Connecting Denver’s Young Lawyers

The DBA-YLD offers opportunities to participate in social events, community service projects, and professional development programming. The DBA-YLD exists to help you become more involved in the Denver legal community!

A Message From Your Chair Klaralee Charlton

My New Year’s resolution four years ago was to attend one bar association event a month. I still vividly remember that first Barrister’s After Hours I attended at The Corner Office. I was nervous. I didn’t know anyone. It seemed like everyone else knew everyone. And all I wanted to do was down my drink and leave.

But the appetizers were particularly good, so I stayed for the presentation by the Wheels of Justice Cycling team. After the presentation, I forced myself to appear interested and asked one of the cyclists some follow up questions. Four years later, I see that cyclist, Emma Garrison, every month at the Denver Bar Association’s Board of Trustees meeting.

I share this story to let you know that we’ve all been new at some point and apprehensive to venture out of our comfort zone. Everyone has to take that first step someday. Today is just as good as any other day. If you’re a new member of the Bar, we’re eager to meet you. If you haven’t attended an event for a while, re-join us and let us know how we can get you further involved.

Make 2017 your best Bar Association year ever! You’ll be surprised by the doors it will open.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Klaralee Charlton if you have new ideas or questions about upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

all-day Toothbrushes for Tots Drive
Toothbrushes for Tots Drive
Feb 13 – Feb 24 all-day
The DBA YLD is sponsoring a Toothbrush Drive to benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND). KIND is a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, affordable dental care to children in need throughout Colorado. We are looking for firms to collect
5:30 pm Denver Bar Association President... @ Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC
Denver Bar Association President... @ Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
With the New Year already in full swing, most people can’t help but reflect on the past while at the same time looking forward to what the future will bring this year. Join CBA President Patricia Jarzobski and DBA President
8:00 am Coffee Talk: Better Brief Writin... @ Denver Bar Association
Coffee Talk: Better Brief Writin... @ Denver Bar Association
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Please join Michael Blasie, law clerk to the Honorable Judge David Richman at the Colorado Court of Appeals and former associate at Cooley LLP in New York City, to discuss better brief writing for young attorneys.  Michael will cover persuasive
6:30 am Ski and CLE at Copper Mountain @ Copper Mountain
Ski and CLE at Copper Mountain @ Copper Mountain
Feb 25 @ 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Join us for our second annual Ski and CLE! This will be a fun day with your colleagues on the slopes at Vail, paired with a CLE program. On the bus ride up, enjoy a CLE presentation by Trenton Ongert
5:30 pm Barristers After Hours at the EDGE @ EDGE at the Four Seasons
Barristers After Hours at the EDGE @ EDGE at the Four Seasons
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join your fellow DBA members for a Barristers After Hours at The EDGE, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Meet members from the Exponent Failure Analysis Associates team. Exponent team members work with attorneys around the country to analyze accidents and