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Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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In this Issue:
From the Bar

A Dialogue Between Generations

Have you been following this series in The Colorado Lawyer? Check out the discussion on work–life balance that appears in the January issue, then go back and check out the November and December 2012 issues for other discussions in the series you may have missed!

Volunteer for Colorado High School Mock Trials

More than 100 teams have signed up to participate in the Colorado High School Mock Trial Program. Visit the Mock Trial website and contact your local regional coordinator to help in your region or at the state tournament in Fort Collins March 8 and 9.

Feel and Perform Better through the Mindfulness Meditation—Saturday, Jan. 26

The Colorado Contemplative Lawyers Society, the Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program, and the CBA invite lawyers, judges, and law students to a course in mindfulness meditation and practice. Feel and perform better in your professional life, deepen your understanding of the nature of reality, enhance your ability to resolve stress, and deepen your emotional intelligence as you develop a meditation practice rooted in mindfulness. The program will be held Saturday Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the CBA-CLE offices,1900 Grant St., Suite 300. Cost is $55 and includes a light breakfast and a lunch. Click here to register and for information on what to bring to this interactive program.

The Science, Treatment, and Law of Addiction—Monday, Feb. 4
Presented by the CBA, Harmony Foundation, and Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program

Addiction remains a misunderstood disease in society and in the legal system. Whether representing a client suffering from addiction or helping a colleague, lawyers and judges can benefit from an increased understanding of the disease. This session will cover the nature of addiction, its causes, consequences, and treatment. It also will cover strategies for representing clients and helping colleagues who are impaired by addiction. Three general CLE credits are applied for. The program includes breakfast. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Nominations Sought for Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year Award

Know a Colorado paralegal committed to providing pro bono services in his or her community? The CBA and Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association (RMPA) want to recognize individuals for their pro bono service and welcome nominations for the annual Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year Award. Click here for more information and nomination criteria. For questions and to submit a nomination form, contact Lauren Eisenbach by Wednesday, Feb. 6.

From the Courts

Bent County Court Vacancy—Applications Due Wednesday, Jan. 16
Part-Time Position

The 16th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Jan. 28 to interview and select nominees for appointment by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the office of county judge for Bent County. The vacancy will be created by the appointment to the district court bench of the Hon. Mark A. MacDonnell, effective Feb. 3. The original application must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Click here for more information.

From the CBA-CLE

Learn How to Use Your New iPad—Friday, Jan. 11

Take the Basics in the morning, the Advanced Class in the afternoon, or the full day! The Basics class will take a quick tour of the iPad; a walk through a “day-in-the-life” of an iPad-using lawyer; must-have apps for lawyers; important security settings; and how-tos on loading documents and printing. The Advanced class will dig deeper, covering legal research and presentations on the iPad, and much more. See the complete agenda.

How to Get Clients and Market Your Law Practice Online—Friday, Jan. 18

Featuring Jabez LeBret, co-author of the Amazon No. 1 best-selling marketing book “How to Turn Clicks into Clients,” this program delivers substantive content that law firms need to market their firm and navigate their online presence. Understand the best practices for ethically using the Internet and how to avoid the traps of self reviewing, improperly commenting on your blog, or misrepresenting your services online. Sign up now!

In the News

Remembering John Grund—Litigator, Mentor, Friend

CLE is saddened to hear of the sudden death of John Grund, a well-respected litigator and one of our favorite authors and presenters. He has presented at many of CLE’s torts and litigation programs over the years and has always been a welcome sight at the CLE offices. Click here to read more.

Evidence and Ethics—What to Do When Handed a Smoking Gun

The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct are clear that when an attorney is in possession of client property, such as a retainer, the attorney must exercise the utmost care in safekeeping that property. However, what are the ethical guidelines to follow if the property the attorney is asked to keep safe has been used in a crime? Click here to read more.

Optimize Your Membership

Legal Community Credit Union

Maximize your CBA benefits with a membership to Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado. As a member you can expect exceptional service with no monthly fees or minimum balance requirements. With more than 4,000 shared branch locations nationwide, LCCU is bound to have an office that’s convenient for you. Wishing everyone a great new year!

Take Advantage of the CBA Lending Library

With categories ranging from finance and marketing to opening a new practice and more practice-specific books, the lending library has a lot to offer. “101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer,” edited by Greg Herman, is one example of the resources available to CBA members. This book compiles useful information from family law attorneys attending the ABA Annual Meeting—such as example forms, agreements, and answers to common problems—to provide guidance.

From the Legal Community

Nominate a DU Law Star

The DU Law Stars event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Sheraton Downtown. Please nominate your favorite Denver Law alumni and/or faculty members by no later than Feb. 8.

Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

Create an Email Folder in Outlook at the Top of Your Folders List

Creating folders in Outlook allows you to keep emails filed so you can easily find them. The folders you create are listed in alphabetical order. A simple trick will create a folder that appears at the top of the list while still staying in alpha order.

Suppose I want to create a new folder to organize my emails regarding a CLE program entitled Valuing a Law Practice. That folder will automatically be listed alphabetically under V. This means that every time I want to access the folder, I have to scroll through all my folders until I get to that letter in the alphabet. If I want to have that folder appear near the top of list for quicker access, I simply add a special character at the beginning of the folder title. All titles that begin with a special character will appear at the top of the list. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Outlook Mail.
  2. Put your cursor over “Inbox” on the left-hand side.
  3. Right-click and choose New Folder.
  4. In the box for the name of the folder, type in a special character (such as a period, or the @ symbol) and then your folder title, for example, @Valuing a Law Practice.
  5. Hit OK.

Now your new “Valuing a Law Practice” folder will be easily accessible at the top of the list. It’s the best of both worlds: your folder is still in alpha order so you can easily find it, except now it’s at the top of the folders list!

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at with questions.

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