Author: DBA-YLD

How Lawyers Can Effectively Cross-Examine Psychiatrists and Psychologists

Illustration by David Owens Lawyers often find themselves facing off against psychiatrists or psychologists during litigation. Whether it’s a personal injury or medical malpractice case, a hearing to determine fitness to stand trial or part of a sentencing hearing, courts

Posted in Litigation

ANNOUNCING the winners of this year’s Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive!

Congratulations to all the firms who donated the most within their firm size categories!   McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC – firm size 1-21 Gordon & Rees LLC – firm size 22-60 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP – firm size 61-100

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Cross Examination and the Perfect Question

During cross-examination, asking perfect questions will force the witness to give only answers that help you persuade the jury and win the trial. To Lead Is Not Enough Cross-examination—when you ask questions of the opposing counsel’s witness—allows leading questions. A

Posted in Professionalism

Re-post: 5 tips to achieve better work-life balance this summer

Summer is officially here, and while it is no shorter than other seasons, it seems to fly by much more quickly. As such, it is critical that we maximize the fun while still maintaining, and hopefully, growing our law practice.

Posted in Wellness

Your DBA Membership Is a Portal to Priceless Possibilities: Introducing 2017–18 DBA President Franz Hardy

By Jessica Volz In an era where even lawyers are reevaluating how they spend their money, the definition of value becomes the conundrum du jour. “I want to reinforce the value in being a member of the Denver Bar Association.

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Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ Power of Attorney Clinic

By Paul Miller Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ Power of Attorney Clinic is the brainchild of Joey Scott, who founded this award-winning program in 2015 during his tenure as an MVL Rovira Scholar. The Rovira Scholarship is given to a recent law

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How Implicit Bias Impacts Equality

This is a review of the June 27 CLE presentation, How Implicit Bias Impacts Decision Making In Our Legal Profession By Gwen Abler All attorneys are taught in law school to treat everyone respectfully, equally, and professionally. We are supposed

Posted in Professionalism

You Really Aren’t Alone: An Anonymous Testimonial

If wellness and professionalism go hand-in hand, then illness must be its antithesis. As an outwardly successful professional who struggled with alcohol abuse and the fear, shame, isolation, and loneliness that it engendered, I tell my story. If you get

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Fulfilling Ethical Obligations and Finding Happiness by Giving Back

By Amy DeVan When I first started working in the field of legal ethics, I was surprised to discover that the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct contain one aspirational rule — a rule that isn’t really a “Rule” but rather

Posted in Volunteering

Celebrate the DBA Young Lawyer of the Year (our very own council member, Robin Hoogerhyde!) — June 20

The DBA Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception is just around the corner — come help us honor our very own council member Robin Hoogerhyde who will be receiving the Young Lawyer of the Year Award on June 20!!!! The awards

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“Communication Snacks: 52 Bite-Sized Communication Tips for the Busy Professional” — A Book Review

By Eric Jaworski Sometimes you do not know you are hungry until you see or smell a plate of food. I did not know I was in need of a “Communication Snack” until I started reading this book. Whether lawyers

Posted in Communication

Ethics in the Electronic Age: Social Media Guidance for Attorneys

Do you have a LinkedIn account? How about a Facebook page? Twitter handle? Instagram? Blog? All of the above? Have you ever considered the Rules of Professional Conduct when commenting on someone else’s Facebook post, or sharing a clever tweet,

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Professionalism Matters CLE and Happy Hour — Tuesday, June 13

Join the Downtown Denver Solo Small Firm networking group on Tuesday, June 13, at 5:00 p.m., at Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC (2701 Lawrence St. – plenty of free on street parking), for a free happy hour and CLE presentation on Professionalism. Approved

Posted in Networking

DBA Annual Golf Tournament — June 23

Join us for the DBA’s Annual Golf Tournament and fundraiser for MVL on Friday, June 23, at City Park Golf Course in Denver. We’ll kick things off with a shot gun start at 1 p.m. YLDers get a discounted rate

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All in the Family: How Stress Affects Attorneys and Those They Love

By Jessica Warren and Zach Warren From the most recent COLAP Wellness corner, we all know that the practice of law can exact a toll in terms of stress, anxiety and overall quality of life. For decades, these challenges were

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Metro Caring Stories and Stats

ICYMI, the DBA YLD’s Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive is June 5-30! We wanted to share some stories and stats to help explain the need and reliance of people in Denver for help from Metro Caring, as well

Posted in Community

Improve Your Communication Style for Greater Success

By Paul Miller A few weeks ago at a professional networking meeting, a question was asked; what is the best way to communicate with people who you interact with during the course of the day?  Most people chimed in with

Posted in Professionalism

DBA YLD’s Annual Food Drive Runs June 5-30

Sign up your office as a donation location to continue to fight hunger and feed hope in 2017. This year’s food drive runs from June 5-30 and benefits Metro Caring, whose mission is to provide nutritious food to hungry families

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Getting Motivated to Save for Your Retirement

By Melanie Fischer How old are you? Actually, the answer to this question doesn’t really matter. If you are old enough to have a job, or if you are old enough to own a (profitable) business, you are old enough

Posted in Finances

DBA Member Appreciation Month Kicks Off on Monday!!!

It is because of you, that the Denver Bar Association is currently in its 125th year of serving the Colorado legal community! There are no words that can fully express our appreciation for your continued membership, support and time, so

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