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CBA and CLE Offices Closed Friday, July 3

In observance of the July 4th holiday, the CBA-CLE offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. We wish our hard-working members an enjoyable long weekend!

The Colorado Lawyer Seeks Proposals for October 2016 Special Issue

Special issues comprise 5 to 8 substantive law articles on broad-based topics and may include an ethics-related article. Emphasis is on the practical and procedural, rather than the theoretical or philosophical. For information about creating a special issue, click here. Submission drop-dead deadline for proposals is Sept. 1, 2015.

Be on the Lookout for CBA President Loren Brown—Coming to a City Near You

When local bar members speak, CBA President Loren Brown listens. 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’s on your mind. Check out Loren’s upcoming schedule of stops: Northwest Colorado, 9th JD, and Pitkin County Bar Associations will be his first stops in early July. Want to know more about your new president? Click here.

Better Lawyering Through Mindfulness—Wednesday, July 1
Co-sponsored by the CBA, COLAP, and the Colorado Women’s Bar

In a world where distractions abound but productivity must remain at an all-time high, it’s imperative that lawyers stay focused, calm, and controlled. In this workshop, you’ll learn: tools for stress and anxiety management; how to work with difficulties; tips for increasing focus and productivity, and more. Join us at noon on Wednesday, July 1, in the CBA-CLE large classroom. Click here for more information and to register.

July 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 July meeting near you.

Elder Law Basics: Shifting Our Perspectives to Our Elders—Friday, July 24

Program highlights include: An overview of the evolving area of Elder law and how it intersects with other practice areas: understanding Powers of Attorney and other Advance Directives; what to expect on Guardianships/Conservatorships: Appointment is only the beginning; Estate Planning and Administration; Medicare/SSDI; Medicaid/SSI/Special Need Trusts and Disability Trusts; and Ethics—The Big 4: Client, Competence, Communication and Conflicts. Click here for more info or to register!

Electronically Stored Information and the Law: 2015 Update—Wednesday, July 29

The intersection of law and technology is one of the most rapidly changing areas for attorneys. This new world of ESI requires all attorneys, not just litigators, to keep abreast of the latest e-discovery developments. Where clients share via Apple Watches, Skype, Facebook, and more, a lack of technical savvy can lead to trouble. Topics include: the intersection of technology and privacy law; technology assisted review: how it works and why it matters; the hot topic of information governance; what you must know about social media and discovery; and the latest updates concerning ethics and e-discovery. All attendees will receive a copy of John Tredennick’s new book, “TAR for Smart People”. Find out more.

New Lawyer Edge CLE Membership: For Attorneys in the First 5 years of Practice (and a discount for CBA members!)

We know it’s tough starting out for new attorneys: transitioning from school to work, and building your career. CBA-CLE has a new membership program for new lawyers to help you build your practice, provide networking opportunities with those in your field, and other valuable resources. All for one low price! Click here to check it out.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

Taming Your Inner Perfectionist: COLAP’s Tip for Work*Life*Integration

We wrap up our series on perfectionism by examining positive ways to change unhealthy perfectionistic tendencies. Click here to find out more.

From the CBA-CLE Legal Connection

Several Water Forms and One Criminal Form Revised in May

In May 2015, the Colorado State Judicial Branch issued several new forms, most of which were in the Water category. Click here to read more.

The Future of Law (Part 23)

I tried to end this series three weeks ago, but the future keeps arriving, and I keep wanting to tell you about it. I realize that just because it’s news to me doesn’t mean it’s news, and this week’s topic is a case in point: it was analyzed in this law journal article three years ago. Click here to read more.

From the Legal Community

You Can Make Difference in Someone’s Life With a Contribution Today to the Legal Aid Foundation

Legal Aid provides access to legal help for people who are trying to protect themselves and their families. It ensures fairness for all in our civil justice system, regardless of individual economic circumstances.

You can help provide timely access to Legal Aid for those who need it.

The 2015 Legal Aid Foundation’s Campaign For Justice ends on Tuesday, June 30. Please make your gift today here.

Optimize Your Membership

From the Lending Library: “Typography for Lawyers”

Modern law offices have the same document production capabilities as the professional printing shops of not so long ago. But most legal documents-letters, memos, agreements, court filings-remain stuck in the outdated habits of the typewriter era. Based on the popular website, “Typography for Lawyers” is the first guide to the essentials of typography aimed specifically at lawyers. 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.

ServeManager—Process Server

Introducing the CBA’s newest member benefit provider, ServeManager, a better way to work with process servers. ServeManager provides transparency and access to information that allows you to make real-time decisions. Get all your service-of-process data in one place with ServeManager. CBA members save 25% or more on services. Click here for more information.

Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

Use the History Feature in Your Browser to Access Websites You’ve Recently Visited

There’s a nifty feature in Chrome (and other) browsers that I use all the time. I sometimes visit a website and decide I want to go back a couple of days later. The problem is I have no clue of the exact address. I might remember the main URL, but not the exact page that took me 8 clicks to get to. This video will show you some of the cool features in using History in Chrome.

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

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