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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
~Martin Luther King
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From the Bar

Successful Business Planning—Representing the Moderate Income Client

Interested in expanding your practice? Would you like to broaden your client base? Be sure to pick up a copy of Successful Business Planning: Representing the Moderate Income Client. Designed to assist lawyers in developing a successful and financially viable practice that incorporates representation of moderate income clients, this manual includes practical and ethical considerations in developing a business plan and providing representation. CBA members may download the manual for free, or purchase a hard copy (includes a CD of the manual's text and forms) at a discounted rate. Click here for more information about the manual and ways to stay up-to-date and connected with other attorneys representing moderate-income clients through listservs and CLEs.

The Law Blog: A Brief Taxonomy— Tech Tuesday, Aug. 27

For the August Tech Tuesday, Barb Cashman will present “The Law Blog: A Brief Taxonomy.” Barb will talk about blogs as they relate to the practice of law and your law practice. She’ll look at different types of blog content and reveal how to identify blogs useful to your practice, tell how to subscribe to or follow a blog and discuss why you should or shouldn’t write your own blog. Click here for more information on this and other 30-minute Tech Tuesday webinars.

CBA YLD Happy Hour—Thursday, Sept. 12

Say goodbye to summer in style on a rooftop patio with the Young Lawyers Division. CBA YLD will host a happy hour Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at B Street LoHi. Drinks and appetizers are complimentary. B Street LoHi is a new apartment building in the Highlands with an amazing rooftop patio and clubhouse on the fifth floor overlooking the city and the mountains. Space is limited to 50 people. RSVP to

New Date, Transitions Lunch—Monday, Sept. 23—Health Care Changes Coming!

Monday, Sept. 23 at noon, is the date of the next Transitions lunch at the CBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor. This program will focus on the new Health Care Act and what lawyers in solo practices and small firms need to know and what they need to do to prepare for the implementation. Member cost to attend is $15; non-member cost is $45 (includes lunch). One CLE credit applied for. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Note to CNA Policy Holders Through Marsh

There has been a change in the professional liability insurance contact for the CBA endorsed program through the broker, Marsh U.S. Consumer. Please contact Marsh directly at 800-358-3043 for questions about new or renewing policies.

Dance with Stress: COLAP’s Tip for Work and Life

Last time, we discussed the importance of not “stressing out.” However, stress exists. How should we deal with it? This week we will take a look at the different functions of stress and how we can “dance” with the stress we experience on a daily basis in ways that help us rather than compromise our health and well-being. Read more.

Continuing Legal Education

Texting While Driving: A Colorado Legislative Update—Wednesday, Sept. 4

Join the Communications and Technology Section on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m., for Texting While Driving: A Colorado Legislative Update, presented by Representative Claire Levy. One general CLE credit has been applied for. The cost of the luncheon is free to for all attendees and RSVPs are required. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Crafting and Drafting Arbitration Agreements: Getting the Arbitration Process Parties Want and Need—Wednesday, Sept. 18

Being able to choose the terms of the arbitration clause is one of most important advantages of arbitration that differentiates arbitration from courtroom litigation, where parties are bound by court rules. This seminar focuses the attorney on avoiding the dysfunctional drafting pitfalls of omission, over-specificity, unrealistic expectations, litigation envy, and overreaching. Find out more.

Water and Oil and Gas: Nuts and Bolts of Oil and Gas Leases, Surface Use Agreements, and Water Rights for Non-Oil and Gas Attorneys—Thursday, Sept. 26
Co-sponsored by the CBA Natural Resources & Energy Section

Program topics include: oil and gas leases; surface use agreements; government’s role in authorizing locations for oil and gas development; technical aspects of nontributary and produced nontributary ground water; produced nontributary ground water from the perspective of industry; and nontributary ground water as a landowner asset. Register now.

From the Courts

Second Judicial District Announces District Court Vacancy
Deadline for Applications: no later than 4 p.m. on Sept. 20

The Second Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Oct. 21 in Denver to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Second Judicial District (Denver County). The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Chief Judge Robert S. Hyatt, effective Jan. 10, 2014. Click here for more information.

Court of Appeals Judge Finalists Selected

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a vacancy on the Colorado Court of Appeals. The vacancy was created by the retirement of the Honorable Janice B. Davidson, effective Oct. 1. The nominees are Karen Ashby, Michael Berger, and Marcelo Kopcow. Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from August 15 within which to appoint one of the nominees. Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via e-mail to the governor at

Colorado Judicial Branch Seeking Your Feedback on ICCES

ICCES is seeking user feedback on the “subject” line of e-mails sent from the system. To get your voice heard, please click here. The survey will take less than one minute and will be invaluable to the Colorado Judicial Branch as they seek to improve the system.

From the Legal Community

Colorado Indian Bar Association Red Rocks Scramble—Oct. 6

Support the CIBA in giving scholarships to CU and DU Law students in need by joining their team at the Red Rocks Scramble on Sunday, Oct. 6. The 5k walk/run and 5-mile run begin at 10 a.m. For more information and to register click here.

Optimize Your Membership

Optimize Your Membership With LawPay

With the LawPay program, attorneys can accept credit cards with confidence, knowing their transactions are handled correctly. Discounted CBA member fees mean law firms save up to 25 percent on standard credit and debit card fees. Open a LawPay Merchant account by August 30, and your $150 virtual terminal fee will be waived as well as your program fees for the first three months. Click here for more information.

Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

Sign up for the ABA’s Law Practice Today Complimentary Webzine!

Receive a complimentary emailed subscription to Law Practice Today—the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s monthly webzine. It brings you the most current information and trends, in the legal industry, by delivering anecdotes from professionals in the field of law. Click here to view the August 2013 edition. To sign up, email Sue Bertram.

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