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December 9, 2010

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December 9, 2010
“A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.”
~ Sam Houston
In this issue…
  • “Red Flags Rule” Change Passes House
  • Mock Trial Attorney Volunteers Needed
  • Get the Latest Breaking Developments in CLE with CBA-CLE Legal Connection Programs
  • Sneak Preview of ABA Resolutions
  • Crimination: Updates from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Intersection of Immigration & Criminal Law
  • Your Choice of Two Ethics Programs by National Speaker Sean Carter, Dec. 22
  • Solo and Small Firm Section Networking Events
  • You are Cordially Invited to the Complimentary “Hot Wine/Cool Books” Reception, Dec. 14
  • Optimize your CBA Membership: Health Insurance Plan for CBA Members
  • The Colorado Lawyer's Questions of the Month
  • Order the 2011 Colorado Legal Directory
  • Tips of the Week
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Red Flags Rule” Change Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives has given final congressional approval to a bill designed to exempt lawyers and some other professionals from new regulations to prevent identity theft. The bill amends a 2003 law that directed the Federal Trade Commission to write the new regulations, known as the “Red Flags Rule.” The law applied to “creditors,” a term that FTC officials have interpreted broadly to include professionals who accept delayed payment for services. The American Bar Association sued the FTC over the issue, winning in federal district court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard the FTC’s appeal last month. ABA President Stephen Zack applauded the House vote. “At last, the American legal profession has clear and final relief from attempts to solve a non-existent problem that would have created paper-pushing and raised legal costs,” Zack said in a statement.
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:
Dodd-Frank Act Series: Changes to the Investment Advisers Act and Regulation D, Dec. 15—Hear about the November 2010 proposed new rules from the SEC.
Civil Procedure: 2010 Annual Survey of Colorado Law, Dec. 21—If you litigate in state or federal court, this is an essential program!
Alternative Dispute Resolution: 2010 Annual Survey of Colorado Law, Dec. 28—Do your write arbitration agreements?  This has been an active year for case law for ADR, most notably for Arbitration—get the critical updates in this lunchtime program.
Save the Date! Water law—2010 Annual Survey of Colorado Law, Dec. 30. In this breakfast program, Bill Fronczak of Perkins Coie will address updates to Water Law in 2010.

Crimination: Updates from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Intersection of Immigration & Criminal Law

This CLE-accredited luncheon program is sponsored by the CBA Immigration Law Section and will be held on Jan. 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the CBA offices. Speakers include, Jeff Joseph, Senior Partner at Joseph Law Firm, and Katherine Stimson, Law Office of Katherine Stimson and Former Federal Public Defender. Cases covered will be Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S.Ct. 473 (2010) and Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, 130 S.Ct. 2577 (2010). Tuition includes lunch and is $15 for Immigration Law Section members, and $20 for CBA members who are not section members. There also will be a call-in option for $5. Please RSVP by Jan. 3 to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727. For more information, click here.

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 — Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
    Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St.
    Contact Jennifer D. McGinn at 720-362-3000.
  • Downtown Denver — Jan. 4 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.
  • Denver Tech Center Area — Dec. 10 at Noon
    Brown Bag Lunch
    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.
Optimize your CBA Membership: Health Insurance Plan for CBA Members

In 2008, the CBA launched a group association health plan with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for CBA members and their firm’s employees who meet eligibility requirements. This program offers a number of unique and exciting features. Click here for more information.

Order Copies of the 2011 Colorado Legal Directory

Legal professionals receive a 40 percent discount. Order your copies here www.coloradolegaldirectory.com or by calling 866-877-6308.

Mock Trial Volunteers Needed

Attorney Coaches
Attorney coaches are needed for:
  • Fairview High School, Boulder
  • Falcon High School, Colorado Springs
  • Yuma High School, Yuma
  • Lutheran High School, Parker

Commitment depends on what your schedule can accommodate. Mock trial season lasts til February. We hope to find several attorneys to help each school. Attorney coaches are rewarded with long-lasting relationships with high school students, who describe their participation in this program as life-changing.

