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Thursday, April 11, 2013 I love argument. I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me—that’s not their job.” ~Margaret Thatcher
I’ll see you at the movies.” ~Roger Ebert
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In this Issue:
From the Bar

“The Brothers Size” Theater Performance and CLE—Thursday, April 11

Join the CBA Young Lawyers Division at the Curious Theatre for a live theater performance of “The Brothers Size” and a CLE presentation that addresses issues of race and recidivism. The one-hour CLE presentation starts at 6 p.m., followed by cocktails and appetizers at 7 p.m., and curtain at 8 p.m. Balcony seats are $35 for CBA members (includes the CLE presentation, appetizers, and cocktails). Redeem this exclusive offer by using the code “COBAR” when purchasing tickets through the box office at 303-623-0524 or

Spanish-Speaking Lawyers Committee Hora Social—Thursday, April 18

Estudiantes, paralegales, y abogados, please join the Spanish-Speaking Lawyers Committee for a spring hora social (happy hour) including complimentary empanadas, gelato, and drinks, at Buenos Aires Pizzaria at 5:30 p.m. Whether fluent in Spanish or just learning, everyone is welcome to attend this informal gathering. Come to practice your Spanish or simply to learn more about the Spanish-speaking community in Colorado and ways you can be involved. RSVP to Roberto Ramirez at

Complimentary Casemaker Training—Monday, April 22

Reba Nance will host a training on Casemaker, the legal research tool exclusively for CBA members, on April 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Can’t make this date? Click here for a list of upcoming trainings. RSVP to with the training date and whether you plan to attend in person or via webcast. The trainings are free of charge for CBA members and one CLE credit is available. All seminars are at CBA-CLE.


45th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference—Friday, May 10

Hear from local, statewide, and national practice leaders on a number of topics including: enforcement; the defense perspective; regulated entities; current issues in corporation governance; accounting and auditing standards and regulations; current issues in corporation finance; emerging growth company financing, Reg D general solicitation, and crowd funding; and ethics. Register now.

11th Annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute in Denver—May 30–31
Co-sponsored by the CBA Intellectual Property Law Section and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

Join us to hear recent trends and hot topics in the Intellectual Property industry from senior federal judges, in-house counsel from innovative Silicon Valley companies, and practice leaders nationwide. The institute kicks off with a judicial panel, followed by a panel discussion on “Mobile Apps and Related Issues” with speakers from Twitter, Netflix, and Square. Read the complete agenda and list of faculty.

From the Courts

ICCES Trainings at the CBA Offices

The Colorado Judicial Branch is offering training for its new e-filing system, which will be the mandatory e-filing system by this summer. Register online for trainings, which are held at the CBA on the second Monday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Visit the Judicial Branch’s ICCES Project website to register for the ICCES system and view additional information. Direct questions or comments to

In the News

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: Bidding Adieu to the Sunset (Part Two)
How does the 2012 Tax Act affect estate planning?

Lifetime Gifts: Many clients who were concerned that sunset would cause the estate tax exemption to decrease from $5 million to $1 million, made gifts before the end of 2012 to use all or part of the $5 million exemption. Those who did not make end-of-year gifts in 2012 (and those who did but did not fully use their exemption equivalent) are given another chance to make such gifts, because the historically high exemptions are still in effect. Read more.

Raymond P. Moore Confirmed as New U.S. District Court Judge

On Saturday, March 23, the U.S. Senate confirmed Raymond P. Moore as the new district court judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Judge Moore will fill a vacancy created when Chief Judge Wiley Daniel became a Senior Judge on Jan. 1. Read more.

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

Spring Transitions

Last week we discussed spring cleaning our physical environment identify transitions and integrate change into our lives. Now, we move to our physical health. Our physical health affects our mental and emotional well-being. Research shows that regular movement and exercise increases energy among individuals suffering from chronic conditions such as fatigue. Staying hydrated and drinking more water helps cleanse the body of toxins that are associated with depression and lethargy. And, one of the biggest predictors in academic success is a quality night’s sleep. Let’s consider our physical health this spring because maintaining our bodies is key to staying mentally focused and emotionally clear, both personally and professionally. Read tips for getting and staying healthy this spring.

Optimize Your Membership

Colorado Avalanche Discounted Tickets

Cheer on the Avalanche as they wrap up their season at the Pepsi Center. Members receive discounted tickets for games on April 13, 15, 21, and 27. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

Lending Library Book of the Week: “The Lawyer’s Guide to Modern Payment Methods”

Are you interested in information about alternative forms of payment from your clients? Frederick Miller uses hypothetical examples to break down the best payment methods for your clients (e.g. transfers, credit cards, checks, PayPal, etc.) in “The Lawyer’s Guide to Modern Payment Methods.” He also discusses the applicable laws in the context of each hypothetical. 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 or 303-824-5372.

Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

Outlook Calendar—Quickly View Multiple Days Side-by-Side

Microsoft Outlook’s calendar allows you to choose individual days from your calendar and then compare them side-to-side. Here’s how:

  1. Open your Outlook calendar.
  2. Choose the Day view.
  3. Select the first day you want to view.
  4. In calendar on the left-hand side of the screen, hold down the Ctrl key while selecting the next day you want to view.
  5. Repeat step 4 for any additional days you want to view and compare.

Voilà! Now have your days displayed side-by-side!

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at with questions.

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