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September 4, 2008

September 4, 2008 

Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Faculty of Federal Advocates Board seats open

- CBA debuts The Complete Lawyer

- Lending Library closed for September

- Secrets of the Great Briefwriters & Advanced Transactional Drafting

- The Scrivener: A Primer on Legal Writing

- New CBA Member Benefit!

 
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Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
- Bernard M. Baruch (1870–1965)

*** Faculty of Federal Advocates Board seats open
Nominations are due Oct. 1 for three seats on the Faculty of Federal Advocates Board of Directors. The three-year terms begin in January 2009. Review the FFA’s Diversity Mission Statement and submit a Board of Directors Application, which may be downloaded from the FFA Web site. Board members must attend monthly meetings, serve on at least one subcommittee and help place counsel. Candidates must be elected by the general membership. Election results will be announced at FFA’s annual meeting on Dec. 4. Write to Anjuli Kelotra, P.O. Box 12025, Denver, CO 80212-0025 or e-mail Anjuli.Kelotra@qwest.com.

*** CBA debuts The Complete Lawyer, a link to great tools and insights
Starting this week, CBA will link from www.cobar.org to a new, online publication called “The Complete Lawyer." The site features law firm management tips, career options, wealth management strategies specifically for lawyers, as well as news of trends affecting Colorado attorneys. Look a little further and you’ll find multi-generational advice, humor, marketing strategies and personal advice columns from lawyers who’ve been there. Let us know what you think!

*** Lending Library closed for September
The CBA Lending Library will be closed during the month of September to re-inventory all publications and videos, and to migrate the inventory to a new, efficient library software application. If you currently hold CBA Lending Library materials, please return them to the CBA offices as soon as possible. We'll be back up and running in October! If you aren't familiar with the CBA's Lending Library, visit the Web site. There you will find information about the Lending Library, including the current inventory, as well as the ABA Book Selling Program. We carry practice management materials, but no substantive law materials and no CBA-CLE publications. Best of all, we sell ABA books at a 20 percent discount to CBA members. For additional information, contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342, (800) 332-6736 or mgersic@cobar.org

*** Secrets of the Great Briefwriters & Advanced Transactional Drafting
National known speaker Ross Guberman will teach attorneys new ways to narrow their focus, craft persuasive facts, and fine-tune their structure. During this CBA-CLE program, Sept. 19, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., attendees will discuss techniques for using a more natural voice to convey complex information. Register online: Secrets of the Great Briefwriters & Advanced Transactional Drafting.

*** The Scrivener: A Primer on Legal Writing
This concise and handy volume serves as both an indispensable desktop reference for punctuation and grammar, and as a guide to brief writing and legal drafting of all kinds. Order online here! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit www.cobar.org/cle.

*** New CBA Member Benefit!
Corel® WordPerfect® Office X4 – Standard Edition is the essential office suite for home and business users to create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and manage e-mail. Open, edit and save Microsoft® Office documents. Save hundreds with the built-in PDF tools. Take notes and collect and reuse information, ideas and images from virtually anywhere with a new digital notebook. The package also includes data analysis software to get insight from your data and online services to help you stay connected. Visit www.corel.com/barassociation to receive a special discount for Bar Association members!

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