Category: Career Development

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

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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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

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

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

Why a Lawyer’s Reputation Is So Vital in the Internet Age

Want to understand the value of your online reputation? Imagine that you’re a legal consumer. You’re most likely over the age of 45 and you’re not in this situation by choice. You might be dealing with a legal issue for the first

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DBA Member Highlight ~ Megan Rose

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

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

So, How Do You Look?

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

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.

Top Ten Networking Tips—Infograph

By Emma Garrison

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

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