Events

Well-Being as an Aspect of Lawyer Competence

In 2017, the National Task Force on Lawyer Well Being published The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. The report issued in response to two studies that revealed alarming statistics with respect to the well-being of the legal profession. A critical theme of the report emphasizes that well-being is an indispensable part …

Charting Your Public Interest/Public Service Path

You want to help people, and you want to use the law to do it. Public interest law might be the perfect career path for you. But how do you become a public interest lawyer, exactly? Research shows that a happy life as a lawyer involves work that is interesting, engaging, personally meaningful, and focused …

Making the Most of Legal Side Hustles

The gig economy is no longer a novelty. Having multiple income streams of income is increasingly valuable, smart, and possible—even for legal professionals. These income streams can come in the form of lawyer side hustles—a job that you work on top of your main full-time job. The right side hustle allows lawyers to capitalize on …

Building a Successful Hybrid Law Practice

Lawyers have been working “remotely” for decades — from the courts, in their cars, from suburban outposts, at clients’ offices and, yes, from home. We used to call them mobile lawyers or even e-lawyers. (Now we just call them lawyers.) The difference today is that the remote or hybrid work models being discussed affect the …

Racial Capitalism in the Legal Profession

Racial capitalism – the process of deriving social and economic value from the racial identity of another person – is a longstanding, common, and deeply problematic practice. Legal employers are not immune to the use of racial capitalism as a means to recruit lawyers, obtain clients, and cultivate goodwill within the profession and the broader …

Litigation Nuts & Bolts

Many lawyers select “Improve Trial Advocacy Skills” as a mentoring area of interest. However, most lawyers lack ideas for how to actually improve their skills. Join our panel of experts to learn more about trial advocacy skill development resources in Colorado. We will also discuss pathways to litigation practice, the benefits of pro bono practice …

Emerging Legal Careers: Redefining JD Advantage

Starting with the law school Class of 2011, a new term of art entered our lexicon — “JD Advantage.” It is a phrase that NALP and the ABA use to describe a category of jobs for which bar passage is not required but for which a JD degree provides a distinct advantage. In the decade …

Stress, Hardiness, Grit & Resiliency In The Legal Profession

The practice of law is becoming more stressful during these uncertain & changing times. Learn how to make “stress work for you” from a neurobiological and neurophysiological perspective and how to build resiliency in order to avoid the physical, emotional, and cognitive effects of stress.  Content will also include the effective use of transitions to …

Ending Legal Deserts in Colorado

Denver County alone has about 42% of the state’s active attorneys. But what if a community has few or no private attorneys? Wide swaths of Colorado, mostly counties clustered around the southern and eastern parts of the state, could be considered “legal deserts,” creating a challenge for access to justice. Join our panel of experts …

Parenting & the Practice of Law

Juggling both a demanding career and family responsibilities is becoming increasingly difficult for legal professionals. The intense pressure of the billable-hour model, the expectation of being on call at all hours, and the competitive landscape of the industry leaves little room for flexibility and balance. According to the National Association for Law Placement, more than …