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May 8, 2008

May 8, 2008  Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter



- Enjoy bd's mongolian bbq

- Colorado delegates needed for ABA 

- CLC Annual Award Ceremony 

- Judicial Excellence nominations due

- Save the date: Transitions

- 17th Annual Nonprofit Institute

- Anatomy for Litigators

- Tip of the week

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"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."
- Babe Ruth

*** Enjoy bd’s mongolian barbeque, benefit two Bar foundations
Lawyers will work as guest grillers at bd’s mongolian barbeque, 1620 Wazee in Denver, to help raise money for the Colorado Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Bar Foundation. The event is Wednesday, May 14, with a 5 p.m. seating, 6 p.m. seating or 7:30 p.m. seating. Space is limited. RSVP by Monday, May 12 to (303) 571-1824.

*** Delegates needed for American Bar Association
The CBA has three vacancies in the American Bar Association House of Delegates. Duties include traveling to meetings in designated cities, participating in proceedings and discharging the House’s responsibilities. The one-to-two-day ABA meetings are in August and February, in addition to CBA Board of Governors meetings in May and November, and select special meetings. Terms are from August 2008-2010. One delegate must be under age 35. Travel expenses are covered for ABA meetings. Send a resume and brief letter expressing interest by June 15 to ABA Delegate, Colorado Bar Association, c/o Chuck Turner, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** Colorado Lawyers Committee 29th Annual Awards
RSVP by Monday, May 12, to hear Georgetown University Law Center Professor Wallace J. Mlyniec speak on Tuesday, May 20, at the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California St. The topic will be “Juvenile Justice: A Promise Unfulfilled.” Registration and reception is from 11:30 a.m. to noon; the luncheon is from noon to 1:30 p.m. RSVP to (303) 894-6366 or e-mail The cost is $50.

*** Judicial Excellence nominations due in one week
Help recognize outstanding judges across Colorado. The deadline to e-mail a nomination form is Thursday, May 15. Categories include District Court Judge, County Court Judge and Magistrate. Nominations serve as feedback from the legal community, which is the primary way that the Colorado Judicial Institute finds out about great judges. Award criteria and the one-page nomination form are online here. For more information or questions, call (303) 766-7501. Awards will be presented Nov. 18 at the 6th Annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner in Denver.

*** Save the date: Career Transitions program June 19
Local lawyer Ken Stern – who successfully "transitioned" careers – will speak on June 19 about the process of transitioning from an active practice of law to, well, whatever stage awaits. The agenda includes: Defining a Transition, Creating a Vision, Practicalities and Getting Yourself Out of the Way. Those who are in a transition stage, or anyone simply curious about how others handle personal and professional transitions, are invited to this quarterly, collegial luncheon function. The cost is $10. To register, e-mail

*** 17th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofits
This CBA-CLE program, Thursday and Friday May 15-16, will present a comprehensive analysis of legal issues of concern to nonprofit organizations. The first day covers how to organize nonprofit entities. The second day’s lineup will cover six areas of particular interest this year for nonprofit corporations. Register online: 17th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Organizations.

*** Anatomy for Litigators
Winner of the 2007 “Outstanding Achievement” in publications award from the association for continuing legal education, this book helps you understand how different parts of the body work so you can counsel your clients more effectively. Order online. 

*** Tip of the week
Avoid Having to Open Each Graphic File to Find the Picture You Want
Windows has made it easier than ever to peek inside your graphics files (this includes .pdf documents). Instead of displaying a folder full of icons and file names like 312.tif, Windows can transform each file icon into a thumbnail-sized preview of the file's contents. This makes it a lot easier to find the one picture of your child pulling the cat's tail after you've put 63 baby pictures into the same folder. Obviously this also works to preview the pictures of an accident scene, a damaged home, etc.
To turn on the previews, open the folder with the pictures, click View from its menu, and choose Thumbnails from the drop-down menu. Windows immediately replaces the icons with previews of your graphics and photos.
Feel free to contact Reba Nance at if you have any questions.


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