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February 21, 2008

February 21, 2008  Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- Casemaker 2.0 available next Wednesday!

- Immigration Committee's Reception—February 28

- I Never Metadata I Didn't Like

- Write an Evidence Article for TCL

- Permanent Protection Order Training

- DU Legal Diversity Summit

- Federal Practice Update 2008

- Low on Appellate Practice: Collected Columns

- Tip of the Week


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***Enhanced version of Casemaker will be available next Wednesday!
We are pleased to announce that Casemaker 2.0 will be launched next Wednesday, February 27. Casemaker 2.0 will have several enhancements, including the ability to search case law across multiple states in one search. It will look almost exactly like the Casemaker you know and love. We will send out an e-mail Monday afternoon with more details.  Register now for one of our free online Casemaker 2.0 training sessions at noon on Wednesday, February 27, or Thursday, February 28.  Registration instructions are on the CBA website's Casemaker page.

***Immigration Committee's Reception—February 28 
The newly formed CBA Immigration Committee will be holding a welcome/membership reception on February 28, 2008, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the CBA Offices, 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor.  All new members and anyone interested in joining this newcommittee are invited to the reception.  You will have the opportunity to join the committee the night of the reception. Please share this invitation with colleagues and anyone who may be interested in participating in the committee. The reception will be free. Please RSVP to with your name and number of attendees.  If you have questions, e-mail Melissa Nicoletti. 

***I Never Metadata I Didn't Like
The CBA Paralegal Committee will host a one-hour CLE program for attorneys and paralegals on Thursday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the CBA offices. Charles F. Luce, Jr. of Moye White, LLP will give a practical demonstration of what metadata is, how to manage it, and an overview and examination of how various attorney ethics bodies are coping (or not) with it. Cost, which includes a boxed sandwich or salad meal and one CLE credit, is $10 for CBA members, $15 for nonmembers, and $5 for conference call participation. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. CONFERENCE CALL PARTICIPANTS should RSVP by e-mail to Michelle Gersic or by calling (303) 824-5342.

***Write an Evidence Article for TCL 
The Colorado Lawyer is looking for authors to write Evidence articles. Evidence articles are brief and practical, have a well-established format, and address Colorado evidence issues and related federal precedent. (See an example here.) Please e-mail volunteer editor Larry Zavadil (subject: Evidence articles) for more information. He will provide topic suggestions for interested authors, although an author is free to write on a topic of his or her choice that has not been covered. The chosen topic should not be a "live" issue in a case the author or his or her firm is handling.


***Permanent Protection Order Training
March 7, 2008, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Holland & Hart. Learn how to represent victims of domestic violence in Permanent Protection Order proceedings. Lunch included. CLE credits have been applied for. Sponsored by the Denver Access to Justice Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Association, Colorado Legal Services, Project Safeguard, and Holland & Hart. Please e-mail Carolyn Gravit for a registration form or call (303) 886-9783 for more information.


***DU Legal Diversity Summit
Register now for the 2008 Rocky Mountain Legal Diversity Summit at DU Law School on Wednesday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants will learn from local and national experts about how to go beyond diversity initiatives to create cultures of inclusion. For more information, go to

***Federal Practice Update 2008
The distinguished faculty in this program will discuss: how to successfully settle your case; changes to the local rules; ethical issues in federal court; key federal court evidentiary issues; and an overview of federal bankruptcy practices. Join this CBA–CLE program, March 20, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., so that you will emerge more prepared to represent your clients to the best of your ability. Register online: Federal Practice Update 2008

***Low on Appellate Practice: Collected Columns
For more than 15 years, The Colorado Lawyer has featured a monthly column on appellate do's and don'ts by Andrew M. Low, one of the leading appellate lawyers in the Rocky Mountain Region. The Colorado Bar Association CLE now brings you the best of Low's essays in this book. Order online. For information, call (303) 860-0608 or toll-free (in state) (888) 860-2531; or visit

***Tip of the Week
"Cut and Paste" on Steroids—try the "Collect and Paste" feature. Collect and Paste allows you to collect text and graphics from any number of documents, other programs, or the Internet and then paste them into any Office document. If you've used Cut and Paste, you probably have been doing it one item at a time. Did you know that the Clipboard allows you to collect and paste up to twenty-four items and have them available to insert in an Office document with the click of a mouse?  Here is how the Collect and Paste feature works. Open Word. Click on "Edit." Choose "Office Clipboard" (this will open a separate pane to the right of your document).

Now, collect the items you want to paste into your document. It can be three separate portions of another Word document, a graphic from the Internet, and data from an Excel spreadsheetthe items do not have to come from an Office document.
Collect each item as your would doing a normal cut and paste.  Each item will appear separately on the Clipboard pane on the right. 
To add an item, click in your Word document at the place where you want that item to appear. 
Go to the Clipboard pane and hold your cursor over the item.  A down arrow will appear.  Click on it and you will have a choice of "Paste" or "Delete."  Choose "Paste." It's that simple!
Items can be deleted from the Clipboard pane by clicking on Delete (as explained above), or by clicking the "Clear All" box.  The Office Clipboard can hold up to 24 items. If you copy a 25th item, the first item in the Office Clipboard is deleted.  Collected items remain in the Office Clipboard until you quit all Office programs running on your computer or click "Clear All" or "Delete" on the Office Clipboard. 

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