Year: 2015

How Did She Do That? Women and Marketing Inside the Law Firm

By Law Technology Today One of the often-ignored venues for business development is the internal one, in your own law firm and with current clients. If cultivated properly, internal referral sources of business can be the low-hanging fruit of business development. Because the

Stat Of The Week: The Pill = More Women Lawyers?

By Above the Law In 1970, women made up 10% of first-year law students. Today, just under half of first-year law students are women. Within that same time frame, the age of first marriage dropped and the pill became more

How to Conquer Anxiety and Break the Ice during Professional Events

Do you get social anxiety thinking about networking at big events? Is it hard to make connections with other lawyers? Focus on what you can learn about others, rather than telling people about yourself, business development coach Larry Kohn tells

How to Stand Out as a New Solo Attorney

By Melanie Fischer When it comes to standing out from the crowd as a new solo attorney, one of the most important factors is differentiation. How are you different from every other solo attorney that practices in the same area

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End of Summer Reading List for Young and New Lawyers

By the CBA Law Practice Management Department The following books can all be found in the CBA’s Lending Library. For more information on what books are available and how to check them out, click here.

Nicole Marie Black—Reestablishing the Bar as a Home for Young Lawyers

by Danaé D. Woody As the 2015–16 Chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD or Division), Nicole Marie Black has lofty plans for the Division. Black comes to the leadership position at what she characterizes to be a unique

The Best Pricing Advice I Ever Received

By Jordan Furlong So it was the summer of 1983, and I had reached that particular stage of adolescence when your parents have finally managed, after a long succession of hints, to get across the idea that this would be

Using Social Media to Market Your Solo Practice

By now we’ve all heard about social media marketing for law firms and other businesses. Everybody online seems to be talking about Facebook likes, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, and even using Instagram, Pinterest, and Slideshare to market companies and firms

6 Ways a Smartphone Makes You More Efficient

By Melanie Atkinson The proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the workplace has dramatically changed how business is conducted, and the legal profession is no exception. Nearly everyone has a mobile device, but how many of us use these devices to

10 Small Talk Tips That’ll Make You Forget You Ever Had to Rely on “So, How About That Weather?”

By Vernon Gunnarson People who are naturally good at small talk are an unusually lucky lot. While they can easily ramble on about, well, anything, we’re stuck brainstorming what to say next.

Council Spotlight: Jim Fogg

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Jim Fogg is a Denver native and currently serves as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. James S. Casebolt of the Colorado Court of Appeals. He began his clerkship

Five Ways to Say ‘Me First’

By Jamie Spannhake Why is it that we take care of everyone and everything else before we take care of ourselves? Why do we neglect our needs in ways we would never tolerate from another person? Why do we accept this self-treatment?

Council Spotlight: Jeffrey Land

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Jeffrey Land is originally from Tennessee, and often visited his grandmother for vacation in Colorado. Jeffrey attended CU-Boulder for undergrad and Florida Coastal for law school. He is a solo-practitioner

When Persuading, Body Language Beats Words

By Janet Ellen Raasch In any law firm, there is a lot of persuasion going on. Persuasion and negotiation are, after all, essential skills in the practice of law. But they are also important in other tasks performed at law

My Other Job Is in a Law Office: 10 People You Didn’t Know Were Lawyers

Originally posted on Online Paralegal Programs.

Introducing the CBA’s IMPROVED Online Find A Lawyer Directory

By Alexa Drago Get Found—Update Your Listing Today All CBA members receive a free premium listing trial until January 1, 2016.

Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: Practical Advice For New Lawyers

By Grover E. Cleveland Q: What do I need to do to succeed as a summer associate? Are there differences between what I need to do as a summer and a first-year associate? 

The Colorado Supreme Court Bans Lone Pine Orders

By Kristi Dorr We’re back. Nearly two years ago, I wrote a piece for this blog about a toxic tort Court of Appeals case, Strudley v. Antero Resources Corp., alleging personal injuries due to hydraulic fracturing. The Colorado Supreme Court

Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections

By Jacob Gershman Attorneys reconsider the profession’s ‘Rambo’ image in favor of a more meditative, laid-back style

Networking Tips for Attorneys: Turning Contacts into Connections

Great networkers know how to “work a room!” These attorneys are easy to spot. They’re circulating with grace and ease, meeting, greeting and talking to people in a way that looks and sounds sincere. It’s obvious they know how to start, develop and end lively and interesting conversations that create meaningful connections.

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