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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
~Clarence Darrow
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Attention Members: Can’t Log On to the CBA Website?

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2014 Colorado Legal Directory—Online Verification Coming Soon!

Look for an upcoming email for the new process on how to verify your 2014 Colorado Legal Directory listing online. If you don’t receive an email, it is most likely that your law firm administrator is handling the verification. We will be sending out additional reminders and follow ups.

Tech Tuesdays: The Law Blog: A Brief Taxonomy—Noon, Tuesday, Aug. 27

For the August Tech Tuesday, Barb Cashman will present “The Law Blog: A Brief Taxonomy.” Barb will talk about blogs as they relate to the practice of law and your law practice. She’ll look at different types of blog content and reveal how to identify blogs useful to your practice, tell how to subscribe to or follow a blog, discuss and why you should or shouldn’t write your own blog. Click here for more information on this and other 30-minute Tech Tuesday webinars.

Don’t Stress Out, Literally: COLAP’s Tip for Work and Life

We hear and use the term “stressed out” all the time. But what is stress? Stress is the body’s fight-or-flight, freeze-or-faint systems at work. When you feel stressed, panicked, overloaded, overwhelmed, and anxious, your body is telling you that it is detecting a threat in the environment. The problem is that we aren’t being chased by a lion; we are stuck in rush hour traffic, or staying late at work to finish the brief, or playing referee in the middle of an argument between our children. Read more here.

Continuing Legal Education

Colorado Real Estate Practice with Willis Carpenter—The Fundamental Course & Text in Colorado Real Estate! Begins on Tuesday, Sept. 3

Colorado Real Estate Practice has been offered annually since 1977, and is recognized as the best basic skills course in the Colorado real property law area. If you are a recent bar admittee, an experienced practitioner desiring a comprehensive refresher, a real estate professional, or a legal assistant working in real estate, this is a course you don’t want to miss. With a convenient after-work start time! Find out more.

Back by Popular Demand—The Annual Tort Law Update for 2013 on Friday, Sept. 20

This is Colorado’s most useful, most time-efficient CLE program on tort law—with even more topics and speakers featured this year! This is your opportunity to learn from some of Colorado’s leading practitioners the new case law, important pending and settled cases, recently enacted and pending legislation, new fact patterns, legal theories and defenses, judicial and discovery trends, and recent developments in courtroom strategy. Register now!

From Big Data to Small Law Firms—Webinar, Thursday, Aug. 22, 11:30 a.m.

Can you use emerging “big data” services to distinguish a winning case from a losing one? Do you know how this judge has ruled on similar cases? Big data analyzes databases to make accurate predictions. In this webinar,earn what big data tools are coming online for law firms and find out what data and tools lawyers already already have to create their own predictions. Click here for more information and to register.

From the Courts

Fifth Judicial District Announces District Court Vacancy
Deadline for Applications: no later than 4 p.m. on Sept. 4

The Fifth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Eagle County Justice Center on Sept. 27, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Fifth Judicial District (Eagle, Clear Creek, Lake, and Summit Counties). The vacancy will be created by the resignation of the Honorable R. Thomas Moorhead. The vacancy will occur on Nov. 30. Click here to read more.

From the Legal Community

DU Law Stars Shine

University of Denver Sturm College of Law alumni will be honored at the DU Law Stars Dinner at the Sheraton Downtown Denver on Tuesday, October 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Honorees include Michael S. Burg, JD’75 and Peter W. Burg, JD’80, Outstanding Alumni Award; Hon. John P. Leopold, JD’74, Alumni Professionalism Award; Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr., Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award; and Lucia C. Padilla, JD’03, Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. Proceeds from the event are directed to the Student Law Office and the Judicial Fellowship Program. For more information or to RSVP, please visit click here or contact Laura Dean at (303) 871-6122 or

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Tip of the Week From Reba Nance

How to Take a Screen Shot of Whatever is Displayed on Your Screen

There are times when we’ve all wished we could print a copy of what is showing on our computer screen. If you’ve ever tried pressing the Print Screen key on your keyboard, you know that nothing happens. This video will show you how to capture and save a copy of whatever is on your computer screen.

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