Category: Networking

DBA YLD and CJI Reception at Sherman & Howard – Feb. 1

So much of what we do as lawyers depends on the effective, efficient, and fair operation of the Colorado Courts. But, preserving and enhancing the integrity of our Courts takes work. That is why we are inviting you—the lawyers who

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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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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

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Using Social Media to Network

By Melanie Fischer, Social media. You probably either love it or hate it. But regardless of your personal feelings about social media, it’s a fantastic tool that can be used to connect with prospective clients. When it comes to using

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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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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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Books for New Lawyers from the CBA’s Lending Library

By Sue Bertram Here are a few books we have in our lending library to help the new attorney. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Law Practice Management Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Sue Bertram

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What’s Up With Your Elevator Speech?

By Paul Miller Since getting out there and meeting the masses is important to generating new business, having an effective elevator speech (or pitch) is a marketing tool that every lawyer needs. It communicates to prospective clients, who you are,

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Most lawyers are introverted, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing

By Leslie E. Gordon As a child, Airina Rodrigues was an early reader and, by choice, spent a lot of time alone. “I had friends,” she recalls, “but I needed time alone to unwind and decompress. That’s where I gained

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Kids’ Books Always In Need at Denver Warm Welcome Court Childcare Center

By Klaralee Charlton On December 17, the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division hosted its monthly Barrister’s After Hours networking event in collaboration with the CAN Committee. Two large boxes of children’s toys, books, and warm jackets were collected from attendees

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How to Conquer Anxiety and Break the Ice during Professional Events

Do you get social anxiety thinking about networking at big events? Is it hard to make connections with other lawyers? Focus on what you can learn about others, rather than telling people about yourself, business development coach Larry Kohn tells

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How to Stand Out as a New Solo Attorney

By Melanie Fischer When it comes to standing out from the crowd as a new solo attorney, one of the most important factors is differentiation. How are you different from every other solo attorney that practices in the same area

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End of Summer Reading List for Young and New Lawyers

By the CBA Law Practice Management Department The following books can all be found in the CBA’s Lending Library. For more information on what books are available and how to check them out, click here.

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Using Social Media to Market Your Solo Practice

By now we’ve all heard about social media marketing for law firms and other businesses. Everybody online seems to be talking about Facebook likes, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, and even using Instagram, Pinterest, and Slideshare to market companies and firms

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10 Small Talk Tips That’ll Make You Forget You Ever Had to Rely on “So, How About That Weather?”

By Vernon Gunnarson People who are naturally good at small talk are an unusually lucky lot. While they can easily ramble on about, well, anything, we’re stuck brainstorming what to say next.

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Council Spotlight: Jim Fogg

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Jim Fogg is a Denver native and currently serves as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. James S. Casebolt of the Colorado Court of Appeals. He began his clerkship

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When Persuading, Body Language Beats Words

By Janet Ellen Raasch In any law firm, there is a lot of persuasion going on. Persuasion and negotiation are, after all, essential skills in the practice of law. But they are also important in other tasks performed at law

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Networking Tips for Attorneys: Turning Contacts into Connections

Great networkers know how to “work a room!” These attorneys are easy to spot. They’re circulating with grace and ease, meeting, greeting and talking to people in a way that looks and sounds sincere. It’s obvious they know how to start, develop and end lively and interesting conversations that create meaningful connections.

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Mastering Small Talk

By Dean C. Hirt On April 1, professional speaker, bestselling author, conversation expert, and communication guru, Debra Fine, spoke at the Denver Bar Association offices on the art of small talk. While Fine’s presentation was titled “Small talk…It’s No Joke!”

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