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Thursday, April 30, 2015
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Support the Sean May Memorial Run/Walk—Saturday, May 2

Support a runner, or sign up to run! Participate in the Seventh Annual Sean May Memorial Run/Walk on Saturday, May 2, at Barr Lake State Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit access to justice programs and Sean May’s family. Register here.

May 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 far and near at these meetings. Find a May meeting near you.

The Colorado Lawyer Welcomes Health Law Articles

If you’re interested in writing a health law article for publication consideration, please contact Legal Editor Tracy Rackauskas. If you’ve read an interesting health law article elsewhere that your colleagues might find interesting, please let us know.

Military & Veterans Affairs Section Reception and CLE—Thursday, May 28

The CBA Military & Veterans Affairs Section would like to invite everyone to attend a one-hour CLE program starting at 4:30 Wheeler Trigg on current VA compensation issues, presented by Tim Franklin and Sean Kendall. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception will follow. Cost to attend the CLE is $5; the reception is complimentary. RSVP by emailing or by calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Wheels of Justice Kickoff Party—Tuesday, June 2

Enjoy complimentary food and drink as you hear stories of hope and courage from patients, families, and doctors of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Denver Post building, 101 W. Colfax Ave. RSVP to Click here to join the CBA- and DBA-sponsored team Wheels of Justice team, and ride the Courage Classic Courage Classic, July 18–20.

Annual Food and Wine Tasting Fundraiser with Silent Auction—Friday, June 12

The CBA Young Lawyers Division will host its 2015 Annual Charity Fundraiser at Space Gallery on Friday, June 12, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. This year’s benefiting charity is the Colorado Bar Foundation, a nonprofit advancing justice by supporting legal services and law-related education. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

47th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference—Thursday, May 7
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the CBA Business Law Section

The Rocky Mountain Region’s PREMIER securities conference is presented by many of the country’s most knowledgeable securities practitioners! You would have to travel to Washington, DC or New York and pay thousands of dollars to find a conference that offers this much for a fraction of the cost. Reserve your place and be part of this very special event right here at the Denver Marriott City Center. Judge Mary Jo White, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is the keynote speaker. Register now!

13th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute—May 28–29
Co-sponsored by the CBA Intellectual Property Law Section

Get a comprehensive guide on how the new realities of protecting innovation; the rise of data security and privacy breaches; and liability, social media, and Big Data are affecting the way you practice. Four simultaneous tracks led by national experts, will examine how IP, tech, and transactional law have changed and can impact the advice you give clients about protecting their innovations, commercializing those innovations through licensing, or funding or selling their enterprises. Click here to learn more.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

Learn from Your Pets: COLAP’s Tip for Work*Life*Integration

If you observe your pets, you’ll notice that their behaviors are motivated by achieving well-being. They focus on what is happening in the present moment, take naps, exercise, have fun and play, maintain curiosity, express love, eat when they are hungry, and drink lots of water. Ironically, research shows that human beings could benefit tremendously by replicating similar behaviors throughout the day. Questions? Click here to view the slideshow…

From the Courts

Mandatory Licensing of Private Investigators—Begins Monday, June 1

As of Monday, June 1, all private investigators operating in Colorado will be required to be licensed by the state. This is the first mandatory licensing of private investigators in Colorado since 1977. Click here for more information. Questions? Professional Private Investigator’s Association of Colorado.

From CBA-CLE Legal Connection

The Colorado Lawyer: Four Things to Know About Motions to Disqualify

Few things are worse for an attorney than getting a new big matter, starting work on it, and then facing a motion to disqualify. At that point, the attorney is put in the awkward position of either explaining to the client why he or she should pay more money to keep the attorney, or absorbing the fees associated with defending the motion to disqualify. Click here to read more.

The Future of Law (Part 15): Law by Algorithm (

Google customizes the news you see. Amazon suggests if you like this, you might like that. Your cellphone carrier, bank, and pretty much everybody else you deal with on a regular basis gives you the option to customize your own account page. The new commoditized/democratized purveyors of legal products will also give this option to consumers. The days of “” are upon us. Click here to read more.


From the Legal Community

Judicial Excellence Awards—Nominations Due Friday, May 8

The Colorado Judicial Institute has opened nominations for the 2015 Judicial Excellence Awards. Please help us celebrate judges and magistrates across Colorado by submitting a nomination and by spreading the word about the Judicial Excellence Awards. The only way we find out about the great judges across our state is by hearing from people like you! Submit your nominations online by Friday, May 8.

Colorado Women’s Bar Association Annual Convention—May 15–17

Register now to join us for “Up Where We Belong,” the CWBA’s 38th Annual Convention at The Sebastian in Vail. The Convention provides an incredible opportunity to meet other members of the bench and bar in a fun, relaxed environment. Visit for more information.


Annual Colorado Lawyers Committee Anniversary Awards—Tuesday, May 19

Join the Colorado Lawyers Committee on Tuesday, May 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Marriott Denver City Center, for its 37th Annual Awards Luncheon. The highlight of the luncheon will be the presentation of awards to honor individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to the committee. Rebecca Anderson Fischer (Sherman & Howard LLC) will receive the Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award for her long-standing support and extensive involvement with the work of the Colorado Lawyers Committee. Click here for more information.


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We’re over the moon with rates as low as 1.59% APR on new and used autos. Plus, for a limited time get $25 off your purchase of GAP insurance. Call Legal Community Credit Union at 303-860-1117 or visit for details.

From the Lending Library: “How to Do More in Less Time”

Many lawyers work long hours and still do not have enough time to complete all their work—let alone tackle the business aspects of their job, such as marketing, business development, or strategic planning. “How to Do More in Less Time” is a valuable resource to help you learn strategies for taking control of your day and become more productive. 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

Check Out ABA 2015 TECHSHOW’s “60 Sites in 60 Minutes”

Arguably one of the most popular programs at TECHSHOW every year is “60 Sites in 60 Minutes,” and this year’s session was no different! This year’s session was held on Saturday, April 18, in Chicago. They just posted the list of websites here.

Some sites you will find helpful to your practice, and some will just be fun, like Hotel WiFi Test, Pronounce Names, and Invisible Girlfriend are a few you’ll enjoy.

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at with questions.

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