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December 2015      Vol. 44, No. 12

The Colorado Lawyer, the official publication of the Colorado Bar Association, serves as an informational and educational resource to improve the practice of law.

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In and Around the Bar

CBA President's Message to Members
The Importance of the Local Bar Associations, p. 5
Loren M. Brown

Bar News
News From CBA Sections, Committees, Local and Specialty Bars, and More, p. 7
Jessica A. Volz

Bar News Highlight
Destination (the New) Cuba: Testing the Waters after an Era of Estrangement, p. 16
Jessica A. Volz

CBA Ethics Committee
Formal Opinion 124 (Revised)—A Lawyer’s Use of Marijuana, p. 20

Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation
2014–15 Annual Report, p. 24


Coordinating Editors for Substantive Law Articles, p. 28

Antitrust Law
Expanded Enforcement of Federal False Claims Act, RICO, and Antitrust Law Changes the Legal Landscape for Healthcare Providers, p. 29
Richard H. Cunningham, John D.W. Partridge

The Civil Litigator
Judicial Review of Prison Quasi-Judicial Hearings Under Rule 106.5, p. 37
Barbara Wiederstein

Criminal Law
Exceeding Presumptive Maximum Sentences in Colorado, p. 43
Daniel P. Rubinstein, Gordon P. Gallagher

Real Estate Law
When Homeowner Associations Borrow—What Attorneys and Lenders Should Know, p. 51
Ronald Garfield

Trust and Estate Law
Substitutes for Marital Agreements in Elective Share Planning—The Surviving Spouse Incentive Trust and Source Stripping, p. 57
W. Douglas Hoak


Coordinating Editors for Department Articles, p. 66

Law Practice Management
Flat-Fee Arrangements: The Risks, the Rules, and Fee Recovery, p. 67
Nancy L. Cohen

Review of Legal Resources
Family Law in America, 2d ed., p. 73
Jaime R. Román

FTC Practice and Procedure Manual, 2d ed., p. 74
Mark S. Cohen

Spoliation of Evidence: Sanctions and Remedies for Destruction of Evidence in, p. 74
Michael J. Norton

Trial Evidence Brought to Life: Illustrations From Famous Trials, Film, and Fiction, p. 75
John L. Livingston

The Twilight of Human Rights Law, p. 76
Bryan Neihart

Read a book. Write a review., p. 78

Whoops—Legal Malpractice Prevention
Five Mistakes to Avoid When Facing a Legal Malpractice Claim, p. 79
J. Randolph Evans, Shari L. Klevens, Lino S. Lipinsky

From the Courts

Colorado Supreme Court Opinions

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions

Court Business
Colorado Supreme Court Rules Committee, p. 105

Colorado Disciplinary Cases
Disciplinary Case Summaries, p. 115

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Summaries of Selected Opinions, p. 117

Notices, Products, and Services

Lawyers’ Announcements, p. 84

In Memoriam, p. 93

Lawyer Referral Resources, p. 99

Attorney Assistance Programs, p. 114

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