On June 5, 2014 the Colorado Bar Association hosted CoALL’s Annual BRAG session where attorneys and new associates learned about Essential Legal Research Methods and Resources for Colorado Lawyers. Presenters used the hot topic issue of Colorado’s marijuana legalization to show effective ways to research emerging legal developments. Information about the session, including the option to purchase access, is available on the CLE in Colorado, Inc. website.
On June 20, 2013 BRAG offered a session about performing efficient and cost-effective legal research when exploring Colorado law. Geared towards newer attorneys and summer associates, this event is available online through the CLE in Colorado, Inc website.
On June 28, 2012, six CoALL members presented at the annual BRAG seminar using the subject of medical marijuana to demonstrate effective research techniques to those in attendance.
On June 7, 2011, CoALL held its tenth annual Bridge the Research and Analysis Gap program providing legal research instruction to summer clerks and newer Colorado attorneys.
The topics and presentations include:
- Legal Research on a Deadline
- Secondary Resources Treatises and Forms
- Colorado Practice Materials
- Tracing Legislative History
- Casemaker supplemental
- Google for Lawyers
- Free Colorado Online Resources
On June 8, 2010, CoALL held its ninth annual Bridge the Research and Analysis Gap program at the law offices of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck in Denver.
This shortened program included coverage of timely topics including performing smart and cost-effective research and how to use Casemaker.
On June 3, 2009, CoALL held its eighth annual Bridge the Research and Analysis Gap program at the CBA-CLE offices in Denver, CO.
A panel of librarians lectured on a variety of research topics including how to use Colorado Practice Materials, how to perform a Colorado Legislative History, how to use Casemaker, and how to perform smart, cost-effective legal research.
The program also included tips from a young associate, offered a newer member of the Colorado Bar.
On Thursday, June 5, 2008, CoALL held its seventh annual Bridge the Research and Analysis Gap (BRAG) program. Attendees learned: the ins and outs of effective communication in regard to a research assignment; tips for using Casemaker; about Colorado-specific legal resources; how to conduct Colorado legislative history research; when to stop researching; and to be aware of one’s internet footprint. Presenters included: Stacey Bowers & JoAnna Patrick (Westminster Law Library, University of Denver); Alicia Brillon & Alan Pannell (University of Colorado Law Library); Andrea Hamilton (Faegre & Benson LLP); Margi Heinen (Sherman & Howard L.L.C.); Wanda McDavid (Access/Information); Holly Pinto (Holland & Hart LLP); Esti Shay (Westminster Law Library, University of Denver); and Mariann Storck (U.S. Attorney’s Office). Attendees also received advice on making the most of their summer work experiences from James A. Pinto, Shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
On May 31, 2007, CoALL held its sixth annual Bridge the Research and Analysis Gap (BRAG) program. Attendees learned how to effectively communicate about a research assignment, where to start and when to stop researching, what it’s like to be a summer law clerk, how to use their organization’s KM, how to make the most of secondary sources, how to find Colorado law and legislative history, and how to perform cost-effective research. Presenters included Mariann Storck from the U.S. Attorneys Office, Margi Heinen from Sherman and Howard, Holly Pinto from Holland and Hart, Alan Pannell and Alicia Brillon from the University of Colorado, Wanda McDavid from Access/Information, Andrea Hamilton from Faegre & Benson, and Megan Jens of Greenberg Traurig.
On June 1, 2006, more than 80 people attended CoALL’s fifth annual Bridge the Research and Analysis Gap (BRAG) program. Attendees learned about succeeding in a legal work environment, finding and using Colorado resources, and using practical legal research techniques. Presenters included Holly Pinto from Holland and Hart, Margi Heinen from Sherman and Howard, Andrea Hamilton from Faegre and Benson, Mariann Storck from the U.S. Attorneys Office, Matthew Elisha from Holme Roberts and Owen, and Alan Pannell from the University of Colorado.
On Thursday, June 2, 2005, CoALL
held their fourth annual Bridge the Research & Analysis Gap (BRAG) Program for summer
clerks and new associates. Those that attended the program received information on doing practical research
for the first time, received a refresher on research skills and resources, and learned about
the practicalities of the legal work environment.
On June 3, 2004, CoALL held their third
annual Bridge the Research & Analysis Gap (BRAG) program for summer clerks and new associates. The program was led by experienced law librarians from downtown law firms, government and
On June 12, 2003, CoALL held their second annual Bridge the Research & Analysis Gap (BRAG) program for summer associates. Over 40 summer associates from law firms in Denver attended this legal research institute. CoALL would like to thank the sponsors of the event: WestGroup, LexisNexis, LexisNexis Courtlink and IKON.
On June 6, 2002, CoALL held their first Bridge the Gap program for summer associates. Over 70 summer associates from law firms
in Denver attended this legal research institute. CoALL would like to thank the sponsors of the event: WestGroup, LexisNexis, BNA, CCH, Association of Legal Adminstrators, Denver Area Legal Recruiter Association.