Author: DBA-YLD

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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DBA YLD Member Highlight: Courtney Butler

1. Why did you become a lawyer? It may sound cliché, but I became a lawyer to help people. I wanted to give a voice to the voiceless and power to the powerless. I also became a lawyer because I

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DBA YLD Chair Klaralee Charlton and YLD Council Member Matthew Broderick’s Hollywood Debut in Support of MVL!

ICYMI – Check out the acting debut of our very own YLD Chair, Klaralee Charlton, and council member, Matthew Broderick, in this promo video for Barristers Benefit Ball. Possible career change for both in the near future? You decide. If

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Call for Member Highlights!

Do you have a secret talent or side gig or know of a member who falls into this category? Is there a special social cause that you would like to have highlighted on social media? As part of our May

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Confidential Comedy – A Review

By Alex Ray Recently the GLBT Community Center of Colorado’s (The Center) Legal Program hosted a one of a kind legal comedy themed ethics CLE. Confidential Comedy was part comedy show, part improv sketch, and all legal humor! Local attorney

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CBA’s ACTNow Initiative and President’s Diversity Council

By CBA President Patricia M. Jarzobski The American Bar Association has observed that the legal profession has a diversity problem. As Deborah Rhode noted in her May 2015 article for The Washington Post, the legal profession is the least diverse

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