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LPM Tech Tuesdays: Build Your Own WordPress Site—Tuesday, May 28

Join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month from noon to 12:30 p.m. for Tech Tuesdays. We know you’re busy, so the CBA’s Law Practice Management Department created Tech Tuesdays to help you learn new technology quickly and efficiently to better serve your clients. Each short session is designed to give you practical takeaways to apply in your practice. Sessions are available via live webcast only, but recorded versions will be archived online. During our next session, Jake Eisenstein will demonstrate the basics of how to build your own WordPress site. Click here for more information.

Spanish-Speaking Lawyers Committee CLE—Thursday, June 13
Complimentary Program: La Anatomía de un Juicio al Jurado

The Spanish-Speaking Lawyers Committee will put on a free, brown bag lunch CLE in Spanish on June 13 at noon at the CBA offices and again at 5:30 p.m. at Uptown Tavern. The CLE will be an informal presentation on “The Anatomy of a Jury Trial” or “La Anatomía de un Juicio al Jurado.” The presenter will outline an American jury trial using Spanish legal terminology and provide a handout to help attendees follow along. RSVP to Roberto Ramírez indicating which presentation you will be attending.

June 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. Find a May meeting near you.

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Secure Document Shredding and Electronic Recycling—Friday, June 7

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Grant Street between 19th and 20th Avenues, drop off your unwanted documents and electronics for secure shredding and recycling. There is no cost for the services; however, a $5 donation is requested per box or electronic item, and all contributions will benefit Metro Volunteer Lawyers. There is a limit of 20 boxes (no three-ring binders) and five electronic items per vehicle. More information is available online or contact Heather Clark with questions.


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!

2013 Federal Practice Update—Thursday, June 27
Co-Sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and the CBA Litigation Section

Experienced federal practice attorneys and distinguished judges, including U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Chief Judge Marcia Krieger, will share new initiatives and rules, practical advice, best practices, and their insights and knowledge. Learn how to successfully litigate your federal court case and what to expect before you get to court. Review the complete agenda and faculty list.

From the Courts

First Judicial District Self-Help Center

People representing themselves in non-criminal court proceedings in the First Judicial District can now turn to a new Self-Help Center for assistance in navigating the court system. The center, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, is located in the clerk’s office at the Jefferson Combined Court. Services, provided at no charge, include connecting clients with community resources to help them solve their legal issues and make their way through the courts, providing forms and assistance with filling them out, and helping clients understand their options to resolve disputes outside the courtroom through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Read more.

In the News

Filing Fees to Change July 1 Due to Repeal of CJD 12-02

Chief Justice Directive 12-02 was created in January 2012 to temporarily reduce statutory filing fees. The Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that effective July 1, this Chief Justice Directive will be repealed, which means that filing fees will revert to previous levels. Read more.

Morphic Fields and Change (Part 3): Abraham Maslow Rides Again

You’re inspired to do something big—so big, it’s scary. And crazy as it sounds, you think you could do it, given half a chance. Now there’s this raging debate inside you: are you going to go for it or sit down until the thought goes away? Read more.

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

Mindful May

Throughout May, we have practiced staying present and focused on what we are doing, mindfully paying attention to the world around us, and taking deep breaths to slow down our thoughts. For the final Mindful May tip, we turn to the saying “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Lawyers are bombarded with tasks that are destination-oriented. Our to-do lists include projects that take weeks, months, or years to complete, but have definite start and end points. However, life is what happens along the way, not just at the beginning or at the end. Mindfulness techniques, such as breathing, expanding our focus, and letting the work day go, help us understand that “now is the most interesting time of all” so that we can enjoy the journey rather than letting it pass us by.

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LPM Library Book of the Week: “The Legal Assistant’s Complete Desk Reference”

Paralegals and legal assistants who need a thorough guide to all the rules and regulations dictating their job performance, as well as a repository of the many forms they see every day will love this new addition to the Lending Library. “The Legal Assistant’s Complete Desk Reference,” edited by Ursual Furi-Perry is a comprehensive, up-to-date handbook that explores the career opportunities open to paralegals and legal assistants, as well as some common areas of legal practice and what they entail. The Lending Library has both the 2011 and the 2013 edition. 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 Move Emails Out of Outlook onto Your Hard Drive Using Adobe Acrobat

This week, Reba uses a video tutorial to demonstrate how to use Adobe Acrobat to move emails out of Microsoft Outlook onto your hard drive.

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at with questions.

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