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Meet CBA President Loren M. Brown at Your Local Bar Visit

Don’t miss your opportunity to speak with the CBA president about the issues in your community, the future of the legal profession — or whatever is on your mind. Check out Loren’s schedule of visits: Coming up next, San Luis Valley, Fremont-Custer, Heart of the Rockies and Adams-Broomfield County Bar Associations.

CBA Awards Committee Seeks Nominations for Award of Merit and “Six of the Greatest”

The CBA Award of Merit is awarded annually to a current member for outstanding service or contributions to the association, the legal profession, the administration of justice or the community. The CBA Awards Committee also recognizes “Six of the Greatest" deceased Colorado attorneys by publishing profiles of them in The Colorado Lawyer. For more information, click here.
Send nominations to Melissa Nicoletti by Friday, Sept. 18. Please include an explanation of why your nominee deserves consideration.

Your 2016 Colorado Legal Directory Listing

Verification for the 2016 Colorado Legal Directory is open until Thursday, Oct. 1. Don’t miss a referral because of a wrong number! Ensure that your directory listing is correct by verifying your listing online at cobar.org/legaldirectory. Upgrade your listing in the Directory and make a significant marketing impact at a minimal cost. CBA members receive great pricing discounts in the Colorado Legal Directory:

  • Stand out by adding bold font to your listing for just $25.
  • Emphasize your specialty practice areas. Field of practice listings start at $35.
  • Why not list your practice? Firm listings are only $19!

Questions? Email legaldirectory@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115.

Complimentary Webinar: Total Mail Converter Pro — Tuesday, Sept. 22

CBA member William Groh will show you the magic that is Total Mail Converter Pro — a software that converts MSG and EML to PDF, DOC, TXT, HTML, HTMLX, TIFF, RTF documents and images. While other email converters only extract and save attached files in their original formats, the Pro version is unique — it converts attachments as well. Total Mail Converter Pro is built around a powerful engine and was designed to help save hours if not days worth of time. For more information, contact Sue Bertram. Click here to learn more about all of our Tech Tuesday programs.

September Solo–Small Firm Networking Meetings

The Solo–Small Firm Section networking meetings are great opportunities to connect with your peers and are stimulating practice management and technology discussion forums. Solo–Small Firm Section members look forward to networking with their CBA colleagues far and near at these meetings. Find a September meeting near you.

A Conversation Among Generations — Thursday, Oct. 8

Are you a millennial struggling to find a satisfying job? Are you a hiring manager who wants to attract today’s top candidates? This roundtable discussion will demystify what millennials are looking for in the workplace and will provide insight into ways to maximize their productivity. It will feature the perspectives of millennial lawyers entering the workforce, hiring partners and recruiting managers from Denver law firms and experts on generational trends and communication styles. Participants include managing partners, law students from CU and DU, and others. Click here to find out more. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or by calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Law Institute:
Dignity to All Persons — Friday, Sept. 25

Co-sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

This topical program will address key issues that attorneys, the public, and the courts are dealing with. Key topics include: Views from the Bench; Legislative Journey for Rights in Colorado; Colorado’s Litigation Path to Same-Sex Marriage; Religious Freedoms in Connection with LGBT Issues; Legal Issues Regarding Transgender, Sex Change, Name Change, Social Security and Identity; GLBTQ Employment Law Issues, FMLA, Sensitivity Training and Discrimination; Changes in Government Programs Since Windsor (SSA, VA, IRS, Medicare); LGBT Immigration Issues; a review of Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, et al.; and Polyamory: Multiple Loving Relationships with Full Knowledge and Consent. Click here to find out more.

9th Annual ADR Conference — Wednesday, Oct. 7
Co-sponsored by the Mediation Association of Colorado, the Office of Dispute Resolution, and the CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Colorado’s 9th Annual ADR Conference presents a wide array of topics and techniques for the ADR practitioner. Come to challenge your thinking, expand and improve your skills, and connect with colleagues. Rachel A. Wohl, Executive Director of the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) in Baltimore, Maryland, is the keynote speaker. She will discusss how the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME) system was created and how it offers practical opportunities for mediators to improve the quality of their practice. Click here for more information.

From the Courts

Offices of the Governor, Boards and Commissions Seeks Applicants for Judicial Performance Commissions

The State of Colorado is seeking applicants for commissions in the following judicial districts: 1st, 4th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and State. Click here to apply. Questions? Contact Charley Garcia.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

COLAP’s Tip of the Week: Being Successful

What does it mean to be successful? Whether it is in our personal or professional life, we all want to feel successful. The key is to figure out what success means to us. Click here to find out the key to being successful.

From the Legal Community

DU Law Stars Shine on Thursday, Oct. 1

University of Denver Sturm College of Law alumni will be honored at the DU Law Stars Dinner at the Hyatt Convention Center on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. Honorees include: Stephen P. Gottesfeld, Outstanding Alumni Award; Michael G. Massey, Professionalism Award; Professors Celia R. Taylor and Robert B. Yegge, Excellence in Teaching Award; and Ashley K. Wald, Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. For more information, or to RSVP, please click here or contact Laura Dean at 303-871-6122 or ldean@law.du.edu.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center Dinner — Friday, Oct. 16

Join the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center for a fabulous Casablanca evening as they raise vital funds to give Colorado’s abused and neglected children a life full of promise and hope! This year’s “Here’s Looking at You Kid!” Annual Dinner takes place on Friday, Oct. 16, from 5:30–9:30 p.m. at the Marriott City Center in Downtown Denver and includes a night filled with specialty cocktails, exhilarating auctions, live music and a Moroccan-inspired dinner. Click here to secure your spot, or contact Tera Prim for information on table sponsorship at tprim@childlawcenter.org or 303-302-9910.

From the CBA-CLE Legal Connection

Running Past Our Limits 2015 (Part 3): The Straight Dope on Motivation

There’s a scene in my “What’s Your Impossible” video where I tap my chest and say, “I don’t have to get motivated to do this. I run from here.” I should have tapped my head. The heart is where we feel motivation, but the brain is where it happens. It’s all about dope — dopamine, that is. Click here to read more.

Probate and Domestic Relations JDFs Amended in August

The Colorado State Judicial Branch released four more updated JDF forms in August 2015: two probate forms and two domestic relations forms. The updated forms are available for download here in PDF format or from the State Judicial website in Word, Word template, and PDF format. Click here to read more..

Optimize Your Membership

Clio Cloud Computing

CBA members receive a 10 percent discount from Clio. Completely Web-based, Clio is a practice management system that is specifically designed for solo practitioners and small law firms. Your important client data is securely accessible anywhere — from your PC, your Mac and even your iPhone. Click here for more information.

Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

Safe Way to Protect Yourself From Suspicious Emails

Opening suspicious emails can be dangerous. You used to be safe as long as you didn’t click on any file with an .exe extension at the end. Now, the bad guys are much more sophisticated. But there are a couple of simple things you can do to help protect yourself. This video will show you how to turn off the Reading Pane in Outlook, print suspicious emails without opening them, and permanently delete emails.

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org with questions.

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