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April 24

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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In this issue...
  • The New Casemaker has Launched
  • Colorado’s Merit System: The Gold Standard
  • A Reflection on a Career in the Justice System with Alex Martinez
  • DBA YLD Law Day Program
  • Barristers Benefit Ball Raffle Tickets on Sale!
  • Register for the Sean May Memorial Run/Walk
  • Join Your Colleagues at the Hiwan Golf Club
  • Free Portraits
  • Wheels of Justice Kick-Off Party
  • Immigration Law Boot Camp
  • Federal Contracts 2012
  • Change of Address, Bounce-Back E-mail, and Non-Admitted Appearance Processes Revised by U.S. District Court for Colorado
  • Criminal Procedure Rule 17(h) Revised for Failure to Obey Subpoena
  • Denver County Court 2011 Annual Report
The New Casemaker
The New Casemaker has Launched
We know you’ll find it to be an improvement over 2.2.
  • Faster
  • Save search results in folders
  • Sort results by cases that have been cited the most
  • Attach notes to cases and statutes
  • Print cases with their citing references
Click here for a tutorial on the New Casemaker, or sign up for one of our upcoming CLE accredited trainings. Need assistance with a Casemaker issue? Click here.
Law Day Events
Colorado’s Merit System: The Gold Standard—Wednesday, May 2, 9–11 a.m.
Presented by the Joint Judicial Task Force, IAALS, and the Colorado Judicial Institute.

Join panelists Gene A. Ciancio, Hon. Janice B. Davidson, Rebecca Love Kourlis, Malia Reddick, and Theresa Spahn for a discussion on judicial selection that will include a history and overview of the Colorado merit selection system, how our system compares to others nationally, and ethical dilemmas and challenges when litigating in states with other judicial selection systems. The program is May 2, from 9–11 a.m. in CBA-CLE large classroom. Two ethics credits applied for; no cost to attend. You may attend in person or via webcast. RSVP here.
A Reflection on a Career in the Justice System with Alex Martinez—Wednesday, May 2, 11 a.m.–noon
Alex Martinez has worked as a public defender, a trial judge, a Colorado Supreme Court justice, and currently is Denver’s Manager of Safety. He will reflect on the practical aspects of the Law Day Theme, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” One ethics credit applied for. Cost to attend is $20 and all proceeds go to the Legal Aid Foundation. You may attend in person or via webcast. Click here for more information. RSVP here.
DBA YLD Law Day Program—Thursday, May 3
Join the DBA YLD and Rebecca Love Kourlis, from IAALS, for a cocktail reception at The Lobby starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. Kourlis will present briefly on “Protecting and Rebuilding the Courts.” Registration for this event is $10 and includes appetizers and two drink tickets. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
From the Bar
Barristers Benefit Ball Raffle Tickets on Sale!
Buy your tickets online today. Prizes include a number of weekend getaways throughout colorful Colorado, spa packages, and Le Creuset cookware. Raffle tickets are $10. You don’t need to be present to win. The raffle drawing will be during the Barristers Benefit Ball on May 5 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Tickets for the Ball can be purchased here. Questions? Contact Denise Lynch.
Register for the Sean May Memorial Run/Walk—Saturday, May 12
The Fourth Annual Sean May Memorial Run/Walk will be held on May 12 at Barr Lake State Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit Access to Justice programs and Sean May’s family. For more information or to register, click here.
Join Your Colleagues at the Hiwan Golf Club—Monday, June 4
The Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is June 4 at the Hiwan Golf Club, a private golf club in Evergreen. Most of the biggest names of golf have played this course! Lunch and range balls will be available at noon, and there will be a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. Registration forms will be available in April on denbar.org, and in The Colorado Lawyer and The Docket. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago.
Free Portraits—June 6–8
Don't Be a Name Without a Face!
Get your photo taken at no cost for the CBA's online Find-A-Lawyer directory from June 6–8 at the DBA offices. You can view your photos and select the one you want posted to your directory listing. Jamie Cotten is providing the complimentary sitting. Photos will be available to purchase, but there is no obligation. To schedule your appointment, click here or e-mail hclark@cobar.org.
Wheels of Justice Kick-Off Party—Wednesday, June 6
The Courage Classic Wheels of Justice team is having their annual Kick-Off Party at the Denver Athletic Club rooftop on Wednesday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., and a pre-party team ride on the Cherry Creek path from 5 to 6 p.m. Food and drinks are provided, and attendees will receive a two-week pass to the DAC; the first 23 people to RSVP will receive an invite for a DAC rooftop spin class during the summer. DAC parking is $5 for attendees. For more information, or to RSVP, email Denise Lynch by June 1.
Continuing Legal Education
Immigration Law Boot Camp: Effectively Representing Noncitizens in Immigration Proceedings—Friday, May 18
Topics covered in this program include: an overview of immigration proceedings; immigration detention and bonds; cancellation of removal; adjustment of status; asylum; withholding of removal and protection under the convention against torture; protections for victims of human trafficking and other crimes (U & T visas); and representing children in immigration proceedings. Sign up to take a pro bono case and significantly reduce your tuition! Click here for more information.
Federal Contracts 2012: Acquisition, Performance, and Compliance Fundamentals—Thursday, June 14
Federal contracts remain a significant source of potential revenue for Colorado businesses. Attend this practical and useful program to get an overview of federal government contract law important for any company considering or currently performing federal contract work. The program will focus on providing a review of key government contract legal requirements throughout the lifecycle of the government contracting process from acquisition through contract closeout. Click here for more information.
From the Courts
Change of Address, Bounce-Back E-mail, and Non-Admitted Appearance Processes Revised by U.S. District Court for Colorado
The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has revised its rules regarding how the court will process attorney address changes, e-mail bounce-backs, and appearances by non-admitted attorneys. It is important for attorneys to be aware of their obligations to the courts, especially regarding how to proceed when you change your physical address or e-mail address, or when you need to appear before the court when you are not admitted. Click here for more information.
Criminal Procedure Rule 17(h) Revised for Failure to Obey Subpoena; Effective in July
The Colorado Supreme Court has amended Rule 17(h) of the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure—Failure to Obey a Subpoena. The rule change comes after the court requested comment last year. A red-lined and clean version of the new rule are available here. This amendment was adopted on April 23 and is effective July 1. Click here for more information.
Denver County Court 2011 Annual Report
The Denver County Court has released its 2011 Annual Report. Click here to view the full report.

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