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Millennials Are Changing The Legal Profession In An Unexpected Way

Millennials have made an impression on the modern workplace that will forever change how companies operate. Benefits, recruiting, and company culture often change because of expectations set by young employees. Some industries, however, are changing due to an indirect impact

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July Barristers After Hours Recognizes Food Drive Winners

In July 2017, the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer Division partnered with MetroCaring to bring the annual Roll Out the Barrels food drive to law firms and legal organizations across the metro area.  Twenty-eight firms participated, raising $17,714 in funds

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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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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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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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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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Perkins Coie LLP Leads the Charge on Adoption of ABA Diversity Resolution

By Lindsey Dunn and Elizabeth Banzhoff This past year, Perkins Coie became one of the first Denver firms to adopt ABA Resolution 113. The Resolution reiterates the importance of diversity in the legal profession and urges all legal services providers,

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Barristers Benefit Ball 2017: Around the World ~ April 29 @ EXDO Event Center

What is the Barristers Benefit Ball and why should I consider going? The Barristers Benefit Ball (BBB) is a celebration of pro bono work. It is an event put on annually by the Denver Bar Foundation, and 100 percent of

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Beyond the Safety Pin: How To Be an Active Ally

By Jill Mullen In late November, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report called “Ten Days.” The document noted there were more than 900 reports of harassment or intimidation in the 10 days following Donald Trump’s election as the

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Toothbrushes for Tots Drive Starts Next Week!

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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The DBA YLD Suit Drive was a GREAT Success!

The DBA YLD collected suits for students from low-income families participating in the Mock Trial Competition from Arrupe Jesuit High School and La Academia – Denver Inner City Parish. Members of the DBA YLD board delivered the donations earlier this

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Women in the Legislature

By Jill Mullen, In 2016, Colorado had the highest percentage of women in the legislature in the entire country with 42% of the Colorado legislature being female politicians. This anomaly was the inspiration behind the documentary “Strong Sisters: Elected Women

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An Encounter with Justice Sotomayor from Two Perspectives

By Karina Rocha and Melissa Austin Through the Eyes of Karina Rocha On September 1, 2016, my friend Melissa Austin and I had the opportunity to attend Justice Sotomayor’s VIP event in Denver. This event was limited to 100 people,

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DBA Member Highlight ~ Megan Rose

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

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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

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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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