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|September 1, 2011
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|In this issue…
- The 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
- Congratulations to the Wheels of Justice Cycling Team on Raising $285,776 for Children's Hospital
- 2010 CBA Economic Survey
- Breaking News from the CBA CLE Legal Connection
- Sign Up for a Mock Interview
- A Fireside Chat with the Honorable Jim Carrigan
- Point/Counterpoint Authors Wanted
- Solo Small Firm September Networking Events
- Civility in the Practice of Law
- Transitions Program Targeted for Attorneys and Their Own Finances
- Optimize Your Membership
- Scholarships for Bilingual Individuals Interested in Becoming Mediators
- Division of Registrations Mental Health Programs is Seeking Volunteers
- Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
- Mac Tip of the Week from Tomasz Stasiuk
Have You Verified Your 2012 Colorado Legal Directory Listing?
Upgrade and verify 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.
2010 CBA Economic Survey
Sign Up for a Mock Interview on Tuesday, Sept. 13
Interviewers from legal recruiting firms in Denver are donating their time and expertise. E-mail email@example.com to schedule a time to be interviewed. Interviews will be recorded and sent home with the interviewees for their own use.
Point/Counterpoint Authors Wanted
To volunteer to write on any of the topics listed below—or to suggest a topic of your own—contact coordinating editor Fred Burtzos. Click here for writing guidelines.
- Revising C.R.C.P. 16.1 to make it meaningful (and used)
- Structured Settlements-should they be allowed pursuant to CRS 13-17-202?
- Making dispute resolution mandatory
- Should jurors be allowed to ask oral questions?
- Time limits on trials
- Case Management Orders-who has the best?
- CLE credits for pro bono work
Ethics and Professionalism: Civility in the Practice of Law, Friday, Oct. 7
Co-Sponsored by Peer Professionalism Assistance
Offered for 4 Ethics credits, this annual Ethics Program brings you interactive legal theater for your CLE experience! This is a stimulating, thought-provoking and enjoyable morning of ethics taught by a distinguished panel through a carefully crafted series of interactive vignettes that encompass each of the ethical and professional dilemmas that you can face in your day-to-day practice. Click here for more information or to register.
Optimize Your Membership
Legal Community Credit Union
Did you know that as a member of LCCUCO you can go to any Shared Branching Service Center and make deposits, withdrawals and loan payments? Simply say you belong to Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado, providing your account number and a photo ID. To find a branch near you visit www.coloradolegal.org and click on “Branch Locator.”
Fed ExFor a limited time, CBA members can save even more on select FedEx Office® services! Enroll in the CBA FedEx Office discount program between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30 and receive additional savings of up to 30% on select copy and print services for 30 days. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to the Wheels of Justice Cycling Team on Raising $285,776 for Children's Hospital
A team of lawyers has bested a team of doctors to maintain their title as the top fundraising team participating in the annual Courage Classic cycling race, which benefits Children's Hospital. Read more at Law Week Colorado.
Breaking News from the CBA CLE Legal Connection
Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers—A Perspective from an Innovative DU Professor
Many attorneys in practice have wished that their newly hired law school graduates had more training in what attorneys actually do. Read more...
Tenth Circuit Proposes Changes to Local Rules for 2012 and Seeks Comment
On January 1, 2012, new local rules for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will take effect. Read more...
American Bar Association Issues Formal Ethics Opinions Regarding E-mail Confidentiality and Fee Arrangements
In August, the ABA released three formal ethics opinions. Click here to read more about the first two opinions, which discuss professional responsibilities regarding the Duty to Protect the Confidentiality of E-mail Communications with One's Client and the Duty when Lawyer Receives Copies of a Third Party's E-mail Communications with Counsel. Click here to read more about the third opinion, which discusses Changing Fee Arrangements During Representation.
Offer a Free Legal Checkup and Keep Clients Happy
When was the last time you personally contacted a former client to see how she or he was doing? This year? Last year? Never? As the kids head back to school, perhaps we should take a cue and revisit "Client Development 101." Read more...
