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Feb. 3

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February 3, 2011 “Only those, who work hard can think of achieving something. Sitting idle or hoping for results without making any effort is nothing but foolishness. ”
~ Sam Veda
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In this issue…
  • Complimentary program: Never Lose Your Job
  • Selecting Your Jury and Handling Your Voir Dire
  • The Comcast/NBC Universal Merger
  • CBA YLD's “Wee Give” Program Kicks Off Next Week
  • February Issue of The Colorado Lawyer
  • “The Most Common Money Mistakes and Their Remedies”
  • Limited Liability Companies in Colorado
  • Solo and Small Firm Section Networking Events
  • State Mock Trial Volunteers are Needed
  • Upcoming Legal Connection Programs
  • Optimize Your CBA Membership with FedEx®
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Complimentary program: Become a More Valuable Player—Never Lose Your Job, Feb. 8
Every second Tuesday, we offer job search sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jim Rohr from Loyalty Partners, Inc. will discuss ways in which employed people can help keep their jobs, as well as how solo and small firms can improve their business. 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. The group will meet at the CBA–CLE offices at 1900 Grant St., 3rd Floor, Denver. To RSVP, e-mail lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
The Comcast/NBC Universal Merger: A New World Order?
 
The CBA's Entertainment and Sports Law Section is sponsoring a CLE luncheon on Feb. 23 on the 9th floor of the CBA offices. The program will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Kevin Cross, Vice President Business & Legal Affairs, Starz Entertainment, LLC, will be speaking on the Comcast/NBC merger. One general CLE credit is offered. The cost for the luncheon is $15 for section members, $20 for non-section members, $10 for students, and $30 for non-members. RSVP by noon on Feb. 22 by calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org.
February Issue of The Colorado Lawyer—Online Now
Federal and state regulation of investment advisers, criminal or traffic citations issued to commercial drivers, regulation of irrigation ditches, the changing face of subrogation claims, Casemaker updates, and a point/counterpoint on the future of big law firms—you’ll find articles on all of these topics in the February issue of The Colorado Lawyer. Oh, and there’s a new Historical Perspectives, too. For your reading and educational pleasure, click here.
Limited Liability Companies in Colorado, Feb. 23—The Definitive Seminar on LLCs in Colorado!
Whether you need to learn the basic concepts or study its complexities, attend this program to get a comprehensive view of limited liability companies in Colorado. From basic drafting and structure to economic rights and obligations, fiduciary duties to securities law, and single member LLCs to creditors' rights, Herrick Lidstone and Allen Sparkman will give you the inside track on this flexible form of enterprise. Click here for more information.
State High School Mock Trial Volunteers are Needed
The 2011 Mock Trial season is almost here. The CBA State Mock Trial Tournament is fast approaching and we need your expertise to score rounds! These teams are competing for a spot in the National High School Mock Trial Tournament in May 2011. The State Mock Trial Tournament is March 11 and 12 at the Adams County Justice Center. This is a great way for you to interact with the youth of your community and to give back. Please volunteer to score one or more rounds, as convenient for your schedule. Click here for the 2011 Colorado State Mock Trial Volunteer Form.
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Selecting Your Jury and Handling Your Voir Dire, March 2
Program One of an Eleven-Part Series
CBA-CLE has engaged the most experienced and successful Colorado and nationally known litigators to teach you the skills and knowledge it takes to achieve their level of success in the courtroom. Each half-day program is dedicated to a particular aspect of the trial to give you in-depth coverage of what it takes to win at every stage of the litigation process. Your level of skill, knowledge, and competence will improve with each course you attend. Attend one or all in the series. Take advantage of this excellent and unique training experience. Click here for more information.
CBA YLD's “Wee Give” Program Kicks Off Next Week
“Wee Give” is a program of the CBA-YLD in conjunction with WeeCycle, a Denver-based nonprofit founded and run by Colorado young lawyers. WeeCycle’s mission is to help low income families with infants and toddlers in the Denver metro area by providing them with new and gently used baby gear free of charge. You can drop off donations to the Colorado Bar Association offices. To help with motivation and to highlight this great event, the CBA YLD has arranged for a young lawyers “Wee Give” happy hour on March 3 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Celtic Tavern. This will be a great opportunity to meet the people behind WeeCycle, drop off any last-minute donations, and network with other motivated young lawyers. For more information, contact Denise Lynch.
“The Most Common Money Mistakes and Their Remedies”
As a financial counselor, I see the same money mistakes time and time again. If these mistakes are not addressed, personal finances can quickly get out of control and become a major source of stress for you and your family. Fortunately, most mistakes can be fixed. For a list of the most common money mistakes and their solutions, 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.
  • Denver—Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m.
    Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St.
    Contact Jennifer D. McGinn at 720-362-3000.
  • Denver Tech Center—Feb. 11, Noon
    Law Offices of Julian Izbiky, 7400 E. Caley Ave., Ste. 300, Centennial
    Contact Phil Shuey at 303-680-2595.
  • Colorado Springs—March 2, 11:30 a.m.
    Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs
    Contact Jim Duve at 719-578-5800 or John Holcomb at 719-548-8968.
  • Denver—March 3, 7:30 a.m.
    Tavern Restaurant, Denver Athletic Club 1325 Glenarm Place
    Contact Frank Slaninger at 303-617-4446.
  • West Denver Metro—March 9, 7:30 a.m.
    Mimi’s Café, 14265 W. Colfax Ave., Golden
    Contact Dayle Anderson at 303-980-7990.

If you’re interested in starting a networking meeting in your area, contact Section Chair Jim Duve at 719-578-5800, or Reba Nance, staff liaison, at 303-824-5320.

Click here for complete information regarding the February and March networking meetings sponsored by the CBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section.

Check out our Upcoming Legal Connection Programs
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Change the Size of Your Font On the Fly
If your mouse has a wheel on top for scrolling, you can easily change your font size on the fly. Here’s how:

Press and Hold the <Ctrl> button. While holding down the <Ctrl> button, use the mouse wheel to:
     • Scroll down (or towards you) to make the font larger
     • Scroll up (or away from you) to make the font smaller

Each click of the scroll button changes the font size slightly—so you have almost unlimited control over the font size. When you want to change it back, simply make it smaller using the method above until you get the size you want.

When you decide to change the font size back to the default, go up to the toolbar and:
     • Choose View
     • Choose Zoom
     • Choose 100%

Another way to change the size of the font is to go up to the toolbar and:
     • Choose View
     • Choose Text Size
     • Choose from among the choices of Smallest to Largest

The disadvantage to increasing the size of the font is you will see less text on your screen. But that may be made up by the fact that you can actually read what’s on the page.
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