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The Colorado Lawyer
February 2002
Vol. 31, No. 2 [Page  4]

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Bar News

Bar News
by Molly Osberg

CBA NEWS

New Editor at The Colorado Lawyer: The CBA welcomes Lisa Goldoftas as the new assistant editor at The Colorado Lawyer. She is primarily responsible for the publication’s specialty law columns. For information about getting an article published in the nation’s best state bar journal, contact Lisa at (303) 824-5326, (800) 332-6736, or lgoldoftas@ cobar.org.

Diversity Mentoring Reception: The University of Colorado ("CU") School of Law held a kick-off reception for its "Minority Mentorship Program" in November 2001. Approximately 100 minority law students from CU School of Law and the University of Denver College of Law were paired with mentors. More than eighty-six students and lawyer/judge mentors attended the event, which was hosted by Holme Roberts & Owen LLP. The Mentorship Program is partially funded by a grant from the LexisNexis™ program entitled "Lawyers For One America."

Lisa Goldoftas

Lisa Goldoftas

CBA SECTIONS AND COMMITTEES

The CBA International Law Committee will meet on February 20, 2002, at noon at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place. David Weinstein is the featured speaker. Weinstein is a Denver-based intellectual property lawyer whose practice emphasizes trademark and copyright protection in the United States and other countries. He will discuss the challenges and joys he experienced while on short-term assignments to write new trademark laws for Bulgaria and Egypt, as well as his participation as a presenter on intellectual property issues in Jordan, Botswana, Benin, and Tanzania. Program attendees also will be told of opportunities for assignments in foreign countries. To register for this program, fax your reservation by noon on February 18, 2002, to Tom McNamara at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP: (303) 893-1379, or send an e-mail to: tom.mcnamara@dgslaw.com. The cost is $18.50 for committee members and $20 for all others. One CLE credit will be available.

The CBA Family Law Section newsletter reported that treasurer Bonnie Schriner was unable to attend meetings because she has been on call since September 11, 2001, to fly to Manhattan to assist in the search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center with her certified search and rescue dog. The CBA applauds Bonnie’s dedication and service.

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CBA Executive Director Chuck Turner (right) and CBA Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee Co-Chair Lance Isaac (center) present a "giant check" for $2,500 to Tony Bastone of the CU School of Law to support the Minority Mentorship Program.

 

CBA SECTIONS AND COMMITTEES

The CBA International Law Committee will meet on February 20, 2002, at noon at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place. David Weinstein is the featured speaker. Weinstein is a Denver-based intellectual property lawyer whose practice emphasizes trademark and copyright protection in the United States and other countries. He will discuss the challenges and joys he experienced while on short-term assignments to write new trademark laws for Bulgaria and Egypt, as well as his participation as a presenter on intellectual property issues in Jordan, Botswana, Benin, and Tanzania. Program attendees also will be told of opportunities for assignments in foreign countries. To register for this program, fax your reservation by noon on February 18, 2002, to Tom McNamara at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP: (303) 893-1379, or send an e-mail to: tom.mcnamara@dgslaw.com. The cost is $18.50 for committee members and $20 for all others. One CLE credit will be available.

The CBA Family Law Section newsletter reported that treasurer Bonnie Schriner was unable to attend meetings because she has been on call since September 11, 2001, to fly to Manhattan to assist in the search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center with her certified search and rescue dog. The CBA applauds Bonnie’s dedication and service.

LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS

The year 2000 was the year of underwear; 2001 was the year of socks! The Arapahoe County Bar Association ("ACBA"), through the generous donations of its members, collected more than 1,100 pairs of new socks last year to donate to the homeless. Each year, the ACBA sponsors a clothing drive of specific items to help people in need. On December 21, 2001, the socks were given to the St. Francis Center, a homeless shelter. For more information about this and other ACBA efforts, call Andy Goertzel at (303) 781-5531.

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ACBA President J. Matthew DePetro (l), sock-drive organizer Suzanne Lambdin, and St. Francis
Center Executive Director Tom Luehrs display some of the socks collected for the homeless shelter.

