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Three Tips to Overcome Impostor Syndrome as a Young Associate

Athletes often discuss the fact that each time they advance to the next level the game “speeds up.” The leap from high school to college ball is a significant one. Players are bigger, faster and stronger, and the game moves

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How to Avoid Professional Burnout

By Melanie Fischer If you wake up in the morning feeling stress, anxiety, or gloom about what the day has in store for you, you might be experiencing burnout. People can feel burnout in just about any aspect of their

Posted in Career Development, Wellness

Getting Clients: For Lawyers Starting Out or Starting Over — March 30

The DBA has a great program coming up on Thursday, March 30 from 12-1 p.m. at the DBA — Getting Clients – For Lawyers Starting Out or Starting Over. It’s always on your mind, right? “How can I get more

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Message From Your Chair Klaralee Charlton

The DBA YLD Executive Council is accepting applications for new board members from now until April 7, 2017. While the Council is an excellent opportunity to become more involved in the Bar, the selection process is competitive and the time

Posted in Career Development, Networking

Hanging Your Own Shingle with Kids

By Lara Zarzecki These days, there are so many of us hanging our own shingle for a number of different reasons – flexibility, low overhead, the desire to interact directly with clients and the ability to curate your own clientele

Posted in Career Development, Solo Practice

Not Your Typical Mentoring Program — Coffee List Mentoring

By Matthew J. Broderick This past August at a happy hour I had an interesting conversation about legal mentoring.  The happy hour took place at a law firm’s new office space, and after a beer and a tour I found

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FREE Webinar—Seven Steps to Going Solo—Tuesday, Nov. 15

Are you thinking about hanging your shingle? Every lawyer—at some point—considers opening their own law firm. Running your own practice means your name is on the letterhead. There are no partners to placate, and all the proceeds go directly into

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DBA Member Highlight ~ Megan Rose

Read more about the DBA’s new representative to the American Bar Association, Megan Rose.

Posted in Career Development, Community, Member Profiles, Professionalism

Law Student Chronicles: “Bar” Star by Day. Law Student by Night.

By Rebecca Spence As I walked off the elevator on the ninth floor of my downtown office space, I sleepily lugged my overstuffed book bag to my desk and plugged in my password to fire up my desktop. Before August

Posted in Career Development, Law Student, Member Profiles

So, How Do You Look?

By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton The first — and most important — marketing steps that any young lawyer must take are to:

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Webinar: Successful Start—Cultivating Your Professional Profile

By Pilar Rodarte Your YLD: Successful Start—Cultivating Your Professional Profile from Colorado Bar Association on Vimeo.   Look for more information videos by the CBA Young Lawyers Division in the coming months.

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Top Ten Networking Tips—Infograph

By Emma Garrison

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A Message from DBA President Nancy Cohen

“Lawyers have a license to practice law, a monopoly on certain services. But for that privilege and status, lawyers have an obligation to provide legal services to those without wherewithal to pay, to respond to needs outside themselves, to help

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Nomination Period for the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award Closes Oct. 14

The nomination period for the CBA Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award is open. We invite you to nominate Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division members in good standing who have made outstanding contributions to the legal

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Raising the Bar: A Conversation with DBA YLD Chair Klaralee Charlton

By Jessica Volz For Klaralee Charlton, perhaps nothing could be more thrilling than becoming chair of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) during the Denver Bar Association’s 125th anniversary — a year made all the more significant by the fact that

Posted in Career Development, Community, Council Profiles, future of law, Professionalism, Volunteering

Making the Most of Attending a National Conference

By Laura Liss This summer I had the good fortune to be able to attend the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting held in San Francisco. This is one of the largest, if not the largest, national attorney conferences in the

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Message From Your Chair Klaralee Charlton

Our Fall events are in full swing. If you missed our first Barrister’s After Hours last week, be sure to check out next month’s event at Odd Fellows Hall on October 13th. Various legal aid organizations will be featured at

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Meaningful Bar Membership is Not a Spectator Sport

By Klaralee Charlton If your professional practice is flourishing, you’re drowning in CLE credit, you plan on retiring from your current employer in 40 years, and you’ve found fulfillment in life outside work, then stop reading.

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Franz Hardy: Your Unstoppable President-Elect

By Jessica Volz It was not your typical Denver day. The sky’s cemented grey burst, pouring rain that pounded the ground until it yielded to what E. E. Cummings has described as the “puddle-lusciousness” of spring. Umbrellas, a seldom spectacle

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The Denver Bar Association Is Here for You: Introducing 2016–17 DBA President Nancy L. Cohen

By Jessica Volz Denver lawyers do great things. “This is our community, and I want Denver lawyers to know that the Denver Bar Association is here for you, every step of the way.” Such clarity of vision and succinct precision

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