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July 15, 2010


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July 22, 2010 "By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
— Confucius
In this issue...
Annual CLE Conferences
The Learned Lawyer

Attend a CLE this Month


July 23, 2010
BAPCPA and the U.S. Supreme Court - An Update more here...
- Denver Seminar

July 27, 2010
Duties to Prospective Clients and Other Third Parties more here...
- Denver Seminar


July 27, 2010
Goodwill in Business Transactions more here...
- Denver Seminar


July 28, 2010
Family Responsibilities Discrimination: The New Tool in the Employment Litigator's Toolbox more here...
- Denver Seminar


July 29, 2010
Trust & Estate Guide to Terminations & Elections: A Practical Guide for Practitioners more here...
- Denver Seminar


CBA staffer wins ABA Sharon Corbitt Award

Kath Schoen

The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence and Arnold & Porter will honor Kathleen M. Schoen, CBA director of Local Bar Relations and Access to Justice, with the Sharon Corbitt Award at “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” on Friday, Aug. 6 in San Francisco. The award recognizes contributions by lawyers from all areas of practice, including nonprofits, large firms, solo practitioners, corporate counsel and judges who demonstrate exemplary service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Congratulations, Kath, from all of your friends at the CBA!

Transforming Stress Presenter: Constant Hine, M.A.

With an increase in information, demands and expectations coming to you daily, implementing practical self management strategies to transform stress is paramount for professional success and personal well-being. This no-cost program at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the CBA–CLE offices, will explore common causes of stress that make us less effective, less compassionate and impatient in the workplace. Participants will learn practical prevention and intervention strategies to transform stress and increase professional success and personal well being. RSVP to lunches@cobar.orgor (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Click here for more information.

Support Colorado’s senior community — volunteer at Senior Law Day, Aug. 14

This annual educational seminar, produced by CBA's Civic and Community Affairs subcommittee, presents programs designed specifically for seniors and adult children in the Colorado community. The event is moving to the Colorado Convention Center and expects approximately 1,000 attendees. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., even just for an hour or two. Assignments include helping with registration and directing attendees to workshops. In your response, indicate any time constraints and/or preferences, and note what size shirt you want. Contact Casey Lynne Williams at or (303) 654-0100.

CLE: Get the Latest, Breaking Developments in CLE with CBA-CLE Legal Connection Programs

CBA-CLE Legal Connection Shorts are one and two-hour CLE programs on the latest legal developments and topics of interest for legal professionals in Colorado. Upcoming topics include: “Family Responsibilities Discrimination: The New Tool in the Employment Litigator's Toolbox,” “Duties to Prospective Clients and Other Third Parties” and more! Check out the CLE Events calendar for more details and topics.

Don’t be caught in a scam!
It's summer and you know what that means: ice cream, swimming in the pond, phishing scams from far away, sunscreen. Oh, did we mention scams? Warning, here they go again. Foreign e-mail scams are still running rampant, so here are a few reminders on what to look for: 1) Don’t respond to any e-mails requesting counsel from out of the country, unless you recognize it. 2) Don’t wire or transfer any money to someone you don’t know, especially someone out of the country. 3) If you feel you have been a victim of a scam, contact the authorities immediately. 4) When in doubt, just delete the e-mail. If it is a legitimate client, they will call you.
CLE: 2010 Annual Family Law Institute, in Steamboat! Aug. 6–8

Join the hundreds of family law attorneys and professionals attending this year’s Family Law Institute in Steamboat. Offering intermediate and advanced family law tracks, a mental health track, judge/attorney panels, and the popular lightning-round during the Friday afternoon session. This program is presented by highly regarded legal, financial and mental health professionals.

Questions of the Month: What does work/life balance mean to you? Is it achievable in the legal profession?

Send your response to, using the subject line “Q of the Month.” All CBA members can respond to these questions related to lawyers, the law, and the legal profession. Previous questions and responses also can be found on “The Learned Lawyer.”

Tip of the Week

Composing and Sending an E-Mail Without Ever Leaving Microsoft Word – Word 2007, 2003 and 2000

Many of us spend much of our time in Word.  Wouldn’t it be nice to easily compose and send an e-mail in Word rather than having to minimize Word, open Outlook to send the message, and then go back to Word?  Here's how to do it in Word 2003 and earlier versions:

For Word 2003 and earlier versions —
1)  Open a new Word document and type the text of the e-mail as a normal Word document
2)  Click on the E-mail button on Word's standard toolbar (you've probably never noticed it). To find it, hover your mouse over the icons until you see the word E-mail appear (the button will say Send to Mail Recipient in Word 2007)
3)  Enter the recipient's e-mail address, just as you would if you were typing in Outlook
4)  Click on Send a Copy

Word will automatically paste the text of the Word document (where you typed the text of your e-mail) into the Introduction area of the box on top, send your e-mail via Outlook, and then return you to the Word document containing the text of your e-mail.  You can then exit the Word document without saving it, and go back to your original Word document.

For Word 2007 – If you use Word 2007, the E-Mail icon is not on the toolbar.  You must first add it:
1)  Click the Microsoft Office Button (the graphic in the upper left-hand corner), and then click Word Options
2)  Click Customize on the left, and then in the Choose commands from box, click on the down arrow (the default is Popular Commands)
3)  Choose All Commands from the drop-down menu
4)  Now scroll down the list until you see Send to Mail Recipient.  Highlight it and then click Add (in the middle of the page) to add the command to the Quick Access Toolbar
5)  Click OK
6)  The E-mail button should now be on the far right-hand side of Quick Access Toolbar (Look for Save, Undo, Open, etc.  It should be the one on the far right-hand side of that list and say Send to Mail Recipient.  It will now be there any time you open Word (so you won’t have to do this again).
7) Then, repeat steps 1 through 4 above.

If you have any questions, contact Reba Nance at


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