Rule 255 C.R.C.P. mandates that CAMP provide for the “establishment and maintenance of a mentoring resource library of hard copy and electronic materials for the development of educational programs, including but not limited to the following purposes: to promote professionalism, to teach lawyer practical skills, to increase knowledge of legal procedures and best practices and to otherwise improve new-lawyer legal abilities and professional judgment. . . .” This resource center will be open to all lawyers in Colorado and nationally.
The first phase of CAMP developing a Mentoring Resource Center (“MRC”) can be found here as a library of readings and literature on topics ranging from mentoring generally to ethics and professionalism. Feel free to review the bibliography and links to PDF versions of the articles.
Starting in 2014, as a second and third phase of this project, additional training materials, including training videos and other distance learning materials, will be added to the MRC.
The Moderate Means Practice Task Force produced a wonderful law practice resource: Successful Business Planning: Representing the Moderate Income Client is designed to assist lawyers in developing a successful and financially viable practice that incorporates representation of moderate income clients. The manual includes practical and ethical considerations in developing a business plan and providing representation. To view the digital copy, click here. (The hardcopy is available as well and has a CD of forms and budgeting software!)
The Colorado Bar Association owns and maintains an extensive collection of resources pertaining to the law, its practice, and its role in our society. These books, pamphlets, videos and other resources are available for use by lawyers and non-lawyers on a lending basis by all Colorado Bar Association members. Click here for more information and to view the list of titles available in the CBA’s Lending Library.
The CBA LPM Department maintains a variety of resource information in four core areas – General Practice Management Resources, Technology Resources, Marketing Resources, and Finance Resources – as well as risk management, professional liability insurance information, discounted ABA publications, CLE-accredited training in the latest technology for you and your staff, and much more. To view the Practice Management Resources supplied by the Colorado Bar Association, click here.
CLE in Colorado offers a number of seminars, books, and homestudies to help attorneys looking into opening their own firm. To browse the current list from CLE, click here. Check back often as the list will grow.
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (“ETL”) is dedicated to advancing legal education that trains new lawyers to the highest standards of competence and professionalism. By offering a structured and highly collaborative approach, ETL is creating a foundation for ongoing inquiry, exploration, and measurement. To view the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers website, please click here.
ETL is an initiative of IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. While based at the University of Denver, IAALS and ETL are not part of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This independence allows us to remain unbiased in our work and focused on national solutions.
We work to align legal education with the needs of an evolving profession by facilitating, evaluating, and promoting law teaching methods designed to produce graduates who are employable and practice-ready; able to meet the needs of their employers, their clients, and society; and prepared to lead and respond to changes in the legal profession throughout their careers.
To do this, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers:
- Provides a supported platform to promote collaboration among law schools and legal educators;
- Convenes a diverse group of stakeholders to address the challenges, including educators, deans, practitioners, judges, and clients;
- Promotes implementation of effective teaching strategies nationwide; and
- Develops tools to assess student-centered teaching, curricula, and entry-level competencies in law schools.