Month: March 2016

The CBA Ethics Committee is Here to Help

The CBA Ethics Committee is a standing committee comprised of about 90 attorneys, and meets throughout the year on the third Saturday of each month. Each year, the committee adds between 5-10 new members, while some older members have been

Posted in Ethics, Law Practice Management, Practice Management, Professionalism

2016 Barristers Benefit Ball and the Superheroes of MVL

By Philip Lietaer Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) is the largest pro bono program of the Denver Bar Association and is co-sponsored by the Adams/Broomfield, Arapahoe, Douglas/Elbert, and First Judicial District Bar Associations. MVL’s mission

Posted in Uncategorized

Brewing up Justice

By Emma Garrison Something new is a-brewing in Denver.You may have heard about Lady Justice Brewing Company in the ABA Journal blog post “What would you name your legal brew?” or seen the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which ran this past

Posted in Community, Member Profiles

The Legal Aid Foundation and the Associates Campaign

By Loren M. Brown There are many honors that come with being CBA president. One of the most special is getting the privilege to sit on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado throughout the term.

Posted in Community, Professionalism, Volunteering

Can We Talk? Bias, Diversity, and Inclusiveness in the Colorado Legal Community: Part III—Inclusiveness

By Ronald M. Sandgrund This is the fourth article series by The InQuiring Lawyer addressing a topic that Colorado lawyers may consider often but may not discuss publicly in much depth. The topics in this column are being explored through

Posted in Career Development, Diversity

Financial Bites for Baby Sharks: Student Loans [Part One]

By Drew Hefflefinger, CFP®                 THE WHY behind student loans. This post will discuss how law school, and thus student loans, are a means of increasing human capital, how that capital may be used today, and offer insight into what the

Posted in Finances

Ski in Vail — March 19

By Arthur Loyd Want to do something fun but don’t feel like you have the time?  Why not get in a little networking, CLE credit, and fun in one?  Get out of the office on a Saturday and enjoy the

Posted in Community, Sports and Entertainment Law

Women Lawyers, Discipline and Leaving the Practice of Law

By Nancy Cohen In 2014, there were approximately 25,665 active Colorado attorneys. Of these lawyers, 9,317 were women and 16,348 were men. It may come as a surprise that unlike men, women do not remain in the legal profession. In

Posted in Career Development, Diversity, Professionalism

A Message from DBA President Janet Drake

Mentoring has literally changed my life. As a young woman in the law, I needed professional guidance. Sometimes, I didn’t even know what questions to ask. I was so fortunate to start my legal career working for John Rossi and

Posted in Career Development, Mentoring, Volunteering

DBA-YLD Currently Seeking New Board Members for Executive Council

By Klaralee Charlton, DBA-YLD Executive Council The Council consists of 11 members who help serve the Denver legal community and its members. Council members organize networking events, CLE’s and other opportunities for young lawyers. This includes developing new ideas, marketing and

Posted in Career Development, Community, DBA YLD News, Volunteering

Financial Bites for Baby Sharks: Introduction

By Drew Hefflefinger, CFP®        As part of a new bi-monthly series, “Financial Bites for Baby Sharks” will focus on personal finance topics that are relatable and targeted towards young attorneys. The goal of the series is to inform readers on

Posted in Finances, Law Practice Management