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August 4, 2011 “Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. ”
~ William Butler Yeats
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In this issue…
  • 2012 Colorado Legal Directory Attorney and Firm Listing Verifications, Updates, and Upgrades
  • Legal Aid Fundraiser with Alec Baldwin
  • Proposed New Rules for Calculating Trial and Appellate Deadlines
  • State Judicial Issues Revised Forms
  • Hanging Your Shingle
  • Job Search and Career Transition Support Group on Bar Resources
  • National Conference on Evaluating Appellate Judges
  • Third Annual Elder Law Retreat Live: Only in Vail
  • Get Your Photo Taken at No Cost for the Find-A-Lawyer Online Directory
  • Optimize Your Membership with SurePayroll
  • Legal Aid Foundation Welcomes its New Board Members
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
2012 Colorado Legal Directory Attorney and Firm Listing Verifications, Updates, and Upgrades Are Now Being Accepted
The Denver Bar Association has taken over the production of the Colorado Legal Directory. To decrease costs and increase efficiency, we will collect all verifications and changes to your printed listing through our website. Please take the time to verify the information for your free listing in the 2012 edition of the Colorado Legal Directory, which is scheduled to be printed in November 2011. Click here to start.
State Judicial Issues Revised Forms for Adult and Minor Name Changes and More Forms Regarding the Sealing of Criminal Conviction Records
The Colorado State Judicial Branch has issued a revised Instructions to Seal Criminal Conviction Records and Petition to Seal Criminal Conviction Records to accompany the other forms it released last month. Also, several forms have been revised regarding name changes for adults and minors. Stay on top of the latest developments in our legal community with daily updates from CBA-CLE Legal Connection.
Job Search and Career Transition Support Group on Bar Resources, Tuesday, Aug. 9
Attend this complimentary, group session at noon to participate in a safe, confidential forum to share your experiences, network, and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.
Join us for the Third Annual Elder Law Retreat Live: Only in Vail, Aug. 25–27
Grow your practice in this expanding area of law! Topics this year include: Special Needs Trusts; Financial Abuse of the Elderly: A Detective's Case Files of Exploitation Crimes; Baby Boomers: How to Reach Clients Who Don't Want Elder Lawyers; Criminal Elder Financial Exploitation; Litigation for Elder Lawyers; Advanced VA and Medicaid Issues; Issues that Challenge Guardianship Practitioners; and more! Review the complete schedule here.
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NEW! SurePayroll offers CBA members access to an award-winning, an online payroll alternative that saves you time and money. This simple and convenient full-service solution—created to suit the needs of most small businesses—can be accessed anywhere, anytime. Click here for more information.
Legal Aid Fundraiser with Alec Baldwin, Thursday, Aug. 11
Actor Alec Baldwin will headline a dinner and conversation about the family law system at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott City Center Hotel in Denver. Baldwin wrote “A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce” following his public divorce and custody battle. The proceeds will benefit the Legal Aid Foundation. For more information or to RSVP, click here.
Proposed New Rules for Calculating Trial and Appellate Deadlines
Deadline for Comments: Sept. 30, 5 p.m.
The Colorado Supreme Court is considering significant changes in rules of procedure to simplify how to determine when pre- and post-trial actions must be taken. Although the effective date of some rules will be deferred to July 1, 2012, the majority of the new rules will take effect Jan. 1, 2012. Click here to see the proposed changes.
Have You Thought About Going Out on Your Own? Learn How to Do it Right at “Hanging Your Shingle,” Aug. 18–20
You may be going solo, but that doesn’t mean you have to do everything on your own! Learn from others who have started their own practice. The experienced faculty of attorneys and professionals either have been in your shoes or have helped attorneys just like you, and they will walk you through the process of opening your own law firm and offer best practices. Review the complete agenda here.
National Conference on Evaluating Appellate Judges, Aug. 10–11
Join the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System and featured speaker, Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court, in considering ways to improve existing processes for evaluating the performance of appellate judges, and for informing voters about evaluation results. Click here for more information.
Get Your Photo Taken at No Cost for the Find-A-Lawyer Online Directory
Get your photo taken at no cost for the CBA's online Find-A-Lawyer directory from Aug. 17 to 18 at the CBA offices. Chad Ogburn Photography Inc. is providing the complimentary services. Additional portraits will be made available to those wishing to purchase them; however, there is no obligation. Contact Margaret Haywood to schedule your appointment.
Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado Welcomes its New Board Members
The Legal Aid Foundation is pleased to welcome the following lawyers to its Board: Jon Bender of Holland & Hart, Robert Duncan of Duncan Ostrander & Dingess, Natalie Hanlon-Leh of Faegre & Benson, Dave Hersh of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, Mike Keating of Fogel Keating Wagner Polidori & Shafner, John Keilbach of Altman Keilbach Lytle Parlapiano & Ware, Saranne Maxwell of Kutak Rock, Jeff Pagliucca of Haddon Morgan & Foreman and Dave Palmer of Greenberg Traurig. The Legal Aid Foundation raises money to provide free civil legal assistance for low-income Coloradans.
 
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Maximize or Minimize a Window Using the Title Bar
Whether you're using a mouse or a touchpad, it can be tough to center your cursor over the little “X” or “—” at the top right-hand side of your screen to change the size of the window.

A couple of weeks ago, I gave a tip on increasing the size of the “X” and “—”. Here's another way to easily maximize and minimize windows. Put your cursor anywhere on the title bar (the one at the top of the screen.) If the window is maximized and you double-click on the title bar, the window will minimize. Double-click again to maximize the screen.

This works in Word, on the Internet, Outlook, and in many other applications. Give it a try!

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