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Thursday, July 25, 2013 What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
~John Steinbeck
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From the Bar

Help Us Help You—Write for Solo in Colo

The CBA Solo and Small Firm Section is looking for new articles and authors for its blog Solo in Colo. We accept articles that are relevant to the solo and small firm practitioner, on topics such as new technology, marketing, staffing, and general practice management. Contact Kerry Hammond at kerry@greenhamlaw.com for more information.

The Colorado Lawyer Board Welcomes Qualified Members

The Colorado Lawyer Board is an advisory committee that generally oversees publication policies. The Board comprises twelve CBA members who serve a three-year term and who meet twice a year. If you would like more information about becoming a member of the Board, please contact Leona Martínez at leonamartinez@cobar.org.

"Six of the Greatest"
Seeking Nominations

The CBA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for “Six of the Greatest: Profiles of Outstanding Lawyers in Colorado History,” which is published every July in The Colorado Lawyer. Nominees must have been deceased for seven years as of 2014. Send nominations to Tracy Rackauskas at tracyr@cobar.org by Friday, Sept. 20. Click here for more information.

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

Peer Support for Legal Professionals

The purpose of a support group is to provide a confidential place where individuals who have a shared experience can speak openly and offer various types of assistance to each other, from understanding to problem solving. Studies show that being able to express both the joys and frustrations of life with individuals who have a shared experience can help regulate the nervous system and create a sense of well-being. Read more here.

From CBA-CLE

Hanging Your Shingle—Aug. 15–17

Starting your own law firm means not only knowing how to practice law, but also knowing how to run a business. Whether you just graduated from law school or have been practicing for many years, you may not know the best way to run a law firm. The CBA-CLE Hanging Your Shingle Program provides expertise and resources to get your law firm off the ground. This comprehensive seminar is your toolbox for building the career and the life you have envisioned. Sign up now for this invaluable seminar.

2013 Elder Law Retreat—Aug. 22–24
Live Only, at the Vail Marriott

Join us for this interactive, advanced-level retreat with exceptional education and networking opportunities. Agenda topics include: Overview of the Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Seniors and Persons with Disabilities; Technology Tips for Managing an Elder Law Practice; Advanced Medicaid Update; Emergencies in Protective Proceedings; The Taking, Defending and Use of Depositions. Find out more and checkout the amazing faculty.

From CBA-CLE Legal Connection

Running Past Our Limits Update (Part 1)

Last summer I wrote a series on lessons learned from marathon training. I’m occasionally asked for an update. Here it is, a year later. You can read the whole story in the archives, but briefly, I started training a couple years ago as a way to deal with what I thought was an unfinished injury rehab issue. After a discouraging start, I eventually ran a marathon on the elliptical machine. Click here to read more.

Civil Unions Forms Added to Domestic Relations Category by State Judicial

In July, the Colorado State Judicial Branch issued several new forms in the Domestic Relations category to be used for dissolutions of civil unions, legal separations of civil unions, and issues related to children of civil unions. Additionally, many other forms were revised, including several of the instructions. Click here to read more.

From the Courts

Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael L. Bender to Retire

The Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission will meet Oct. 8 and 9 to interview candidates and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the Colorado Supreme Court. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Chief Justice Michael L. Bender pursuant to the Colorado Constitution, Article VI, Section 23, which mandates that judicial officers retire at age 72. The vacancy will be effective Jan. 7, 2014, Chief Justice Bender’s 72nd birthday. Click here to read more.

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado Seeks Attorneys for Civil Case Pro Bono Panel

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado announced formal adoption of a pilot program that creates a panel of attorneys who agree to accept pro bono appointments to represent pro se litigants of limited financial means in civil cases before the court. As a means to reimburse attorneys who accept cases as volunteers, the pilot program includes provisions for the Faculty of Federal Advocates to manage the reimbursement of expenses. Members of the U.S. District Court bar may submit payment of the one-time $50 renewal fee and completion of the court’s Renewal Application Packet beginning July 15. Click here to read more.

Twentieth Judicial District Announces District Court Vacancy

The Twentieth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Aug. 26 at the Boulder County Courthouse to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder County). The vacancy will be created by the resignation of the Honorable M. Gwyneth Whalen. The vacancy will occur on Sept. 2. Click here to read more.

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Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

Adding a Website to Internet Explorer's Favorites Bar

Adding a website to Favorites in IE is not the same as adding it to the Favorites bar. The Favorites bar sits right at the top of the page and lets you easily access a favorite website. Favorites requires several more clicks to access. The video below shows you how to easily add a website to your Favorites bar, as well as shortening the name of the link so you can have more websites listed on the page. Watch the video below to see how!

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

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