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May 5, 2011
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In this issue…
  • Seeking ABA Delegate Representatives
  • Sean May Memorial Run/Walk
  • Advising the Closely Held or Family Business
  • Getting Out of Debt
  • Enjoy Twice the Savings with FedEx Office
  • Social Media for Lawyers, by Lawyers
  • 2011 Colorado Employment Law Conference
  • Complimentary Casemaker Elite Seminars
  • Social Media Policies – What Employers Can and Cannot Do
  • Solo Small Firm May Networking Events
  • Seeking Proposals for 2012 TCL Special Issue
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
  • Mac Tip of the Week from Tomasz Stasiuk
Seeking ABA Delegate Representatives
The Colorado Bar Association will have three vacancies in its delegation to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. Those interested in applying should submit a résumé and a brief letter expressing interest by July 1 to: ABA Delegate, Colorado Bar Association, c/o Charles C. Turner, 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. For more information, click here.
Advising the Closely Held or Family Business, May 12
Topics include: Choice of Entity, Including Other State Entities; Partnership/Operating Agreements or Bylaws: Requirements and Pitfalls; Securities Law Issues: Avoiding Registration and Reporting for Families; Employment Law Issues for Closely Held Businesses, and more! Register now or for find out more information here.
Optimize Your CBA Membership:
Enjoy Twice the Savings with FedEx Office
For a limited time, CBA members can double their savings on select FedEx Office services. Save up to 40 percent on select copy and print services from April 1 through May 31, 2011. That’s twice the normal discount. Click here for more information.
2011 Colorado Employment Law Conference, May 24–25
This program offers two tracks to choose from: Litigation and In-House Counsel, content for both plaintiff and defense attorneys, and is useful for both experienced practitioners and those new to employment law practice! Attend the premier employment law conference in the region! More information is available here.
Social Media Policies — What Employers Can and Cannot Do
As social media continues to evolve, employers’ rules governing its use in and out of the workplace by employees must continually adapt, not only to keep up with the technology itself, but to ensure those rules are in compliance with the law. Read more ...
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Seeking Proposals for 2012 TCL Special Issue, due July 15
Over the years, The Colorado Lawyer has published “special issues” in a variety of law-related topics, which are comprised of five to eight substantive law articles on broad-based topics. Emphasis is on the practical and procedural, rather than the theoretical or philosophical. Authors and readers alike may have the opportunity for CLE credit. Contact Managing Editor Leona Martínez at leonamartinez@cobar.org for complete information or read more here.
There’s Still Time to Register for the Sean May Memorial Run/Walk, May 14
The Third Annual Sean May Memorial Run/Walk will be held on May 14 at Barr Lake State Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit Access to Justice programs and Sean May’s family. For more information click here; to register, click here.
Job Search and Career Transition Support Group: Getting Out of Debt, May 10
This complimentary session is designed to give good strategies for those who are early into their careers and others who are wanting ideas on managing their personal finances. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727. Click here for more information.
Social Media for Lawyers, by Lawyers, May 17
Lawyer-turned-consultant Brad Friedman will discuss today’s most commonly used social media tools and moderate a discussion with a panel of Colorado lawyers who are already using many of them. Find out more!
Complimentary Casemaker Elite Seminars, June 8
Steve Newsom from Casemaker will give two one-hour Casemaker seminars at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the CBA-CLE offices. A reception will follow the 4 p.m. training, will include pizza and beverages, and will give attendees a chance to meet and ask questions with the creator of Casemaker. A webcast also is available. One general CLE credit has been applied for. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Solo Small Firm May Networking Events
Have you hung your own shingle? Well, come hang with your fellow solo and small firm practitioners at events in Colorado Springs, Denver, Golden, and Centennial.
Click here for complete information regarding the May networking meeting sponsored by the CBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section.
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Help With Adobe Acrobat
The number of attorneys using Adobe Acrobat continues to grow. If you regularly use Acrobat (the full version, not just Acrobat Reader) you have undoubtedly had questions about how to use particular functions.
Fortunately, Adobe’s website includes videos to help you out. For example, this link pulls up a video that will walk you through comparing two .pdf documents.
Scroll down to the bottom of that same page and you’ll see links to other videos that will show you how to add watermarks, combine documents into a single .pdf, remove sensitive information using redaction tools, Bates numbering, adding headers and footers, and much more. The list will tell you how long each video runs; the average time is five minutes or less.

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org with questions.
Mac Tip of the Week from Tomasz Stasiuk
Dropbox Tips: Selective Sync & Cache Cleaning
Dropbox is an amazing tool and now that it has selective synchronization, you no longer have to keep every folder synced across all of your systems. This is particularly useful if you find solid states harddrive sizes a bit cramped.
Tip 1: Selective Sync
1. Set up selective syncing by clicking the Dropbox icon and selecting “Preferences.”
2. Go to the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Selective Sync” button.
3. Then just un-check the file or folders you do not want synchronized on the current system.

Tip 2: Delete Dropbox's Huge Cache
In addition to storing your files on your computer, Dropbox also keeps a second copy of many files (including deleted files) in a cache. Here is how to remove the cache.
1. Make sure to either “Pause Syncing” or just “Quit Dropbox.”
2. Open a Finder window and from the “Go” drop down menu, select “Go to Folder.”
3. Type in “.dropbox” or “.dropbox/cache.” The dot before dropbox is essential!
4. There should be three folders in the cache folder. You can delete the files in each of the three folders but do not delete the folders themselves or the parent “cache” folder.

There! You may now have gigabytes more space open on your harddrive. Check out screenshots and the pros and cons of removing the cache on planet10tech.com.
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