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January 2012      Vol. 41, No. 1

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
A Closer Look at Colorado’s Judicial Selection and Retention Systems, p. 5
David L. Masters

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

CBA Board of Governors
Minutes of Meeting: October 29, 2011, p. 19
Denise Lynch

Center for Legal Inclusiveness
CLI Works to Remove Hidden Barriers in Retaining Diverse Attorneys, p. 23
Jennifer Daniel Collins


Coordinating Editors for Substantive Law Articles, p. 28

The Civil Litigator
Significant Changes for Business Cases, p. 29
Gordon W. Netzorg, Ann B. Frick

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Committee
“Rule of Seven” for Trial Lawyers: Calculating Litigation Deadlines, p. 33
Richard P. Holme

Government Counsel
Copyright, Privacy, and Open Records Act Website Policies for Governmental Entities, p. 41
Ema I. G. Schultz

Intellectual Property Law
The America Invents Act, p. 47
Daniel J. Sherwinter, Patrick M. Boucher

Labor and Employment Law
Employment Law and Medical Marijuana—An Uncertain Relationship, p. 57
Matthew D. Macy

Professional Conduct and Legal Ethics
Ethical Considerations in Using Blogs, Lawyer Websites, and Social Media, p. 63
Amy C. DeVan

Real Estate Law
Short Sale Assistance in Colorado and Under MARS, p. 69
Ronald D. Jung


Appellate Practice
Brevity, p. 75
Andrew M. Low


Coordinating Editors for Department Articles, p. 78

Judges' Corner
Advice to Attorneys on Contempt, p. 79
Raymond N. Satter

Review of Legal Resources
Blood & Money: Why Families Fight Over Inheritance And What To Do About It, p. 85
Ruben M. Hernandez

Children, Tribes and States: Adoption and Custody Conflicts over American Indian Children, p. 85
Andrea K. Wilkins

Read a book. Write a review., p. 86

Whoops: Legal Malpractice Prevention
How E-mail Scams Can Result in Embarrassment, Lawsuits, and Personal Liability, p. 87
Mary Byrne Fletcher, Franz Hardy

Whoops: Malpractice Minute
E-mail Scams: When a New Client Isn’t Cause for Celebration, p. 91
Christopher M. Buckman

Young Lawyers Division
Lessons From the Edge, p. 93
Matt McCune

From the Courts

Colorado Supreme Court Opinions

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions

Court Business, p. 115

Matters Resulting in Diversion
Disciplinary Case Summaries for Matters Resulting in Diversion and Private Admonition, p. 121

Colorado Disciplinary Cases
Disciplinary Case Summaries, p. 127

Disciplinary Opinions, p. 129

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Summaries of Selected Opinions, p. 139

Notices, Products, and Services

In Memoriam, p. 106

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

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