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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Audio 101—How to Download Podcasts, Music, Ring Tones, and Other Mysteries—Answered! Tuesday, April 28

There are lots of opportunities to use audio files in our personal and professional lives. Whether it’s legal-related podcasts, downloading ring tones, or putting your CDs onto your phone or tablet to use when you travel or work out—it’s not as difficult as you think. Adrian Romero of CBA CLE will show you how. Whether you use Apple or Android, you’ll come away from this webinar with step-by-step instructions! Click here for log-in information and to view archived webinars.

Nominations Being Accepted for the Sterling Ambler Award—Deadline is Thursday, April 30

This award is given annually by the CBA Trust and Estate Section, in honor of the late Sterling Ambler who generously gave of his time and expertise to individual lawyers and to the organization. The section seeks nominees who have significant years of contribution to the legal profession in multiple areas, such as legal expertise, assisting other attorneys, and participation in professional organizations. Leadership in these areas is another criterion. Complete the nomination form and submit it to by Thursday, April 30, to Andrea Mueller.

Support the Sean May Memorial Run/Walk—Saturday, May 2

Support a runner, or sign up to run! Participate in the Seventh Annual Sean May Memorial Run/Walk on Saturday, May 2, at Barr Lake State Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit access to justice programs and Sean May’s family. Register here.

47th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference on Thursday, May 7
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the CBA Business Law Section

The Rocky Mountain Region’s PREMIER securities conference is presented by many of the country’s most knowledgeable securities practitioners! You would have to travel to Washington DC or New York and pay thousands of dollars to find a conference that offers this much for a fraction of the cost. Reserve your place and be part of this very special event right here at the Denver Marriott City Center. Judge Mary Jo White, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is the keynote speaker. Register now!

The Wheels of Justice Team Rides Again

Register today for The Children’s Hospital’s Courage Classic cycling fundraiser, July 18–20. Click here to join the CBA and DBA-sponsored team, the Wheels of Justice. To sponsor the team or for more information, visit wheelsofjusticecycling.org.

Practice and Financial Monitor Class—May 6

The Colorado Supreme Court emphasizes education and programs to help lawyers meet their professional obligations; these include diversion and probation programs with periods of practice and financial monitoring. Chip Mortimer with Colorado Attorney Regulation will provide detailed information about the attorney regulation process, including common issues and outcomes. You’ll learn about the forms of discipline allowed under the rules governing lawyer regulation cases, and different processes for imposing discipline, plus about the role of practice monitors and financial monitors, and the conditions under which they serve. The class is offered for three ethics credits—find out more or register now!

Better Motion Practice—April 17
Co-sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

This “how to” argue, present, and write motions program is designed for lawyers who want to learn techniques to sharpen their skills by providing a practical overview of various kinds of motions you will likely encounter in pre-trial civil practice. You will learn specific techniques, skills, and methods for persuading the court and decision makers. The program will generally reference state and federal rules of procedure and evidence. Check out the complete agenda and faculty!

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

Self-Imposed Limitations—Part Two: COLAP’s Tip for Work*Life*Integration

Last time we discussed doing some “mental spring cleaning” this year. What sort of negative or unreasonable limitations do you impose on yourself that prevent you from being happy, content, and joyful? Click here to find out how you can change self-imposed limitations on your mental well-being.

Volunteer Opportunities

Colorado’s Project Citizen Showcase—May 7 (Elementary/Middle) and May 8 (High School) at the Colorado State Capitol

Volunteers are needed at the Colorado state capitol on May 7 and 8, from 9:30 to 11:20 a.m., to discuss the students’ ideas for solving a wide range of community problems. The format is a legislative simulation and the setting is the legislative hearing rooms. Students will make a ten-to fifteen-minute presentation about their research on policy solutions, and then volunteer panels will respond with clarifying and probing questions and feedback. Please contact Jackie Johnson if you can help!

From CBA-CLE Legal Connection

Simple Tips for a Small Firm Owner

Small firm owners have to wear many hats, among them: business promoter, manager, and senior attorney. Each of those roles requires the development and refinement of distinct skill sets. Sometimes I’m asked by new attorneys to talk about their firm’s path and to offer tips for firm growth and development. The truth is that small firm ownership, management, and development is not easy. Click here to read more.

Forms for Restricted Account, Sealing Minor In Possession Records, Instructions for Adoptions, and More Amended

In March and April 2015, the Colorado State Judicial Branch amended several forms and instructions in many different categories. Forms are available for download here as PDFs and from the State Judicial website as Word documents and PDFs. Click here to read more.

 

From the Legal Community

Associates Campaign Ceremony—Wednesday, May 13

The 2015 Associates Campaign raised nearly $115,000 for legal aid during the month of March. This annual effort, led entirely by young lawyers, helps ensure access to civil justice for those who might otherwise go without.

A ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 13, at 5 p.m. at the law office of Greenberg Traurig, where all participating firms will be recognized and awards will be presented by Colorado Supreme Court Justice Will Hood.

Optimize Your Membership

From the Lending Library: “The Lawyer’s Field Guide to Effective Business Development

The Lawyer’s Field Guide to Effective Business Development, 2nd Ed., is designed for seasoned lawyers who want to refine and polish their business development skills, as well as younger lawyers who have set their sights on designing successful and profitable careers as trusted advisors. 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

How to Change the Default Folder to Save Documents in Word 2007 and 2010

By default, Word tries to save new documents in your “My Documents” folder. Many of us want to save documents somewhere else. For example, if you save your documents to client folders, here’s how you can change the default location for saved documents to something such as C:\clients\documents. That way, the next time you click on “Save As” the location will default to C:\clients\documents and all you have to choose is the individual client folder. Here’s how:

In Word 2007:
1. Open a new Word document
2. Click on the Microsoft Office Button (the graphic on the top far left)
3. Click Word Options (near the bottom of the box)
4. Click Save (on the left)
5. Under Save Documents, next to Default File Location box, click Browse
6. Select the new default folder and click OK—you’re done!

In Word 2010:
1. Open a new Word document
2. Click on File (in the upper left
3. Click on Options (on the left)
4. Click on Save (on the left)
4. Click on Browse (next to Default file location)
6. Locate and choose the folder you want as the default save location
7. Click OK to save the selection
8. Double-check to be sure you’ve selected the directory you want
9. Click OK and you’re set!

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

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