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Complimentary Casemaker Training—Monday, August 3

Join us for our upcoming complimentary Casemaker training on Monday, August 3, from 10-11:30 a.m. To register, please RSVP to lunches@cobar.org and confirm whether you plan to attend in person or via webcast. The seminar will be held at the CLE small classroom at 1900 Grant Street, 3rd floor. There is no charge for the Casemaker trainings and CLE credit is available. Click here to learn more about Casemaker, the CBA’s free legal research benefit.

August 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 an August meeting near you.

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.

2015 Annual Family Law Institute—August 7–9 in Vail
Presented by the CBA Family Law Section, in collaboration with CBA CLE

Come to the annual gathering place for the Colorado family law community. Network with the most knowledgeable and experienced family law practitioners, judicial officers, and mental health professionals in the region, who give you the strategies most relevant to your work. On Saturday, members of the judiciary will be in every classroom assisting as moderators for the Institute! Fresh topics, fresh mountain air, and fresh ideas await you. Reserve your spot now!

2015 Colorado Legal and Technology Expo—Friday, August 21, Warwick Hotel, Denver

The Colorado Legal and Technology Expo is the premier event in Colorado for checking out the latest trends and tools in technology, marketing tools, and law practice management. This tremendous resource for solos, small firms, larger firms, and legal departments provides hands-on practical information for improving productivity and profits at firms. Not only will there be legal technology companies exhibiting, but short, educational seminars offered on the latest in technology and law practice management for the legal community. This year we are also offering three CLE presentations for a nominal fee, on key technology topics, presented by leading attorneys who integrate technology in their practice. Register your spot now, so we can get an accurate count for refreshments and the complimentary lunch. Click here.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

Easy to De-Stress: COLAP’s Tip for Work*Life*Integration

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Stop. Sit down. Feel your feet on the floor and your “seat” in the seat. Breathe deeply and slowly, three times. Close your eyes. Say the mantra “let it go.” Smile. And get back to your day with fresh eyes. For more articles on relieving stress, click here.

From the Courts

First Graduate from the Adams County Court for Veterans

On Wednesday, June 10, Judge Brian Bowen proudly congratulated the first graduate of the Adams County Court for Veterans, in the presence of local stakeholders, government officials, and supporters, and presented him with a certification of completion. The audience applauded loudly in support of Simon’s hard work and dedication, and service to his country. Read more about the event and the Veterans program.

From the CBA-CLE Legal Connection

Probate, Domestic Relations, District Court Civil, and More Forms—Amended in June and July

In June and July, the Colorado State Judicial Branch amended several forms in many different categories, including guardianship, small estate affidavit, dissolution of marriage, district court civil, and transcript request. The forms are available for download here in PDF format, and are available as Word documents on the State Judicial forms pages. Click here to read more.

New Pretrial Rules for Civil Cases—What Is Changed (Part 1 of 2)

Effective July 1, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court has adopted a series of amendments to the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure designed to significantly reduce the cost of and delays in litigation and to create a new culture for the handling of lawsuits. The amended rules will increase involvement of judges to establish early and personal judicial oversight of pretrial activities; provide for expedited discovery motions; change the breadth of required disclosures; limit discovery to what is needed, not what is wanted; limit expert discovery; clarify obligations when responding to interrogatories and requests for documents; and strengthen judges’ ability to award sanctions for noncompliance with these rules. Click here to read more.

Optimize Your Membership

LCCU Affinity Credit Card Program—Benefitting the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation

The CBA is pleased to introduce our affinity credit card program with the Legal Community Credit Union, designed to benefit the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation. The Legal Aid Foundation has helped ensure that free civil legal services are available to low-income Coloradans for more than 30 years. When you make purchases with your CBA credit card, you help ensure that indigent populations in Colorado receive equal access to justice. You must become a member of the credit union to apply for the CBA branded Visa Card. For more information visit cbacreditcard.com.

From the Lending Library—Legal Research in a Nutshell, 11th Ed.

Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major Internet resources, as well as online databases and library materials, with almost a hundred illustrations of print and online sources. 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

Outlook—Color-Code Incoming Emails by Sender

Today’s tip is for Outlook 2010, but it can be done in other versions of Outlook as well. We all get a ton of emails, and it’s easy for an individual email to get lost in your inbox. Today’s tip will show you how to create a rule that changes the color of emails from an individual to a different color so they jump out when they’re in your Inbox. Feel free to contact me at reban@cobar.org if you have any questions.

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