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August 5, 2010


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August 5, 2010 “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
— Albert Einstein
In this issue...
  • Know Your Judge
  • Random Acts of Giving
  • Home Mortgage Discounts
  • CLE: Colorado Real Estate Practice
  • Transforming Stress
  • Question of the Month
  • Mock Interviewers Needed
  • CLE: Social Security Disability
  • Tip of the Week
Annual CLE Conferences
The Learned Lawyer

Attend a CLE this Month

August 06, 2010
Family Law Institute 2010 more here...
- Steamboat Springs Seminar



August 09, 2010
Joint Defense Agreements more here...
- Denver Seminar



August 10, 2010
Minor Personal Injury Issues and C.R.P.P. Rule 16 more here...
- Denver Seminar

 August 12, 2010
Wind Farms: The Power of Wind more here...
- Denver Seminar

CBA Helps Funds “Know Your Judge” Campaign
Voters want qualified judges and fair and impartial courts, but when it comes time to vote, they often skip past judges or they make random choices on their ballots. On behalf of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver and their partners, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Judicial Institute, and the League of Women Voters of Colorado, was created to help Coloradans make informed decisions when choosing judges on this fall’s ballot. The hope is that this website will offer a comprehensive tool for voters to help guide them during this election season. Also, keep your eyes and ears open for television and radio public service announcements.
Optimize your CBA Membership: Home Mortgage Discounts at Bank of America
Take advantage of this exclusive CBA purchase and refinance special of up to $6,000 in Lender Credit toward the rate or closing costs. The Private Mortgage Team at Bank of America is proud of its association with the CBA over the years. This special offer is for all CBA members and is valid through 2010. Call (720) 529-6322.
Job Search and Career Transition Support Group Workshop: Transforming Stress on Aug. 10

With an increase in 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. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Click here for more information.

Mock interviewers needed on Aug. 24 at the University of Denver
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is hosting its annual fall Mock Interview Dayfor law students on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 2255 E. Evans Ave. on the DU campus. This event will provide students an opportunity to refine their interviewing skills by interacting with practicing attorneys. Volunteer attorneys are needed to interview law students during one (or more) of the following two-hour time periods: 8–10 a.m., noon–2 p.m. and/or 4–6 p.m. Each volunteer interviewer will meet with four students at 30-minute intervals. A parking pass will be provided. Also, an Interviewing Tips Guide is sent in advance to assist you in preparing for the mock interviews. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 9 to
Random Acts of Giving
The Wheels of Justice Cycling Team finished a grueling ride through the Rockies last weekend at the Courage Classic. This ride benefits The Children's Hospital and all proceeds raised by the Wheels of Justice benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood-Borne Disorders. The team’s goal this year is $250,000 and $1 million over five years. Show your support by donating here to one of the DBA riders or the team as a whole by selecting the rider entitled "Wheels of Justice."

CLE: Colorado Real Estate Practice — A 10-week course offered every Tuesday starting Sept. 7

This program isrecognized as the best basic skills course in Colorado real property law. This is an invaluable course for recent bar admittees, experienced practitioners needing a comprehensive refresher, real estate professionals or legal assistants working in real estate, this is an invaluable course. Topics include: Malpractice Avoidance; Legal Descriptions, Surveys, Deeds and Conveyancing; Title Examination; Real Estate Financing; Title Insurance; Real Estate Contracts; Public Trustee Foreclosures; Judicial Foreclosures; Quiet Title Actions; and Real Estate Closings.
Question of the Month: How do you manage stress?
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.”
CLE: Social Security Disability 2010, Sept. 10

This conference is an intensive, full-day program that will deliver the latest information, processes, procedures and insights from the distinguished faculty, including updates from the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, issues involved with mental disability claims and the adjudicatory process. Other topics include a review on the process at the Division of Disability Determination Service, issues involved with unsuccessful work attempts and the intricacies of cases involving children. Hear ethical considerations you will face in your practice and successful strategies on how to deal with them from an Administrative Law Judge.

Tip of the Week

Change the Default Folder for “Open” and “Save”

By default, Word tries to save new documents in your "My Documents" folder on your C: drive. Using the same logic, when you click on "Open" to open an existing document, it assumes the document is saved in the "My Documents" folder. Many of us (if not the majority) want to save document elsewhere. For example, if you save your documents to client folders in a drive other than C, here's how you can change the default location for documents to something such as G:\clients\documents. That way, the next time you click on "Save As" the location will default to G:\clients\documents and all you have to choose is the individual client folder (depending on how you’re structured your directory).  Here's how to do that in both Word 2003 and Word 2007:

In Word 2003:

1.  Open a new Word document
2.  Choose Tools and then Options from the toolbar
2.  Click on the File Locations tab
3.  Click on Documents under File Types
4.  Click on the Modify button
5.  Use the Look in: box to browse to the folder you want to use from now on
6.  Click on the folder name, then click on OK to select that location
7.  Click on OK again and that’s it!

In Word 2007:

1. Click on the Microsoft Office Button (the graphic on the top far left)
2. Click Word Options (near the bottom of the box)
3. Click Save (on the left)
4. Under Save Documents, next to Default File Location box, click Browse
5. Select the new default folder and click OK – you’re done!

Contact Reba Nance at with questions.

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