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November 4, 2010

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November 4, 2010
“The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
~ Vince Lombardi
In this issue…
  • Judicial Excellence Dinner
  • Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job
  • Real Estate Defaults CLE
  • Social Security and Medicare CLE
  • What will you be doing when you’re no longer practicing law?
  • Solo and Small Firm Section Networking Events
  • A Fireside Chat with Brooke Wunnicke
  • My Sisters Made of Light Book Signing and Reception
  • Volunteers Needed for the Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado
  • Insurance Discounts and Online Quotes
  • Everyone is Affected by Personal Problems
Annual CLE Conferences
The Learned Lawyer

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Colorado Judicial Excellence Dinner, Nov. 18
The 8th Annual Colorado Judicial Institute “Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner” is Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m., at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel, 1701 California St. The 2010 CJI Judicial Excellence Awards Recipients are: District Court Judge W. Terry Ruckriegle, 5th Judicial District; County Court Judge Thomas J.B. Reed, Boulder County; and Magistrate Brian Bowen, 2nd Judicial District. The Distinguished Judicial Leadership Award will be given to Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey. Event entertainment includes a performance from The Law Club. For more information, or to purchase tickets visit www.ColoradoJudicialInstitute.org or call 303-766-7501.
CBA-CLE: Real Estate Defaults: Drafting and Litigation Issues for Defaults on Loans, Leases, and Purchase and Sale Contracts, Nov. 17

In this informative program you will learn about default clauses in real estate documents, the remedies available for each kind of default, and how these issues are playing out in lawsuits. You will learn real-life, practical tips for determining when a party really is in default and what to do about it! The faculty includes experienced attorneys who handle these matters, ensuring that you get up-to-date guidance from the best experts available. If you are currently dealing with a real estate default situation, or want to be prepared for one in the future, this program is invaluable.

The Colorado Lawyer's Question of the Month: What will you be doing when you’re no longer practicing law?
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. Questions and responses also can be found on The Learned Lawyer.

Book Signing and Reception, Dec. 2

In My Sisters Made of Light, Jacqueline St. Joan uses her extensive travels and research in Pakistan—as well as her own experiences as a human rights activist, lawyer, and judge—to share with readers a compelling, heartbreaking, and sometimes terrifying look into the lives of women and men in the social, political, and religious maze that is Pakistan. The novel centers on three activist sisters who dedicate themselves to helping the women of Pakistan.

The CBA and Colorado Women’s Bar Association will be holding a reception on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. at the CBA offices. There will be a reading, a slideshow, and discussion with Jacqueline St. Joan and Prof. Tahira Khan. Click here to RSVP for this event.
Optimize your CBA Membership: Insurance Discounts and Online Quotes

Finding health insurance for your company or family can be confusing and time consuming. The CBA has teamed up with Benefits & Incentives Group to provide products and services to meet the needs of its members and their firms. Use this online resource to explore your options and request quotes.

Free Career Assistance and Job Search Support Group: Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job, Nov. 9

Attend this brown-bag group session to participate in a safe, confidential forum and share your experiences, network, and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Social Security and Medicare: What You Need to Know But Didn't Know to Ask, Nov. 9

Back by popular demand is C. Crispin Sargent of CS AdvoCare to regale us with bizarre tales from the Social Security and Medicare front. Seriously, Chris is a whiz at helping people understand the ins and outs of these important, federal programs. With new rules in place, and probably more on the way, don’t miss this presentation coming up this week. CBA members $10, non-CBA members $20, lunch included. This program will be held at the CBA offices, third floor, starting at noon on Nov. 9. One CLE credit has been approved. To RSVP, call 303-860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org.

Solo and Small Firm Section Networking Events
Have you hung your own shingle? Well, come hang with your fellow solo and small firm practitioners.
  • Downtown Denver — Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
    Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St.
    Contact Jennifer D. McGinn at 720-362-3000.
  • Downtown Denver — Dec. 2 at 7:30 a.m.
    Tavern Restaurant (reservation in the name of D.A. Bertram) inside the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place
    Contact Frank P. Slaninger at 303-758-5200.
  • West Denver Metro Area — Nov. 10 at 7:30 a.m.
    Mimi’s Café, 14265 West Colfax Ave., Golden
    Contact Dayle Anderson at 303-980-7990.
  • Denver Tech Center Area — Nov. 12 at Noon
    Brown Bag Lunch and Retirement Plan Design by Rahul Kashup. No CLE credit.
    Law Offices of Julian Izbiky, 7400 E. Caley Ave., Suite 300, Centennial
    Contact Phil Shuey at 303-680-2595.
If you’re interested in starting a networking meeting in your area, contact Section Chair Jim Duve at 719-578-5800, or Reba Nance, Section Staff Liaison, at 303-824-5320.
CBA-CLE: CO Legal Legends: A Fireside Chat with Brooke Wunnicke in 2010, Dec. 14
You are cordially invited to join us for a fireside chat and luncheon with Brooke Wunnicke, our inaugural Colorado Legal Legend, who will share her ethical and professional words of wisdom and personal and practical advice that have endeared her to our community, and established her as one of Colorado’s leading legal minds. Brooke is Of Counsel to Hall & Evans and has been practicing law since 1946 and is the recipient of numerous awards for her distinguished legal service.
Volunteers Needed for the Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado
Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado is looking for volunteers to serve on the Credit Union’s Board of Directors. Primary responsibilities include: set policy, plan the Credit Union’s course, make sure the Credit Union maintains a sound financial condition, educate members and potential members on products and services, report to the members at the annual meeting, and ensure that all decisions are guided by the best interests of the membership. Members from around the state are encouraged to apply and can attend the monthly Board meeting via the Internet. If interested, or for additional information, please contact Sherry Espinoza at 303-860-1117.

Everyone is Affected by Personal Problems

Need some help organizing you personal finances? Dealing with depression? Managing a troubled teen? Beyond basic counseling, Mines & Associates offers a wide array of confidential services to attorneys, via face-to-face sessions or services by telephone. The Colorado Supreme Court contracts to bring this national firm’s services to all licensed attorneys – up to three, free sessions per year. Call at any time of day for an appointment, 800-873-7138.

MacTip of the Week from Tomasz Stasiuk
Finding Hard Drive Hogs

More lawyers are using laptops as their primary computer. However, drives quickly fill up on a portable and require pruning of non-essential files. One of the best tools for tracking down the largest files is Grand Perspective.

Why is this such a great app?

  • Grand Perspective displays your hard drive letting, you quickly find the largest files. 
  • Files are grouped based on folder structure and are color-coded by type (so you can see just how large your iTunes library is getting).
  • Click on a file to see what it is.
  • Command + click (right click) and choose to view the file in the finder.
  • You can even delete files directly from the application. Warning: be alert to what file you delete because you can seriously mess up your computer!

To initiate a scan in Grand Perspective, select File + > Scan Folder (shortcut key: Command + S) and then select a folder or just select your hard drive. Grand Perspective will run for a minute or two and then produce a visual chart to let you start pruning unnecessary files!

Read more and see the screenshots at Planet10tech.

Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Outlook — Quick and Easy Way to Type in Phone Numbers

Outlook automatically knows how phone numbers should be formatted. Why would you care? Because this means that to enter the Bar’s main number, simply type 3038601115 and Outlook will automatically reformat it and enter (303) 860-1115.

Feel free to email me at reban@cobar.org with questions.

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