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Upcoming Presidential Visits – Sept. 15, 27 and 28
Mesa County, 16th JD and Southwest, and Southern Bar Association members, come meet CBA President Dick Gast! Dick will be at the Avalon in Grand Junction on Sept. 15 at 11:30 a.m. to meet with Mesa County members. On Sept. 27 he will be at La Junta Golf Club at noon to visit with all 16th JD and Southwest Bar Association members, and at Primero Café in Trinidad on Sept. 28 to meet with the Southern Bar Association. If you are in the neighborhood, come out and meet Dick and let him know what you need from the CBA!

Foreclosure Law in Colorado – Sept. 22
Agenda includes: Public Trustee Foreclosures; Rule 120 Proceedings; Judicial Foreclosures; Receiverships; Bankruptcy Issues in Foreclosure; Federal Regulatory Issues in Foreclosure; Tax Liens; and Deeds in Lieu and Workouts. Includes the book Foreclosure Law in Colorado, 1st Edition.
Tech Tuesdays: Brief-Lynx Technology Assisted Document Linking – Sept. 26 from 12 to 12:30 p.m.
Learn how your firm can be more effective during brief submission time utilizing services and software different than Adobe Acrobat. Topics covered include: how to organize and think of a brief as electronic, power of links, task oriented reading, outsourcing considerations, the Brief-Lynx process, current rules, court demands, end-client concerns, budgeting and much more.
FREE Ethics of Pro Bono Representation CLE – Sept. 29, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Join Metro Volunteer Lawyers and April McMurrey from the Office of Attorney Regulation, who will address the Rules of Professional Conduct and ethical considerations as they relate to pro bono representation, in this free CLE at the DBA. Submitted for one ethics credit. Register today as space is limited.
2017 Employment Law Conference in Vail – Oct. 5–7
A perfect opportunity to not only spend the weekend in Vail enjoying the fall colors, but to attend an outstanding CLE conference with 5 plenary sessions, multiple tracks, and a stellar faculty.
Free Happy Hour and Networking — Oct. 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Come talk to consumer protection attorneys who deal with consumer credit, foreclosure, debt collection, and more. All attorneys are welcome. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

From the Legal Connection and Solo in Colorado

Lawyers Run for Kids on Oct. 1
Run for a good cause! The 2017 Hot Chocolate 5K/15K will take place on Oct. 1. You can support the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center while you run — the Children’s Law Center arranged with Hot Chocolate to invite you, your business, and its clients to run in a fun and chocolate-filled race against other businesses in the Denver metro area. Join Lawyers Run for Kids with employees or clients to race against other businesses for bragging rights, all while making a difference in a child’s life
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One Law Firm’s Results After Security Training
Do you think everyone in your firm knows how to recognize malicious emails? If not, then you have a security issue. Consider security awareness training to strengthen your firm’s front-line of defense: your employees.
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From the Courts and the Legal Community

Annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner – Oct. 18
Please join the Colorado Judicial Institute at the Denver Marriott City Center on Oct. 18 to honor and thank four of Colorado’s outstanding jurists.
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Disability Law Colorado’s 40th Anniversary Celebration — Oct. 19
Disability Law Colorado is celebrating 40 years of protecting and promoting the rights of individuals with disabilities and older people throughout Colorado at History Colorado on Oct. 19.
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Tip of the Week: Move table rows quickly in Microsoft Word 2016, 2013 and 2010 – no cut and paste required!

Do you insert a new row, then cut and paste your data every time you have to move a table row? If so, you’ll be pleased to know there’s no need for all that extra work.

Instead, select the row you wish to move and press [Alt][Shift][Up Arrow] to move the entire row up one level. Continue pressing this key combination until your row is in the proper location. To move a row down, press [Alt][Shift][Down Arrow]. If you need to move more than one contiguous row at a time, select them all and use the same key combination.


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Lawyers face many obstacles and stressors in the practice of law, and coping with substance use disorders or mental health issues exacerbates the difficulties inherent in the profession. And, in fact, lawyers suffer from substance use problems and mental health issues more than the general public. Even if you don’t experience these complications, you know a lawyer who does. Click here to read one lawyer’s honest reflections on how substance abuse and mental health issues impact the practice of law.
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