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June 13

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.
~Mikhail Gorbachev
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From the Bar

Commercial Legal Forms in Your Practice Webinar—11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18

Join the discussion about online legal forms and their affect on lawyers. This webinar will focus on three main areas: online legal forms and why consumers choose them, competing against online legal forms, and tools to create your own online legal forms. Click here for more information and to register.

Tech Tuesdays: Using WordRake—Noon, Tuesday, June 25

Gary Kinder and Jim Figel explain the benefits of using WordRake, an editing software for lawyers. Click here for more information on this and other 30-minute Tech Tuesday webinars.

CLHL Support Groups

Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers, Inc. (CLHL) is a court-approved, peer assistance program that offers support, education, and referrals for those who are experiencing problems with alcohol, substance abuse, and mental health issues. CLHL provides numerous support groups (non-AA based) for judges, lawyers, and law students in Denver and Boulder, and a virtual telephone support group meeting each Wednesday night. Learn more.

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

Got Sleep?

As we continue to focus on our physical well-being this month, we look at the benefits of rest. Sleep deprivation is torture. Lack of sleep increases the chances of diabetes, cognitive impairments, weight gain, memory loss, automobile accidents, and it negatively impacts immune functions responsible for healing in the body. And who is sleep deprived? Lawyers. They are, according to most studies, one of the most sleep deprived professional populations in the U.S. Do your clients, your co-workers, your family, and the profession a favor: Get more sleep! You will immediately improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

From CBA-CLE

Bankruptcy Update 2013—Friday, June 21
Co-sponsored by the CBA Bankruptcy Subsection

Whether you are a seasoned bankruptcy practitioner or new to the 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. 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 not only new initiatives and rules, but 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.

In the News

Bills Regarding Crimes Against Pregnant Women, UCC Article 9 Security Interests, and Valuations of Real Property Signed

On June 5, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed 52 bills, the final bills of the 2013 legislative session. Any bills as yet not signed or vetoed by the governor 30 days after the last day of the legislative session, May 8, 2013, will become law. Click here to read more.

Justice Nancy Rice Designated Next Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice; Judge Alan Loeb Will Become Chief Judge of Colorado Court of Appeals

On June 6, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that Justice Nancy Rice will become the next chief justice when current Chief Justice Michael Bender retires on Jan. 7, 2014. Bender will be required to retire on that date because it is his 72nd birthday, and under the Colorado Constitution all state judges and justices must retire by age 72. Click here to read more.

Optimize Your Membership

Law Practice Management Book of the Week: “The Essential Formbooks”

Are you looking to rewrite some of those old forms you have? The Lending Library has a great collection of forms books. “The Essential Formbooks” is available in four volumes. Each volume handles a different type of form, from engagement letters and fee agreements to staff evaluations and a conflict of interest letter. The purpose of these works is to help individual lawyers and law firms of all sizes accomplish a fundamental goal: to serve clients better. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Law Practice Management Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org with questions.

Join the Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado

Maximize your bar association benefits with a membership to Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado. As a member you can expect exceptional service with no monthly fees or minimum balance requirements. With more than 5,000 shared branch locations nationwide we're bound to have an office that's convenient for you. The credit union was established in 1979 by the Denver Bar Association specifically for Colorado attorneys and their families. Click here for more information about joining.

Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

Adding a Field to the Outlook Sent Folder

Trying to find a message in your sent folder but not seeing an identifying field, such as who you sent the email to, in your view pane? In this video tutorial, Reba demonstrates how to add fields to your Outlook folders.

Contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org with questions.

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