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April 2011      Vol. 40, No. 4

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

Bar News
News From CBA Sections, Committees, Local and Specialty Bars, and More, p. 5


Coordinating Editors for Substantive Law Articles, p. 12

Business Law
The Complicated World of Lender Liability, p. 13
Michelle Z. McDonald

The Civil Litigator
Simplified Pretrial Procedure in the Real World Under C.R.C.P. 16.1, p. 23
Corina D. Gerety, Richard P. Holme

Elder Law
Revision of Colorado’s Living Will Statutes, p. 29
Michael A. Kirtland

Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Developing Airtight Confidentiality Agreements, p. 33
Roberta Jacobs-Meadway, Maria L. Petrillo

Medical Marijuana Law
Overview of Medical Marijuana in Colorado, p. 37
Leonard I. Frieling

Tax Law
Allocation of LLC Profits and Losses and the Basic Economic Effect Test, p. 45
Eric J. Zinn


Appellate Practice
Citing Authorities, p. 55
Andrew M. Low


Coordinating Editors for Department Articles, p. 58

Access to Justice
Access to Justice—The Single-Most Compelling Reason for a Legal Profession, p. 59
Greg Hobbs

Judges' Corner
Implementing the Civil Access Pilot Project in the Trial Court, p. 63
C. Vincent Phelps

Review of Legal Resources
Crisis and Command, p. 65
Dick Schulze

Read a book. Write a review., p. 67

Whoops: Legal Malpractice Prevention
Third-Party Litigation Funding: Understanding the Risks, p. 69
Christopher B. Little

Whoops: Malpractice Minute
Litigation Funding—A Hypothetical Claim, p. 75
Christopher M. Buckman

From the Courts

Colorado Supreme Court Opinions

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions

Court Business, p. 97

Matters Resulting in Diversion
Disciplinary Case Summaries for Matters Resulting in Diversion and Private Admonition, p. 101

Colorado Disciplinary Cases
Disciplinary Case Summaries, p. 107

Disciplinary Opinion: People v. Jensen, p. 109

Disciplinary Opinion: People v. Meiklejohn, p. 111

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Summaries of Selected Opinions, p. 121

Notices, Products, and Services

Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Legal Services Commitment and Recognition Program, p. 61

CBA Young Lawyers Division News and Notices, p. 77

In Memoriam, p. 88

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