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July 2009      Vol. 38, No. 7

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

Profile of the New CBA President
David M. Johnson—Family Law Attorney, Fly Fisherman, and Father, p. 5
Christine McManus

CBA President's Message to Members
The CBA: Showing up for its Members, p. 9
David M. Johnson

Bar News
News From CBA Sections, Committees, Local and Specialty Bars, and More, p. 11

The SideBar
Law Day 2009—Colorado Celebrates Lincoln’s Bicentennial, p. 16

CBA Salutes HonorLife Members, p. 18

2009 Legislative Session
Highlights of the 2009 Legislative Session, p. 23
Michael Valdez

CBA Board of Governors
Minutes of CBA Board of Governors Meeting: May 9, 2009, p. 27
Dana Collier Smith

Six of the Greatest

Six of the Greatest: Outstanding Lawyers in Colorado History, p. 30

Irving P. Andrews, p. 31
E. Michael Canges, Alfred C. Harrell

Margaret Bates Ellison, p. 37
Thomas J. DeMarino

Alden T. Hill, p. 41
David L. Wood

James C. Owen, Jr., p. 45
A. Edgar Benton, Richard G. Wohlgenant

Linda T. Palmieri, p. 49
Lynne M. Hufnagel

Charles S. Vigil, p. 55
Theodore A. Borillo, William R. Lucero


Alternative Dispute Resolution
A Brief Overview of Parenting Coordination, p. 61
Christine A. Coates

Government and Administrative Law
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Colorado Government, p. 65
Rene M. Adema, Michael R. Johnson, Frederic H. Marienthal

Intellectual Property and Technology Law
A Fresh Perspective on Design Patents, p. 71
Bruce A. Kugler, Craig W. Mueller

Labor and Employment Law
Significant Revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act Implemented, p. 79
John M. Husband

Natural Resource and Environmental Law
Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Over Excavation Activities: The “Tulloch Rule” Revised, p. 83
Radcliffe Dann, IV

Real Estate Law
Maximizing Values and Minimizing Liabilities in a Failed Phased Community, p. 89
Charles P. Leder

Trust and Estate Law
Using Qualified Settlement Funds in Personal Injury Settlements for Protected Persons, p. 99
Sarah L. Golombek


Historical Perspectives
Death on the Kansas Pacific Railroad: A German Family’s Fate, p. 105
Frank Gibbard


Access to Justice
Online Resources Provide Pro Se Guidance and Reveal Pro Bono Opportunities, p. 111
Kathryn Dahlke

From Our Readers
Letters to the Authors and Editors, p. 115

Judges' Corner
Good News From the Court of Appeals, p. 117
Dennis A. Graham

From the Courts

Colorado Supreme Court Opinions

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions

Court Business, p. 143

Matters Resulting in Diversion
Disciplinary Case Summaries for Matters Resulting in Diversion and Private Admonition, p. 145

Colorado Disciplinary Cases
Disciplinary Case Summaries, p. 151

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Summaries of Selected Opinions, p. 153

Notices, Products, and Services

CBA Young Lawyers Division, p. 119

Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Legal Services Commitment and Recognition Program, p. 120

In Memoriam, p. 126

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