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October 6, 2011 “The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
~ spoken by Atticus Finch, by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
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In this issue…
  • Congratulations to the 778 Who Passed the July 2011 Bar Exam
  • Working With Passion: Find Your Fire and Fuel It
  • Solo Small Firm October Networking Event
  • Join the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee
  • Nominations Sought for 2011 Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Help the Wheels of Justice Cycling Team Celebrate Another Successful Year
  • From the CBA CLE Legal Connection
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship: The Basics
  • The 5th Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference
  • CLE Event ”To Kill a Mockingbird”, Wednesday, Oct. 26
  • The Lawyer's Ultimate Guide to the Best Technology for Your Practice
  • Need Short-Term Help? Try DU's Contract Work Initiative
  • Optimize Your Membership: Brooks Brothers
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Congratulations to the 778 who Passed the July 2011 Bar Exam
To see the list of who passed click here. New attorneys will be sworn in on Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Solo Small Firm October 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, Golden, and Centennial. Click here for complete information regarding the October networking meeting sponsored by the CBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section.
Nominations Sought for 2011 Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
The CBA Young Lawyers Division is seeking nominations for the Gary McPherson Award, which acknowledges and honors a young lawyer in the community who has demonstrated a commitment and dedication to community service. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 14. For more information and for the nominating form, click here.
 
Guardianship & Conservatorship: The Basics, Wednesday, Oct. 26
Co-sponsored by the CBA Trust & Estate Section
The program will review important topics including: Getting Started—Who Is My Client? Doing Your Homework Before the Hearing; Forms, Checklists, and What to Expect at the Hearing; Reporting Requirements to the Court: Following a Case over the Years Ethics; Navigating the Pitfalls of Guardianship and Conservatorship Cases; Educating Your Clients; and Faculty Insights! This basics program is offered for five general credits, including one ethics credit; review complete information.
CLE Event ”To Kill a Mockingbird,” Wednesday, Oct. 26
Join the CBA YLD for a two-hour CLE presentation and view a performance of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts with a panel discussing ethics in and surrounding criminal defense trials and preparation. Following the panel discussion, there will be a light pre-show dinner and cocktail mixer, and a post-show “talk back” session. Registration is $30 for members and $20 for law students. RSVP by tomorrow to Carlos Migoya or Ben Currier or click here for more information.
The Lawyer's Ultimate Guide to the Best Technology for Your Practice, Tuesday, Nov. 8
National speaker Barron Henley is an attorney and legal technologist. He’ll show you ways to improve your practice, review the best products on the market for law offices and give you tips that will enable you to work more efficiently, create better documents, protect client data, and avoid committing malpractice with your computer. Register now!
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 ebono@law.du.edu.
Optimize Your Membership: Brooks Brothers
Fall 2011 Brooks Brothers corporate shopping event for enrolled Brooks Brothers Corporate Members. Friday, Oct. 14–Sunday, Oct. 16. Save 25 percent in-store, online, or by phone.
 
Working With Passion: Find Your Fire and Fuel It, Tuesday, Oct. 11
Just starting your lawyering career? Disillusioned? Been displaced in a bad economy? Ready for a mid-career course adjustment? Thinking about using your legal training in a non-legal setting, or getting out of the law entirely? If so, then this workshop is a timely opportunity to discover (or rekindle) your passion. Presented by Kevin Rhodes, this is a fast-paced one-and-a-half hour interactive workshop. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Join the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee
The committee welcomes paralegals, students, and attorneys to the monthly meeting at the CBA offices on Thursday, Oct. 13, at noon. They will be discussing the progress of their fall, winter, and spring outreach and education projects. Please join in-person or by calling in. RSVP to Roberto Ramírez at RRamirez@Arvada.org.
Help the Wheels of Justice Cycling Team Celebrate Another Successful Year on Thursday, Oct. 20
Congratulations to the Wheels of Justice Cycling Team for raising more than $290,000 for Children's Hospital Colorado. Join team members for a celebration on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Children's Hospital Colorado. RSVP no later than Oct. 17 to Rebecca Neelis at rneelis@childrenscoloradofoundation.org.
From the CBA CLE Legal Connection
A Look Inside the new Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
The State of Colorado’s new judicial complex is already making an impact on the Civic Center skyline. The state courts wanted a building that communicated a stately, civic presence on par with (and visually oriented toward) the State Capitol—and they are getting it. Despite the Ralph Carr’s architectural gravitas, its contemporary touches and generous fenestration welcome features that give the building an inspiring, approachable quality. Click here to read more.

U.S. District Court for Colorado Proposes Changes to Local Rules
On Oct. 3, the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado announced many proposed amendments to its Local Rules and seeks public comment. All comments must be received no later than Friday, Oct. 28. The changes to the Local Rules will become effective on Dec. 1. Click here to read more and to review the changes.

Legal Writing Lessons from The New Yorker
Looking for some writing inspiration? Start with The New Yorker, the nation’s best-edited publication. Add Jeffrey Toobin, one of the most talented legal journalists (and keynote speaker at CJI’s 2011 Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner next month). Now mix in the unsolved murder of a Seattle federal prosecutor, a story Toobin wrote about in a 2007 issue. Here are 10 great techniques at work in Toobin’s tale that can help you write better briefs. Click here to read more.

Truly Engaged Employees Lead to Highly Successful Law Firms
A truly engaged employee is one who believes so strongly in an organization that he or she invests discretionary effort in its success. In other words, a truly engaged employee is someone who regularly goes above and beyond his or her job description. Truly engaged employees can propel law firms from run-of-the-mill to highly successful. And, defining and communicating the unique story or message at the heart of your law firm is essential to employee engagement. Click here to read more.

 
The 5th Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference, Friday, Nov. 4
The conference will explore the unique perspectives that individuals and groups bring to the practice of dispute resolution. Presenters will encourage reflection on the impact of emotional intelligence and neuroscience on the practitioner. Workshops will offer insight on interacting with special populations including same-sex partners, hearing-impaired clients, victims of crimes, and persons with diminished capacities. Come to the conference to challenge your current thinking, to expand and improve your skills and practice, and collaborate with your colleagues as we continue to evolve the dynamic field of dispute resolution. Featuring a special keynote presentation on “The Emotionally Intelligent Mediator” by national speaker Stewart Levine. Read the full agenda here!
 
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Alternate way to print when there is no “File” heading or printer icon to click on

You may be looking at something on your computer and want to print what is on the screen. Unfortunately, there are instances when there is no obvious way to print because there is no “File,” printer icon, or “Printer Friendly” text to click on. Here’s how you can force the printer dialog box to come up so you can print. (By the way, this works on the Internet, Word, Outlook, and other applications.)

Press Ctrl and p together. This will bring up the print dialog box that you were looking for. The Ctrl p method is a Windows shortcut and will work even if you do see “File” or other icons for printing.


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

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