includes legislative and case law updates from the Division of Real Estate. See the complete agenda and list of speakers here.

2013 Family Law Institute—August 9–11
At the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

This year’s program provides a four-track agenda with great content including fundamentals of client representation; critical analysis of complex issues; effective use of experts; and parental responsibilities. Plus, you’ll hear annual legislative and case law updates and there will be a focus on access to justice! There is so much to do in Vail in the summertime, where you’ll find some of the best hiking, cycling, and golf in the world. Find out more and reserve your spot now!

40-Hour Mediation Training—August 12–14, 26 & 27
Co-sponsored by the CBA Dispute Resolution Section

Instructor Judy Mares-Dixon is one of the leading mediation trainers in the country and has mediated issues including contract disputes, collective bargaining agreements, sexual harassment, and ADA and other EEO complaints. Topics for training include how mediators diagnose the causes of conflict; a thorough review of the stages of mediation; cultural issues in mediation; and much more. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot now!

From Solo in Colo

Is the Traditional Rural Lawyer an Endangered Species in Colorado?

Solo in Colo contributor Jeremy Hildebrand recently made the decision to move his practice to southwest Colorado, to a rural town named Pagosa Springs. Although he was initially skeptical that he would be able to make a living in such a small area, his skepticism could not have been more misplaced. “I have done more business in three weeks than I had done the last six months in Denver,” he writes. Read more.

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CBA’s LPM Library’s Featured Book: “Passing the Torch Without Getting Burned”

For law firms, succession is a fact of life: founding partners retire, rainmakers depart, and in the meantime, client relationships must be preserved. Passing the Torch without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning is a comprehensive examination of the key economic issues typically encountered by law firms when they consider how partners end their careers, as they inevitably must. Peter Giuliani, an experienced law-firm management consultant, illustrates common retirement issues and their resolutions through “real life” case studies from his years of consulting experience. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Lending Library, visit the LPM Lending Library page or contact Reba Nance with questions.

Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

New Casemaker Feature Automatically Includes Citation with Copied Text

We received requests from CBA members for this feature—we relayed it to Casemaker and they added it! Suppose you’re drafting a brief and you want to include some text from an opinion. You could always go into the case, highlight the text, copy it and insert it into your document. But then you’d have to go back and type in the citation yourself. Now, the text you copy automatically includes the citation! Watch the video to see how.

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at with questions or tips of your own.

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