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February 11, 2010

February 11, 2010 Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- Wheels of Justice signup today

- CLE: The Judges Tell All

- CLE: Ethics for Employment Lawyers

- Transitions: Estate Planning 

- Mock Trial volunteers needed ASAP

- Lending Library’s Book of the Month 

- Credit card processing fees discount

- ABA Tech Show discount

- International Law Weekend

- Book: Colorado Liens and Claims Handbook

- Tip of the Week

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“Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
— Abraham Lincoln (tomorrow is Lincoln's 201st Birthday!)

*** Be part of this historic team
The Courage Classic registration will fill up quickly, so register today. Hoping to hit the $1 million mark in this fifth year, Wheels of Justice Team captain Heather Purcell wants to get more riders than ever, and raise at least $245,000 to benefit The Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. From 2006-2009 the team raised $755,000.  The WoJ team is not just for lawyers — other business professionals are joining the team. So rally your peers in the business community — to ride or to sponsor.

*** CLE: The Judges Tell All — How to Be Your Most Persuasive Self in Issues That Matter, Feb. 19
Learn more in this unique, half-day program about what judges are thinking and looking for in their courtrooms than in any program you've attended before. For more information or to register, click here.  

*** CLE: Ethics for Employment Lawyers, Feb. 26
Recognize and avoid common factual and legal situations that could lead you, as an employment law attorney, into a disciplinary situation. Veteran plaintiff and defense employment law attorneys and a speaker from the Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel will explore these ethical problems and provide solutions to them.  Find out more here.  

*** Transitions: Estate Planning Issues to Consider, March 9   
Congress did not renew the estate tax which expired beginning January of this year. However, there are rumblings that they will get around to doing "something" to reinstate a revised estate tax. Of course, no one can accurately predict when or if they will do anything, but come hear Frank T. Hill comment on what people should keep in mind as we await action from Washington. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. One CLE credit applied for. To register for this luncheon, Tuesday, March 9, noon at the CBA offices, e-mail or call (303) 861-1115, ext. 727.

*** Help mold our future lawyers — volunteer for mock trial
Be impressed. CBA's High School Mock Trial competition needs volunteers for the State competition, March 12 & 13. Give a few hours, and watch these students go!  

*** Lending Library’s Book of the Month 
The 2010 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide helps solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. It has information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smart phones and anything else a law office might need. For more information on the CBA Lending Library, click here. For questions or to check out this book, contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or

*** Optimize your CBA Membership: Credit card processing fees discount
Wells Fargo is offering discounted prices on merchant services to CBA members. Contact Don Beach in the Wells Fargo Professional Services Group at (303) 863-5689 or

*** Psst…CBA members get a discount at ABA Tech Show
The CBA is once again proud to be an event promoter for the ABA TechShow 2010 Conference and Expo, March 25-27, in Chicago. We promote ABA TechShow because it is one of the best legal technology events of the year, period. Get a $350 early-bird discount for registering by Feb. 19, but even after Feb. 19 get a $150 discount as a CBA member. Questions? Go to

*** International Law Weekend in Denver
"Sustainable Development, Corporate Governance and International Law" is the theme for The American Branch of the International Law Association regional International Law Weekend at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law on Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13. For more information about this conference, contact Keri Grundstein

*** Book: Colorado Liens and Claims Handbook — 2010 Supplement Just Released
This thorough handbook covers topics such as liens on private construction projects and issues with arbitration and bankruptcy. In the new 2010 supplement, many chapters in the handbook have extensive revisions, and critical new case law is included.

*** Tip of the Week

Outlook: Figure out the e-mail address when all you see is the name

We all receive e-mails that also were sent to many other recipients. Sometimes you’ll see their actual e-mail address in the “To” or “CC” field, but sometimes all you see is their name. If their name is in the header (by the “To” or shaded area), put your cursor over the name and right-click. Choose “Outlook Properties.” You’ll see their name and below that their e-mail address. While you’re there, right-click again and choose “Add to Outlook Contacts.” Outlook will automatically create a new contact for the person and fill in their e-mail address for you.

Contact Reba Nance at if you have any questions.

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