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September 8, 2011 “If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.”
~ Win Borden
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In this issue…
  • One Week Left to Verify for the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
  • Sign Up for a Mock Interview
  • Lawyers Duty of Candor to the Tribunal and Remedial Measures in Civil Actions and Proceedings
  • Being Prepared: How Lawyers Can Lay the Groundwork for their Own Financial Future
  • CWBA’s Mary Lathrop Award
  • Breaking News from CBA CLE Legal Connection
  • 2011 Annual Fall Workers’ Compensation Update
  • CBA Ethics Committee's New Blog
  • 2011 DILP Diversity Award Winners Announced
  • Women Lawyers Support Group Formed
  • Optimize Your Membership with the Legal Community Credit Union and
  • Wheels of Justice Party
  • Need Short Term Help? DU's Contract Work Initiative
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Only One Week Left to Verify Your Listing for the 2012 Legal Directory
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.
Lawyers Duty of Candor to the Tribunal and Remedial Measures in Civil Actions and Proceedings, Tuesday, Sept. 20
This program will address the prohibition against offering false evidence, the duty to take remedial measures, and the duty to correct false statements by the lawyer set forth in Rule 3.3 of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct. Presenter Cecil Morris is the current chair of the Conduct Committee of the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado and a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct. Register now for this lunchtime program.
CWBA’s Mary Lathrop Award
Nominations Due Tomorrow
The annual award is presented to an outstanding female attorney who has enriched the community through her legal and civic activities. Contact the CWBA’s Professional Advancement Committee Co-chairs, Jessica Brown or Alison Zinn to request a nomination form.
Annual Fall Workers’ Compensation Update, Friday, Oct. 21
For this year’s program: get the inside track on what's happening at the division, OAC, the legislature, and the courts; hear a nationally known physician discuss the state-of-the-art medical issue of spinal stimulation; draw the ethical line between being an advocate and being annoying; write a privilege log; and more! Review the complete agenda here.
2011 DILP Diversity Award Winners Announced
Center for Legal Inclusiveness Executive Director Kathleen Nalty will be honored with the Diversity Trailblazer Award and Gordon & Rees LLP will be recognized with the Diversity Leadership Award tonight at the Magnolia Hotel for the Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee Diversity Awards. Read more about the honorees and the DILP Committee, a joint CBA/DBA committee, here.
Optimize Your Membership
Legal Community Credit Union
Did you know that as a member of LCCUCO you have access to our expansive network of surcharge-free ATM agreements. You are guaranteed to find one wherever you go, including deposit-accepting ATM’s. You can even go to any US Bank or 7-11 ATM to access your account. To find a CO-OP surcharge free ATM near you visit and click on “ATM Locator.” is a unique service for law firms and attorneys seeking to sublease their office space or to rent a shared space. CBA members receive 15 percent off their online listings. Click here for more information.
Need Short-Term Help?
Try DU's Contract Work Initiative
Need short-term help with legal research, writing, due diligence, discovery, or other matters? The University of Denver Sturm College of Law can help! DU Law’s Office of Career Development & Opportunities has recently launched a Contract Work Initiative. Through this program, the CDO has identified a group of recent graduates who are specifically available to do contract work. For more information, please contact Eric Bono at 303-871-6478 or
Sign Up for a Mock Interview on Tuesday, Sept. 13, Noon–1 p.m.
Interviewers from legal recruiting firms in Denver are donating their time and expertise. E-mail to schedule a time to be interviewed. Interviews will be recorded and sent home with the interviewees for their own use.
Being Prepared: How Lawyers Can Lay the Groundwork for their Own Financial Future, Thursday, Oct. 6
On Thursday, Oct. 6 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Transitions Committee will be putting on a half-day program specifically geared to helping attorneys focus on their own financial well-being. Topics include shifting mindsets during practice windingdown, how IRS Rules can assist in wealth accumulation, strategically utilizing assets during retirement, etc. Pat Funk is a nationally recognized speaker to bar associations across the country. Registration is $45 for members, $60 for non members and includes the book entitled: Lawyers at Mid-Life. To RSVP e-mail or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Breaking News from 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...
Legal Writing Pro—Write Better E-mails
How many e-mails does a typical large law firm see in a day? 500,000. Here are a couple tips to help you write more effective e-mails, save time and money, and avoid email etiquette blunders. Read more...
New Form Issued to Request Reduced Payment for Dispute Resolution Services
The Colorado State Judicial Branch has issued a new form that allows a party to request a reduced payment for services provided by the Office of Dispute Resolution. Practitioners should begin using the new form immediately. Read more...
CBA Ethics Committee's New Blog
You are invited to subscribe to the newest of CBA's blogs. The Ethics Committees blog has three new articles on Reasonableness of a Contingent Fee, Attorney Discipline and the First Amendment, and Covenant Not to Grieve.
Women Lawyers Support Group Formed
Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers is proud to announce the establishment of a Women's Support Group meeting. Beginning Sept. 19, meetings will be held the first and third Mondays of the month, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Church, located at 1820 Broadway, Denver. These support group meetings will be professionally facilitated and are confidential. They are open to all women lawyers and women law students seeking support from colleagues for issues including, but not limited to, pressures of the legal profession, pressures of managing a law practice, family pressures and law school pressures. No RSVP required.
Wheels of Justice Party, Thursday, Oct. 20
Please join the Wheels of Justice at Children’s Hospital Colorado on Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. for the Team Appreciation Party including free food and drinks. Hear from doctors and patient families about the life-saving treatments and programs supported by our fundraising, and tour the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Please RSVP by Oct. 13 to
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Set Up Outlook to Automatically Spell Check All Outgoing E-Mails

Regardless of your spelling or typing abilities, there’s no reason for your e-mails to contain misspelled words. You can make Outlook 2003 and 2007 automatically spell check all outgoing e-mails before sending. The following option will force this to occur before you send out a message:
1. Click Tools
2. Select Options
3. Select the Spelling tab
4. Check Always check spelling before sending
5. Click OK

If you also want Outlook to check your grammar at the same time it checks your spelling:
1. Click Tools
2. Select Options
3. Select the Spelling tab
4. Check Always check spelling before sending
5. Click on Spelling and Auto Correction…
6. Under When correcting spelling in Outlook, check Check grammar with spelling
7. Click OK

It’s that simple!

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at with questions.

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