There still is time to buy tickets for the annual Denver Bar Foundation’s 2002 Barristers Benefit Ball. Join your colleagues on April 27 for "A Capital Evening" at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center. The fun evening includes dinner, dancing, a live band, and casino gambling. For more information or to reserve tickets for this "Capital" event, contact Dana Collier Smith at (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736 or dcolliersmith@cobar.org.

On February 21, 2002, the El Paso County Bar Association will sponsor a seminar entitled "FBO: Life Insurance Ownership and Beneficiary Hazards and Opportunities." Stacy Wolfe will discuss what attorneys and their clients need to know following tax reform. The session is scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at New England Financial, 7350 Campus Dr., 3rd Fl., Colorado Springs (at I-25 & Woodmen Rd.). Cost to all attendees is $25. CLE credits have been applied for. Wine and cheese will be available during post-program mingling. To register, mail a check to: El Paso County Bar Association, 19 N. Tejon St., Suite 200-D, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. For information, call (719) 473-9700.

The Denver Bar Association hosted its annual "Wine Tasting to Benefit the Legal Aid Foundation" on December 5, 2001, at La Rumba restaurant in Denver. Approximately 130 people attended the benefit event, sampled fine wines and food, and offered bids at the silent auction. All profits from the evening go to the Legal Aid Foundation.

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Two wine-tasting attendees bid at the silent auction.

SPECIALTY AND MINORITY
BAR ASSOCIATIONS

The Colorado Women’s Bar Association ("CWBA") and Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce ("CWCC") are co-sponsoring a program on "Surviving a Downsizing—An Individual’s Guide to Uncertain Times." The program will take place on February 28, 2002, from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the large conference room at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, 1550 17th St., Suite 500, Denver. Financial planner Kathleen Lenover, career coach Leslie Hilton, and employment law attorney Debra Armbruster will address the financial, career planning, and legal issues to consider in preparing for and responding to a job loss. Attendees will have an opportunity to network after the program, while enjoying wine and cheese. This program costs $10 for CWBA and CWCC members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call Julie Wells at (303) 831-1040.

On February 22, 2002, the CWBA is holding the "PRO Project," a full-day training program to teach lawyers how to handle permanent restraining order matters on behalf of domestic violence survivors and their children. University of Denver College of Law Professor Jackie St. Joan will present this seminar at Faegre & Benson, 370 17th St., #2500, in Denver, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eight CLE credits are available, and lunch is provided. The cost is $25 for attendees who agree to take two pro bono cases, or $75 for those who do not sign up to take cases. Contact Julie Wells at (303) 831-1040 for a registration form.

CBA-CLE PRESENTATIONS
AND PUBLICATIONS

Learn the hands-on tools and techniques necessary to prevent legal malpractice and to improve your law practice. "Preventing Legal Malpractice" will be presented in February 2002 at four different locations: February 7, Adam’s Mark Hotel, Grand Junction; February 8, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail; February 15, CBA-CLE Classroom, Denver; and February 22, The Strater Hotel, Durango. Sponsored by the CBA-CLE, CBA Professional Liability Committee, and Seabury & Smith, program topics include: eight things not to do when responding to disciplinary counsel; ten characteristics of the "problem" client; ten practice tips for trial and appellate lawyers; and the top ten claims against Colorado lawyers. For more information or to register for any of the programs, call CBA-CLE at (303) 860-0608 or (888) 860-2531, or visit www.cobar.org/cle.The following CBA-CLE seminars will take place in February 2002 at 1900 Grant St., Third Floor, in Denver: February 7, "Accounting for Attorneys" and "Understanding Financial Statements"; February 8, "Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation"; February 21, "Fundamentals of Employment Law"; and February 28, "Overview of Construction Law." For additional information about CBA-CLE programs or publications, see the "CBA-CLE Planning Guide" in each issue of The Colorado Lawyer, call CBA-CLE at (303) 860-0608 or (888) 860-2531, or visit www.cobar.org/cle. Link to lots more information about CBA-CLE seminars, publications, home study, and more from the CBA website: www.cobar.org. 

 

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