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August 18, 2011 “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ”
~ James Dent
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In this issue…
  • Highlight Yourself in the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
  • State Judicial Issues Many New and Revised Probate Forms
  • Job Search and Career Transition Support
  • Colorado Real Estate Practice Course With Willis Carpenter
  • Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee
  • Request for Young Lawyer Speakers
  • Advertising Law
  • A Conversation with Carolyn Elefant
  • Get Out of the Office From Attorney at Work
  • Alec Baldwin Kicks Off the Family Law Revolution in Denver
  • Join The Law Club
  • Optimize Your Membership: Edelman Associates
Highlight Yourself in the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
Upgrade your listing in the Legal Directory by appearing in more than one field of practice, by putting your entry in bold type, or by being listed in the firms section. For a small additional fee for each, you will stand out in the crowd! Simply click here to get started. Click here for FAQs. Other questions? Call 303-860-1115 or e-mail
Job Search and Career Transition Support, Tuesday, Sept. 13
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 or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.
Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee
Please join the CBA's Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee for some end of summer drinks and lively, but very informal, Spanish conversation. You do not have to be fluent in Spanish nor do you have to be a lawyer. Lawyers, students, paralegals, and anyone involved in the legal community are welcome. We will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 25, at the Tavern Uptown, 538 E. 17th Ave. in Denver. Please RSVP to Roberto Ramirez at
Advertising Law, Friday, Sept. 9
Legal professionals from the Federal Trade Commission, the Colorado Attorney General's Office, nationally known private practitioners, and national business experts will gather in Denver for this 2011 Advertising Law workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Read more...
Get Out of the Office From Attorney at Work
Social media is great, but it's no excuse to sit at your desk and think you have completed your networking outreach. Meeting people in person is still the best way to connect. Read more...
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
State Judicial Issues Many New and Revised Probate Forms
The Colorado State Judicial Branch has issued a large number of revised and new probate forms, including those regarding appointments of Guardians, Personal Representatives, and Special Administrators, Formal, and Informal Probate, and Collection of Personal Property. Practitioners should begin using the new forms immediately. Read more...
Colorado Real Estate Practice Course With Willis Carpenter
Starts Tuesday, Sept. 13
Colorado Real Estate Practice has been offered annually since 1977, and is recognized as the best basic skills course in Colorado real property law. Whether you are a recent bar admittee, an experienced practitioner needing a refresher, a real estate professional, or a legal assistant working in real estate, this course is invaluable. Read the complete agenda here.
Request for Young Lawyer Speakers
The CBA YLD is in the process of planning its annual CLE, to be held on Nov. 17 at the University of Denver. Submit your proposed topic, short bio, and your contact information to Lance Timbreza at by Friday, Aug. 26.
A Conversation with Carolyn Elefant
Did you miss My Shingle blogger and D.C.-based solo Carolyn Elefant at Hanging Your Shingle this afternoon? The CBA Solo and Small Firm conducted and interview with Elefant in advance of her keynote presentation. Find out what she has to say about hanging her shingle, marketing, social media, and more on the Solo in Colo blog. Read the first part of the interview here and the second part here.
Alec Baldwin Kicks Off the Family Law Revolution in Denver
Alec Baldwin spoke to a packed room of legal professionals last week in downtown Denver. The topic of discussion wasn't the usual press engagement for his career or political ambitions. Instead, he delved into a personal and sensitive topic that has a profound effect on many in our society—divorce. His discussion was not simply a retelling of his own, highly publicized experience, but went much deeper to point out some of the root problems in the family law system itself. Read more...
Optimize Your Membership
Edelman Associates
Serving CBA members since 1995, consult with Edelman Associates about your personal and practice insurance needs. Discounted premiums will apply for CBA members on MassMutual long-term care and disability insurance. Click here for more information.
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Word Tip—Four Quick Ways to Easily Select the Text of an Entire Document

When you want to format your whole document, you have to select all of the text in the document. This can be tricky, especially when you're dealing with a long document. Fortunately, you don't have to drag your mouse from one end of the document to the other to select all the text. Here are four alternatives:

1. Triple click in the left margin; or
2. Press and hold and click once in the left margin; or
3. Press Ctrl + a together; or
4. Press repeatedly until the entire document is selected. This takes no more than five clicks.

When you want to deselect the text, press and click anywhere in the document.

Try all four methods and pick the one that seems most intuitive to you. Use your method a couple of times a day over the next week and it will soon be second nature!

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at with questions.

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