Judging
Attorneys, law students, paralegals, and community leaders are needed to judge the 2011 CBA State High School Mock Trial Tournament, March 11 and 12, when Colorado’s best teams will compete at the Adams County Justice Center.

Scoring
We need your expertise to score rounds! These teams are competing for a spot in the State Tournament. Please volunteer to score one or more rounds.

For more information about volunteering, e-mail Meghan Bush or visit www.coloradohighschoolmocktrial.com.

Sneak Preview of ABA Resolutions

The American Bar Association House of Delegates, the policy making body of the ABA, will be meeting in February in Atlanta. Click here for a list of the potential issues that may be presented for consideration. Please contact any member of the Colorado delegation to the House of Delegates with any comments or questions regarding the potential agenda items. For a listing of Colorado delegates, click here.

Your Choice of Two Ethics Programs by National Speaker Sean Carter, Dec. 22

The Ten Commandments for Avoiding Ethical Problems as a Lawyer and Lawghter IS the Best Medicine and/or A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Disciplinary Hearing and Legal Ethics is No Laughing Matter. Sean Carter introduces a new form of CLE—comedic legal education—and combines a healthy dose of substantive legal knowledge and side-splitting humor to create his own special potion of “lawghter.” In his seminars, you will learn how to avoid the most common ethical pitfalls faced by lawyers and how to alleviate the stress of practicing law. Each program is offered for three ethics credit or take both for a total of six ethics credits!

You are Cordially Invited to the Complimentary “Hot Wine/Cool Books” Reception, Dec. 14
Meet members of the Colorado legal community who also are accomplished authors, and purchase a signed copy of their book. Find out what inspires them and how they find time to indulge their passion for writing. Authors include David Erickson, Frank Gibbard, Hon. Gregory Hobbs, Andrew Low, and Manuel Ramos. The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m at the CBA-CLE offices at 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, Denver. Hot wine, cider, and hors d'oeuvres will be served. RSVP to Nicoll Stapleton at 303-824-5356 or nstapleton@cobar.org. For more information, click here.
The Colorado Lawyer's Questions of the Month: How many hours do you work per week? How many hours would you like to work per week?
For many attorneys, quality of life may be dependent on the amount of time spent working. We’d like to know how well your work week suits you. On average, do you feel you’re working too much or too little, or are your hours just right? Please feel free to elaborate—if you have the time! 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.
MacTip of the Week from Lenny Frieling
Migrating From a PC to a Mac

Purchase a One to One membership at the same time you get your new Mac from an Apple retail store, and you won’t have to spend hours transferring all your stuff. Just bring in your old PC, and they’ll do it for you. A specialist will move all your files — email, contacts, music, photos, documents, calendar, desktop items—and make sure everything is exactly where it should be. You can also access hundreds of tutorials, on your own schedule, using your personalized One to One page. One to One costs just $99, and it includes both the initial transfer of files as well as a year’s worth of one-hour, face-to-face training sessions. It’s like getting a head start before you start!

Thanks to Lenny Frieling for the tip.  He can be reached at Lfrieling@Lfrieling.com.

Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Outlook—Disabling Forwarding and Reply to All

Outlook 2003 and 2007 both allow you to set up an e-mail form that will prevent recipients from forwarding your e-mails to anyone else as long as the sender and recipient both use Outlook.  Although there are ways of getting around this—the recipient could cut and paste the content of your e-mail into another e-mail and then forward that—this isn’t as easy as simply hitting “Forward.” Plus, the cut-and-pasted e-mail would not have your “header” information on it, such as your name, your e-mail address, the time and date you sent the original message, etc.  

The two links below contain detailed instructions to set this up.  Even easier, click on the “Show Me” link and you will see a step-by-step video, with audio, that walks you through this.  Note that the instructions show you how to prevent “Forwarding” and also prevent “Reply to All.”  You can set up a form that does both, or simply create one to prevent “Forwarding.”  The instructions are very straight-forward.

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

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