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Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ Power of Attorney Clinic

By Paul Miller Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ Power of Attorney Clinic is the brainchild of Joey Scott, who founded this award-winning program in 2015 during his tenure as an MVL Rovira Scholar. The Rovira Scholarship is given to a recent law

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Fulfilling Ethical Obligations and Finding Happiness by Giving Back

By Amy DeVan When I first started working in the field of legal ethics, I was surprised to discover that the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct contain one aspirational rule — a rule that isn’t really a “Rule” but rather

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Why I Volunteer with MVL

By Steve Cook I genuinely believe that the more we give, the happier we feel. When we are doing good for others and the community, it provides a natural sense of accomplishment that instills a sense of pride and identity.

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Call for Volunteers — Denver Mock Trial Tournament, Feb. 3 and 4

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Denver High School Mock Trial Tournament — Feb 3 and 4 at the Denver City and County Building! The CBA High School Mock Trial Program affords an excellent opportunity to be involved in a

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Pro Bono, Public Interest and More: A Look at a Student-Led Initiative to Elevate the Public Good at Denver Law

By Alexi Freeman and Katie Steefel “The first thing I lost in law school was the reason I came.” This famous line from well-known law professor Bill Quigley’s article, “Letter to a Law Student Interested in Social Justice,” has represented

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Mount Saint Vincent Volunteer Day

By Robin Hoogerhyde, On Saturday, November 5, members of the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division met at Saint Ann’s Lodge in Bailey, Colorado, to help clean the Lodge for the children and staff of Mount Saint Vincent Home. Mount

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Seat at the Bar: The Denver Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Clinic Is Busy!

By Doug Tumminello, It is estimated that veterans make up one third of the adult homeless population. A considerable number of veterans are in need of legal help but are unable to afford attorneys. The monthly Colorado Lawyers for Colorado

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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

Posted in Career Development, Community, Marketing, Networking, Professionalism, Uncategorized, Volunteering

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

DBA Court Mediation Services

By Jeanne Busacca The DBA Court Mediation Services (CMS) program is an extraordinary resource for Denver area attorneys, the courts and the community. Its mission is to “improve the effectiveness of the Denver justice system by providing the highest quality

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The Legal Aid Foundation and the Associates Campaign

By Loren M. Brown There are many honors that come with being CBA president. One of the most special is getting the privilege to sit on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado throughout the term.

Posted in Community, Professionalism, Volunteering

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

Posted in Career Development, Mentoring, Volunteering

DBA-YLD Currently Seeking New Board Members for Executive Council

By Klaralee Charlton, DBA-YLD Executive Council The Council consists of 11 members who help serve the Denver legal community and its members. Council members organize networking events, CLE’s and other opportunities for young lawyers. This includes developing new ideas, marketing and

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The Power of Attorney Clinic: An Easy Way to do Pro Bono Work

By Joey Scott How does a young lawyer begin fulfilling the ethical aspiration in Rule 6.1 of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct to provide 50 hours of pro bono legal services every year? If you’re a young lawyer, you

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Volunteer Corner: Colorado Attorneys for the Arts

By Meredith Badler and Dave Ratner Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) is a new program from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) that connects artists and creative businesses with volunteer lawyers providing pro bono services.

Posted in Art Law, Community, Practice Management, Professionalism, Volunteering

A Message from DBA President Janet Drake

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, so this seemed like the perfect month to highlight the progress that the anti-human trafficking movement is making in Colorado.

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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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Come Join the Denver Bar Association’s Community Action Network and Make a Difference in the Denver Community!

By Robin Hoogerhyde The Community Action Network (CAN) Committee is actively seeking new members to join its mission of serving the metro Denver community through service and fundraising activities. In years past, CAN hosted four annual drives supporting Denver charities:

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Ballpark Neighborhood: A Tale of Two Communities

By Ty Nagamatsu This year as a 3L, I am participating in the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic, the exclusively transactional clinic at DU Law. During the CED Clinic orientation in August, our team of Student Attorneys and Supervising

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A Message from DBA President Janet Drake

Homelessness is a problem that most people want to ignore, but ignored problems won’t be solved. As attorneys in Denver, we are uniquely postured to help the homeless and those on the verge of homelessness.

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