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August 23, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Seniors Roast, Tuesday, Oct. 4
  • DILP Pledge to Diversity Reception, Thursday, Sept. 8
  • Call for Presenters on the Topic of Pro Bono
  • Deadline to Verify Colorado Legal Directory Entry Extended to Sept. 15
  • DBA YLD Legal Film Night
  • Fundamentals of Securities Law 2011
  • Colorado Real Estate Practice Course with Willis Carpenter
  • "Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers"
  • Medical Marijuana in Colorado Courts
  • What If Law Schools Opened Their Own Law Firms?
From the Bar
Save the Date: Seniors Roast, Tuesday, Oct. 4
Larry DeMuth will be toasted and roasted at the Seniors Roast Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University Club. Cost to attend is $45. RSVP to Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar.org or 303-824-5313 and please note your meal choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian.
Save the Date: DILP Pledge to Diversity Reception, Thursday, Sept. 8
Diversity in the Legal Profession's Annual Pledge to Diversity Reception in Recognition of the Commitment to Workplace Diversity will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Magnolia Hotel and will recognize DILP award recipients. The event is hosted by The Colorado Pledge to Diversity Legal Group and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. For more information or to RSVP, contact Meshach Rhoades.
Ignite Presentations: Call for Presenters on the Topic of Pro Bono
Do you have a passion for pro bono? We are looking for speakers to talk for five minutes about their thoughts on pro bono. Ignite presentations are five-minute presentations that feature 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each. This is a fast-paced and thought-provoking way to get your point across. These presentations will be held the evening of Monday, Oct. 24, at the law firm of Kutak Rock. Contact Heather Clark to sign up to present.
Deadline to Verify Colorado Legal Directory Entry Extended to Sept. 15
Upgrade your listing in the Legal Directory by appearing in more than one field of practice, by putting your entry in bold type, or by being listed in the firms section. For a small additional fee for each, you will stand out in the crowd! Simply click here to get started. Click here for FAQs. Other questions? Call 303-860-1115 or e-mail PR@cobar.org.
Continuing Education
DBA YLD Legal Film Night, Thursday, Aug. 25
Join YLD for another installment of Legal Film Night as they present “The Inside Job at the CBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, at 6 p.m. The CLE presentation is lead by Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph. Cost to attend is $10 for members. Food and drinks will be provided. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Fundamentals of Securities Law 2011, Sept. 8
Attend this program for timely, comprehensive, and accurate information on SEC fundamentals, including registration, exemptions, reporting requirements, liability, and more. Learn from the experienced faculty and leave with new tools that can contribute to your success. Register now!
Colorado Real Estate Practice Course with Willis Carpenter
Starts Tuesday, Sept. 13

Colorado Real Estate Practice has been offered annually since 1977, and is recognized as the best basic skills course in Colorado real property law. Whether you are a recent bar admittee, an experienced practitioner needing a refresher, a real estate professional, or a legal assistant working in real estate, this course is invaluable. Read the complete agenda.
In the News
From The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System: "Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers" Will Change How Law Students are Trained
The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System launched a new initiative, "Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers," on Monday. The initiative provides a platform to encourage law schools to showcase innovative teaching to produce more practice-ready attorneys. Read more ...
Medical Marijuana in Colorado Courts
In its decision last week, the Colorado Court of Appeals determined that an employee who was terminated after a failed drug test may be denied unemployment benefits even if he possessed the marijuana legally under Colorado law and used it medicinally. Click here to read a summary of the opinion.
From The National Law Journal: What If Law Schools Opened Their Own Law Firms?
Law schools have been pummeled with criticism for not producing practice-ready attorneys, so two law professors have come up with a novel fix: Law schools should operate their own law firms. Read more ...
Meanwhile, the law professor who accused his colleagues throughout legal education of scamming law students has revealed his identity: He’s Paul Campos of the University of Colorado Law School, according to the ABA Journal. Read more ...

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