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October 13, 2011 “Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others”
~ Eric Hoffer
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In this issue…
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Colorado Supreme Court Justice Finalists Selected
  • Practical Aspects of Practice and Hot Topics in Law
  • Winning at Trial-Tactics and Skills
  • Environmental Law Section Introduces Sustainability Policy
  • Announcing the 2012 CBA Leadership Training Class
  • Technology and the Law: Are you Using It In Your Practice?
  • From the CBA CLE Legal Connection
  • Attorney Coaches Needed for CBA High School Mock Trial Program
  • Donate Your Car to the Legal Aid Foundation
  • Optimize Your Membership: Rocky Mountain Fleet Associates
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
  • Mac Tip of the Week from Lenny Frieling
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Click here to see how you can get involved through the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This year CCADV's theme for the month is Colorado Men Making a Difference. Join their Facebook campaign.
Annual YLD CLE: Practical Aspects of Practice and Hot Topics in the Law, Thursday, Nov. 17
Every year, the CBA YLD puts on a CLE program tailored to the needs and interests of members of the Young Lawyers Division. This year's program will provide eight CLE credits, including one ethics, and feature practical aspects of practicing law, including: direct examination and cross-examination, jury selection, changes to the civil rules, and appellate basics. Click here for more details. Cost for the program is $20 for members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for students. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
CBA Environmental Law Section Introduces Sustainability Policy
In an effort to create more sustainable law practices, the Colorado Bar Association Environmental Law Section created an Environmental Sustainability Policy (ESP). This program encourages our members to pledge their commitment to environmental excellence by taking steps to reduce energy use and waste at their firm or law practice. Visit the ESP webpage for program details and information on how to participate.
TTechnology and the Law: Are you Using it In Your Practice? Comment on the CBA/CLE Facebook Page by November 4 for your chance to win a new Kindle Fire!

There are a few exciting things happening with technology in November: A CBA/CLE Law Practice Technology Program with national speaker Barron Henley on November 8 and the new Kindle Fire available on November 15 (a new, lower cost tablet from Amazon).

You are invited to attend this valuable program and also to comment on the use of tablets on our Facebook page, including opinions on the iPAD, the new Kindle Fire, or any other tablet as it relates to your law practice. CBA/CLE is doing a random drawing for one Kindle Fire for all those who either: Register for the November 8 Technology program The Lawyer's Ultimate Guide to the Best Technology for Your Practice or comment on the CBA/CLE Facebook page about your use of tablets (or non-use). All you have to do is make a thoughtful comment about tablets and the law; one winner will be chosen from all who enter. For details go to: http://www.cobar.org/index.cfm/ID/22011

We are looking for attorneys to coach teams in Douglas and Adams Counties. Attorney coaches may build highly rewarding and long-lasting relationships with high school students, who describe their participation in this program as life-changing. Commitment time may be only a few hours or more per week, depending on your schedule. Contact Carolyn Gravit for more information.
Optimize Your Membership: Rocky Mountain Fleet Associates
Save time, hassle and money. Let RMFA be your personal vehicle purchasing agent. Click here or call 303-753-0440
Colorado Supreme Court Justice Finalists Selected
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission has announced its three candidates for a vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court, which was created by the retirement of the Hon. Alex J. Martinez. The nominees are Brian D. Boatright of Arvada, Frederick T. Martinez of Castle Pines, and Patrick T. O'Rourke of Highlands Ranch. The vacancy is effective Oct. 31, 2011. Click here to read the press release from the Court or here to read The Denver Post article.
Winning at Trial—Tactics and Skills, Friday, Nov. 11
This one-day trial advocacy program is presented by the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers; the faculty are all ACTL Fellows and seasoned courtroom advocates. This program includes the fundamentals of a well-orchestrated trial, and emphasizes tips and tactics for the more experienced practitioner. Register now for this exceptional program.
Announcing the 2012 CBA Leadership Training Class
Click here to see who is in the 2012 COBALT class. COBALT is CBA's leadership training program. The program's goals include nurturing effective leadership with respect to ethical, professional and community service issues; building relationships among legal leaders from across the state and from across experience levels; and raising the level of awareness among lawyers regarding the broad range of issues facing the legal profession. Click here for more information on COBALT or contact Dana Collier Smith.
From the CBA CLE Legal Connection
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Should Sole-Parent Decision-Making Really Be the Last Resort?
As an attorney, Child and Family Investigator, and parenting coordinator/decision-maker, attorney Jennifer Eyl frequently finds herself struggling with our parental decision-making paradigm. She shares her thoughts as we recognize critical issues during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Click here to read more. Click here to read more.

