Month: December 2015

Kids’ Books Always In Need at Denver Warm Welcome Court Childcare Center

By Klaralee Charlton On December 17, the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division hosted its monthly Barrister’s After Hours networking event in collaboration with the CAN Committee. Two large boxes of children’s toys, books, and warm jackets were collected from attendees

Posted in Community, DBA YLD News, Networking, Volunteering

Transforming Your Litigation Skills into Leadership Skills

By Amy Drushal How does one develop leadership skills? If you are a litigator, you need only look at the skills you use every day in your law practice. The world of litigation is not a place for the timid.

Posted in Career Development, Litigation

Law Student Chronicles: D.C. Calling — My Rise to the Burger Prize

By Gurney Pearsall In late August, I saw that I had an incoming call from Washington, D.C. As someone who receives more than a fair share of spam calls, I let it ring a few times before deciding it was

Posted in Law Student, Professionalism

The Law School Graduate’s Complete Guide to Choosing a Career

By Judge Anthony P. Calisi (ret.) A career in law has long been considered a smart move and rewarding and not solely from a financial point of view. The problem for new law school graduates who are seeking out their

Posted in Uncategorized

Come Join the Denver Bar Association’s Community Action Network and Make a Difference in the Denver Community!

By Robin Hoogerhyde The Community Action Network (CAN) Committee is actively seeking new members to join its mission of serving the metro Denver community through service and fundraising activities. In years past, CAN hosted four annual drives supporting Denver charities:

Posted in Community, Volunteering

Ballpark Neighborhood: A Tale of Two Communities

By Ty Nagamatsu This year as a 3L, I am participating in the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic, the exclusively transactional clinic at DU Law. During the CED Clinic orientation in August, our team of Student Attorneys and Supervising

Posted in Community, Law Student, Volunteering

A Message from DBA President Janet Drake

Homelessness is a problem that most people want to ignore, but ignored problems won’t be solved. As attorneys in Denver, we are uniquely postured to help the homeless and those on the verge of homelessness.

Posted in Community, Professionalism, Volunteering

Immigration Law Practice is Not About the Headlines – It’s About the Stories

By Robert Rogers There are headlines and then there are stories. When it comes to immigration, the headlines come fast and furious; reforming the law, building a wall, granting asylum to refugees, issuing more visas for tech workers – there

Posted in Immigration Law

Giving Back and Paying it Forward: Cyrus Rajabi’s Side Gig as a Firefighter

By Emma Garrison While attorneys often talk about “putting out fires,” they don’t usually mean it literally. However, that is not the case for Cyrus Rajabi, a shareholder at Jones & Keller, who is also a reserve firefighter and emergency

Posted in Community, Member Profiles, Volunteering