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Thursday, September 4, 2014 “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
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From the Bar

Your 2015 Colorado Legal Directory Listing

Verification for the 2015 Colorado Legal Directory is open until Wednesday, Oct. 1. Don’t miss a referral because of a wrong number—ensure your directory listing is correct and verify your listing online. Upgrade your listing in the directory and make a big marketing impact at minimal costs. 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 or call 303-860-1115.

Complimentary Casemaker Trainings


  • Monday, Sept. 8, 10–11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 6, 10–11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 3, 10–11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 1, 10–11:30 a.m.

To register, please RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and specify whether you plan to attend in person or via webcast. There is no charge for the Casemaker trainings. CLE credit is available and all seminars will be held in the CLE small classroom.

Last call for Six of the Greatest Nominations!

The CBA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for “Six of the Greatest.” Profiles of these outstanding attorneys in Colorado history are published each July in The Colorado Lawyer. For more information, click here. Send nominations to by Wednesday, Sept. 10.

CBA, RMIAN and AILA Seek Volunteers for Unaccompanied Minors

The CBA Immigration Law Section, the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Colorado Chapter Chair are seeking volunteers to assist with unaccompanied minors who will be appearing in the Denver Immigration Court. A broad range of efforts will be available for attorneys and legal support staff to participate and contribute. Training is available online or via a mentor. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the CBA and RMIAN are hosting an all-day immigration law training. Click here to volunteer for a case. If you are interested in mentoring please contact Katie Glynn.

COBALT L. Grant Wylie Memorial Golf Tournament—Friday, Sept. 19

Join COBALT for the L. Grant Wylie Memorial Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Club, benefitting Colorado Uplift. Cost is $160 per player. Sign up as a foursome or as an individual. Cost includes Arrowhead bag tag, swag bag, and lunch buffet. For tournament information, contact Ashley Chase. For information on COBALT click here.

Complimentary Webinar: Cloud Options for Document Storing, Backup, Remote Access and Collaboration—Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Noon

Join us for the next free 30-minute Tech Tuesday presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at noon. More lawyers are using services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Apple’s iCloud and Microsoft’s OneDrive. How do they compare? Are they secure? How much do they cost? Join us as Phil Shuey discusses the pros and cons of the front runners and shows you how they can make you more efficient while maintaining client confidentiality. For more information, contact Sue Bertram. Click here to learn more about all of our Tech Tuesday programs.

DUI Basics: A Nuts-and-Bolts Approach—Friday, Sept. 19

This program is geared for anyone who practices DUI defense and provides a “nuts-and-bolts” approach with a strong emphasis on defending drug-related DUI cases. The information provided will assist attorneys who have never litigated a DUI case before, as well as the most seasoned DUI defenders. With faculty members who are considered some of the best litigators in the DUI criminal bar, as well as county court judges who can explain the intricacies of DUI and sobriety court, this seminar is certain to give you the tools to succeed when representing a client facing an alcohol- or drug-related DUI charge. Register now!

The Colorado State Court System: The Judges’ Perspective—Friday, Sept. 12

Hosted by the Colorado Judicial Institute

The role of politics in selecting state judges has been a hot topic for legislatures, governors, and courts across the nation. Since 1966, Colorado’s Constitution has provided for a merit-based selection system of appointing state judges rather than electing them based on partisan politics. This program will discuss Colorado’s merit selection system, provide a national overview of judicial fairness and impartiality, and give a judicial perspective on selection and retention of state judges. Join the CJI at the Ralph L. Carr Justice Center on Friday, Sept. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. Three CLE credits are available including one ethics. Click here for more information.

The Art of Cross-Examination With Dan Deasy and Magistrate John Scipione—Thursday, Oct. 2

Get real-world examples, trial skills, and practice tips at this invaluable CLE Program. Highlights include: Views of Cross-Examination from the Bench and a Practitioner; The Law of Cross-Examination; Building your Cross-Examination Pre-Trial; Execution of Your Cross-Examination and Witness Control; Special Considerations with Experts; and Pitfalls, Success Stories and Questions. Learn more.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

COLAP’s Tip of the Week: Help Is Out There

Do you need help? Do you know where to go for help? Click here to find out more.

From CBA-CLE Legal Connection

JDF Forms Revised in Domestic, Probate, Seal My Case, and Other Categories

The Colorado State Judicial Branch revised many forms in July and August 2014. Several summons forms in the Domestic Relations category were revised, and a new category was added for sealing underage alcohol and marijuana cases for offenses occurring after July 1, 2014. Forms were also amended in the Adoption, DMV Appeal, Probate, Miscellaneous, and Water categories. Click here to read more.

Running Past Our Limits Update (Part Five): A Random Idea Gets Scientific

Two neurological concepts underlie what I’m doing. The first is neuroplasticity: our brains rewire themselves when we learn. The second is myelination: if we use those new neural pathways often, our brains coat them with a substance called myelin, which acts as a learning and skill development supercharger. Click here to read more.

From the Legal Community

U.S. District Judge Tunheim to speak about JFK Assassination records—Monday, Sept. 29

The Tenth Circuit Historical Society is sponsoring a program at the Byron White Tenth Circuit Courthouse in Denver with Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim of the District of Minnesota, followed by a reception. Judge Tunheim was Chair of the U.S. Assassination Records Review Board, which facilitated public disclosure of records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The program will be on Monday, Sept. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and is complimentary, but please RSVP by Saturday, Sept. 20 by email to

Gathering of the Bench and Bar Conference—Oct. 1-3

The University of Colorado Law School is pleased to present the Gathering of the Bench and Bar Conference, a three-day conference hosted for lawyers and jurists from across the nation. The conference will be held October 1-3, in Boulder, and 14 general and 4 ethics CLE credits in Colorado have been requested. The conference brings together members of the judiciary, industry leaders, top practicing lawyers, and experts from academia to discuss some of the most important issues facing the legal profession. General registration is $375 (with discounts to government and newly practicing lawyers). If you have any questions, please contact John Delva.

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FedEx Discounts for CBA Members—Start Saving Today

Your time and money are important, so we are finding ways to help you save both. CBA members are eligible to save on select FedEx shipping services, including up to 21% on select U.S. services, up to 15% on select international services, and up to 12% on select ground services. Click here and enter passcode CBACBA to enroll.

Lending Library Book of the Week: You Raised Us—Now Work With Us

You Raised Us—Now Work With Us provides a cultural and familial context to the key behaviors attributed to Millennials, while offering practical advice and proven strategies to help all generations maximize each other’s strengths in the workplace. This book is an indispensable resource for Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers wanting to bring out the best in each other and enhance their own career success. 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

Excel—View All Formulas at Once

Working with formulas in Excel can be frustrating. We’ve all had this happen—you look at a spreadsheet formula and notice that the math is not working. There are so many things that could be wrong. It could be you’ve indicated the wrong cells; maybe it is adding when it should be subtracting. The list is endless. To fix it you have to take a look at all the formulas to see what’s wrong.

You could click on each cell individually to look at the formula associated with that cell. That can take a long time, and still won’t give you the big picture. The easiest way is to look at all the formulas at once!

Here’s how:

  • Open the document. Press ~ (the tilde).
  • All the formulas will be displayed.
  • When you want to go back to the document, press ~ again.

Contact Reba Nance at if you have questions.

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