Important Dates

Nov. 4  Fall Swearing-in Ceremony

Dec. 1  February 2014 Bar Exam application deadline

Dec. 1  Attorney registration period begins

Dec. 31  February 2014 Bar Exam application late deadline

Dec. 31  2013 CLE compliance period ends


Fee Increase to Fund New Programs
Colorado's attorney registration fees will remain below the national average.

Bender Is Legal Profession's 'Biggest Cheerleader'
Chief Justice Michael Bender's tenure leading the court was relatively short, but he will leave a long legacy.

Scams Targeting Lawyers Get Sophisticated
Here's what you need to know about wire fraud schemes aimed at attorneys. 

Avoid Law Office Management Mistakes
A self-audit checklist can help solo and small practitioners sidestep common pitfalls.

Book Provides New Business Model for Attorneys
The Colorado manual offers tips on how to make a practice out of representing moderate-income clients.

Bargaining with Complaints is Playing with Fire
An attempt to leverage a disciplinary action can land you in ethical hot water.

Addicted to Stress?  Join the club.
Are you addicted to stress?  Not sure? The Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program may be able to help.

CLE Affidavit System Up and Running
The new online site will make it easier for attorneys to submit and track their continuing legal education courses.

Speaking of CLEs ...
Attorneys who have a compliance period ending in 2013 must complete all courses by Dec. 31. Verify your compliance period, transcript and credit info here.

Remember: OARC Address Has Changed
When submitting your end-of-year CLE affidavits or completing your annual registration, be sure to use the office's new address

Client Protection Fund Paid $26,000 Last Quarter
 The fund has dispersed nearly $5.3 million since 1999 .

Beware Fake Trust Account Notices
Attorneys in some states are receiving fraudulent emails that may contain computer viruses.

October is Legal Professionalism Month
Check out the schedule of events here

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