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In Colorado, collateral source matters are governed by both common law and statute.  The collateral source rule consists of two components: (1) a post-verdict set-off rule; and, (2) a pre-verdict evidentiary rule. Historically under the common law collateral source rule, any third-party payments or benefits received by a plaintiff accrued solely to the plaintiff’s benefit […]

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Earlier this month, the CBA introduced its members to the New Casemaker. This is Casemaker’s substantial upgrade from its 2.2 version research service. With enhanced performance capabilities and exciting new features, the New Casemaker further simplifies the way you research. It makes conducting a search, narrowing your results, and organizing your work easier than ever. […]

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Earlier this year, we, as attorneys, were blessed by the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to completely overhaul the procedure for practicing law in Colorado.  Dubbed the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project, or CAPP for short, its new procedures apply in (1) “Business Actions” (2) filed between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013 (3) in […]

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Few things make me happier than a double monitor. If I had my druthers, I would set my office up to mirror the docking stations in “The Matrix.” I would have 15 screens with scrolling green letters and numbers … The legend of the quad-monitor is quietly whispered throughout the halls of Micro Center and […]

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While your livelihood as an attorney depends on having clients, not all clients are good clients. Most client problems can be avoided by choosing clients more carefully. Regardless of the size of your practice, despite what you may think, you will save time and maximize your profit potential by developing and implementing an easy five-step […]

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As a federal wine importer whose wines are distributed in Colorado, I’ve learned on the battlefields of commerce just how “user unfriendly” the Colorado three-tier state alcohol regulatory system under Article 47 Title 12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes can be. America has 50 separate regulatory regimes governing liquor and vinous spirits sales, from wine […]

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In the last post we crossed the threshold, which means we have finally committed to “the journey.”  Now we face certain obstacles, remember Homer’s “Odyssey”– or maybe you’re thinking of the more current rendition of it,  “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” So – away we go!  Let’s look at some of our “tests” first.  Unlike […]

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On your mark, get set … WHAT you’re not going to venture onward with the rest of us?  It’s not like Colorado lawyers are at the forefront of the social media adoption wave, because we’re not.  Other states and state bars are way ahead of us – like Florida lawyers, and the Florida and Texas […]

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Today the American Bar Association announced its new online Solo and Small Firm Resource Center. The resource center has  information about practice management, CLEs, technology, books, news and articles, and a career center, providing product reviews, threads of the popular SoloSez listserv, job postings, and more. Don’t forget, the CBA offers a number of resources […]

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