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June 3, 2010


June 3, 2010 Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- CBA Membership Survey Summary 

- Start Networking Now 

- Find Your Passion in the Law 

- CLE: Write Like the Nations Top Advocates

The Colorado Lawyer photo request 

- Free executive portrait sitting

- Tenth Circuit Bench & Bar Conference

- Final Message from CBA Prez

- FedEx discounts

- Tip of the Week 




“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” — Benjamin Disraeli

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*** The results are in! CBA Survey Summary
Watch this video to see the results of the recent CBA Membership Survey. The CBA leadership and staff are working hard to provide the best member benefits possible, and it wouldn’t be possible to do this without input from the CBA's most important component — our members! Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey. We want your feedback, so continue to let us know how we are doing.

*** Start Networking Now!
Sign up for 2010-11 CBA Committees to get involved and make a difference in the bar association and your community. Click here to fill out a preference sheet. Look to your dues invoice, arriving in your mailboxes any day, to join sections and become acquainted with other attorneys in your area of practice.    

*** Free Job Search and Career Transition Workshop: Find Your Passion in the Law, Tuesday, June 8
Find Your Passion in the Law is a one-and-a-half-hour workshop to help you discover (or rekindle) your passion in the law, identify what’s preventing you from realizing it, and start making plans to make it happen. Come prepared to reflect, write and share your thoughts with other attendees at noon on Tuesday, June 8, at the CBA–CLE offices. Free to attend and lunch is available for those who register. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** CLE — Point Made: How to Write Like the Nations Top Advocates, presented by nationally acclaimed writing consultant & instructor Ross Guberman.
Attend this three-hour, fast-paced tour on Thursday, June 24, and learn the best practices in advocacy writing, and receive specific tools to upgrade your skills.

*** August Legislative Update Cover in The Colorado Lawyer
The Colorado Lawyer is growing its photo collection of the Colorado State Capitol building for the August Legislative Update cover. Send your high-resolution (minimum 8x10, 300 dpi), interior or exterior photos to by Friday, June 18. Use highest setting on digital cameras. No cell phone photos, please. Click here for general information about submitting photographs.

*** Don’t be a name without a face!
Get your photo taken at no cost for the CBA's online Find A Lawyer directory on June 7 to 25 at the CBA offices. RCL Portraits is providing the services. Representatives from RCL may be calling you to schedule a sitting, or you may call RCL Portrait Design directly at (800) 580-5562 to schedule an appointment. Members can view their proofs immediately through an instant video system and choose their picture for the directory. The chosen photo will then be uploaded by CBA staff to your Find A Lawyer listing. Additional photos also will be made available to those wishing to purchase them, however, there is no obligation. If you currently have a photo you wish to use for the online directory, e-mail it to

*** Rub elbows with Supreme Court Justices at Tenth Circuit Bench & Bar Conference, Aug. 26–28
Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor are among an extensive list of distinguished guests attending the 2010 Tenth Circuit Bench & Bar Conference, Aug. 26–28 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Attend the conference and network with fellow attorneys and judges. Register today!

*** “It’s the Journey, Not the Destination”
Read Dave Johnson’s final message as CBA President.

*** Optimize your CBA Membership with FedEx®
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*** Tip of the Week: Time and Billing Software
Looking for time and billing software and don’t know where to start? Check out the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center (one of our favorite websites) and see the Time & Billing Software Comparison Chart for Solo/Small Firms. The chart also includes a Practice/Case Management Software Comparison and was last updated March 15. Questions? Contact Reba Nance at

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