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Thursday, March 6, 2014 “Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes. The wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year."
~Ogden Nash
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From the Bar

Collecting Judgments: Strategies for Success—Friday, March 7
Co-Sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

This program provides a practical approach to maximizing your ability to collect judgments within the bounds of the law and ethics rules. The expert faculty of practitioners and judges will guide you through the process and provide available options. In addition, a primer on the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and the perspectives of both a County Court and District Court Judge is provided. Learn the dos and don’ts of effective and ethical collections practice. Click here to register.

SMART (Solo Management Attorney Resource Teams)—Tuesday, March 11
Sponsored by the CBA Solo Small Firm Section

Join the Solo Small Firm Section for an interactive discussion among solo practitioners and small firms regarding how to better run and manage their practices. Then stick around for a happy hour where you can mingle and informally continue the conversation. Be ready to share your experiences and learn from the experiences and knowledge of your peers. Recommended for experienced practitioners ready to step up their practice and for attorneys with at least one year of solo practice experience. For more information, contact section member Catherine Brown. Click here to register.

Employment Law 2014—March 20–21
Co-sponsored by the CBA Labor and Employment Law Section

The 2014 Employment Law Conference is invaluable, whether you are interested in state or federal issues, the plaintiff or defense perspective, or whether you are new to employment law or a seasoned professional. You can choose the Litigation Track, the Counseling Track, or a combination of the two. Experienced and knowledgeable faculty give a balanced and comprehensive reviews of key cases, legislation, regulations, and the most recent news for you and your clients. Click here to register.

Complimentary Webinar: How to Boost Your Network with LinkedIn—Tuesday, March 25

Join us for the next free 30-minute Tech Tuesday presentation on Tuesday, March 25, at noon. Learn more about how to build your network with LinkedIn by creating and sharing your own content online. It’s important to your audience, as well as for establishing yourself as a thought leader and becoming a trusted authority in your niche. For more information, contact Sue Bertram. Click here to learn more about all of our Tech Tuesday programs.

Joint Diversity Committee Inaugural Reception—Thursday, March 27

The Committee would like to welcome new members to its opening reception on Thursday, March 27, at the CBA offices and to introduce them to a reenergized and revamped Committee with an exciting new agenda. Please join for complimentary cocktails and appetizers, and find out more. RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303 860-1115, ext. 727.

Happy Hour at the Bar and Stratum-Ribbon Cutting Event—Tuesday, April 8
Co-sponsored by the CBA Solo and Small Firm Section, DBA Fit to Practice Task Force, and the DBA Young Lawyers Division

Stratum is the first-of-its kind for the Colorado Bar Association—a community-focused, co-working space for members. Stratum will give members a stronger sense of community and collegiality, while providing the business amenities needed to enhance their 21st century practices. Come to the ribbon-cutting event at the CBA offices on Tuesday, April 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and see what we mean. Complimentary drinks and appetizers provided. RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303 860-1115, ext. 727.

Contribute to our Golden Book of Anecdotes and Wisdom—From Attorneys For Attorneys

What words of inspiration or advice guided your career? What piece of advice were you given that you adopted and adapted with fantastic results? Maybe you learned something on your own that was not taught in law school which you wish had been. The CBA is asking Colorado’s senior attorneys—65 years of age and better—to share a slug of the wisdom you have acquired over the course of your legal career. Click here for more information.

eLegislative Report: News from the Capitol

At the Legislative Policy Committee meeting on Feb. 28, members voted for the CBA to support Parts 4 & 6 of the Uniform Power of Appointment Act (UPOAA) as prepared by the Trusts and Estates Committee who previously navigated Parts 1–3 through the CBA approval process. The CBA will inform the Colorado Uniform Law Commissioners of the latest development and assist in obtaining a late bill. Learn more about this and other CBA-supported legislation on the eleg report online. Click here to sign up for the listserv.

Support the Sean May Memorial Run/Walk—Saturday, May 17

Support a runner, or sign up to run! There is still time to be a part of the Sixth Annual Sean May Memorial Run/Walk on May 17 at Barr Lake State Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit Access to Justice programs and Sean May’s family. Learn more and register.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week:
Wellness—Ready for Self-Assessment?

We are bombarded daily with conflicting messages about wellness and well-being. The truth is, wellness can be determined only on an individual basis. Click here to find out more about your level of personal well-being. Click here to read more.

From CBA-CLE Legal Connection

Surveying Intellectual Property: Predictions for the Supreme Court’s Rulings in 10 IP Cases

The Supreme Court docket demonstrates the accelerating importance of intellectual property. In the decade of the 1990s the Supreme Court wrote seven patent opinions. The prior two decades saw a similar volume of patent cases. This year the Supreme Court has again increased the volume of patent cases and already has accepted for review six patent cases—more than half the volume it handled in the entire first decade of the 21st Century. Click here to read more.

The Intersection of Religious Freedoms and Workplace Anti-Discrimination Laws

It is not every day that lawyers from the ACLU and Focus on the Family share a public stage to debate religious freedoms and workplace anti-discrimination laws. In recent years, tensions between employee anti-discrimination rights in the workplace and religious freedoms of employers have dramatically increased in magnitude and complexity. Click here to read more.

Optimize Your Membership

Brooks Brothers’ Spring Corporate Shopping Event—Thursday, March 20

One day only, CBA members save 30% on all regularly priced purchases, both in-store and online, when using your complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership card. Click here to obtain your complimentary card.

Member Discounts for the Colorado Bar Association CLE Pass

More than 1,500 Colorado attorneys have signed on for the CBA-CLE pass, your source for Colorado law. With the Pass you can fulfill your CLE compliance requirements, and stay updated on new Colorado legislation and case law, and the latest in software and technology training for attorneys. Plus, there are discounts for CBA members and law firms. Click here to learn more about the pass.

Lending Library Book of the Week: QuickBooks in One Hour for Lawyers

QuickBooks in One Hour for Lawyers offers step-by-step guidance for getting stared with QuickBooks and putting it to work tracking income, expenses, time, billing, and much more. Spend more time practicing law—and less time balancing the books—by investing in this easy and effective accounting software. For more information about this book, click here or contact Sue Bertram.

Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

Easy Ways to Encrypt Email AND Ensure You Don’t Leave a Trail When You Browse the Internet

Email is a prime target for snooping. Encrypted email platforms can provide your clients peace of mind. Encrypted messaging systems typically are Web-based and can provide the ability to securely store email and provide delivery tools for recipients to securely access it. Stories about government and business monitoring of citizens online have fanned interest in what can be done to remain anonymous. Attorneys are learning to expect that when they visit a website, their location, recent browsing history and interactions with other sites may be recorded. Less understood is what data is being gathered and how to prevent it. The March/April 2014 issue of ABA’s Law Practice Magazine has a great article by Lincoln Mead that explains how entities can track where you go on the Internet—and what you can do to prevent it. Check it out here.

Feel free to contact Reba Nance with questions.

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