State Board of Health Amends Rules Regarding Medical Marijuana Indigency Qualification and Doctors' Good Standing
The Colorado State Board of Health has proposed amendments to the Medical Use of Marijuana rules. A hearing on the amended rules will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Department of Public Health and Environment at 10 a.m. Click here for details.

Rule Change Gives Students More Opportunities for Pro Bono Service
Recent changes to Colorado's Student Practice Act have expanded the qualifications for supervising lawyers who work with law students in pro bono cases, allowing students to get more in-court training and expanding attorneys' ability to volunteer. Click here to read more.
Donate Your Car to the Legal Aid Foundation
Are you ready to get rid of an old car, truck, motorcycle, boat, or RV? Help improve access to civil justice by donating it to the Legal Aid Foundation. Call 866-697-0697 to schedule a pickup, or visit www.legalaidfoundation.org and click on "Donate A Vehicle."
 
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Delay Sending Messages in Outlook
You compose an e-mail message in Outlook, hit send, and then realize you forgot to include the attachment; or you hit send and then realize you sent it to the wrong person, or your reply went to everyone except to the person who sent the original message; or you think you may have sent it to the wrong person and you just want to double-check.

Fortunately, Outlook 2007 and 2010 allow you a couple of options to delay sending messages. With a few clicks, you can delay sending a particular message. In this instance, you can compose a message now and tell Outlook not to send it until a specific time that you designate. You also can set up a Rule that tells Outlook to delay sending every message for a certain amount of time (say five minutes). This will allow you one last chance to go back and retrieve any message you wish, as long as you act within 5 minutes of hitting Send. If you create this Rule, Outlook puts all outgoing messages into the Outbox folder until they are sent. If you change your mind, you simply retrieve the message from the Outbox and make your changes or even delete the message entirely.

Helpful hint—If someone contacts you asking you to send them an e-mail, they will probably call you back before five minutes and say "I didn't get the e-mail. Did you send it?" In this situation, you can force Outlook to send the e-mail (and any others in the Outbox) immediately by clicking on Send/Receive on the toolbar.

Below are links to Microsoft's website with detailed instructions:
Feel free to contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org with questions.

 

Mac Tip of the Week from Lenny Frieling
Suggestions with Upgrading an Operating System

1. The basic Mac operating system, which has been Leopard, is being upgraded to Lion, the new OS. As with any major OS upgrade, from anyone, I suggest a) stall to permit time for debugging for 30 days, minimum.

2. Any operating system upgrade, if possible, is best if done "clean." That means BACKUP and load the operating system on a clean hard drive, and then re-install the backup. It may be that this is not possible with Leopard to Lion. The upgrade apparently is installed over the previous OS. Oh, well. Did I say BACKUP recently? A backup or two should precede ANY significant change in a computer. Upgrading an operating system is huge.

3. "The Great Cloud." Mac is moving from its present data-sharing approach (MobileMe) to a "cloud" approach. It is as though your main memory were stored, backed up, and constantly available in current/latest form from your phone, any computer of yours, or by the time this is published (24 hours) on your watch. I love that, but when poking around the Mac site, I saw nothing addressing the security measures protecting your information which you are storing in "the cloud." It's not that I'm assuming that the Mac security is inadequate, but I am suggesting that we need to know much more about that issue, and need to evaluate just where we keep the most sensitive information, from passwords to notes of a client's confession to her attorney.

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