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March 10, 2011
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In this issue…
  • Donate to the ABA Million Tree Project -Trees for Fourmile Canyon Watershed
  • Upcoming One-Hour Legal Connection CLE Programs
  • Trial Skills Series with National Speaker Larry Cohen
  • Read a book and write a review of it for The Colorado Lawyer
  • Juvenile Law Update
  • Optimize Your CBA Membership—Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado and Brooks Brothers
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
  • App of the Week and Blog of the Week from Alli Gerkman
Donate to the ABA Million Tree Project—Trees for Fourmile Canyon Watershed
The ABA has launched a project to have lawyers plant a million trees by 2014. A group of lawyers in Colorado has undertaken to assist in an effort to replant trees in the Fourmile Canyon area outside Boulder that burned last September. The cost for 113 seedlings is $100. The Boulder County Bar Association (BCBA) has contributed $250 as "seed" money. The BCBA is coordinating donations and volunteers to plant the trees on Saturday, April 23. Call BCBA at 303-440-4758 if you can help. Click here to donate online. Your donation is tax deductible. Tax ID # 84-1136014.
Trial Skills Series with National Speaker Larry Cohen, March 23–24
Four Half-Day Programs to Choose From
Programs include: The Nuts and Bolts of Deposition Practice; Examining Experts at Deposition and Trial; Medical Evidence Made Simple: Finding It, Understanding It, Using It; and Examining Doctors at Deposition and Trial. Larry J. Cohen is a certified specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation who has focused more than 20 years of practice on serious medical injury and emotional damages cases, including brain injury claims. These programs are valuable for civil litigation. Click here for full program descriptions.
This update will focus on some of the most pressing issues in juvenile law, including the impact of medical marijuana use and prescription drug abuse in dependency, neglect and delinquency cases, the new standards for domestic violence treatment, and current research and legislative reform on the prosecution of children as adults. An overview of the past year's most pertinent cases and some of the pending bills of the current legislative session will help you remain updated on the law, and an ethics presentation will assist you in resolving some of the complicated ethical issues that arise in juvenile practice.
Assistance locating Coors murder trial transcript
Philip Jett, a writer penning a historical account of the 1960 murder of Adolph Coors III, is looking for the court reporter transcript of the trial proceedings from 1961. The case is styled: People of the State of Colorado v. Joseph Corbett, Jr., alias Walter Osborne. It is Action No. 2815 in the District Court for Jefferson County, Colorado heard before Judge Christian Stoner in March 1961. If you can provide any information please contact jettlagg@comcast.net.
Upcoming One-Hour Legal Connection CLE Programs
Your Choice of Live Program or Webcast!
CBA-CLE Legal Connection programs are short, timely CLE programs on the latest and hottest topics in Colorado law. Upcoming programs include: Local Government- 2010 Annual Survey of Colorado Law with Assistant City Attorney David W. Broadwell; The First Amendment: Protest v. Privacy - The Case of Snyder v. Phelps with CU Professor Richard B. Collins; Professional Liability Series: Ethics on Appeal with attorney Julie M. Williamson; and Annual Survey Series - Conflict of Laws: A Survey of 2010 with Professor Ved P. Nanda. For a full listing of Legal Connection programs click here.
Read a book and write a review of it for The Colorado Lawyer.
We print a list of available titles in every issue (you’ll find the March list on page 113 of the printed issue), and we’re adding to the list every month. Book review guidelines can be found here.
Optimize Your CBA Membership
CBA Members Save with the Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado
Looking to purchase a new vehicle? We have great auto loan rates. Rates are as low as 3.75 percent for 60 months. How about consolidating your high interest credit cards? Our Platinum cards are a FIXED 4.9 percent with no annual fee! Visit us at www.coloradolegal.org.
Spring 2011 Brooks Brothers Corporate Shopping Event!
For four days only, March 18–21 all enrolled Brooks Brothers Corporate Members will Save 25 percent on regular priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores nationwide, online at BrooksBrothers.com or by phone at 1.800.274.1815.
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Use Disk Imaging Software to Restore You Entire System at Once—Including Software, Customizations, and Data!
Do you know where all the software CDs for the applications on your computer are stored? Do you know where the product keys are stored? If you downloaded the software and received the product key via an e-mail, do you know where it is? Do you still have it? How long will it take you to find the CDs and the software keys if your computer crashes and you need to re-install software? Do you know it is OK to burn a copy of most software disks to keep as a backup? Do you have an image of your computer saved so that the entire system can be restored in one operation?

This website reviews disk imaging software which facilitates restoring everything on your hard drive including applications! Consider adding imaging software to your arsenal of back-up tools. Today’s tip is courtesy of the State Bar of Michigan.

Feel free to contact reban@cobar.org with questions.

 

App of the Week and
Blog of the Week from Alli Gerkman

Blog of the week: Lifehacker
Nothing makes my day like discovering a new way to squeeze just a little more time out of my week, so I’ve been reading the productivity blog, Lifehacker, for years. You’d think by now I would be a productivity genius, but somehow there’s always something to learn. Of course, the great irony of Lifehacker is that if you let yourself get sucked into its countless articles you become the “hacked” rather than the “hacker.” Still, if you’re looking for a better way to track time, run a project, or even keep track of your personal life, Lifehacker is not a bad place to start.

App of the Week: iAnnotate for iPad, $9.99
I was at one of our conferences when I noticed someone tapping away on his iPad during a presentation. I figured he had to be either in a heated game of Angry Birds or taking detailed notes. When I talked to him after the presentation, I learned that not only was he taking notes, but he was taking notes in the virtual margins of our course materials. Using iAnnotate, he was able to add comments to and highlight (in multiple colors) the course materials we provided to attendees in electronic form. And, of course, for lawyers who are working in .pdf documents almost every day, there are plenty of other reasons iAnnotate should be another app in your iPad toolbox.

If you have any questions contact Alli Gerkman at agerkman@cobar.org.
 

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