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Thursday, May 15, 2014 We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be—the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer—which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.
~ Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf


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From the Bar

Support the Sean May Memorial Run/Walk—Saturday, May 17

Support a runner, or sign up to run! There is still time to be a part of the Sixth Annual Sean May Memorial Run/Walk on Saturday, May 17 at Barr Lake State Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit Access to Justice programs and Sean May’s family. Learn more and register.

STRATUM: A Place to Work, A Place to Connect, A Place to Grow

We are excited to call your attention to STRATUM, a members-only, co-working space for lawyers at the Colorado Bar Association. STRATUM will give members a stronger sense of community and collegiality, as they share the space, while providing them the business amenities they need to enhance their 21st century practices. Click here for more information.

Courtroom Space for Your Use
The Colorado Bar Association has secured space at the Denver City and County Building in Courtroom 117 for members’ use as a practice space. To reserve time, email Heather Clark. A 24-hour notice is recommended. The courtroom is available most weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fracking CLE—Tuesday, May 20 from Noon to 1 p.m.
Sponsored by the Civil Rights Committee

Kevin Lynch from DU, Jeannette Hillery from the League of Women Voters, and Elizabeth (Liz) Titus of Hogan Lovells will lead a discussion on issues related to hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” The discussion will focus on civil rights and property issues, as well as water issues such as Colorado’s responsibility to the Water Compact. The luncheon program will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Tueday, May 20 at the CBA offices. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727. Please specify if you would like lunch. One general CLE credit applied for.

2014 Business Document Drafting Series—May 21: Drafting Business Acquisition and Other Related Documents and June 11: Drafting Compensation and Other Employment Agreements
Co-sponsored by the New Lawyers Subsection of the Business Law Section

Attend our business document drafting series and you will: acquire practical, immediately useful drafting skills; better understand agreements you are regularly hired to draft; receive the expert advice of experienced business law practitioners; add useful tools to your business document toolbox. Register for May 21. Register for June 11.

Military & Veterans Affairs Section Reception and CLE—Thursday, May 22

The CBA Military & Veterans Affairs Section would like to invite everyone to attend a reception and CLE presentation on Thursday, May 22, starting at 5 p.m. at Wheeler Trigg. Join us for this complimentary event and hear Judge Brian Bowen talk about Veterans’ Court in Adams County. One general CLE credit applied for. A cocktail and hor d’oeuvres reception will follow. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Tech Tuesdays Complimentary Webinar: Casemaker Premium Services—Tuesday, May 27

Learn more about Casemaker’s premium services, including Casecheck+, CiteCheck, and Casemaker Digest. Join us online on Tuesday, May 27, from noon to 12:30 p.m., as Reba Nance demonstrates how to use these services. For more information, contact Sue Bertram. Click here to learn more about all of our Tech Tuesday programs.

12th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute—May 29–30
Co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Section and the ABA IP Section

Watch the Top Ten Reasons to Attend this Year’s IP Institute!
Program highlights include: Annual Case Law Update of all areas of IP, including the most significant new IP developments; What’s new at the PTAB; How to coordinate post-grant review and litigation; What happens when your trademark cease and desist goes viral; If your e-commerce clients have to collect sales and use taxes nationwide now; The perils of IP in the digital workplace; Predatory copyright enforcement, the trademarking of #hashtags, and fluid trademarks; plus more! Register now.

Lawyers Have Hearts, Don’t They? Of Course They Do! Keep Yours Healthy —Thursday, May 29
Sponsored by the Transitions Committee

The speaker, Dr. Jeff Boone, is an internationally recognized expert on the effects of mental stress on the heart. Through his work with high-intensity groups like NFL executives, firefighters, military leadership, and oil executives, Dr. Boone has developed protocols to first identify those who are vulnerable during times of increased mental stress, then treat them before any event occurs. Join the Transitions Committee on Thursday, May 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the CBA CLE offices. Click here to register online and learn more about this program.

Annual Charity Silent Auction and Wine and Beer Tasting—Friday, May 30

All are invited to join the CBA Young Lawyers Division for a fun night of beer and wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction to benefit Project Worthmore. Project Worthmore is a Colorado non-profit organization working to restore worth to Refugees from Burma through the heart of our community. Join us on Friday, May 30, starting at 5:15 p.m. at Space Gallery in Denver’s Santa Fe Art District. Click here to register.

Seeking ABA Delegate Representatives

The CBA will soon have two vacancies in its delegation to the ABA House of Delegates. Those interested in applying should submit a résumé and a brief letter expressing interest by June 1 to: ABA Delegate, Colorado Bar Association, c/o Charles C. Turner, 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. For more information, click here.

 

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

COLAP’s Tip of the Week: Whose Stress Is It Anyway?

The demands of life can be overwhelming. When we get stressed, it is contagious. What happens when many “stressed out” people are around each other? Click here to read more.

From CBA-CLE Legal Connection

Colorado Supreme Court News: Two New Cases to Decide Seven Issues

The Colorado Supreme Court agreed to review two cases covering seven different issues, six of them raised in one case. The case with one issue focuses on Colorado’s habitual criminal sentencing statute under which the sentence of a person convicted of a crime is quadrupled if the person has three previous convictions of a certain class of crimes. The six-issue case arises out of a statutory and constitutional challenge to a private school voucher program funded by the Douglas County School District under which public school funding is used to pay some students’ tuition at private schools, many of which are religious schools. Click here to read more.

IAALS: Let’s Stop Choosing Law School Like It’s 1999

I was preparing for a presentation to prospective law students last month when I realized it has been 15 years since I was standing in their shoes, trying to make the right decision about law school. I wanted to tell them about resources they should be looking for—beyond law school rankings—but as I tapped into all the resources I know of, one thing became very clear: we’re still asking prospective law students to make one of the most important decisions of their lives almost the same exact way we were doing it in 1999. Click here to read more.

From the Legal Community

2015 Visiting Professorships

The Center for International Legal Studies places experienced Common Law practitioners in visiting professorships at institutions in East Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union. The Center will provide short-term appointments to as many as 90 senior lawyers in spring and autumn 2015. The term of teaching may be from two to six weeks and the length of appointment and dates of teaching are subject to negotiation between the appointee and the host university. Click here for more information.

 

Optimize Your Membership

Brooks Brothers’ Spring Corporate Shopping Event—Wednesday, May 21

One day only, CBA members save 30% on all regularly priced purchases, both in-store and online, when using your complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership card. Click here to obtain your card.

Member Discounts for the CBA CLE Pass

More than 1,500 Colorado attorneys have signed on for the CBA-CLE pass, your source for Colorado Law. You can fulfill your CLE compliance requirements and stay updated on Colorado new legislation and case law, and the latest in software and technology training for attorneys. Plus, there are discounts for CBA members and law firms. Click here to learn more.

 

Lending Library Book of the Week: Becoming the Tech-Savvy Family Lawyer

Becoming the Tech-Savvy Family Lawyer explains how a family lawyer can begin implementing certain tech tools to help become more organized and efficient. These tools are more mobile, more accessible, and typically have a more user-friendly interface. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Law Practice Management Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Sue Bertram at 303-824-5372.

Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

Interactive Map of the Colorado Judicial Districts

I just discovered a great interactive map showing all of Colorado’s judicial districts that I want to share with you. Hover your mouse over a district, click on it, and the link takes you directly to that district’s website. It couldn’t be easier! You can also download the map directly to your hard drive for future use.

Feel free to email me, Reba Nance, with questions.

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