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January 2015      Vol. 44, No. 1

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
Welcome to Our New Executive Director: Patrick M. Flaherty, p. 5
Charles F. Garcia

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


Coordinating Editors for Substantive Law Articles, p. 22

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Complex Confidentiality Issues in Mediation, p. 23
Lee Gelman

Business Law
The Changing Securities Law Landscape for Private Entities: Practitioners Beware, p. 29
Robert W. Walter

Labor and Employment Law
Affirmative Action: The Debate Rages On, p. 39
John M. Husband

Trust and Estate Law
Practical Considerations in the Use of Colorado Beneficiary Deeds, p. 41
Julie A. Lemke

Workers’ Compensation Law
Failed Claim Closure: The Effect of Crigger on Workers’ Compensation, p. 47
Ilene H. Feldmeier


Appellate Practice
Caveat Advocatus: Some Traps for the Unwary in the Colorado Court of Appeals, p. 51
James P. Eckels, Richard L. Gabriel

The InQuiring Lawyer
Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?—Part I, p. 55
Ronald M. Sandgrund


Coordinating Editors for Department Articles, p. 64

The Chief’s Corner
A Look Back at My First Year as Chief Justice, p. 65
Nancy E. Rice

Judges' Corner
The Road Less Traveled: From Justice to Lawyer Again, p. 67
Michael L. Bender

Reviews of Legal Resources
Criminal Procedure in Practice, 4th Ed., p. 69
Mark Kolber

Review of Legal Resources
Read a book. Write a review., p. 71

Whoops—Legal Malpractice Prevention
Conflicts Check—Just Do It, p. 73
J. Randolph Evans, Shari L. Klevens, Lino S. Lipinsky

From the Courts

Colorado Supreme Court Opinions

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions

Court Business, p. 96

Matters Resulting in Diversion
Disciplinary Case Summaries for Matters Resulting in Diversion and Private Admonition, p. 105

Colorado Disciplinary Cases
Disciplinary Case Summaries, p. 109

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Summaries of Selected Opinions, p. 113

Notices, Products, and Services

Lawyers’ Announcements, p. 77

In Memoriam, p. 83

Attorney Assistance Programs, p. 91

Lawyer Referral Resources, p. 91

Calendar of Events, p. 127

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