Author: DBA-YLD

The 2018 Docket Arts & Literature Contest

It’s that time of year again – Get ready to ignite your creative spark! The 2018 Docket Arts & Literature Contest is accepting submissions from April 15 until midnight on June 30. The contest includes both writing and visual categories, as

Posted in Community, Life Work Balance

Modern Law Practice Initiative Book Club

What the heck is modern representation? In a nutshell, modern representation is a way to practice law that is a win-win for clients and lawyers. And the CBA’s Modern Law Practice Initiative (MPLI) is here to teach you how to

Posted in Law Practice Management

Get to Know Your DBA YLD Chair: Jim Fogg

Jim, a Colorado native, always knew that he wanted to be a lawyer. His dad is a lawyer, so he grew up learning about the legal profession and learning that it was (at its core) a profession about helping people.

Posted in Community, Council Profiles, DBA YLD News, Member Profiles, Mentoring, Networking, Professionalism

Make an IMPACT with Metro Volunteer Lawyers

Want to make a difference in the Denver community, but not sure how to get started? Use your legal background for good with the Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL)! There are currently 5 different programs you can get involved with at

Posted in Career Development, Community, Mentoring, Professionalism, Volunteering

Third Annual Ski CLE

On March 24th, members of the DBA and DBA YLD participated in our third annual Ski CLE at A-Basin! Check out the fun! See you there next year!

Posted in Community, DBA YLD News

How To Get A “Great” Legal Job

By Adam Gropper Law school teaches you a unique way of analytical thinking.  This way of thinking is useful for lawyers grappling with legal issues, and may help you get through law school and pass the bar, but it is

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Karaoke Night with the Law Club of Denver — April 4

The Law Club of Denver invites the members of the DBA YLD to join them at karaoke night on Wednesday, April 4, at Armida’s (840 Lincoln St.) from 6-9pm.  Come and sing to your heart’s content and learn about the

Posted in Networking

Toothbrush Drive — March 5 through 16

The DBA YLD is sponsoring a Toothbrush Drive to benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND). KIND is a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, affordable dental care to children in need throughout Colorado. We are looking for firms to collect

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DBA YLD and CJI Reception at Sherman & Howard – March 15

So much of what we do as lawyers depends on the effective, efficient, and fair operation of the Colorado Courts. But, preserving and enhancing the integrity of our Courts takes work. That is why we are inviting you—the lawyers who

Posted in Networking

Denver Mock Trial Volunteers Needed, Feb. 9 and 10!!!

The Denver Bar Associations’ High School Mock Trial Program is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a rewarding and fun learning experience for our young people. This can only happen with hundreds of attorney, judicial, paralegal and community volunteers

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Micro Volunteer Opportunities

Inspire the Next Generation of Attorneys Every year, the DBA’s Lawyers in Schools Committee presents at Denver area elementary schools on legal topics ranging from Colorado Law and the Constitution to Immigration and Human Rights. The Committee is seeking 2-3

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6 Tips to Make a Great Impression as a Young Lawyer

By Christian Denmon Congratulations! Law school is in the rearview mirror, countless hours of studying for the BAR are over, the test results are in, and you’re ready to join your first law firm as a full fledged lawyer. It’s

Posted in Law Student

Bench Bar Courtroom Chat: Seamless Transitions

By Gwen Abler Courtroom Chats are a talk led by various judges once a month; we get their inside look at a courtroom. We met last week in a small and cozy setting (with food), and Judges Morris Hoffman and

Posted in Law Practice Management

Lawyer Well-Being: Creating A Movement To Improve The Legal Profession

Challenge, change and uncertainty are the new norm in today’s legal profession. Busy lawyers are maxed out as they deal with the stress and pressure of a demanding profession, and law firms and organizations are looking for new strategies to

Posted in Life Work Balance

Rejection

It’s called rejection. So many of us live our whole lives trying to avoid it. But we don’t even really understand what it is. Did you know there’s an emotion so painful that taking Tylenol can actually help lessen the

Posted in Career Development

9 Things I Figured Out When I Was a Young Lawyer

By Cordell Parvin First year lawyers are starting in law firms this month. If you have any in your firm, you might share this with them. I am able to look back now and see how a few things I

Posted in Career Development

Reading Partners Needs Substitute Readers

School is back in session which means that the DBA’s Lawyers in Schools Committee has been busy recruiting participants for Reading Partners. Many matches have already been made for the school year, but there’s always a need for substitute readers.

Posted in Volunteering

Learn the Fundamentals of Writing First—Experiment Later

By Bryan Garner for the ABA Journal, It’s often said that you must know the rules before you break them. But why is that, exactly? It’s a question worth pondering. I recently flew coast to coast sitting beside a young

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Solo Not Alone: Consulting Lawyers and Other Professionals When Starting Your Own Firm

By Damian J. Arguello There is an old adage that virtually every lawyer has heard: A lawyer who represents himself or herself has a fool for a client. This can be especially applicable when a lawyer decides to open up

Posted in Career Development, Solo Practice

5 Ways to De-stress Without Leaving Your Desk

We’ve all been there before. Sometimes you know that taking a step backand heading outside for a breath of fresh air would help you power through the day, but you’re stuck at your desk waiting for a call, or you have

Posted in Wellness