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September 6, 2007

September 6, 2007 Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE:  

 

- Confidential Assistance for Attorneys

- Help High School Students in Aurora

- Attend the Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year Award Luncheon

- Write for The Colorado Lawyer 

- Extended Deadline for CJI Judicial Excellence Nominations 

- Trusts: Administration, Disputes, Incentives and Funding 

- CBA–CLE Publication: Funding the Revocable Living Trust

- CBA Lending Library Feature of the Month: The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet

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Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement — and we will make the goal.
—Jerome P. Fleishman

*** Confidential Assistance for Attorneys
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Regretfully, these problems are more prevalent in the legal profession than in others. Click here to read an article that details the seriousness of the subject. (August 2007 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Linked by permission.) There are local resources available to attorneys who are struggling with these problems or for attorneys who know of others who are struggling. The Colorado Attorney Assistance Program, operated through Mines and Associates, is the confidential Supreme Court-authorized assistance program to help with crisis counseling, assessment, treatment, referrals and therapy. Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers is a peer-assistance, referral and educational program also granted confidentiality by the Court. Click here for information on both of these programs, available on the CBA website at. See the “Attorney Assistance Programs” page in every issue of The Colorado Lawyer.

*** Help High School Students in Aurora
You can help students gain beneficial life-skills, such as teamwork, collaboration, the importance and value of setting goals, and productive argument! Arapahoe County School District is looking for attorneys to serve as coaches for several new high school mock trial teams for Aurora schools. If you would be interested, contact Carolyn Gravit at cgravit@cobar.org.

*** Attend the Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year Award Luncheon
The Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year Award is given to the paralegal whose efforts best exhibit a commitment to pro bono activities. Thirteen pro bono organizations will be attending to provide information on how you can volunteer in the legal community and beyond. The luncheon will be Thursday, Sept. 27, at Maggiano's in downtown Denver. Admission is two non-perishable food items or a $5 donation to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or by calling (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. More information at www.cobar.org/probonoparalegal. Questions? Contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or mgersic@cobar.org

*** Write for The Colorado Lawyer
The Colorado Lawyer is seeking substantive law articles addressing a number of areas of law: business, criminal, elder, evidence, family, government and administrative, health, IP and technology, natural resource, tax, and workers’ compensation. Contact Tracy Rackauskas, (303) 824-5326 or tracyr@cobar.org for more information and to request author guidelines. CLE credits are available.

*** Extended Deadline for CJI Judicial Excellence Nominations
Because of numerous requests, the Colorado Judicial Institute is extending the deadline for nominations for the 2007 Judicial Excellence Awards to Sept. 14. Click here for criteria and nomination materials. For additional information, call (303) 766-7501. 

*** Trusts: Administration, Disputes, Incentives and Funding
Drafting a trust to carry out a settlor's intent requires knowledge and skill. This CBA–CLE program, Sept. 27, 8:55 a.m.–4:30 p.m., will teach you how to make your next trust document the best it can be. You also will receive a free copy of Funding the Revocable Living Trust. Register online: Trusts: Administration, Disputes, Incentives, and Funding — Practical Information for Lawyers
 
*** Only Want the Book? (order online!)
Funding the Revocable Living Trust is a monograph authored by Bill Schmidt to share the techniques and forms that he has developed and used in many years of enjoyable service to his clients. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit www.cobar.org/cle.

*** CBA Lending Library Feature of the Month
The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet in its expanded third edition is a complete hands-on guide that shares the secrets, shortcuts and realities of conducting fact-finding on the Internet. Lending Library materials are available exclusively to CBA members. (CBA Lending Library does not carry substantive law or CLE materials, or any materials from CLE of Colorado, Inc.) Click here to view a complete list of contents of the library. To check out materials, contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342, (800) 332-6736 or mgersic@cobar.org.

 

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