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June 23, 2011 “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.”
~ Galileo Galilei
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In this issue…
  • CBA’s 2010 Economic Survey
  • First to Pay 2011–12 Dues
  • Litigation Programs
  • Proposed Civil Access Pilot Project 
  • Optimize Your CBA Membership
  • Ignite Presentations 
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado
  • ABA Offers Help with Tough Questions
  • 29th Annual Real Estate Symposium
  • Public Notice for Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
CBA’s 2010 Economic Survey
If you have not already taken the 2010 Economic Survey, please do so by 5 p.m. this Friday by clicking here. Responses will be collected in a random manner so that they cannot be associated with individual respondents. Questions? Contact Heather Clark.
Litigation Programs, July 14–15
National Speaker—Larry Cohen
Your choice of four half-day programs including: The Nuts and Bolts of Deposition Practice; Examining Experts at Deposition and Trial; Medical Evidence Made Simple: Finding It, Understanding It and Using It; and Examining Doctors at Deposition and Trial.
Optimize Your CBA Membership:
New Member Benefit Provider, Brief-Lynx
Brief-Lynx is a cloud-based software service that automates the creation of cross-document hyperlinks, electronic briefs, exhibit lists, outlines, closing binders, and other interactive document directories. CBA members receive 90 days’ free use of Exhibit-Lynx plus a 33 percent new-member discount on their first e-brief project and 20 percent off subsequent projects. Click here for more information.
ABA Offers Help with Tough Questions
ABA ETHICSearch, the ABA’s free ethics advice service, provides guidelines—such as ABA ethics rules, state and local bar association ethics opinions, case law, and law review articles—to help lawyers through ethical quandaries. Contact them at 800-285-2221 and press 8, or e-mail.
First to Pay 2011–12 Dues!
The CBA staff sincerely appreciates every member’s efforts to get dues paid by July 1. The following members were the first to submit their 2011–12 dues payment: Faye Diamond—Denver, Jessica Pault—Greeley, Kevin MacCary—Englewood, Michael Cohen—Lakewood, S. Jawn Ross—Denver, John Kolanz—Greeley, Laurence Stanton—Loveland, Ellen Kirschenbaum—Boulder, Jeffrey Conrad—Houston, Hillary Lipton—Denver.
Proposed Civil Access Pilot Project
The Supreme Court has voted to implement the Proposed Civil Access Pilot Project as of January 1, 2012. The goal of this two-year pilot project is to increase access to justice and provide for a more speedy resolution of cases. A final version of the pilot project rules will be published in The Colorado Lawyer.
“Future of the Legal Profession” Ignite Presentations
The Denver Bar Association held an Ignite event on the Future of the Legal Profession on June 9. Eight presenters offered their ideas about what the future of the legal profession will look like. Watch them and let us know what you think!
Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado
Campaign for Justice
Recent public funding cuts and smaller COLTAF grants threaten to further erode the availability of legal services for poor Coloradans. Click here before June 30 to help fill the gap. Your gift will make a difference.
29th Annual Real Estate Symposium in Vail, July 14–16
Sponsored by the CBA Real Estate Section
The Symposium has become the annual gathering place for the Colorado real estate community. Get the latest updates in Real Estate law and network with friends and colleagues—all in a beautiful mountain setting! Click here for the complete agenda.
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Get Info on the Latest and Greatest in Technology Direct From ABA TECHSHOW
“60 Tips in 60 Minutes” and “60 Sites in 60 Minutes” are popular sessions at TECHSHOW, the ABA’s annual three-day technology and CLE conference and exposition. The PowerPoint presentations from these two sessions are now available online in PDF format along with materials from other presentations, including “Going Beyond Microsoft Word on the Mac,” “Getting the Most Out of PDF Software,” “2011 SmartPhone Shootout,” “Define Paperless!”, “Logistics of Going Paperless”, “60 iPhone and iPad Apps in 60 Minutes” and “Getting the Most from Speech Recognition Software”—just to mention a few!

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