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Jan. 10

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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 “Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.”
~Thomas Paine
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In this Issue:
From the Bar

Scheduled Outage for CBA Phone and Email Maintenance—Tuesday, Jan. 15

Beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, CBA phones and email will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. The CBA offices will remain open during its regular business hours. The phones and email will be available again at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Learn About Student Loan Repayment—Tuesday, Feb. 5

Join Heather Jarvis for a discussion on student loan debt, repayment options, and debt forgiveness. The program will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the CBA offices. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend for members and $15 for nonmembers. Click here to RSVP.

Reminder Regarding New C.R.C.P. 45 Subpoenas

The C.R.C.P. 45 (Subpoena) was completely revamped and took effect on Jan. 1. The Colorado Lawyer January 2013 issue include a comprehensive explanation of the rule change written by Richard Holme. Substantial changes to the rule includes the form and content of subpoenas, the time for service, protections for recipients and for privileged records, who may be protected, the requirement of an authorization or court order (related to privileged documents), objections and motions to quash. In addition, there are several new requirements needed to comply with Rule 45, including a new form (JDF 80) found on the State Judicial website.

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

The Colorado Contemplative Lawyers Society, the Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program, and the CBA invite you to a course in mindfulness meditation and practice. Feel and perform better in your professional life, enhance your ability to resolve stress, and deepen your emotional intelligence as you develop a meditation practice rooted in mindfulness. This introductory program, non-intrusive and non-threatening (no chanting!), 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 interesting program—Give it a try!

Sign Up for Complimentary Casemaker Trainings

Back by popular demand, Reba Nance will host a series of free trainings on the latest version of Casemaker, the free legal research member benefit. Click here for a list of upcoming dates. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org with the date and whether you plan to attend in person or via webcast. These are free trainings with CLE credits available.

From the Courts

Receive Recognition for Your Firm or Government or In-House Counsel Group’s Pro Bono Legal Services Achievement

Each year, the Colorado Supreme Court recognizes those law firms, solo practitioners, and in-house counsel groups that achieved the annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services by their Colorado-licensed attorneys, averaged across the firm and pro-rated for part-time attorneys, primarily for the indigent and/or organizations serving the indigent. If your firm or group achieved the pro bono goal in 2012, please notify Justice Greg Hobbs, c/o Law Clerk Lauren Dickey at lauren.dickey@judicial.state.co.us or 720-625-5440, by Friday, Feb.15. Include the name and contact information of your pro bono coordinator, including phone number, email, and mailing address.

From CBA-CLE

On Depositions—Friday, Jan. 25

Receive instruction from Colorado’s leading litigators and CBA-CLE’s newest release, “On Depositions in Colorado, 2d Ed.” as your course materials. The seminar will review preparing the plaintiff; preparing the defendant; objections; foundations, privileges, and stipulations; on the record and introduction to “lying”; deposing the expert witness; Rule 30(b)(6); and more. Register now!

Preventing Legal Malpractice 2013: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients—Friday, Feb. 1
Co-Sponsored by the CBA Professional Liability Committee

Offered for five general CLE credits, including 4.6 ethics, each attendee receives the CBA-CLE book “Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado, 3d Ed.” Topics include trends in legal malpractice: cases, statutes, and rules; nontraditional claims; safeguarding client data; and professional liability with the use of social media. See the complete agenda.

The Balancing Act:
COLAP’s Tip for Work and Life

21 Days to a New You
Turn New Year’s Resolutions into Healthy Lifelong Habits

Ever feel like you are on an energy roller coaster? Stress is a given in our daily lives. We are tasked with balancing family, work, friends, finances, and more. If we can reduce our own reactions to external stresses, and become calmer and more focused, the daily irritants of life can just wash right over us. We can’t change what happens outside of us, but there is plenty we can do to change ourselves within. Anne Hurley (MSN Healthy Living) provides some great tips to keep our New Year’s resolutions on track and reduce our stress. Click here to read more.

Optimize Your Membership

Need to Rent or List Office Space?

LookingForSpace.com assists attorneys and law firms seeking to rent shared law office space, or looking to list space. CBA members receive 15 percent off rates. Click here for details.

From the Law Schools

Hiring Assistance from the University of Colorado

The University of Colorado Law School Career Development Office seeks to make connections for its graduates with employers that have full- or part-time opportunities. The law school is happy to help you create an online job posting so all graduates can view a description of your opening and application instructions, or show you more informal ways of being introduced to candidates who meet your qualifications. For information, contact Assistant Dean Todd Rogers at 303-492-6392.

Hiring Assistance from the University of Denver

Need to hire but don’t have time to wade through hundreds of résumés? We understand how busy you are, so the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Office of Career Development & Opportunities makes it easy to hire its recent graduates. Whether you are looking for a short-term contract attorney or an associate, DU Law has candidates who are immediately available meet your hiring needs. Interested? Contact Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities Eric Bono at 303-871-6478.

Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

Striking Through Text

Suppose you have a list of 10 to-do items in Microsoft Word. You could delete each item once you finish it, of course, but it might be more helpful to leave it on the list and strike through it as you would if you were using an ink pen. Here’s how:

  1. Select the text you want to strike through.
  2. Click on the Home tab.
  3. In the Font group, click on the icon with the strike through symbol. It looks like abc.

It’s that easy!

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

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