Vol. 32, No. 1
by Lindsay Packard
Board of Governors: The CBA Board of Governors ("Board") held its semi-annual meeting on November 9, 2002, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. More than ninety Board representatives were in attendance. Board members discussed and took action on a number of issues, including: approval of a CBA dues increase (effective July 1, 2003); approval of amendments to the CBA bylaws; and authorization of the Executive Council to explore online legal research options, with the possibility of offering such services as a membership benefit.
CBA President John Moye (left) and CBA President-Elect Bob Truhlar talk shop at Board of Governors meeting.
Past-Presidents’ Dinner: Forty-four former presidents of the CBA and their guests attended an annual black-tie dinner at the Broadmoor Hotel in November 2002. Preceding the dinner, Past-President Phil Figa hosted a meeting of the presidents, during which they discussed issues of interest and concern to the legal profession in general and the CBA in particular. The meeting was so successful that the attending presidents agreed to schedule similar meetings each year immediately before the dinner.
Family Violence Program: "Domestic Violence: Make it Your Business" is a project of the CBA Family Violence Program. Program Director, Kath Schoen, visited Aspen and Steamboat Springs in October 2002, where she introduced the program to attorneys and judges. In Aspen, Greg Cairns, of the Hall and Evans law firm, gave a presentation on the legal liabilities for employers if a domestic violence incident spills into the workplace. In Steamboat Springs, Kath Schoen and Janet Mickish, University of Denver sociology professor, facilitated a discussion with attorneys on safety and confidentiality in situations where domestic violence impacts the workplace.
LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS
President’s Visits: In November 2002, CBA President John Moye visited District 2, which includes Adams-Broomfield, Arapahoe, Aurora, Boulder, and Douglas-Elbert Counties, and the First Judicial District. He also visited District 1 (Denver), the final 2002 regional visit during his tenure as CBA President.
The November 8, 2002, visit to District 2 was held at the Hilton Denver Tech Center. During the CLE-accredited program segment of the visit, CBA and DBA Past-President Dale Harris addressed the Professional Reform Initiative; Robert R. Keatinge led a discussion on current ethics issues; and CBA Director of Internet and Technology Mel Reveles gave a presentation entitled "Techno Gadgets and their Use in the Law Office."
On November 15, 2002, the President’s visit to District 1 was equally well received. More than 200 members of the DBA gathered at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. The three-credit CLE program covered ethics and technology matters.
Past-DBA Presidents Bill Walters (left) and Dale Harris confer at meeting in Denver.
In addition to earning CLE credits by attending the programs that are part of the CBA president’s visits, members have an opportunity to meet, visit, and network with local bar officers, fellow members, and CBA staff members. For information about future CBA president’s visits, contact Jo Ann Viola Salazar: (303) 824-5310; toll-free in-state, (800) 332-6736; or jvsalazar@ cobar.org.
MINORITY AND SPECIALTY BARS
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association ("NAPABA") honored long-time CBA member and University of Denver legal counsel Paul H. Chan with the 2002 Trailblazer Award at the organization’s annual conference in Atlanta on November 8, 2002. The award was given to Chan for his tenacity, vision, creativity, and courage in making substantial and lasting contributions to the Asian Pacific American community on a national level. Chan was one of nine individuals recognized with the Trailblazer Award. Past Colorado recipients include civil rights champion Min Yasui and Denver attorney Fay Matsukage.
SECTIONS AND COMMITTEES
The CBA Young Lawyers Division ("YLD"), the DBA YLD, and the University of Denver ("DU") College of Law Alumni Office will host a reception for young lawyers and recent graduates on January 31, 2002, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the Hamilton Gymnasium at the DU Ritchie Center. Following the reception, attendees are invited to attend the hockey game between the DU Pioneers and Wisconsin Badgers at the Magness Arena. The $10 fee includes the reception and one hockey game ticket in group seating. R.S.V.P. to Wendy Cram at (303) 871-6398 or at email@example.com.
Foreclosure and Other Real Estate Remedies: On January 29, 2003, there will be a full-day program on foreclosure as a real estate remedy in Colorado. The morning session will include a detailed overview of foreclosure analysis, with discussions from the public trustee and judicial perspectives. The afternoon program will cover other real estate remedies in Colorado, including eviction, collection, bankruptcy, and receivership. Cost to attend the program is $159 for CBA Real Estate Section members; $169 CBA members; and $189 nonmembers.
Asset Protection: The Asset Protection CLE program on January 30, 2003, will touch on a variety of practice areas, including trust and estate and real estate. Faculty will instruct how to advise clients on protecting their assets and will review foreign asset protection and jurisdictional issues. An update on the Colorado Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act also will be presented. Cost to attend the program is $159 for CBA Trust and Estate section members; $169 CBA members; and $189 nonmembers.
For more information about these or other programs, or CBA-CLE publications, see the "CBA-CLE Planning Guide" in each issue of The Colorado Lawyer or call (303) 860-0608 or toll-free (888) 860-2531. Link to more information about CBA-CLE seminars, publications, home study, and more from the CBA website www.cobar.org.
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