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March 6

DBA D-Brief
March 6, 2012
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In this issue...
  • Volunteer for the 2012 State Mock Trial Tournament in Boulder, March 9-10
  • Barristers Benefit Ball Raffle Tickets on Sale
  • Sign up for Jeans for JAMLAC in April
  • Et tu, Google? Google's New Privacy Policies Went Into Effect March 1
  • Colo. Supreme Court Rejects CU Gun Ban
  • A First Look at the Newest Casemaker
  • Accounting and How to Understand and Analyze Financial Statements
  • Natural Resources for the Real Estate Lawyer: Water, Wetlands and Oil & Gas
  • Complimentary Job Search and Career Transition Workshop: The Only Constant in Life is Change
  • Cost-Effective Law Practice Management
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer for the 2012 State Mock Trial Tournament in Boulder, March 9–10
Consider volunteering as a scoring panelist or courtroom monitor at the 2012 Colorado High School Mock Trial Tournament. This is usually a three-hour commitment. Breakfast/lunch is provided and an orientation will be given to all volunteers before each round. Click here for volunteer sign-up forms and further details about this fun learning experience for our young people.
From the Bar
Barristers Benefit Ball Raffle
Barristers Benefit Ball Raffle Tickets Now on Sale!
Buy your tickets online today. Prizes include a number of weekend getaways throughout colorful Colorado, spa packages, and Le Creuset cookware. Tickets are $10. You don't need to be present to win. The raffle drawing will be during the Barristers Benefit Ball on May 5 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Questions? Contact Dana Collier Smith.
JAMLAC
Sign up for Jeans for JAMLAC in April
Join other community-minded law firms in Colorado for a friendly competition. Firms can participate by having employees pay to wear jeans on Mondays in April to raise money for the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic. JAMLAC provides legal services for hundreds of low-income clients yearly. Easily join and support a great cause! For more information and to sign up your firm, contact Nikki@milehighmin.org.
Complimentary Job Search and Career Transition Workshop: The Only Constant in Life is Change, Tuesday, March 13
On Tuesday, March 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Anne Angerman, founder and president of Career Matters, will lead a discussion on the tipping point that makes people change and others get stuck. This session will discuss the holistic factors in making a career change and how to go forward in transition. Attend this group session to participate in a safe, confidential forum and share your experiences, network, and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
In the News
google
Et tu, Google? Google's New Privacy Policies Went Into Effect March 1
One of the most significant items in technology news so far this year is Google's significant changes to its privacy policy. Google will now combine all of your data from all Google services together and users won't be able to opt out. Read more at Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog.
Colorado Supreme Court affirms that licensed guns allowed on CU campus - The Denver Post
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld an appeals court ruling that struck CU's gun ban, saying the Board of Regents overstepped its authority by banning permitted concealed weapons on campuses, in leased buildings and in any area under control of university police. Click here to read more from The Denver Post or here to read the Colorado Supreme Court Opinion.
casemaker
A First Look at the Newest Casemaker - Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites
The new version of Casemaker takes its cue from WestlawNext and Lexis Advance, incorporating a single, Google-inspired search box that searches universally across libraries. Enter a simple search, a phrase, a more complex syntax search or a citation and Casemaker will deliver the most relevant results from all its libraries of primary law-cases, statutes, court rules and other materials. From there, you can easily drill down and narrow the results. Read more . . .

The CBA is offering complimentary training on the new Casemaker. Click here for dates and times.
Continuing Legal Education

Accounting and How to Understand and Analyze Financial Statements, Thursday, March 8
There are financial issues involved with every type of law practice and it is your duty to possess the skills and knowledge necessary to handle those issues effectively. This detailed program will provide you with the financial literacy required to protect yourself and your clients through your understanding of accounting concepts, terminology, and financial statements. Click here for more information.

Natural Resources for the Real Estate Lawyer: Water, Wetlands, and Oil & Gas, Friday, March 9
This year's spring update will be devoted to a natural resources perspective of real estate law, covering water-related issues, and will also focus on oil and gas problems you face. Whether it's fracking or wetlands, oil and gas leasing, or development, this seminar has something for you! You will leave at the end of the day with the practical information you need for the natural resources issues that are part of your day-to-day real estate practice. Click here for more information.
Law Practice Management
Legal Talk Network
Cost-Effective Law Practice Management from Legal Talk Network
As law firms slowly climb out of this recession, have their legal practice management skills changed? Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Rudy Bazelmans, regional director of Expense Reduction Analysts, and Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program, to explain the current state of the legal industry, new law practice management skills, what attorneys have done to cut costs and how to keep costs down in the future. Click here to learn more.

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