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May 13, 2010

 

May 13, 2010   Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Wheels of Justice Kick-off Party 

- CLE: Employment Law Conference 

- Question of the Month 

- Win an iPad! 

- Mock Trial Committee needs members

- Write Point/Counterpoint articles

- Book: Handbook for Civil Trials

- Tip of the Week 

 

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
— Albert Camus

*** Team Wheels of Justice Kick-off Party
Kick off the Wheels of Justice training season downtown at The Celtic Tavern, 1801 Blake St., May 20, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy great food, beer, wine and fun with your family and friends. Learn strategies for fundraising and hear from The Children’s Hospital doctors on how The Courage Classic ride in July greatly impacts them. RSVP by May 14 to drichardson@cobar.org. To sign up for the ride, go to https://cobarmail01.cobar.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.wheelsofjusticecycling.org/.

*** CLE: 2010 Colorado Employment Law Conference, May 26-27
Get the latest Colorado case law and legislative updates, and learn about how to litigate claims under the ADA. Also, see how to prepare and defend against an attorney’s fee petition, and how to bring and defend cases against governmental entities. This year’s faculty includes prominent federal and state judges, as well as distinguished employment law practitioners from both the plaintiff and defense bars.

*** The Colorado Lawyer’s Question of the Month: As an attorney or legal professional, what is your definition of “success”?
Send your response to leonamartinez@cobar.org, using the subject line “Q of the Month.” Responses will print (without names) in the July issue of The Colorado Lawyer. All CBA members are encouraged to respond to this and future questions related to lawyers, the law and the legal profession.

*** Sign up for Casemaker's New Mobile Phone App and Win an iPad!
Check out the complete Casemaker 2.2 library via your mobile device. Click here for more information. To connect, go to http://mobile.lawriter.net on your mobile device and set up an account by May 31. You will be automatically registered to win an iPad. 

*** Fun, loveable committee seeks members
The CBA Mock Trial Committee is looking for new members to meet on the second Wednesday of the month at noon. Call-ins are always welcome. The committee organizes the Colorado High School Mock Trial Program, which includes creating an annual case problem and leading numerous training sessions for students and coaches. More than 1,200 high school students participated this year with the guidance of approximately 200 attorney coaches. An additional 900 members volunteered as presiding judges and/or scoring panelists. To join, e-mail Carolyn Gravit at cgravit@cobar.org

*** Point/Counterpoint Authors Wanted
The Colorado Lawyer is seeking topic ideas and authors for 2011 “point/counterpoint” articles. One topic — court of appeals opinions not selected for official publication — needs authors. Contact Coordinating Editor Fred Burtzos at fred.burtzos.gdz0@statefarm.com for more information. Policy information about opinion articles and writing guidelines are available.

*** Book:  Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials, includes the 2010 Supplement
Don't go to court alone — take your trial guide with you. The 2010 supplement has been released with contributions by top Colorado litigators. Substantial revisions have been made to several chapters, including critical discussions of recent state and federal case law updates.

*** Tip of Week: Free Data Recovery Tools

It happens — you accidentally delete something like a file or folder. We’ve known since the early days of Norton Utilities that all is not lost. Typically, files are not actually deleted, just the reference to them in the disc’s file directory is. So, all the data is there, you just need to get to it.

A host of utilities have come out since the early days of PCs to help recover files.  Below are Lifehacker’s Five Best Free Data Recovery Tools. For more complete information on each tool and why you might select one over another, click here

Recuva (Windows): Top pick for data recovery
TestDisk (Windows/Mac/Linux): Runner-up for disk repair and data recovery
PhotoRec (Windows/Mac/Linux)
Restoration (Windows)

This tip is courtesy of the ABA LPM Practice Management Advisors Task Force.  Contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org if you have any questions.