BY SHELBY KNAFEL
Bar News is a monthly compilation of news from the. CBA, including sections and committees, administration, and local and specialty bar associations. It also includes notices of activities—past, present, and future—from local and national law-related organizations and groups.
The CBA Sees Victory in Legislation
On May 22, Governor Polis signed into law HB 19-1229, the Colorado Electronic Preservation of Abandoned Estate Planning Documents Act, which contains a procedure for determining whether an original estate planning document that is a will document is abandoned and, if it is, the process for creating an electronic estate planning document of the abandoned original document. The CBA worked with the Trust and Estate Section's Statutory Revisions Committee and the bill's drafting subcommittee to achieve passage of this bill. Congratulations to the committees!
John Vaught Makes his Final President's Visit
On May 28, John Vaught finished his presidential term with a visit to the Fremont Custer Bar Association in Canon City. It was the final of 26 visits for Vaught, who would like to thank every local bar association that graciously hosted him throughout his term.
YLD Rafting Trip
Back by popular demand, the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations hosted their third annual YLD rafting trip on Saturday, June 22. This year, the young lawyers donned their wetsuits and helmets to take on Clear Creek.
Melissa Nicoletti Retires after 22 Years with the CBA
The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations hosted a reception to bid farewell to a beloved and familiar face in June. Melissa Nicoletti, who began as a secretary with the CBA in 1997, retired as the director of sections and committees. She will be moving south to Mexico, but don't worry—she'll still be able to cheer on the Broncos no matter where she is. The evening was spent celebrating, reminiscing, and laughing. We thank Melissa for her years of dedication, love, compassion, and...