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


Upcoming Events

8:00 am Coffee Talk: Whistleblower Litig... @ Denver Bar Association
Coffee Talk: Whistleblower Litig... @ Denver Bar Association
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division as member Clayton Wire discusses whistleblower litigation at the DBA offices from 8 to 9 a.m. on April 27. Colorado Whistleblower Protections presentation will cover two types of whistleblower claims — Bounty and Retaliation,
4:00 pm Mindfulness Yoga & Brews @ Rackhouse Pub
Mindfulness Yoga & Brews @ Rackhouse Pub
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mindfulness: Finding Sanity in the Midst of Busyness Start your night off at Rackhouse Pub from 4 to 7 p.m. with exploring what mindfulness is and how we can practice it for a greater sense of well-being in the midst
5:00 pm New Member Welcome Panel @ CBA CLE
New Member Welcome Panel @ CBA CLE
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
During this evening discussion and reception, attendees will hear from  several of our ‘super engaged members’ coming  from various practice areas and firm size. Whether you’re a new or long-time members, come hear from their colleagues on how to: -Build
5:30 pm Lawyers with Littles: How to Buy... @ Denver Bar Association
Lawyers with Littles: How to Buy... @ Denver Bar Association
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
It’s no secret that the housing market in the metro area has been hot. In fact, Denver has been one of the strongest markets in the country for the last two years. If you have been thinking about buying your
all-day Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive
Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive
Jun 5 – Jun 30 all-day
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