Colorado Legal Legends:
A Fireside Chat with the Honorable Jim Carrigan, Thursday, Oct. 6
You are cordially invited to join us on October 6, 2011, for a luncheon with the Honorable Jim Carrigan, a Colorado Legal Legend, who will share with us his ethical and professional words of wisdom and his personal and practical advice that have delivered him to his admired position as one of Colorado's leading legal minds. Click here for more information or to register.
Solo Small Firm September 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 September networking meeting sponsored by the CBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section.
Transitions Program Targeted for Attorneys and Their Own Finances,
Thursday, Oct. 6
Topics include shifting mindsets during practice winding
down, how IRS Rules can assist in wealth accumulation, strategically using assets during retirement, etc. Pat Funk
is a nationally recognized speaker to bar associations across the country. More details to follow.
Scholarships for Bilingual Individuals Interested in Becoming Mediators
The Office of Dispute Resolution is offering a limited number of scholarships to Judy Mares-Dixon's Mediation Training in Westminster Oct. 3–7. To apply for a scholarship, please send a current resume or CV, along with a one paragraph statement indicating your interest in mediation services, to Holly Panetta.
Division of Registrations Mental Health Programs is Seeking Volunteers
The Board of Addiction Counselors will include three public members. The time commitment for the Addiction Counselor Board likely will be one day a month for the first few months, in addition to reading the board packets and preparation for the meetings, board training, etc. Interested individuals should contact Ronne M. Hines, Program Director.
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Word 2007 Tip—Insert and Overtype
Insert and Overtype are great features in Word. Insert is probably more familiar. You put your cursor before a word and begin typing. As you type, the existing word is pushed forward. This is a convenient feature when you want to add text to your document.
Overtype means your new typing will type over the existing text, which makes it disappear character by character. In earlier versions of word, the Overtype and Insert modes were neatly displayed on the status bar at the bottom of a word document. Not so in Word 2007.
Here's how to easily enable Insert and Overtype in Word 2007:
Open a Word document and right-click on a blank area of the status bar (it runs along the bottom of your window.) Put a check mark in the box to the left of Overtype. Click out of that box.
Now there will be an Insert/Overtype icon on the status bar. To toggle between the two, use your mouse to click on it and you will see it change from Insert to Overtype. If you are a keyboard person, you can do the same thing by pressing the Insert key on your keyboard.
Feel free to contact Reba Nance at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Mac Tip of the Month from Tomasz Stasiuk
Two Tips this Month
First: Whether you are a recent Mac convert looking to get up to speed on using a Mac in your legal practice, or a long time Apple user wanting to stay on the cutting edge, the Macs in Law Offices Conference (MILOfest) is a not to be missed opportunity. Every year lawyers from around the country get together for three-and-a half days of training. And if you have “How do I...” questions, you can pick the best brains in the Mac legal community. MILOfest 2011 will be Nov. 10–12 in Orlando.
Second: Encrypt your hard drive. Note: check out this tip with screen shots.
More than 800,000 laptops are lost or stolen each year. Now that OSX 10.7.x has whole disk encryption built into the operating system, you can encrypt your entire hard drive. If your laptop is lost or stolen, you will have peace of mind that all the data on the drive is encrypted.
When the encryption is completed, you're done! The operating system handles encryption and decryption in the background.
1. Open “System Preferences.”
2. Click the “Security and Privacy” icon.
3. Select the “FileVault” tab.
4. Select the padlock icon in the lower left corner to permit changes. You will be asked for an admin user id and password.
5. Click “Turn on FileVault.”
6. Select the users who can unlock the drive. You will need to input that user's password.
7. After you enter each password, a check mark will appear next to each user. When you have authorized the users, click continue.
8. Before you encrypt the drive, you are given a 24-character recovery key that lets you decrypt your drive if you forget your password. Save it and keep it safe.
9. You are then asked if you want to store the recovery key with Apple.
10. If you say yes, you then select three questions which you will have to answer to recover the key.
11. Click the “Restart” button to reboot and begin encryption.
12. After the rebooting, log in to your account again and the system will begin encrypting the hard drive.
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