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December 2006      Vol. 35, 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
Coloradans Are Committed to an Independent Judiciary: Congratulations and Thank You! Now, Where Do We Go From Here?, p. 5
Elizabeth A. Starrs

Bar News, p. 7
Mindy Marks

Bar News Highlight, p. 10
Bruce Buell, E. David Griffith

COLTAF 2005-06 Annual Report, p. 15

CBA Ethics Committee, p. 19


Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Holistic Practice of Conflict Resolution, p. 25
Nan Waller Burnett, Sally K. Ortner

Criminal Law
Pro Se Defendants and the Appointment of Advisory Counsel, p. 29
H. Patrick Furman

Admissibility of Testimony Concerning the Truthfulness or Untruthfulness of a Witness, p. 37
Rebecca Graves Payne

Labor and Employment Law
Colorado’s Lawful Activities Statute: Balancing Employee Privacy and the Rights of Employers, p. 41
Keynen J. Wall, Jr., Jacqueline Johnson

Natural Resource and Environmental Law
Federal Jurisdiction Under the Clean Water Act After Rapanos, p. 47
Steve Louthan

Professional Conduct and Legal Ethics
CBA Ethics Committee: An Overview, p. 53
Douglas D. Foote, Marcy G. Glenn, John M. Lebsack, Alec Rothrock

Real Estate Law
S.B. 05-100 and 06-089—Impact on Colorado’s Common Interest Communities, p. 57
Thomas J. Hindman, Loura K. Sanchez, Saskia Dehring

Trust and Estate Law
New Developments in Creditor Claims Provisions of the Colorado Probate Code, p. 67
Melissa R. Schwartz


Appellate Practice
Supplemental Authorities, p. 75
Andrew M. Low


CBA Family Violence Program
Tool for Attorneys to Screen for Domestic Violence, p. 83

Law Practice Management
A Six-Step Path to Increased Profitability for Local Firms, p. 87
Marcus G. Ollig

Whoops: Legal Malpractice Prevention
Ethical Considerations of Accepting Credit Card Payments for Legal Services, p. 91
Nicole S. Schram

Whoops: Malpractice Minute
Billing Solutions Can Prevent Legal Malpractice Claims and Disciplinary Matters, p. 92
Christopher M. Buckman

From the Courts

Colorado Supreme Court Opinions

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions

Court Business
Court Business, p. 127

Colorado Disciplinary Cases
Summaries of Disciplinary Opinions, p. 131

Disciplinary Opinions, p. 133

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Tenth Circuit Summaries, p. 145

Notices, Products, and Services

Young Lawyers Division, p. 96

In Memoriam, p. 109

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