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Thursday, July 24, 2014 He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
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From the Bar

Renew Your CBA Dues Online Today

The CBA’s membership renewal process has begun. Click here to renew online. We look forward to continuing to serve you. For questions about the renewal process, email membership@cobar.org.

Where in the World is Charley?
Be on the Lookout for CBA President Charley Garcia—Coming to a City Near You

When local bar members speak, CBA President Charley Garcia listens. Don’t miss your opportunity to speak with the CBA president and your local judges about the issues in your community, the needs of the court and legal profession, bench/bar relations—or whatever’s on your mind. Check out Charley’s upcoming schedule of stops: Steamboat and the Northwest Colorado Bar Association are next. Want to know more about your new president? Click here.

CBA Awards Committee Seeking Nominations

The CBA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for “Six of the Greatest,” which is published each July in The Colorado Lawyer. For more information, click here. Send nominations to Tracy Rackauskas by September 12.

STRATUM: A Place to Work, A Place to Connect, A Place to Grow

We are excited to call your attention to STRATUM, a members-only, co-working space for lawyers at the Colorado Bar Association. STRATUM will give members a strong sense of community and collegiality, as they share the space, while providing the business amenities they need to enhance their 21st century practices. Click here for more information.

Courtroom Space for Your Use
The CBA has secured space at the Denver City and County Building in Courtroom 117 for members’ use as a practice space. To reserve time, email Heather Clark. A 24-hour notice is recommended. The courtroom is available most weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

COBALT L. Grant Wylie Memorial Golf Tournament—Friday, Sept. 19

Join COBALT for the 2014 COBALT L. Grant Wylie Memorial Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Club, benefitting Colorado Uplift. Cost is $160 per player. Sign up as a foursome or as an individual. Cost includes Arrowhead bag tag, swag bag, and lunch buffet. For tournament information, contact Ashley Chase. For information on COBALT click here.

2014 Family Law Institute—August 1–3 in Vail

Presented by the CBA Family Law Section in Cooperation with the CBA Juvenile Law Section, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, the Metropolitan Denver IDC; Colorado AFCC; and Colorado Bar Association CLE

The Institute has become the annual gathering place for the Colorado family law community. Talk with past Institute Chairs, Family Law Section Council members present and past, and listen to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced family law practitioners and mental health professionals in the region, who will come prepared to give you the strategies and information most relevant to your work. This year’s program brings you a three-track agenda with information for everyone! Find out more.

Hanging Your Shingle: Your Future Begins Now—August 14–16
Sponsored by the CBA Professional Liability Committee and the Solo/Small Firm Section

Today’s legal world is complex: constantly changing laws, new technology, and navigating social media. Get the tools, information, and building blocks you need to confidently open the doors to your new firm during this two-and-a-half-day program. Learn how to: write a business plan; find out about bank financing; review your choice of entity; learn to manage your malpractice exposure; get marketing and business development tools; set up accounting and finance systems; and much more. Register now!

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

COLAP’s Tip of the Week: De-Stress Quickly

Life is stressful. Practicing law can be stressful. But we don’t have to wait until vacations or time off from work to de-stress. Click here to learn more.

From CBA-CLE Legal Connection

Probate, Domestic, Foreclosure, and Transcript Request Forms Revised

In June and July 2014, the Colorado State Judicial Branch issued several revised JDF forms. The Transcript Request Form, JDF 4, was revised in July and crosses many categories, including appeals, criminal, and miscellaneous. Other categories with revised forms include domestic relations, probate, and foreclosure. The revised forms are available here in PDF format, and are available for download as Word documents from the State Judicial forms pages. Click here to read more.

Tenth Circuit: Special Master Must Employ Abstraction-Filtration-Comparison Test for Copyright Infringement

David Richison, with his niece and nephew, Shannon and Chad Richison, formed a payroll processing company, Ernest Group in Oklahoma in the 1990s. During his time with Ernest Group, David wrote two payroll processing software programs, BOSS and Independence. He transferred his authorship interest in BOSS to Ernest Group in the 1990s. When the relationship between David and Chad deteriorated in 2001, David moved to Maryland and formed his own company called Period Financial Corporation. At Period, he wrote a new software program based in part on Independence, which he called Period Indy. In May 2009, Ernest Group filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against David, asserting that Period Indy infringed on Ernest Group’s copyright in BOSS. Click here to read more.

Optimize Your Membership

Looking for a New Car? Try the Legal Community Credit Union

The Legal Community Credit Union is currently featuring auto rates as low as 2.65% APR. Keep the dealer incentives and finance with your credit union instead. Read “Truth about Zero Percent Financing.” Ready to apply? Submit your LCCU Loan Application. Go ahead and check out our other rates and compare them to what the banks have to offer. Don’t forget, if you are looking to purchase a GM we can get you preferred pricing on select models for that too.

Lending Library Book of the Week: Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers

Legal clients are responding to today’s unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal service providers. Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers provides any attorney with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control, building strong working relationships with clients, and maximizing profitability. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Law Practice Management Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Sue Bertram at 303-824-5372.

Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

Deleting a Name (with an incorrect email address) from the Auto-Complete List in Email (and optionally removing all names from the auto-complete list)

The Auto-Complete List in Outlook is the feature that displays suggestions for names and email addresses when you start to type in the To, Cc or Bcc fields. This can be incredibly helpful in saving time by automatically filling in the name of the recipient as you start typing. The bad news is this feature is often the reason emails are misdirected. What can be really frustrating is when it fills in an old email address, even though that email address has been deleted from your Contacts.

If you want to remove an auto-completed email address that is no longer accurate, here’s how:

  • Start typing the name in the To field. Outlook will display a list of names that begin with the name you just typed.
  • Select the unwanted email by using the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW.
  • Click X to delete the name and email.

Outlook will now stop filling in the incorrect email! Although auto-correct is a time-saver, some people have decided to turn it off so they must type the entire email address. If you decide you want Outlook to remove all names from your auto-complete list, here’s how:

  • Open Outlook and click on File.
  • Click on Options.
  • Click on Mail.
  • Under Send messages, click on Empty Auto-Complete List.

If you want to turn Auto-Complete back on:

  • Open Outlook and click on File.
  • Click on Options.
  • Click on Mail.
  • Put a check in the box next to Use Auto-Complete List to suggest names when typing in the To, Cc, and Bcc lines.

Using the Auto-Complete function is a big time-saver. If you use it, though, it is always best to take one last look at the addresses in the To, Cc and Bcc fields before you hit Send!

Contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org if you have questions.

 

 

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