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Thursday, June 12, 2014 Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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From the Bar

Military & Veterans’ Affairs Section Reception and CLE— Tonight, Thursday, June 12, at 4 p.m.

The CBA Military & Veterans’ Affairs Section invites everyone to attend a reception and CLE presentation on Thursday, June 12, starting at 5 p.m. at Wheeler Trigg. Join us for this complimentary event and hear Judge Brian Bowen talk about Veterans’ Court in Adams County. One general CLE credit applied for. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception will follow. RSVPs are not necessary.

2014 Business Document Drafting Series: Drafting IP Licenses, Information Technology Contracts & Related Documents—Thursday, June 19, at 8 a.m.

Co-sponsored by the New Lawyers Subsection of the CBA Business Law Section

Businesses are focusing more on their intellectual property assets, and license agreements are used both to protect those assets and to leverage the assets as a source of revenue. You don’t have to be an IP specialist to benefit from a fundamental understanding of how and why licenses for software, trademarks, copyrights, patents and other types of intellectual property are created. Find out more!

STRATUM: A Place to Work, A Place to Connect, A Place to Grow

We are excited to call your attention to STRATUM, a members-only, co-working space for lawyers at the Colorado Bar Association. STRATUM will give members a strong sense of community and collegiality, as they share the space, while providing the business amenities they need to enhance their 21st century practices. Click here for more information.

Courtroom Space for Your Use
The CBA has secured space at the Denver City and County Building in Courtroom 117 for members’ use as a practice space. To reserve time, email Heather Clark. A 24-hour notice is recommended. The courtroom is available most weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

32nd Annual Real Estate Symposium—July 10 to July 12 in Vail

Co-sponsored by the Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association

Join more than 400 of your friends and colleagues for this annual opportunity to learn and network. The Symposium offers two tracks this year: A Fundamentals Track and an Advanced Track, in addition to valuable plenary session on the topics of: Land Use Issues from Both a Private and Government Perspective; About Property Due Diligence; Practical Advice for Protecting Client Data and Your License; A Construction Defect Panel; Water Due Diligence; and a Case Law and Legislative Update. Register now!

Email Warning: Use Caution with Unknown Senders

Bar members may have recently received an email from Dave Achenbach indicating his product QuaeroLex Desktop Organizer integrates with Casemaker to “fully automate the download, naming and storage process.” However, that email is not affiliated with the bar or Casemaker. Members should always use caution when opening attachments or clicking on links from unknown senders.

The Colorado Lawyer Seeks Proposals for October 2015 Special Issue

Special issues comprise 5 to 8 substantive law articles on broad-based topics, and includes an ethics-related article. Emphasis is on the practical and procedural, versus the theoretical or philosophical. Send questions and requests for information to Submission drop-dead deadline is September 1, 2014.

Your Benefits Just Got Amplified: Casemaker Premium

As part of the CBA’s goal to be essential to your practice, we are excited to announce that all of Casemaker’s premium services are FREE to CBA members (these premium services are valued at $450, making your Casemaker legal research services worth more than $1,200 per year). These premium services include:

  • Casecheck+ works like Shephard’s® and KeyCites® to notify you instantly of negative treatment. Casecheck+ returns both positive and negative treatments instantly as you research, and links to negative treatments so you can quickly review the citation history for both state and federal cases.
  • CiteCheck analyzes every citation in your brief (or your opponent’s) and provides a report of good law, negative treatments, and potential citation format errors.
  • CasemakerDigest allows members to receive daily summaries of the latest state and federal appellate decisions classified by practice area.

For a more in-depth description of these premium services consider attending an upcoming free live training or webinar. Click here for a full list of upcoming Casemaker trainings.

Get Found on CBA’s Complimentary Online Directory

Update your listing for CBA’s online Find A Lawyer directory. To update, you will first need to log onto the CBA website.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

COLAP’s Tip of the Week: Making Judgments vs. Being Judgmental

Lawyers spend a lot of time at work using critical thinking skills and making judgments. But what happens when using these qualities with family and friends make you critical and judgmental? Click here to find out more.

From CBA-CLE Legal Connection

Enlightenment Made Simple (Part Three): Why Ego Has To Go

Ego is why we believe what we believe and act the way we act. Ego is in charge of deciding what’s normal and possible, and one thing it knows for sure is that the kind of enlightenment we’re talking about in this series is neither. Click here to read more.

Probate, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Law, Workers’ Comp Bills, and More Signed by Governor

Governor Hickenlooper continues to sign legislation, and has signed 54 bills in the last week. To date, he has signed 317 bills and vetoed two bills. Some of these are summarized here. Click here to read more.

Optimize Your Membership

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

The legal community is notorious for generating paper—and lots of it. But lawyers can save time and money by transitioning to a paperless office. Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers will show even the most committed paper devotees how to run their law offices digitally. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Law Practice Management Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Sue Bertram at 303-824-5372.

Member Discounts for the CBA-CLE Pass—Be Prepared for Your Compliance Requirements Now!

With unlimited access to the best catalog of Colorado CLE content available, you will not only fulfill your CLE compliance requirements, but you also will stay current on new Colorado legislation and case law, as well as the latest in software and technology training for attorneys. Plus, there are discounts for CBA members and law firms! Learn more about the pass.

Casemaker Has Gone Mobile!

Casemaker’s app for the Android, iPhone, and iPad is available and simple to use. Just follow these easy instructions:

  1. Enter Casemaker from the CBA’s website, and follow the Available Mobile Application link.
  2. Complete the form to receive your reference code.
  3. Download the Casemaker App from your mobile device’s app store. (Find the app by searching for Casemaker or Casemaker legal.)
  4. Enter your reference code when prompted the first time you use the app.
  5. Contact Casemaker Support, 877-659-0801, for app issues and questions.

Sign up for an online webinar today. Contact Casemaker for research assistance at 877-659-0801 or contact the CBA at 303-860-1115 for research and login assistance.

Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

Internet Tip: Two Free Programs to Shorten Long URLs

Are you tired of sending a long URL to a friend or colleague, only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Or even worse, they click on the link but only the first line of the URL is entered in the address bar, causing them to think the link doesn't work? There are two great sites that will help you with this.

First is This free site allows you to enter a long URL in the text box, and it will create a much shorter URL that will not break in email postings—and never expires! In the example below, TinyURL converted a URL of 149 characters to one of 25 characters. Check it out and see for yourself!

Original URL—

Tiny URL—

The second site is Bitly is similar to TinyURL, but you can set up a free account and customize your links. For example:

Contact Reba Nance at if you have questions.

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