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February 2010      Vol. 39, No. 2

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
Laughter—The Antidote for Those Days When You Hate Being a Lawyer, p. 5

Bar News
News From CBA Sections, Committees, Local and Specialty Bars, and More, p. 9

Colorado Bar Association Notice of Nominations, p. 13


Business Law
The Coming Chaos in Boardrooms: The SEC Proposes Shareholder Director Nominations, p. 17
Robert W. Walter

Criminal Law
Sentencing for Felony and Misdemeanor Convictions—Time Actually Served, p. 27
Philip A. Cherner

Family Law
The Modification of a Denial of Spousal Maintenance at Permanent Orders, p. 37
James J. Keil, Jr.


CBA/DBA Professionalism Coordinating Council
Establishing a Solid Foundation of Professionalism for Lawyers, p. 43
Lyle A. Wallace

Law Practice Management
The Common Law Employee Versus the Independent Contractor: A Legal Primer, p. 47
Diane Vaksdal Smith

Legal Research Corner
Competitive Intelligence Resources for Law Firms, p. 53
Kelly Fanning

Charcoal Sketch, p. 57
Roger E. Clark

Fork in the Road, p. 57
Robert William Case

Point/Counterpoint: Implementing “Time-Denied” Pre-Trial Motions in Civil Cases
(Left Column/Point): Speedy Resolution Serves Clients’ Best Interests, p. 59
Becky Bye

(Right Column/Counterpoint): Arbitrary Timelines Undermine Justice, p. 59
Christopher D. Bryan

Review of Legal Resources
An Associate’s Guide to the Practice of Copyright Law, p. 63
Rachel L. Poe

Biotechnology and the Law, p. 63
David William Becker, Jr.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Business Plan: A Step-By-Step Software Package, p. 64
Bruce A. Schilken

From the Courts

Colorado Supreme Court Opinions

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions

Court Business, p. 93

Colorado Disciplinary Cases
Disciplinary Case Summaries, p. 97

Disciplinary Opinion, p. 99

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Summaries of Selected Opinions, p. 105

Notices, Products, and Services

CBA Young Lawyers Division, p. 65

Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Legal Services Commitment and Recognition Program, p. 66

In Memoriam, p. 76

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