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December 2007      Vol. 36, 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.

Accessible by CBA members only

In and Around the Bar

CBA President's Message to Members
A Time for Thanksgiving and Reflection, p. 5

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

Bar News Highlight
A Colorado Lawyer in Iraq, p. 13
Brian Pinkowski

Essay
Building Blocks for a Rule of Law, p. 19
Sidney B. Brooks

COLTAF 2006–07 Annual Report, p. 23

Articles

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Colorado’s Community Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice Services Mini-Grants Program, p. 27
Sharon Daly

Juvenile Law
Effective Representation in Child Welfare Law: Learning From the Past, p. 35
Sheri Danz, Theresa Spahn, J.M. Stanlee West-Watt

Labor and Employment Law
2007 Amendments to the Colorado Wage Claim Act, p. 47
Michael D. Nosler, Tiffany M. Howard

Workers' Compensation Law
A Different Kind of Representative: DBA v. PUC Revisited, p. 53
Edwin L. Felter, Jr., Michael S. Williams

Departments and More

Law Practice Management
Transitioning to New Leadership, p. 57
Phil J. Shuey, William C. Cobb

LPM Tips for Marketing, Practice Management, Technology, and Finance, p. 61
Reba J. Nance, Michelle Gersic

Review of Legal Resources
Legal Issues of Dependent and Incapacitated People, p. 63
Karen H. Shirley

Mental Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Mental Disability Professionals, p. 63
Jaime R. Román, Diane E. Román

The Public’s Water Resource: Articles on Water, History, and Culture, p. 64
Daniel A. Vigil

Young Lawyers Division
Billable Hours: Point/Counterpoint--In Defense of the Billable Hour, p. 67
Joseph T. Bernstein

Billable Hours: Point/Counterpoint--Life Without an Hourly Rate, p. 67
Mark E. Lacis

From the Courts

Colorado Supreme Court Opinions

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions

Court Business
Court Business, p. 103

Colorado Disciplinary Cases
Disciplinary Case Summaries, p. 117

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Summaries of Selected Opinions, p. 119

Notices, Products, and Services

CBA Young Lawyers Division, p. 70

Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Legal Services Recognition Program, p. 71

In Memoriam
In Memoriam, p. 83

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