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Dear CBA members,

To address the issue of notarizing and executing legal documents during this time of social distancing, on Friday, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 019, suspending the personal appearance requirement for notarizations.   On Monday, the Secretary of State issued emergency, temporary rule 8 CCR 1505-11.  Both were effective upon execution. 

The CBA encourages our members to review their malpractice insurance coverage with their carriers and consider whether any of remote notarization, if performed remotely or electronically, would limit or invalidate your coverage on a particular matter.

 

Local and Specialty Bar Associations

Pro Bono Opportunities

In the time of COVID, ramifications of court closures, and the resulting tsunami of legal issues, your expertise is needed. Please sign up with your local legal services programs – people need your legal expertise. Click Here

 

"Lawyers as Leaders: Stepping up to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services," by CBA President Jessica Brown, Colorado Lawyer, 49:9, October 2020, p. 4-8.

 


Practice Management Resources

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Practice Resources (New)

 More Information about MLPI


Community Engagement (New)

  • Brown Bag Modern Lawyer Lunch is on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM. It will be remote via Zoom. The purpose of the Modern Lawyer Lunch is to discuss the practice of Modern Law, learn best practices, network and socialize. Zoom link
  • The Happy Lawyer Book ClubPlease join us for a virtual book group that inspires you to love being a lawyer. We’ll read about new ideas in practice management, the modern practice of law, business development, professional identity – and topics of interest from the members. We plan to meet for an hour every other Thursday, covering one book a month over two sessions. Join our online Community for more details!
  • MLPI Community Page where resources exist and lawyers pose and answer questions about the practice of modern law.
  • The Modern Law Revolution Podcast, sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association.

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Well-Being

  • Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255
  • Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program (COLAP)

    The Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program (COLAP) is the free, confidential, and independent program for our legal community.  Call COLAP at 303-986-3345, email at info@coloradolap.org,  or go to www.coloradolap.org.  All calls and emails are confidential.  Click here for quick tips on teleworking and staying calm during changing times. COLAP offers free well-being consultations for topics such as:  Stress management * Tips for coping with shelter-in-place (isolation or feeling crowded at home, anxiety, grief/worry, etc.) * Free virtual ethics CLE presentations on well-being * How to support colleagues, family, friends, and employees * Personal or professional issues * Mental health, substance use, or addiction concerns * Referrals to updated resources for assistance.  COLAP’s mission is to promote well-being, resiliency and competency by assisting Colorado judges, lawyers, and law students with any issue that compromises their practice, efficacy, and quality of life. 

  • Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers (CLHL)
    Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers is a lawyer-to-lawyer program supported by the CBA and is available to all lawyers, judges, law school students, and graduates. The focus of CLHL is on helping those who are experiencing alcohol, substance abuse, and mental health issues. This is achieved through confidential peer support, education, referral, and outreach. The peer support program offered through CLHL does not provide treatment or evaluation services. Rather, CLHL provides peer support groups in Denver and a statewide “virtual” telephone support group. All groups preserve the confidentiality of participants. In addition, three attorneys are available for direct phone contact to discuss individual's personal issue and strategies for dealing with those problems. These calls are not for emergencies — for those, people should contact 911. For a list of CLHL’s meeting times and locations, click here.
  • The Waterman Fund
    The Waterman Fund provides financial assistance to Colorado lawyers who have practiced law in Colorado for at least 10 years, and are "…aged, infirm or otherwise incapacitated [and are] in good repute and standing." An Application can be downloaded from the Waterman Fund page . All information about applicants and awards are confidential. Please direct your questions or a completed Application to Lori Krupske at 303-824-5331 or lkrupske@cobar.org.
  • Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel — All Concern Encouraged (SOLACE)
    SOLACE is a program of the Colorado Bar Association designed to assist those in the legal community (judges, lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and legal administrators) in Colorado who have experienced some significant, potentially life-changing event in their lives. The sole purpose of the SOLACE program is to allow the legal community to reach out in meaningful and compassionate ways to judges, lawyers, court personnel, paralegals, legal secretaries and their families who experience deaths or other catastrophic illnesses, sickness or injury. 

 

 

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The Colorado Bar Association is here to help. As information is changing by the minute, the Colorado Bar Association is collecting resources to keep members informed. If you have questions or comments, please email membership@cobar.org