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Feb. 21

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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 “Change is the law of life. And those who look only
to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
~John F. Kennedy
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From the Bar

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.

Introducing CiteCheck from Casemaker

The Colorado Bar Association has partnered with Casemaker to provide our members access to CiteCheck on a per-use basis at a great price. CiteCheck allows users to verify that the cases cited in their briefs, pleadings, motions, or other legal documents are still good law. For $10 per transaction, an attorney or paralegal can upload a document into CiteCheck, and Casemaker will extract and process all of the legal citations (in Blue Book form) through their authoritative CaseCheck+ service. Click here for more information.

Sign Up for Complimentary Casemaker Trainings

Back by popular demand, Reba Nance will host a series of free trainings on 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.

March Solo–Small Firm Networking Meetings

The Solo–Small Firm Section networking meetings are great opportunities to connect with your peers, and are stimulating practice management and technology discussion forums. Solo–Small Firm Section members look forward to networking with their CBA colleagues far and near at these meetings. Click here to find a March meeting near you.

The Colorado Lawyer Seeks Proposals for October 2014 Special Issue

Special issues comprise five to eight substantive law articles on broad-based topics. Emphasis is on the practical and procedural, rather than the theoretical or philosophical, and an ethics-related article should be included in the mix. Send questions and requests for information to leonamartinez@cobar.org.

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Mental Health Issues and the Law—Medical, Judicial, Legal, and Policy Perspectives—March 19

Regardless of your practice area, issues of mental health are difficult to discuss and can affect your clients and practice. This program provides answers to difficult questions, so you’re able to discuss options when mental health issues become part of your case. Included in the program is a mock direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses in a hearing on whether medication should be administered involuntarily. Register now!

Employment Law 2013—April 4–5
Co-sponsored by the CBA Labor & Employment Law Section, Half-day program

The 2013 Employment Law Conference provides critical employment law updates whether you are interested in state or federal issues, the plaintiff or defense perspective, or if you’re new to employment law or a seasoned professional. The experienced faculty will give a comprehensive review of key cases, legislation, regulations, and the most recent news. Review the complete agenda.

In the News

Initial Discovery Protocols for Federal Employment Cases Being Tested in U.S. District Courts

As of Dec. 1, U.S. District Court Judge William Martinez has implemented the Initial Discovery Protocols for Employment Cases Alleging Adverse Action (“Protocols”). The Protocols are the product of a national committee of defense and plaintiff attorneys, with the goal of creating pattern discovery for employment cases that would limit unnecessary cost and delay in the litigation process. Click here to read more.

Are Lawyers Unhappy? (Part 3)

Is law school to blame? Some people think so. They propose reforms to give future lawyers a more “realistic” view of what they’re in for, both in school and after. They think full disclosure will make the profession happier. Click here to read more.

In the Legal Community

The Master of Science in Judicial Administration/Master of Science in Legal Administration Program Turns 40—April 19–20

Celebration brings together MSJA/MSLA alumni, current students, University of Denver Sturm College of Law faculty, legal-judicial-based businesses and professional affiliations, and the countless sponsors and friends of the Denver Law community. The two-day event includes a steak dinner Friday evening at the law school, a continental breakfast, an educational series Saturday morning, and dinner and awards presentation at the Hotel Monaco Saturday evening. Click here to register and view program details.

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Lending Library Book of the Week: Collecting Your Fee

Getting clients to pay, like everything else in a well-run practice, is about running your practice right. Edward Poll explains how to collect your fee by selecting the right clients, setting client expectations, and running a strong back room. Collecting Your Fee is as much a field guide as it is a technical strategic manifest for getting paid. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Lending Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Lauren Eisenbach at lauren@cobar.org or 303-824-5372.

Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

Repeating Heading Rows in Word Tables

In a Word table, the heading (or header) row is the first row in the table—the one that usually describes what each column contains. Without a heading row, readers can’t tell what the information in a table is or means. Making sure that the heading row appears on a new page if the table breaks across pages is absolutely essential. Here’s how to create a header row that shows up even if the table continues on to multiple pages

First, create the table:
Click on Insert (on ribbon at top)
Click on Table
Click on Insert Table
Choose the number of columns, number of rows, etc.

Next, type the table:
Type your table
Go back up to the top row, where you’ve typed the text that you want to be the header row
Highlight the top row going across
Then click on Layout (on the ribbon at the top of the page—all the way to the right-hand side)
Click on Repeat Header Rows

That’s all there is to do!

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

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