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July 5

July 5, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Ilene Bloom starts DBA Presidency
  • McGraw Hill 2011 Colorado Legal Directory “Fire Sale”
  • Fraud is in the Air This Summer
  • What You See—Can Increase Your Revenue, July 8
  • Delivering a Killer Cross-Examination
  • Be a Mock Trial Coach
  • Downtown Denver Solo and Small Firm Networking Happy Hour
  • Senior’s Golf Tournament
  • Interpreter Services to Be Free in Colorado Courts after DOJ Agreement
  • From the ABA Journal: Women’s Work? Some Find Web 2.0 Plays to Female Attorneys’ Strengths
  • From Attorney At Work: Handy Keyboard Tricks
From the Bar
Ilene Bloom starts DBA Presidency
On Friday, July 1, Ilene Lin Bloom officially started her one-year term as DBA President. You can follow her on Facebook by liking her DBA President page, and be sure to check out The Docket article about Ilene and her plans for the coming year here.
McGraw-Hill 2011 Colorado Legal Directory “Fire Sale”
Publisher McGraw-Hill has mailed flyers announcing the final chance to purchase the 2011 Colorado Legal Directory if they have not done so already. To purchase, click here. Remember, the DBA is taking over production of the legal directory next year. Please contact Margaret Haywood at PR@Cobar.org or 303-824-5316 with any questions about your listing in the 2012 directory.
Fraud is in the Air This Summer
Attorneys are being targeted by scammers. Read more here.
Continuing Education
What You See—Can Increase Your Revenue, Friday, July 8
Consultant and coach Ed Poll will answer the most common questions from attorneys including: “How do I know how I'm doing, other than by looking at the bank account?” You’ll find out how to understand the flow of money through the law firm and the financial metrics that will answer that question. And, more important, “How can I improve these metrics?” Find out more!
Delivering a Killer Cross-Examination, Wednesday, July 27 with renowned attorney and speaker Larry Pozner
With more than 35 years' experience in courtrooms and before juries, Pozner focuses his practice on complex civil and criminal litigation—as well as teaching exceptional trial tips and techniques to attorneys around the country. This half-day program sets out the fundamental techniques of advanced cross-examination using the chapter method. Find out the details on this exceptional Litigation Trial Skills Series program.
Volunteer
Be a Mock Trial Coach
You can help students gain beneficial life skills that will help them throughout life, such as team work, collaboration, the importance and value of setting goals, and productive argument! The DBA is looking for attorney coaches to help with several high school mock trial teams. For more information, visit the program website here.
Networking

Downtown Denver Solo and Small Firm Networking Happy Hour, Tuesday July 12
Meet your peers at Stoney's Bar and Grill every second Tuesday of the month. Click here for a full listing of Solo and Small Firm Section networking meetings across the state.

Senior’s Golf Tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 17
This year's tournament will be held at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. Lunch will be served at noon, with golf to follow. Cost is $50 per player. Questions? Email Alexa Drago at adrago@cobra.org.
In the News
Interpreter Services to Be Free in Colorado Courts after DOJ Agreement
The Justice Department announced last week that it has reached an agreement with Colorado State Judicial officials to ensure that limited English-proficient individuals will have free access to timely and competent language assistance when seeking services in state courts. Accordingly, Chief Justice Bender has issued a comprehensive Directive that provides for the services in all criminal and civil proceedings, as well as court operations. Click here for more information.
From the ABA Journal: Women’s Work? Some Find Web 2.0 Plays to Female Attorneys’ Strengths
Carla Varriale says she couldn’t have built a national presence in the male-dominated specialty of sports law without social media. Read more ...
Increasing Efficiency
From Attorney At Work: Handy Keyboard Tricks
One key to increasing your efficiency in Microsoft Word is keeping your hands off the mouse as much as possible. To do that, though, you need to know a few handy shortcut keys so you can format as your fingers fly. Read more

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