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April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008 
Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter
 
IN THIS ISSUE:  
- Casemaker expands
 
- E-filing: What qualifies as Official Service 

- Roll out the Barrels Food Drive
 
- Healthier fast food choices
 
- Police state or public safety?

- Improve your memory CLE

- Tip of the week
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"Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood."
- H.L. Mencken
*** Casemaker continues to expand
This week, Casemaker’s Federal Library expanded significantly to include U.S. District Court opinions since 1950, Circuit Court opinions since 1930 and U.S. Supreme Court opinions since 1754. Opinions from the U.S. District Court and Circuit Court have the West pagination, but Supreme Court opinions do not. Simply use citations or case names to retrieve as usual, with no additional charge to CBA members. Questions? Call the Casemaker hotline at (303) 860-1115 or (800) 332-6736. 

*** E-Filing: What qualifies as Official Service

Some confusion exists about Official E-Service through File & Serve - e-filing in the Colorado state court system. Many File & Serve subscribers rely on e-mail notifications to know that a document has been e-served upon them. Be aware: the e-mail notification feature does not constitute service and is provided by LexisNexis File & Serve solely as a convenience. It is the responsibility of the subscriber to regularly and proactively check the Online Inbox for E-Filed and E-Served documents. Read more details, including some tips, about The Area of Official Service on the CBA's website

*** Roll out the Barrels Food Drive begins

Join generous firms across the state by collecting donations for the annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive April 28-May 9. The past nine years, this food drive provided nearly 100,000 meals and more than $30,000 for the Food Bank of the Rockies. The CBA Litigation Section and DBA Community Action Network invite non-Denver firms to click here  to participate. Denver firms click here to participate. Make this year’s drive the best ever!

*** A list of six healthier fast food choices

Busy professionals often wonder if there are ways to fit “fast food” into a healthy diet. The answer is most certainly yes. Click on the link here to read more. This message of wellness is brought to you by your friends at Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers and Peer Assistance Services, Inc.

*** Police state, or public safety?

Police spying on lawful protestors led to litigation in 2002. What are the boundaries of the state’s legitimate interest considering the DNC? Hear from former Denver City Attorney Cole Finegan, ACLU Legal Director Mark Silverstein and spy-file subject Barbara Cohen on April 28, noon-1:30 p.m., at the CBA, 1900 Grant St., third floor. Lunch is included; cost is $15. RSVP by April 25 to (303) 860-1115 ext. 727 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org

*** Making your case with a better memory

Featuring nationally known memory training consultant Paul Mellor! Improve your chances of winning your case. This CBA–CLE program, May 1, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., will help you save time in the courtroom, polish your presentation skills, make you a better listener, help you remember names of jurors and clients and help concentration. Register online: Making Your Case with a Better Memory.

*** Tip of the Week

Easily Print Only a Selection of a Document or Website
 
Oftentimes, you want to print only a selected portion of a document. It may be a table, a paragraph, a picture, a sentence, etc. You could copy the item, create a new document in Word, paste the item into the document, and then you could print it.
But there's a much easier way! Highlight the item or the text just as you would if you wanted to copy it. Choose File then Print - as you would usually do. A box comes up that defaults to Page Range as All. Take your cursor and click on Selection. Then print as usual.
 
You will now have a copy of just the selection you wanted, without everything else on the page, and you didn't have to go to the trouble of creating a new document to do it!
 
Feel free to contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org with questions.
 
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