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Thursday, June 6, 2013 We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge
~John Naisbitt
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From the Bar

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

The Spanish-Speaking Lawyers Committee will put on a free, brown bag lunch CLE program in Spanish at noon on June 13 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.

Electronic Waste Disposal Ban Effective July 1

Beginning July 1, you will no longer be able to dispose of most consumer electronics in your trash. Senate Bill 12-133, known as the “Electronic Recycling Jobs Act” prohibits the disposal of electronics in household trash. Click here for information on prohibited items, registered recyclers, recycling events, and how to protect your personal information on computers or computer systems. The Denver Bar Association will host secure document shredding and electronics recycling on Friday. Click here for more information.

Dog Protection Act Task Force—Apply by Friday, June 7

The legislature passed and Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law SB 13-226—Concerning the Creation of the “Dog Protection Act.” The new act requires that local law enforcement agencies provide training to officers for dog encounters. Procedures and a training video will be developed by a 19-member volunteer task force created by the Act. Per the new law, the CBA is authorized to make three appointments to the task force—two attorneys with expertise and experience in animal law and dog shooting cases, and one individual who owns or owned a dog shot by a local law enforcement officer. To be considered as a CBA appointee, submit a letter of interest along with your résumé to Melissa Nicoletti by the close of business on Friday, June 7. Learn more or view a copy of SB 13-226.

From CBA-CLE

2013 Estate Planning Retreat in Snowmass—June 13–15

This is the event of the year for Colorado’s trust and estate practitioners. Co-sponsored by the CBA Trust and Estate Section, the 33rd Annual Estate Planning Retreat is next week at the Westin Snowmass Resort in Snowmass Village. Get updates on important issues from experienced trust and estate professionals in Colorado and learn from the advanced interactive discussion groups held in the morning. Then, take the rest of each day to enjoy everything this area has to offer: hiking, biking, exploring Aspen, golfing, and more! Check out all the info on the retreat.

The Business of Marijuana: Accounting, Tax, and Legal Issues After Amendment 64—Thursday, July 18

Last November, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, which makes the personal, non-medical use, possession, and limited home-growing of marijuana legal under Colorado law for adults 21 and older. The amendment provides for the regulation of marijuana like alcohol, and allows for the lawful operation of marijuana-related facilities. This seminar will review the tax, accounting, and legal implications for people involved in marijuana-related businesses in Colorado. Find out more.

In the News

Morphic Fields and Change (Part 4): Survival of the Fittest

Ever wonder why people respond so negatively to change? In their book “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom,” the co-authors—one a neurologist and the other a neuropsychologist—root our resistance to change in the evolutionary biology of the brain. Apparently our brains have been hardwired with certain survival instincts that trigger our habitual “No way!” response. Read more.

Gov. John Hickenlooper Signs Criminal Omnibus Bill, Workers’ Compensation IME Bill

In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly enacted remedies for the employment discrimination provisions of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) that have been part of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for decades. Read more.

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

The Benefits of Being in the Garden

Last month, we spent time practicing being mindful with our attention, focus, and thoughts. This month, we shift our attention to our physical well-being. Research shows that garden soil is healthy for us because it contains bacteria that act as natural antidepressants and helps improve immune functions. This week, get in the dirt. Work in the garden or pot herbs or plants for your kitchen or deck. Perhaps you can buy cut flowers for your home or office or simply take a walk through a public garden or park. Yes, we are all very busy being lawyers; however, remember to take even just a few minutes every day this June to “stop and smell the roses.” Read more about the benefits of being in the garden.

From the Legal Community

Fifth Annual Colorado Pledge to 1L Diversity Boot Camp—Wednesday, June 12

This year’s Annual Colorado Pledge to Diversity 1L Boot Camp will be at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse from 1 to 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception hosted by Patton Boggs LLP and the Pledge Committee. Attendees will hear opening remarks by Hon. Wiley Y. Daniel, participate in a roundtable discussion, and hear a panel of experts speak on diversity in the profession. Learn more. RSVP to Linda Runck at 303-894-6142.

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LPM Library Book of the Week: “Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers”

An effective blog can help you promote your practice, become more “findable” online, and take charge of how you are perceived by clients, journalists, and anyone who uses the internet. “Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers” by Ernie Svenson will show you how to create, maintain, and improve a legal blog—and gain new business opportunities along the way. 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

Create a Rule to Automatically Remove Move Messages from the Inbox

Do you receive frequent emails from an individual or discussion list that you prefer go to a folder in your inbox? In this video tutorial, Reba demonstrates how to create email rules that will automatically sort incoming emails into specified folders.

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

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