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July 21, 2011 “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”
~ Neil Armstrong
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In this issue…
  • Memorial Services for David Getches Set for Aug. 11
  • Colorado Supreme Court Amends Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 2012 Colorado Legal Directory Verification E-mails and Postcards
  • 40-Hour Mediation Training
  • Legal Services Corp. Faces Potential 26 Percent Budget Cut
  • Blogs and Beers
  • Join The Law Club
  • Three Ways to Break the Ice Online
  • DOLE Amends Workers’ Compensation Rules of Procedure
  • Time Mastery for Lawyers
  • Create a 2012 Special Issue
  • Rocket Matter Practice Management Software
  • Solo Small Firm August Networking Events
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Memorial Services for David Getches Set for Thursday, Aug. 11
According to Law Week Colorado, a memorial for former University of Colorado Law School Dean David Getches will be Aug. 11 in Boulder. The service will begin at 5 p.m. in the courtyard of the Wolf Law Building. To learn more about the life of David Getches, click here.
2012 Colorado Legal Directory Verification E-mails and Postcards
Verification e-mails will be sent out to all attorneys on Aug. 1. Attorney’s whom we do not have an e-mail address for should receive a postcard in the mail the week of Aug. 1. To decrease costs and increase efficiency we will collect all verifications and changes to printed listings through the CBA website.
From the ABA Journal: Legal Services Corp. Faces Potential 26 Percent Budget Cut; ABA President Voices Concern
The proposal to cut $104 million in funding follows Congress’ decision in April to impose a 4 percent midyear cut in LSC funding. Read more here.
Join The Law Club
The Law Club, a long-standing group of Denver-area lawyers and judges who produce and perform satirical shows for the legal profession, is once again recruiting new talent. If you love to write songs, sing, act, dance, or all of the above (or even if you have no discernible talent but want to join a great group of your colleagues), contact the club at thelawclub@gmx.com.
Department of Labor and Employment Amends Workers’ Compensation Rules of Procedure
The Department of Labor and Employment has proposed amendments to Rules 16 and 18 of the Workers’ Compensation Rules of Procedure. The amendments identify and clarify procedures and requirements, update and clarify language, fees, forms, and payments contained in the rules. Read more here.
Create a 2012 Special Issue
The Colorado Lawyer is accepting proposals for a 2012 special issue. For more information, click here.
Solo Small Firm August 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, and Centennial. Click here for complete information regarding the August networking meeting sponsored by the CBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section.
Colorado Supreme Court Amends Rules of Civil Procedure
The Colorado Supreme Court has made several amendments and additions to the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure. The Court has amended the rules regarding temporary admission to the state bar for judge advocates in the military, as well as the grounds for discipline for attorney misconduct. Read about all of the amendments and additions here.
40-Hour Mediation Training—Starts Monday, Aug. 15
Co-sponsored by the CBA Dispute Resolution Section
This intensive course is taught by Judy Mares, who has worked in the conflict resolution field since 1986 as a trainer, mediator, coach, facilitator, and consultant. She mediates contract disputes, collective bargaining agreements, sexual harassment, ADA, and other EEO complaints, in addition to grievances, organizational conflicts, conflicts involving cross-cultural issues, and public policy disputes. Review the complete agenda!
Blogs and Beers, Thursday, July 28
SOLO in COLO , the CBA blog for solo and small firm practitioners, will host a happy hour for those interested in or already blogging. The meet up will be held at Jonesy’s at 5:30 p.m. Appetizers will be provided. If you are interested in blogging for SOLO in COLO or would like to RSVP for the happy hour, please contact Sara Crocker at scrocker@cobar.org.
From The National Law Journal: Three Ways to Break the Ice Online
“There are two kinds of people in this world,” Bill Murray's character explains in the movie, What About Bob — “those who like Neil Diamond and those who don't.” Online, there is a similar dichotomy between lawyers who are active users of social media and lawyers who are passive users. Read more here.
Time Mastery for Lawyers, Aug. 26
Practical tips that will help you: eliminate time stress; create a balance between your work life and personal life; work with greater productivity and satisfaction, and comply with the Code of Professional Conduct. This is not just theory! Get 100+ practical ideas—at least one has to apply to you! Find out more here.
New Member Benefit: Rocket Matter Practice Management Software
Rocket Matter cloud-based software is employed by solo, small, and mid-sized law firms to increase productivity and streamline billing. Manage your office from anywhere you can access the Internet. CBA members receive 25 percent off rates for the first six months. Click here for more information.
 
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Create and Print a Blank Calendar in Outlook Using a Template
We’ve all had an occasion when we need a blank calendar. Here’s how you can set up a template to print a blank calendar any time you want —and it only takes a few clicks!
Open Outlook.
On the “File” menu, point to “Folder” and then click “New Folder.”
Type a name for the folder, such as Blank Calendar.
In the “Folder contains” list, click “Calendar Items.”
Under “Select where to place the folder,” click “Calendar,” and then click “OK.”
In the Folder List, click on the new folder you just made.
On the “File” menu, click “Print” and then under “Print style” select the type of calendar you want.
Under “Print range” select the start and end dates, and then click OK.
Now you have a blank calendar!
Once you set this up, the next time you want a blank calendar, simply go to the folder where you put “Blank calendar,” click on it, and print it!

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