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 ABA YLD Mountain West States Reg...
ABA YLD Mountain West States Reg...
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day
Join fellow young lawyers from New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming in Albuquerque for informative programming and networking fun. Programming will address law practice and courtroom skills for young lawyers, bar service and leadership, the future of the legal profession
12:00 pm Getting Clients — For Lawyers St... @ Denver Bar Association
Getting Clients — For Lawyers St... @ Denver Bar Association
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
It’s always on your mind, right? “How can I get more clients?” Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, author of the new book Getting Clients — For Lawyers Starting Out or Starting Over has the answer. She brings over 30 years of helping
5:15 pm Confidential Comedy CLE — Storie...
Confidential Comedy CLE — Storie...
Mar 30 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
The Center’s Legal Program is partnering with the Denver Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division to put on the CLE event of the season. Join nationally recognized comedian Eric Henderson and local attorney Maha Kamal for an evening full of ethical
6:00 pm Changing Your Focus: How and Why... @ LawBank CoBo
Changing Your Focus: How and Why... @ LawBank CoBo
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starting to feel burnout at work? Looking to change careers? Or just interested in others that have successfully transitioned between careers and wondering if it is a feasible change for you? Come to the DBA YLD event on Tuesday, April
5:30 pm Barristers After Hours @ TBD
Barristers After Hours @ TBD
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The DBA YLD will host Barrister’s After Hours at a location downtown yet to be determined from 5:30 to 7 p.m. In addition to networking with your fellow DBA YLD members and local attorneys, Jean E. Smith Gonnell of Messner