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March 31, 2009

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March 31, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Join us for April's Tuesdays at the Bar programs

- April 7: Casemaker 2.1

- April 14: The Flow of Conflict

- April 21: The New Independent Ethics Commission

- April 28: Tax Issues in Domestic Relations Cases

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— Join us for Tuesdays at the Bar —

TAB programs are lunchtime CLEs on a variety of general and ethical topics in the practice of law. Programs are on Tuesdays from noon–1 p.m. at DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. RSVP by noon the day before the program by e-mailing or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Or fill out the form below to mail in. Programs are $15 for members, non-members pay $25. See you there!

If you have ideas for topics that would be helpful to your law practice, please feel free to send those ideas to Melissa Nicoletti at

*** April 7 – Casemaker 2.1
Join Michelle Gersic, the Assistant Director of CBA’s Law Practice Management Department, as she takes you on a tour of the new and improved Casemaker 2.1.  Casemaker is the legal research software offered for free to all members of the Colorado Bar Association. One general credit. STREET SWEEPING REMINDER: It’s that time of year again — street sweeping and $30 dollar tickets will begin downtown in April — the first Tuesday and the first Wednesday of the month. Be sure to check the signage where you park because you will get a ticket for sure if you park on the street when prohibited.

*** April 14 – The Flow of Conflict ... Working through the Stages of Conflict, Knowing When to Do What
Joe McMahon will lead a discussion about the role of attorneys and counselors in the four classic stages of conflict. The dialogue will focus on:
(a) What happens in each stage of conflict?
(b) What is the flow among the stages?
(c) What are the best roles (and skills) for an attorney and counselor in each stage?
One general credit.

*** April 21 — The New Independent Ethics Commission: Colorado’s New “Super-Agency”
This program will introduce the newly established Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, including a discussion of its purpose, procedural rules, and practical effects on ethics enforcement in the state. Approved by voters in 2006, the commission has the constitutional authority to police the ethical transgressions of public officials and government employees in a quasi-judicial setting. For lawyers, the commission presents a new forum to handle clients’ ethics issues. One general credit.

*** April 28 – Tax Issues in Domestic Relations Cases
Deb Johnson and Denisa Tova of the Divorce Resource Center of Colorado, LLC will be here to talk about retirement accounts and common pitfalls when working with them, head of household tax filings, timing of filing the petition and the tax implications, maximizing use of dependency exemptions and payroll allowances. One general credit.

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Please circle the programs that you would like to attend.

April 7, Noon-1 p.m., $15 ($25 for non-members)
Casemaker 2.1

April 14, Noon-1 p.m., $15 ($25 for non-members)
The Flow of Conflict ... Working through the Stages of Conflict, Knowing When to do What

April 21, Noon-1 p.m., $15 ($25 for non-members)
The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission: Colorado’s New "Super-Agency"

April 28, Noon-1 p.m., $15 ($25 for non-members)
Tax Issues in Domestic Relations Cases

*** Send to: Denver Bar Association, Attn: Tuesdays at the Bar, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.


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