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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
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Verify Your Listing for the 2014 Colorado Legal Directory

If you haven’t had a chance to verify your listing—it’s easy to do it online. With a new verification system, it takes just a minute to make sure your information is correct for the 2014 directory. Plus, it’s easy to upgrade your listing, and add fields of practice that are seen by thousands of attorneys and potential new clients in Colorado. If you haven’t received an email notification, it’s most likely your firm administrator is verifying for you, and you won’t receive a seperate email notice. Questions? Email legaldirectory@cobar.org. Verify now!

Constitution Day is Tuesday, Sept. 17

Would you like to make a meaningful difference in a child’s life? Help Liberty Day, a 501(c)(3) Educational Charity dedicated to educating all Americans, but especially the next generation, about the contents of the Constitution of the United States, celebrate Constitution Day by becoming a Liberty Day Constitution Coach. Volunteers will work with 5th grade classes across Colorado Sept. 16 - 20. Please visit libertyday.org for more information and to volunteer.

Transitions Lunch—Monday, Sept. 23—Health Care Changes Coming!

Monday, Sept. 23 at noon, is the date of the next Transitions lunch at the CBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor. This program will focus on the new Health Care Act and what lawyers in solo practices and small firms need to know and what they need to do to prepare for the implementation. Member cost to attend is $15; non-member cost is $45 (includes lunch). One CLE credit applied for. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

“The Perfect Storm”

Watch Arizona attorney Mark Lassiter’s presentation to the CBA Board of Governors on his take on the future of the legal profession.

Enjoy the Change: COLAP’s Tip for Work and Life

We are now in the transition between summer and fall. Continue to find out ways that will help you have fun, increase your joy, boost your health, and release endorphins during this busy time of year. Read more…

Continuing Legal Education

Ethics and Professionalism in the Practice of Law—Friday, Oct. 4
Co-sponsored by Peer Professionalism Assistance Group

This annual ethics and professionalism program brings you interactive CLE legal theater where you learn from a distinguished panel of experts in an entertaining format. A carefully crafted series of interactive vignettes addresses ethical and professional dilemmas that you may face every day in your practice. This year they also will address ethical and professional email communications. Offered for four general CLE Credits including 3.9 ethics. Find out more.

Colorado Business Law Institute—Oct. 16–17
Co-sponsored by the Business Law Section of the CBA

This is an exceptional program if you are in private practice or in-house counsel, if you’re new to business law, or have many years of experience. This blend of dynamic topics and talented professionals provides important lessons that directly affect your business practice. Plenary sessions include: Colorado business case law and legislative update; exploring current corporate transactional issues through recent Delaware case law; what business lawyers do that litigators love; and legal ethics for corporate and transactional attorneys. Register now!

From the Courts

District Court Vacancies

Click on the following links for district court vacancies from around the state.

 

Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation Seeks New Commission Members From Across the State

Commissions on Judicial Performance are non-partisan and are made up of volunteers who evaluate judicial officers’ performance against established criteria. Their findings are reported to Colorado voters and include recommendation as to whether a justice or judge should be “retained” or “not retained” in office after the election. Commissioners play a vital role in making sure Colorado judges conduct their judicial responsibilities at the highest level of performance. New commission members start their terms on Dec. 1. Those interested in becoming a commissioner on the state or one of the judicial district commissions can find information and an application on the Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation web site at coloradojudicialperformance.gov.

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Begin saving today with the OfficeMax Partner AdvantageSM Program. Take advantage of preferred pricing from now until Sept. 28. Click here for more information.

Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

Tip of the Week is Archived

Did you see a Tip of the Week that you found helpful but forgot to save? Good news! The tips are now being archived and categorized for easy access on the Law Practice Management pages. You can now access all tips from January 2011 to present. Tips cover a wide range of topics, including Apps, Outlook, Windows, and more.

Feel free to email Reba Nance with questions.

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