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Feb. 10

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February 10, 2011 “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. ”
~ Sir Francis Bacon
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In this issue…
  • Online Marketing for Lawyers, Feb. 14
  • Complimentary Casemaker Seminar, Feb. 18
  • Immigration Law for Artists and Athletes, Mar. 1
  • Sign up for e-slips: Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Opinions
  • HOA Law Basics, Mar.3
  • The CBA Lending Library
  • Estate Administration Basic Skills, Mar. 4
  • Solo and Small Firm Section Networking Events
  • Optimize Your CBA Membership
  • Upcoming Legal Connection Programs
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Small Firms, BIG SUCCESS: A Business-focused Series for Client-focused Lawyers

CLE of Colorado in partnership with the CBA Solo/Small Firm Practice Section, will be presenting a series of seminars focusing on the needs of small firms. Join us Feb. 14 for Online Marketing for Lawyers: Web Design, Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per-Click and Social Media or March 14 for Adobe Acrobat for Legal Professionals. The live program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the CBA-CLE Classroom, 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor. These programs also will be webcasted live. Click here for information on the program, as well as pricing and registration.

 
Immigration Law for Artists and Athletes CLE Lunch, March 1
Lisa Battan, President of Lisa E. Battan, P.C., a law firm located in Boulder, Colorado, will be covering a variety of issues pertaining to O and P category visas. The lunch will take place at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., 9th floor, on March 1 from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 for Immigration and Business Law Section members, $20 for nonsection CBA members, and $30 for nonmembers. There is a call-in option for $5. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727. Please include your name and Immigration Law luncheon in your e-mail. Click here for more information.

 
HOA Law Basics, March 3: Build a Foundation in Community Association Law
This program will give you the basics of representing community associations and homeowners, with presentations by Colorado lawyers who have focused their practice on community association issues that include: Overview of Common Interest Communities: Background, Relevant Statutes, Documents and Governance; Collection Actions; Reserve Funding and Reserve Study Investments; Transparency and Governance; Covenant Enforcement; and Conflicts of Interest. Invest in your practice by developing your skills in this growing area of law. Find out more!

 
Estate Administration Basic Skills, March 4: With an opportunity to ask the experts!
Whether you're new to this practice area or you're an experienced practitioner and want a refresher, attend this program to hear this faculty of top experts give an overview of the essential steps to take when administering a client's estate. Learn exactly what you need to know about income tax, creditors' claims, real estate matters, and more. If a client's estate becomes complex, you'll have a solid foundation to build on. There also will be an opportunity to ask questions of this respected faculty, with a Q&A session at the end of the day. Register now to reserve your seat!

 
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Complimentary Casemaker Seminar, Feb. 18

Due to popular demand and countless inquiries regarding the ins-and-outs of Casemaker, Reba Nance will offer a one-hour brown bag lunch seminar on Friday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1 p.m., with 1 CLE credit. The training will include searching for cases, federal and state libraries, statutes, etc. Please come with specific questions. RSVP by Wed., Feb. 16, to Lauren Eisenbach at lauren@cobar.org or 303-824-5372. There is no cost, but please RSVP so we have enough space. Hope to see you there!

 

Sign up for e-Slips: Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Opinions
e-Slips e-mails the case captions and summaries of the Colorado Supreme Court decisions and the case captions of the Court of Appeals decisions within hours of their release directly to your inbox. Case summaries are e-mailed as soon as they are available. The case numbers in the e-mailed notices are hyperlinks so that you can easily click on a link in the message and go directly to the full text of the case you select. Subscribe to e-Slips today (please note that you must be signed into the CBA website). If you need assistance, please e-mail membership@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115.

 
The CBA Lending Library
With categories ranging from finance and marketing to opening a new practice and more practice specific books, please take some time to look at what the lending library has to offer . 101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer edited by Greg Herman is just one example of the resources available to our CBA members. This book takes input from family law attorneys at the ABA Annual Meeting and compiles the most useful information—such as example forms, agreements, answers to common problems— to provide guidance.

Learn how your fellow family lawyers have made their practices successful. If you’re interested in this title or any other titles held in the Lending Library, please contact Lauren Eisenbach by e-mail at lauren@cobar.org or by phone at 303-824-5372. The Lending Library is a free service offered to CBA members.


 
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 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.

Upcoming Legal Connection Programs
 
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Five Best Free Windows Timer Applications (at least one of which works with a MAC!)

There are lots of timer applications available for your PC or MAC, but how do you easily find one that a) works well and b) is free? The Lifehacker website asked readers to nominate their favorite timers. They posted the results and then asked folks to vote for their favorite five. Check out a comparison of the top five and pick the one that will work best for you.

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org with questions.
     

 

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