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ETF Newsletter Archive: May 27, 2009

May 27, 2009

In this issue:

What's New

Assistance and Benefits The CBA Already Provides

What's New

*** CBA leadership approves $200K for economic assistance to members
On May 9, the CBA Board of Governors approved spending up to $200,000 to help members navigate the economic downturn. While the new Economic Task Force is still receiving survey responses, so far, the committee will consider spending the rainy day funds on:
  • Economic Assistance – help with dues and job searches, $25 CLE coupon for new members, CLE discounts from sections and local bars;
  • Stress Management – market members’ three free counseling sessions with Colorado Attorney Assistance Program;
  • Communications – new Career Assistance Web site, member survey, special e-newsletter;
  • Networking – developing online social networking and support groups and
  • CLE Programs – geared specifically toward economic opportunities.

Contact Heather Clark, hclark@cobar.org or (303) 824-5350.

*** Take CBA's Economic Downturn Survey
Please click here to begin the five minute survey. The survey results will help guide the CBA in developing additional programs. We need as many members as possible participate. Thank you to all members who have already completed the survey. Comments? Please contact Heather Clark at hclark@cobar.org or (303) 824-5350.

*** CLE in Colorado $25 coupons available for all those who passed the Feb. 2009 Bar Exam
The Task Force allocated a portion of its budget to cover the cost of $25 CLE coupons which were given to the new admittees on Monday, May 18 at the swearing in ceremony. If you were unable to attend the swearing in ceremony and would like a coupon, please e-mail Heather Clark at hclark@cobar.org.

*** Real Estate Section members recieve $50 coupons
Members renewing thier Real Estate Section membership received a $50 coupon for use at any live CLE program, webcast, homestudy or publication. Consider using this coupon for the Real Estate Symposium, July 16–17 in Keystone. If you are new to the section and have not received your coupon, please e-mail Dana Collier Smith, dcolliersmith@cobar.org.

Assistance and Benefits The CBA Already Provides

*** Benefit of the Week: Health Insurance
We would like to remind you that the CBA has a small-group association health plan with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for members and their firm’s employees, based on eligibility. Anthem is offering a 4 percent discount to CBA members. Please click here for more information.

*** Member Privileges and Discounts