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September 9, 2010

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September 2, 2010

"Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one's superiors; care for one's crew."
—Grace Murray Hopper Admiral, U. S. Navy (retired)

In this issue...
  • CLE: Business Law Institute
  • Educate the Public on Our Courts
  • Question of the Month
  • Wheels of Justice cycling team reaches the $1 million mark
  • CLE: Legal Connection Programs
  • Discount on PCLaw
  • Annual Sean May Memorial Run
  • Tip of the Week
Annual CLE Conferences
The Learned Lawyer

Attend a CLE this Month


September 07, 2010
Modifications to the Uniform Probate Code more here...
- Denver Seminar
 


September 07, 2010
Colorado Real Estate Practice more here...
- Denver Seminar
 


September 08, 2010
Health Care & Estate Planning: Vital Issues at Each Stage of Planning Process more here...
- Denver Seminar
 


September 10, 2010
Social Security Disability 2010 more here...
- Denver Seminar
 


September 13, 2010
The Paper Tiger Begins to Roar: HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and the Risks to Lawyers and Their Clients more here...
- Denver Seminar
 

CLE: 11th Annual Colorado Business Law Institute, Sept 30–Oct. 1, at the Pinnacle Club in Denver

 

The Institute will go over important case law and legislative updates, compensation issues in LLCs and other pass-through entities, a corporate and LLC veil piercing update, instruction on workouts and acquisitions involving distressed assets, socially responsible and sustainable businesses, drafting insurance-related provisions for business documents, and more! The faculty includes leading outside and in-house counsel speakers, as well as local and national business law professors and government officials.

Question of the Month: What was your biggest personal or professional accomplishment in 2010?
Send your response to leonamartinez@cobar.org, 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: 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: “Modifications to the Uniform Probate Code”; The Paper Tiger Begins to Roar: HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and the Risks to Lawyers and Their Clients”; and “Family Responsibilities Discrimination: The New Tool in the Employment Litigator's Toolbox.”
Optimize Your CBA Membership: 15 percent discount on PCLaw

Simplify the business of law by using integrated practice management software designed for lawyers and trusted by more than 30,000 law firms to run their practice every day. PCLaw provides the tools you need to run your practice efficiently — time tracking, accounting, billing and case management all in a single and convenient integrated application. Bar members are entitled to a 15 percent discount on this award winning product. To learn more, click here.

 

Educate the Public on Our Courts
Volunteer to be a speaker for the Our Courts program, sponsored by the Colorado Judicial Institute and the CBA. To date, more than 223 presentations have been made to approximately 7,500 people in Colorado and Wyoming. Our Courts provides nonpartisan informational programs to adult audiences that further public knowledge and understanding of the state and federal courts in Colorado. Speaker training is Saturday, Sept. 11, 8:30–11:30 a.m., at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. A light breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org. Click here to learn more about the program.
Wheels of Justice cycling team raises $1 million in 5 years for Children’s Hospital

Bradley and Stefania Scott take a rest at the top of Freemont Pass during their three day trek.

On Tuesday, Aug. 31 members of the Wheels of Justice cycling team presented the Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders with a big $1 million check, the amount the team has raised over the last five years. Come celebrate with the team, doctors, patients and DBA leadership at the Wheels of Justice Appreciation Party at the Children’s Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. The team cycled three days and 157 miles through the Rocky Mountains in support of the Courage Classic, a fundraiser where thousands of bicyclists come together to raise money for the Children’s Hospital. For more information on the team, visit www.wheelsofjusticecycling.org.

Save the Date: Annual Sean May Memorial Run

Next year's run, sponsored by the Adams–Broomfield Bar Association and the CBA, in memory of Assistant District Attorney Sean May who was killed in 2008, will be held again at Barr Lake on May 14, 2011. Details to come later, but it's not too early to begin those training runs!

 
 
Tip of the Week

More and more lawyers are using Macintosh computers to run their practices. Beginning today, the Tip of the Week on the first Thursday of each month will be devoted to Macs. Thanks to Jenny Russell of Telluride for the suggestion! Thank you Lenny Frieling, a criminal defense lawyer from Boulder, and Tomasz Stasiuk, a lawyer and computer consultant from Colorado Springs, for creating and editing these tips every week. They are avid Mac users and the CBA appreciates their time in developing this helpful resource.

Mac Tips for Lawyers: How to quickly save to PDF
One of the great things about being a Mac-based attorney is the built-in option to save any document as a PDF. You don't need any plug-ins or Adobe Reader to do this. It's all built into the Apple operating system. Unfortunately, Apple still makes you go through a number of clicks to save to pdf:
1) Hit CMD+P to bring up the Print Screen.
2) Select the PDF button in the lower left corner of the Print Screen. Then select the “save as PDF” selection.
3) Finally, you get to select where to save the PDF.

Over the course of a day, having to move your mouse to the PDF button and select the correct option quickly becomes tedious. Now, here is the EASY way to save to PDF in Mac OSX just by clicking CMD+P+P (That's holding down the CMD key while you hit "P" twice).
Here's how to do it:
1) Go to "System Preferences" in the dock.
2) Select "Keyboard."
3) Make sure you are in the "Keyboard Shortcuts" tab; select "Application Shortcuts" in the left panel.
4) Click the "+" arrow to get a new pull down menu.
5) In "Menu Title" type in "Save as PDF..." Type this in exactly, including the dot-dot-dot. Then, select the "Keyboard Shortcut:" by clicking in it and then hit the CMD and P keys at the same time. Of course you can choose a different shortcut if you wish (i.e., CMD and A or CMD and B, etc.)
6) Click the "Add" button in the lower right of the pull-down screen and you're done

Now, whenever you want to save to PDF, just hit CMD+P+P (or whatever combination you’ve chosen) and you are taken directly to the save menu.

For a copy of this tip with screenshots and a video demo, visit Planet10Tech — Building Tomorrow's Law Firms.

 

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