Month: October 2014

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

The Nuts & Bolts of a Contingency Fee Agreement

by Richard Gama Your Fee Agreement should be a comprehensive and unambiguous memorialization of your promises to your new client and your new client’s promises to you. If it’s not, it can lead to costly and uncomfortable disputes between you

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

Six Questions to Ask (Or Think About) at the First Meeting with a New Client

by Richard Gama “What does my new client think of me?” Most people have a certain image of what an attorney looks like, and while you can’t control things like your age, gender, or race, you can control how you

Incoming DBA YLD Chair Elisabeth Mankamyer on the Value of the Bar

By Courtney Gibb I don’t know how she does it. Yes, that’s the title of a recently released blockbuster, but it’s also going to be what you’re thinking as you read about Elisabeth “Beth” Mankamyer. Along with working as an

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,”