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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
~John F. Kennedy
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In this Issue:
How to Green a Law Firm

Saving Money, Conserving Resources, and Exceeding Our Clients’ Expectations—Thursday, Dec. 12

Join us for a half-day presentation about the CBA’s Environmental Sustainability Program on Thursday, Dec. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. Hear from experts how to institute a paperless office, use energy and water more wisely, and track your energy use. Throughout the program, you will learn why a sustainable law practice is not only good for the environment, but also professionally responsible, and economically efficient. “How to Green a Law Firm” is being held at the new Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center, a LEED Gold-certified building. There is an optional tour of the building’s green features before the CLE. Click here to register.

From the Bar

CBA and CLE Office Holiday Closures

The Colorado Bar Association and CLE of Colorado offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The CBA and CLE offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, Dec. 2. We wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday!

Spring Legal Trip to China

The CBA is in preliminary planning stages of an attorneys’ trip to China between mid-May and Mid-June 2014, focusing on legal issues in that country. Details have yet to be determined, such as itineary, cost, and timing, and we are trying to gauge the level of interest in such an outing. Anyone who wants to receive more information as these details are confirmed, please send an email to No obligation at this time.

Deposition Techniques and Strategy with David Markowitz—Thursday, Dec. 12

For more than 30 years, David Markowitz has been studying deposition and trial techniques and has presented seminars to improve the skills of practicing attorneys across the country. Dave shares ten important goals to accomplish, including avoiding undesired results. Learn the value of question structure and how to deal with evasive and incomplete answers. The most important questions and techniques the best lawyers use will be covered, as will a key component of any deposition—knowing when to stop asking questions. Register now.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week: Grateful During
This Thanksgiving Holiday

Here at COLAP we are grateful for many things, especially the overwhelming support from the legal community. Over this holiday, we too look forward to spending time with our friends and family. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Take time to focus on the people and circumstances that you appreciate in your life. People who acknowledge what they are grateful for experience many health benefits; but more on that next month. For now, enjoy the food, friends, and family!

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