Category: Mentoring

Get to Know Your DBA YLD Chair: Jim Fogg

Jim, a Colorado native, always knew that he wanted to be a lawyer. His dad is a lawyer, so he grew up learning about the legal profession and learning that it was (at its core) a profession about helping people.

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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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

A Message from DBA President Janet Drake

Mentoring has literally changed my life. As a young woman in the law, I needed professional guidance. Sometimes, I didn’t even know what questions to ask. I was so fortunate to start my legal career working for John Rossi and

Five Things that Have NOT Changed Since I Started Practicing Law

By Michael Heatherly In my last post, I described five significant changes in the practice of law that have developed since I got my license in 1991 (less conventional library research, paper replaced by e-documents, more emphasis on marketing, etc.).

49 Tips for the New Lawyer – Download

by the Editors of Attorney at Work Who among us couldn’t use some good advice? An encouraging little nudge or two in the right direction, or a timely kick under the conference table? And who needs good advice more than a

10 Tips to Win at Life (in the Legal Profession)

By Courtney Gibb “When one of my clerks leaves and goes into practice, I tell them what I think it takes to succeed—which is what I’m going to do for you,” Judge Richard Gabriel says to kick off his DBA

RIDING THE BICYCLE: Advice to Help Young Lawyers Start Pedaling

By Judge Robert L. McGahey, Jr. When I was teaching each of my kids to ride a bicycle, I had options. I could lecture them on riding a bicycle. I could read them a book about riding a bicycle. I

What to do now that you’ve passed THE BAR EXAM

by Heather Folker There are several ways to become a licensed attorney in Colorado. This article is targeted to those Class C applicants who passed the Colorado bar examination.  If you are waived on a motion or have taken the

Message From Your Chair Elisabeth Mankamyer

I cannot believe that it is already October! If you’re like me, you are wondering how fall snuck up on us so quickly and aren’t quite ready to pull out those winter clothes. You may also be thinking about your

Lance Timbreza—New CBA YLD Chair Emphasizing Diversity, Outreach, and Service

by Alexa Drago When you talk to Lance Timbreza, the new chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD), it is immediately apparent that he is a man of conviction and determination. “I always knew I wanted to go to

How Does Legal Mentoring Fit Into Today’s Evolving Legal Profession?

By John Baker, CAMP Director Young lawyers – you should seek out and “latch onto” as many professional legal mentors as you can! Mentors will not only act as a role model to help you develop your own “professional identity,”