Business Services The Denver Office of Economic Development provides assistance to  businesses that are hiring, training and retaining new and existing employees.  Building and running a business is more than a full-time job.  Whether your firm is a start-up with just a few employees or a large corporate operation with thousands of professionals on your […]


When starting a solo or small practice, a lawyer has to consider many new business details that were unnecessary while working for a larger firm. How do taxes differ for sole proprietorships versus other entity types? What are the necessary business or trust accounts for each individual lawyer? What is the most important thing to […]


Solo Small Firm BBQ and Rockies Game – August 22

July 28, 2014

Solo Small Firm section members are invited to attend a BBQ at Elkind Alterman Harston on their rooftop deck, followed by a Rockies game on Friday, August 22. The BBQ starts at 4:30 p.m. and the first pitch of the Rockies game is at 6:40 p.m. The price for the BBQ is $10.00 which includes […]

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Tip of the Week from the LPM Department

July 25, 2014

Deleting a Name (with an incorrect email address) from the Auto-Complete List in Email (and optionally removing all names from the auto-complete list) The Auto-Complete List in Outlook is the feature that displays suggestions for names and email addresses when you start to type in the To, Cc or Bcc fields. This can be incredibly […]

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From July’s Law Practice Management Newsletter—Encryption

July 23, 2014

So Long TrueCrypt, Hello Something Else By Reba Nance, CBA LPM Director Some time ago I gave a tip about using encryption software. At the time, I recommended TrueCrypt. It was a no-brainer. It was free, worked on multiple operating systems, easy to use, worked on hard drives and USB thumb drives – there were […]

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How Co-Working Can and Can’t Work for Lawyers—And What the Bar is Doing About it…

July 18, 2014

The DBA and CBA’s new co-working space called STRATUM, is gaining attention as a great affordable alternative working space for solos.  Click here to read the article. If you haven’t already, stop by the CBA offices to check out STRATUM, a members-only working space for lawyers. STRATUM gives members a stronger sense of community and […]

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Tip of the Week from the LPM Department—Change the default open and save folder

July 16, 2014

By default, Microsoft Word tries to save new documents in your “My Documents” folder on your C drive. Using the same logic, when you click on “open” to open an existing document, it assumes the document is saved in the “My Documents” folder. Many people (if not the majority) want to save documents somewhere other […]

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Successful coaching for lawyers is a process

July 10, 2014

By Guest Blogger, Janet Ellen Raasch More than ever before, lawyers are expected to develop new business for themselves and their law firms. Some lawyers are naturals at business development. Many others, however, have no idea how to start. Business development was not part of the traditional law-school curriculum. As a result, law firm marketers […]

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An Ethical Practice in Today’s Electronic World

July 7, 2014

Excerpt from the July/August issue of  The Docket, the Denver Bar Association’s monthly publication A funny thing happened on the way to my law office. Everything changed. When I first began practicing law, there were some attorneys to whom I wrote detailed, long-hand, cursive letters. Granted, these attorneys were not from my generation, but I […]

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Complimentary Casemaker Training—Monday, July 7

July 2, 2014

Join us for the next complimentary Casemaker Training – Monday, July 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To register, please RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and specify whether you plan to attend in person or via webcast. CLE credit is available and all seminars will be held in the CLE small classroom. […]

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