Month: December 2013

New Column: Law Student Chronicles

Last year, approximately 460 students in Colorado began law school. These students are facing a profession and education that some say is in the middle of a dramatic change.

Posted in Law Student, Uncategorized

Council Spotlight: Patrick Thiessen

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Patrick Thiessen is an attorney at Poskus, Caton & Klein, P.C. where he practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, and probate litigation.  He graduated from

Posted in Community, Council Profiles, Uncategorized

The Most Important Things Young Professionals Should Know About Personal Finance

By Mark F. Toledo Originally posted on Brazen Life If you’re part of GenY, you know debt is a big issue. Two-thirds of college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, and once graduates get into the workforce,

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25 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I was a First Year Lawyer

By Cordell Parvin Originally posted on Cordell Parvin Blog What do I wish someone had told me when I was a first year lawyer? What do you wish someone had told you?Here is my current thinking on what I wish

Posted in Career Development, future of law, Law Student

Council Spotlight: Mo Weiland

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Mo Weiland is an associate with Fennemore Craig, P.C.  She joined the firm in 2012 after graduating from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and practices in Fennemore’s

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Council Spotlight: Chris Levkulich

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Chris Levkulich (Treasurer) is a Colorado native and is proud to be a part of Denver’s legal community. He is currently in private practice as a solo practitioner, focusing on criminal

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Council Spotlight: Meredith Van Horn

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Meredith Van Horn is an Assistant County Attorney at the Douglas County Attorney’s office where she does tax appeals, bankruptcy and general municipal law.  She is a 2010 graduate of

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Release of Claims in Separation Agreements

Kate Beckman

by Kate W. Beckman Employee reductions in force and “downsizing” are an unfortunate part of the employment relationship.  An employer’s decision to retain certain employees, while terminating or laying off others, may lead the discharged worker(s) to feel that they

Posted in Employment Law, Uncategorized