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Thursday, July 11, 2013 I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
~E. B. White
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From the Bar

CBA and CLE Website Maintenance—Wednesday, July 17
Websites Inaccessible from 6 to 11 a.m.

Both the CBA and CLE websites will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, July 17, from 6 to 11 a.m. During this time, you may access Casemaker 2.2 via lawriter.net. Log in using the following credentials: Login—colorado; password—colorado. Users on lawriter.net will not have access to any personal saved information such as saved searches, history, or folders. Please call 303-860-1115 with questions.

Be Our Ambassador

Your Bar Association needs you to help promote the benefits of membership, and we can’t think of a better ambassador than you! To help you out with your pitch, we have created an “elevator speech” with five key reasons why we feel our people join and remain members—but feel free to be spontaneous and offer your own reasons!

Informed Consent: A Lawyer’s Key to Cloud Computing—Noon, Tuesday, July 16
Bringing Your Clients into the Cloud

Adapting to the ever changing tech world, lawyers face the challenge of making their clients comfortable with their use of secure communication tools, client portals, and third-party cloud computing vendors. In this CLE accredited seminar, learn about state ethics opinions on using cloud computing vendors, a lawyer’s duty to obtain informed consent, and answers to common client concerns. Click here to register.

Participate in the CBA Environmental Sustainability Program Subcommittee
All Areas of Law are Encouraged to Participate

In an effort to create more sustainable law practices, the CBA Environmental Law Section created an Environmental Sustainability Program Subcommittee. The Program was designed to encourage law firms to incorporate sustainability principles into their firm management. The ESP Subcommittee meets the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. and all interested are invited to attend. The next meeting of the ESP Subcommittee will be Wednesday, July 17. If you are interested in joining the ESP Subcommittee or learning more about it, please email Jenny McClister and put “CBA Sustainability” in the subject field.

“In Focus” A look at the Past, Present, and Future of Colorado’s Legal Community—Wednesday, July 17

Join panelists for a CLE accredited presentation as they discuss the results of the 2013 Salary and Satisfaction Survey at the Ralph Carr Judicial Center on Wednesday, July 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. Chief Justice Michael Bender will give opening remarks. A reception will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. The survey’s purpose was to provide an accurate picture of who makes up the legal community, as well as where law school graduates end up over the course of their careers. Registration is $15 with proceeds benefiting the ACC Legal Scholarship Fund. Click here to register.

Tech Tuesdays: Microsoft Excel Basics—Noon, Tuesday, July 23

Join us online as Peggy Maday shows you how to create a spreadsheet. This program is geared towards beginner level users, but intermediate and advanced users are sure to find it useful as well. In this 30-minute webinar you will learn how to make the most of Excel. Click here for more information and to register.

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

The Benefits of Group, Peer, and Collegial Support on our Emotional and Physical Health

There are many ways we can cultivate connections with others to help mediate our stress levels. For nearly every interest, or need there are support groups, clubs, or associations. Think about how young you were when you were first introduced to a group or club such as the boy or girl scouts, choir, band, student government, etc. Read more here.

From CBA-CLE

2013 Family Law Institute—Aug. 9–11
At the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

This year’s program provides a four-track agenda with great content including fundamentals of client representation; critical analysis of complex issues; effective use of experts; and parental responsibilities. Plus, you’ll hear annual legislative and case law updates and there will be a focus on access to justice! There is so much to do in Vail in the summertime, where you’ll find some of the best hiking, cycling, and golf in the world. Find out more and reserve your spot now!

40-Hour Mediation Training—Aug. 12–14 and 26 & 27
Co-sponsored by the CBA Dispute Resolution Section

The instructor Judy Mares-Dixon is one of the leading mediation trainers in the country and has mediated issues including: contract disputes; collective bargaining agreements, sexual harassment, and ADA and other EEO complaints. Topics for this training include: How Mediators Diagnose the Causes of Conflict; A Thorough Review of the Stages of Mediation; and Cultural Issues in Mediation. Seating is limited, so register now!

From CBA-CLE Legal Connection

But Are You Helping?

In 2009, psychologist and MIT professor emeritus Edgar Schein published a book, Helping, that described a general model for effective helping. Schein is widely known for his work in organization development; he wrote the business classic Organization Culture and Leadership (2004). Schein’s model is based on the conclusion that helping relationships—and he uses attorney-client relationship as one of his many examples—have a life cycle much like teams. Click here to read more.

Morphic Fields and Change (Part 6): Balancing Analog and Digital

I recently heard a leading sports psychologist say, “Sports are analog, not digital.” He was making the point that both physical and mental performance skills must be practiced, practiced, practiced, but once the sporting event starts, athletes still need to adapt moment by moment to the unplanned and unexpected. That’s the way of humans, he was saying, and the way of sports. Click here to read more.

From the Legal Community

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin: Is Affirmative Action Dying?—Tuesday, July 16

The recent Supreme Court decision applies “strict scrutiny” to university affirmative action initiatives. What are the implications of this decision for university and law firm efforts to build diverse legal environments? Join leaders from Colorado’s legal community to explore this topic and more. Some Colorado minority bars are sponsoring this one-hour panel will be followed by a reception at the Ralph Carr Justice Center. Click here for more information.

Denver Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association Summer Picnic—Saturday, Aug. 10

Join the Denver MAMA group for their first annual summer picnic on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westlands Park Center Pavilion in Greenwood Village. The picnic will feature a clown and face painter/balloon artist, games, playground for toddlers through teens, food and non-alcoholic drinks. Bring a side dish to share! RSVP by Saturday, Aug. 3.

The Jewish Law Students Association Mentor Program

JLSA is looking for volunteer attorneys to match with CU law students based on practice area and shared interests. You need not be Jewish to participate; everyone is welcome. Please fill out a short 60 second survey by Thursday, Aug. 1. Matches will be made in mid-August. Email Abbey Wallach with questions or comments.

Tenth Circuit Bench & Bar Conference—Aug. 29–31
Registration Closes Saturday, July 27

The conference will feature a Fireside Chat with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Educational programs will include extended sessions on various topics in genetics and the law, law and technology, and religious liberty. Additional presentations will include speakers on bankruptcy, constitutional torts, electronic discovery, habeas corpus, the Supreme Court’s recent term, and three sessions on different ethics topics. Register by Saturday, July 27.

Optimize Your Membership

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CBA members with eligible Verizon Wireless calling plans of $34.99 or higher may qualify for discounts of up to 22% off wireless plans. For more information, click here.

Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

New Casemaker Feature Automatically Includes Citation with Copied Text

We received requests from CBA members for this feature—we relayed it to Casemaker and they added it! Suppose you’re drafting a brief and you want to include some text from an opinion. You could always go into the case, highlight the text, copy it and insert it into your document. But then you’d have to go back and type in the citation yourself. Now, the text you copy automatically includes the citation! Watch the video to see how.

Contact Reba Nance anytime at reban@cobar.org with questions or tips of your own.

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