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 commitment is significant. If you are not selected for a position on the Council or you simply cannot carve out the time necessary to serve on the Council, there are many other committees that need volunteers.

Check out all the DBA committees. Most of the committees do not require you to apply and be accepted in order to participate in a significant way. In fact, most are actively seeking attorneys to help plan and execute events and take on leadership positions.

For example, the Seniors Committee is eager to add a young lawyer. This committee plans four events a year and would be an excellent opportunity for a YLD member to become involved and network with seasoned practitioners. Contact Heather Folker for more info. Additionally, the Bench Bar Committee would welcome some fresh ideas from a YLD member. This committee plans events with our judicial officers throughout the year and offers the opportunity to work one on one with judges in the Denver area. Contact Juliann Tricarico for more info.

Some of our most active leaders started their Bar engagement as members of these committees. Don’t wait in silence hoping you’ll be asked to get involved. Contact me or the staff liaison listed next to each committee on the Bar’s website. We can introduce you to the chairperson of any committee and get you involved in a meaningful way.

Klaralee Charlton
Chair, DBA YLD

Posted in Career Development, Networking

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Upcoming Events

Mar
30
Thu
all-day ABA YLD Mountain West States Reg...
ABA YLD Mountain West States Reg...
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day
Join fellow young lawyers from New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming in Albuquerque for informative programming and networking fun. Programming will address law practice and courtroom skills for young lawyers, bar service and leadership, the future of the legal profession
12:00 pm Getting Clients — For Lawyers St... @ Denver Bar Association
Getting Clients — For Lawyers St... @ Denver Bar Association
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
It’s always on your mind, right? “How can I get more clients?” Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, author of the new book Getting Clients — For Lawyers Starting Out or Starting Over has the answer. She brings over 30 years of helping
5:15 pm Confidential Comedy CLE — Storie...
Confidential Comedy CLE — Storie...
Mar 30 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
The Center’s Legal Program is partnering with the Denver Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division to put on the CLE event of the season. Join nationally recognized comedian Eric Henderson and local attorney Maha Kamal for an evening full of ethical
Apr
18
Tue
6:00 pm Changing Your Focus: How and Why... @ LawBank CoBo
Changing Your Focus: How and Why... @ LawBank CoBo
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starting to feel burnout at work? Looking to change careers? Or just interested in others that have successfully transitioned between careers and wondering if it is a feasible change for you? Come to the DBA YLD event on Tuesday, April
Apr
20
Thu
5:30 pm Barristers After Hours @ TBD
Barristers After Hours @ TBD
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The DBA YLD will host Barrister’s After Hours at a location downtown yet to be determined from 5:30 to 7 p.m. In addition to networking with your fellow DBA YLD members and local attorneys, Jean E. Smith Gonnell of Messner