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Thursday, May 9, 2013 I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
~Robert Brault
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From the Bar

Power Outage at the CBA Offices Scheduled for Sunday, May 12
Casemaker Accessible via Alternative Means

The CBA offices will experience a power outage from 7 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, due to building maintenance. The power outage will cause the CBA website to be unavailable, however, you may access Casemaker via casemakerlegal.com. Log in using the following credentials: email address—cotempuser.org; password—coloradouser. These credentials will expire on Monday, May 13. Users on casemakerlegal.com will not have access to any personal saved information such as saved searches, history, or folders, but all other functionalities will work as normal.

Support the Sean May Memorial Run/Walk—Saturday, May 11

Support a runner, or sign up to run! There is still time to be a part of the Fifth Annual Sean May Memorial Run/Walk on May 11 at Barr Lake State Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit Access to Justice programs and Sean May’s family. Learn more and register.

CBA Board of Governors to Meet Saturday, May 11

The Board of Governors will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, at the Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center. Items on the agenda include a presentation and discussion on the future of the legal profession, the CBA’s 2013–14 budget, an amendment to the Young Lawyers Division Bylaws regarding the definition of a young lawyer, and reports on the Colorado Mentoring Program, the Colorado Supreme Court, and Court of Appeals. Click here for the full agenda. For questions, contact Chuck Turner at cturner@cobar.org.

Memorial Day Reception—Thursday, May 23

Join the CBA Military and Veterans Affairs Section for a CLE presentation reception in honor of Memorial Day. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., John Vaught will present his CLE lecture, “What was the Cause of the Vietnam War.” A reception will follow from 5:30 to 7:30. Attend either or both events. Hosted by Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

February Colorado Bar Exam Results Released

Bar exam results have been posted from the February exam. 275 applicants passed the most recent bar exam—a 69 percent pass rate. The CBA and CBA-CLE wish everyone the best of luck as you begin your careers. Learn more about the exam results. Admission Ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

From CBA-CLE

Essential Legal Research Methods and Resources for Colorado Lawyers—Thursday, June 20
Find out the Essential Facts and Issues on Fracking

Join three law librarians from the University of Colorado Law School—Professors Susan Nevelow Mart, Joan Policastri, and Robert Linz—as they use a legal problem to demonstrate research resources and methods to find applicable law and locate background information. The legal facts and issues will be about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a major issue in Colorado. As oil and gas companies use this technique to extract natural gas resources trapped in shale rock, state and local governments are grappling with laws to balance the competing interests of companies, consumers, and citizens. Learn more.

Bankruptcy Update 2013—Friday, June 21

Whether you are a seasoned bankruptcy practitioner or new to this practice area, this program will help you get up to speed on recent developments that affect your bankruptcy practice, ethical issues you could face, and what is expected of you and what you can expect in return from the Bankruptcy Court. Judges also will provide valuable tips for successfully handling cases in their courtrooms. Register now.

From the Courts

Fourth Judicial District Opens New Domestic Violence Court
DV Court intended to help offenders complete treatment

The Fourth Judicial District opened a new Domestic Violence Court with a three-phase program to increase opportunities for eligible offenders to complete state-mandated treatment. The program focus is on defendants who are not compliant with their probation terms and conditions and are at risk of having his or her probation sentence revoked. The court also may accept offenders whose cases include a negotiated disposition that includes DV Court. Offenders selected to enter the DV Court program do so voluntarily. Learn more.

In the News

Justice Sotomayor Marks Dedication of Carr Judicial Center

As a child, Sonia Sotomayor never dreamed of becoming a lawyer, let alone a U.S. Supreme Court justice—until she was introduced to Perry Mason, the fictional L.A. defense attorney of TV. “Watching Perry Mason taught me about something called lawyering,” she said, adding the show “exposed me to this different career and I started to examine and think about it as a possibility for myself.” Click here to read more.

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

Mindful May

In late 2006, the American Bar Association identified several reasons lawyers in particular benefit from mindfulness practices. These reasons hold true today.
This leads to Mindful Tip #2: On your way in to work, be present and notice what is happening around you. Listen to the music, notice the weather , and the landscape—but don’t forget the road and the traffic around you. When you get to work, take a deep breath, make a to-do list for the day, and be present with the tasks in front of you. Prior to leaving the office, make a list of your accomplishments for the day and a new to-do list for tomorrow. As you drive home, let the workday go and once again notice your surroundings.

Optimize Your Membership

Brooks Brothers Corporate Shopping Event—Wednesday, May 22

Shop online or at your local Brooks Brothers Store on Wednesday, May 22, and save 30 percent on regularly priced items when you use your CBA corporate savings card.

LPM Library Book of the Week: “Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers”

“Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers” by Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch is the newest addition to the “In One Hour” series for lawyers. This book is a step-by-step guide to the features and functions of Gmail and Google Calendar, as well as related services such as Google Voice and Video, Hangout, and Call Phone. In just one hour, learn how to transform your law practice by using these powerful Google tools. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Law Practice Management Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Lauren Eisenbach at 303-824-5372.

Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

How to change your default font for Outlook Messages

Did you know you can change the font size, style, and color for new, reply to, and forwarding messages? It’s so simple:

  1. Open up your Outlook
  2. For Outlook 2007 or earlier, click on tools in the menu bar. For Outlook 2010, click on File in the menu bar.
  3. Go to Options
  4. Then click on Mail Format for 2007 or earlier. For 2010 users, select Mail from the list on the left side of the window.
  5. You can then click the button for Stationary and Fonts.
  6. As you can see, you can change the font for new email messages, and also the font for Replying and Forwarding messages.
  7. Click on the Font button next to the font you would like to change.
  8. Outlook defaults to Calibri size 11. You can view the font in the “Sample Text” at the bottom of the new dialogue box. Feel free to play around with the font you would like.
  9. If you know which Font you want (i.e. Times New Roman), just type the first letter into the Font box. It will take you to all font options starting with that letter.
  10. Once you’ve found one you like, select that font, the size, and any formatting you’d like. Then click OK to exit the font selection window. You will have to click OK again to exit the Mail Formatting window.

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

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