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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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From the Bar

Purchase Your 2016 Colorado Legal Directory

The 2016 Colorado Legal Directory is here! A trusted source for key information, the Directory lists more than 20,000 attorneys, the majority with their firm name, address, phone number and email address. CBA members can purchase the Directory for $46, including shipping. Order online. Questions? Email

Advising Nonprofit Organizations in Colorado — Thursday, May 5
For Attorneys Who Work with or Serve on Non–profit Boards

This institute offers a comprehensive analysis of legal issues of concern to nonprofit organizations. Institute highlights include: 2016 tax law update; employment law update for tax–exempt organizations; lobbying and political activities of tax-exempt organizations; how to review a form 990; employee benefit plans and much more. Review the complete agenda and faculty here.

A Crash Course in Motor Vehicle Accident Law 2016 — Thursday, May 12
Co-sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

Do you represent, want to represent, or have you been asked to represent, an injured party, insurance carrier, or an alleged tortfeasor in a car crash? This program provides essential knowledge as well as an update on major issues impacting motor vehicle accident cases. The typical and not so typical nuances and skills will be addressed by a faculty of experts in auto accident and insurance law. A unique opportunity to hear from plaintiff and defense counsel at the same program! Register now.

From the Courts

Public Notice Concerning the Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, is due to expire on January 17, 2017. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term. Click here for more information.

CJDs Regarding Wiretapping and Access to Court Records Amended

Two of the Colorado Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Directives were amended at the end of March and early April. The amended CJDs are CJD 85-02 regarding wiretap reports, and CJD 05-01 regarding access to court records. Click here for more information.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

COLAP’s Tip of the Week: Stress Rolls Downhill Part I

It’s not news to most subordinates that they end up taking on the stress of their superiors; but new research confirms that this stress affects our physical and mental health. Click here to learn more…

From the Legal Connection and Solo in Colo

Trait-Based Protection Under the ADAAA

Professor Susan Carle of American University Law School thinks the “regarded as” prong of the ADA may be severely underutilized by plaintiffs seeking to challenge their termination. The ADAAA, first, freed the “regarded as” prong of the requirement that the disability the employer regards an employee as having must significantly impair a major life activity. Employers now only have to “regard” an employee as having some impairment for the employee to be protected by the ADA. Click here to read more.

Recent Developments in Legal Technology: ABA TECHSHOW 2016

In this post I’ll share background on the conference, information from my favorite sessions, and the legal technology that interests me most. Links are included through-out so that you can click right to the source to learn more about the speakers or products. Please do reach out if you have any questions about the conference or legal technology in general. Click here to get started.

From the Legal Community

CLI Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit — Monday, May 2

The Center for Legal Inclusiveness will host its 10th Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit on May 2 and a separate Inclusiveness Institute on May 3 for legal professionals of all levels in downtown Denver. Don’t miss the Summit morning plenary with Project Implicit, leading bias research organization, and the luncheon plenary with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, plus eight cutting-edge workshops, and a reception with general counsel. Early bird pricing through April 8. Register online at

Celebrating Colorado Women: Women in The Law — Tuesday, May 3

During Law Week, the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in partnership with the CBA, Holland & Hart, CJI, CWBA, Gutterman Griffiths PC and the University of Colorado Law School is hosting a guided tour of the “Celebrating Colorado Women” exhibit and a panel discussion, “Our Journeys to the Bench” featuring notable women in the legal community. Panelists and moderations include: Hon. Mary Mullarkey, Hon. Christine Arguello, Hon. Jean Dubofsky, Hon. Marcia S, Krieger and Hon. Nancy E. Rice. The event is complimentary for all attendees and will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 3 at the Denver Public Library. RSVP by clicking here.

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Lending Library Book of the Week: Make It Your Own Law Firm

Nothing is sadder than an unhappy lawyer. Make It Your Own Law Firm is designed to prevent you from becoming another miserable lawyer, toiling away in a law firm you hate, representing clients you do not care about. This book will help you establish your own law firm so that you can become the lawyer you have always dreamed of being. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Law Practice Management Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Sue Bertram at 303-824-5372.

Tip of the Week from the LPM Department

Casemaker Library Includes Recently Added Federal Materials

Casemaker is the CBA’s free legal research tool, which can be accessed from the Casemaker logo on the CBA homepage at Complimentary CLE–accredited webinars are held every other month and available to CBA members around the state. Scroll down the page for a link to the webinar training schedule and online tutorials. You can also attend in person if you prefer.

If you haven’t checked out Casemaker lately, take a look at the new Federal materials that have been added. These include the Federal Communications Commission going back to 2000, Federal Labor Relations Authority going back to 2009, Internal Revenue Bulletins going back to 2008, and the National Labor Relations Board going back to 2000.

To see everything that is included in the Federal library, click on Federal Materials from the main Casemaker page. We welcome suggestions for materials you’d like to see included in Casemaker. Please email Reba Nance at with suggestions for new materials and questions concerning Casemaker. Members tell us that Casemaker is one of the most valuable benefits — check it out if you haven’t already!

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