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The Colorado Bar Association publishes lots of brochures. 

Brochures available online only:

Brochures available online and in print (order information below):  



Brochures are available in bulk from the CBA by mailing $25 (includes tax and shipping) per set of 50 to: CBA Brochure Orders, 1900 Grant Street, Ninth Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Contact Nona Powell or call (303) 860-1115 or (800) 332-6736.



Colorado Senior Law Handbook

    "What can I do if my social security benefits are denied?"
    "What does a living will include?"
    "How can I plan my estate and pass it on to my family?"

The Colorado Senior Law Handbook is a consumer-oriented guide that addresses these and many other issues facing Colorado's older citizens.

Informative chapters address issues like age discrimination, protecting against fraud, grandparents rights and employment issues.

The book helps seniors understand, in plain English, the pros and cons of supplementary health insurance, insurance for long term care and how to compare and choose policies. Information about Medicare and Medicaid and what they will and won't provide is provided in easy-to-read detail. There are detailed resource lists of agencies and services readers can use to get information and assistance. Glossaries at the end of every chapter explain important legal terms.

The handbook was compiled by the Colorado Bar Association's Elder Law and Trust and Estate Sections. The Handbook is available online. To view click here. To order a printed copy contact CLE in Colorado by calling (303) 860-0608.



Alternative Dispute Resolution Publications

The ADR Committee produces a 13-page manual which covers topics including negotiation, mediation and settlement conferences. You can order these individually for $5 each or as a Rule 2.1 Kit for $15 with one manual and 25 What in the World is ADR? brochures. Please make checks payable to the Colorado Bar Association:

Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution explains in detail the various types of ADR. Cost is $5.

Rule 2.1 Kit includes one copy of the Manual On Alternative Dispute Resolution and 25 What in the World is ADR? brochures.



Law Related Education

The CBA Public Legal Education Department has a library of educational materials related to law and justice. Curricula, texts, publications, videos, workbooks, and handbooks on the constitution, practical law and mock trials are available for any grade level.

Visit for a list of Colorado & National law related programs and lesson plans. is a collaboration of state and national programs to promote and advance civic education and encourage widespread participation by members of the Colorado legal profession in particular, as well as members of the academic community and the public at large.

Inquiries should be directed to Carolyn Gravit, Director of Public Legal Education at (303) 860-1115.



The IRS and the Colorado Revenue Department

As a public service to Colorado taxpayers, the Tax Section of the Colorado Bar Association has prepared a series of brochures intended to help individual taxpayers better understand how the IRS and the Colorado Revenue Department determine and collect taxes.

How to Deal With (and Survive) I.R.S. Income Tax Audits. This brochure will help you understand how the federal and state tax agencies carry out their revenue collection missions. Also included are useful tips and general advice on how to best prepare for and deal with that process.

Dealing With the IRS and the Colorado Revenue Department. This brochure will help you understand how the federal and state tax agencies carry out their personal income tax audit missions. In question and answer format, this brochure also provides useful tips and general advice on how to prepare for and deal with audits. 



Where Do (Colorado) Judges Come From??

Like most states, Colorado has a "Merit Selection" plan of choosing judges. Before 1966, judges were elected. A coalition of groups campaigned for an amendment that would basically take judges out of the political process. Judges wouldn't have to raise money for campaigns; they wouldn't have to makes promises and be beholden to any groups or individuals. But under the Merit Selection plan, voters would be able to pull a lever to "retain" or "do not retain" judges during the general elections. Judges don't "run" against anyone; their names are on the ballot individually. Click here to find out how our system works.

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