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 ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Classes.  There shall be the following classes of membership:

(a)  Regular Voting Members.   Any person who is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado or who is licensed to practice law before the highest court of any state of the United States, and who, through his/her professional conduct, adheres to the purpose, mission, goals, and bylaws of the association and who meets any continuing legal education requirements which may, from time to time, be established by the Board of Directors, shall be eligible for regular membership in this association provided, however, that no person shall be eligible for, or continue membership in this association should more than one third of his or her individual practice concern the following areas, taken in combination: the representation of either insurance companies and/or mutual exchanges in any kind of litigation, including subrogation matters; the representation of insured defendants when compensated by insurance companies in personal injury matters; and/or the defense of institutions or corporations in personal injury litigation.  His or her individual practice shall be measured by any one of the following parameters: percentage of time spent, percentage of gross receipts or percentage of clients represented during a calendar year.  As a condition of membership, new members shall sign a certificate confirming their meeting of the qualification for regular voting members.  Invoices for dues renewals shall state the qualifications as a reminder to renewing members.  

(b)  Non-voting Members. 

(1)  Student Member.  Any person who is currently enrolled as a student in an accredited law school and who adheres to the purpose, mission, goals, and bylaws of the association may be admitted to this association as a student member. A student member shall remain a member in good standing by continuing the study of law at an accredited law school, paying required dues, and continuing to adhere to the objectives of the association and to the qualifications for student membership. Student members shall enjoy the rights and privileges accorded them by the Board of Directors, but shall not have the right to vote or hold office.

(2)  Legal Staff Member. Any person who is currently employed as legal staff by a member attorney(s) and who adheres to the purpose, mission, goals and bylaws of the association may be admitted to this association as a legal staff member upon sponsorship by the member attorney(s) who employs him or her.  Such staff member shall not be eligible if he or she is also employed in another office by an attorney who is not eligible for CTLA membership.  A legal staff member shall remain a member in good standing by continuing in the employ of a member lawyer(s), paying required dues and continuing to adhere to the objectives of the association and to the qualifications for legal staff membership.  Legal staff members shall enjoy the rights and privileges accorded them by the board of directors, but shall not have the right to vote or hold office.

 (3)  Honorary Member.  Any person who has been a member of the association for at least 15 years and who has retired from the active practice of law, or any person specifically designated an honorary member by two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors present and voting shall be an honorary lifetime member of the association, and shall be exempt from the requirement of payment of dues. The honorary lifetime member shall automatically receive all regular publications of the association and may request the receipt of complimentary written materials from any association education program.  Honorary members shall enjoy the rights and privileges accorded them by the Board of Directors, but shall not have the right to vote or hold office.