Month: October 2015

Ten Tips for Persuasive Oral Argument

By Andrew S. Pollis When Andy Warhol observed, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” he probably didn’t have appellate arguments in mind. But in the insular world of appellate litigation—where we spend so much time holed

Posted in Appellate

Advice from the Bench – Primacy & Recency

By Richard Gama For about 30 years, my father was a personal injury trial attorney in Phoenix, AZ, and for the past 15 years he has served as a Superior Court Judge in Maricopa County, AZ. Over the years he

Posted in Career Development, Professionalism

PEARLS OF WISDOM – Part Three

October is Legal Professionalism Month in Colorado, as proclaimed by Chief Justice Nancy Rice, Colorado Bar Association President Loren Brown, and Deans Martin Katz and Phil Weiser. Each week this month, we will be sharing a professionalism pearl of wisdom

Posted in Career Development, Professionalism

PEARLS OF WISDOM – Part Two

October is Legal Professionalism Month in Colorado, as proclaimed by Chief Justice Nancy Rice, Colorado Bar Association President Loren Brown, and Deans Martin Katz and Phil Weiser. Each week this month, we will be sharing a professionalism pearl of wisdom

Posted in Career Development, Professionalism

PODCAST: Which Practice Areas are Going to be the Most Lucrative in the Future?

The market for legal jobs may be getting better, but it’s still not great. That being said, are there specific practice areas that need more attorneys to serve current and future needs? In this month’s episode of Asked and Answered,

Posted in Career Development, Law Student

Advice from the bench – Credibility

By Richard Gama For about 30 years, my father was a personal injury trial attorney in Phoenix, AZ, and for the past 15 years he has served as a Superior Court Judge in Maricopa County, AZ. Over the years he

Posted in Career Development, Professionalism

PEARLS OF WISDOM – Part One

October is Legal Professionalism Month in Colorado, as proclaimed by Chief Justice Nancy Rice, Colorado Bar Association President Loren Brown, and Deans Martin Katz and Phil Weiser. Each week this month, we will be sharing a professionalism pearl of wisdom from a

Posted in Career Development, Professionalism, Uncategorized

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts Provides Attorneys the Opportunity to Help Artists

By Dave Ratner Colorado’s creative economy is crucial to our state. Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) is a valuable new program connecting artists and arts organizations with volunteer lawyers providing pro bono services. CAFTA is recruiting attorneys!

Posted in Art Law, Community, Volunteering

Call for Applications: Judicial District and Supreme Court Nominating Commissions

Deadline: October 31, 2015 Commissioners are volunteers and serve six-year terms, interviewing and nominating applicants for judicial vacancies. Non-attorneys are appointed by the Governor; attorneys are appointed by the Governor, together with the Chief Justice and the Attorney General. More

Posted in Career Development, Community, Volunteering

How to Land Clients as a New Solo Attorney

by Melanie Fischer If you are a new solo attorney, or if you are thinking about hanging your shingle, you might be concerned about how and where you will find your initial clients. Just about every new solo attorney thinks

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