For the first time in history, we have four generations working together. Each generation brings its different traditions, work habits and approaches to professionalism. However, with different generations interacting in the legal workplace, the potential for misunderstandings increases. Join our panel of experts to engage in learning conversations to solve problems that naturally arise among multiple generations practicing law. You will learn to recognize and understand the perceptions, perspectives and values of the four generations in the legal workplace.
What makes legal writing and oral advocacy effective? Most experts posit that the best legal writing and oral advocacy has a decidedly “non-legal” tone. Our panel of judges will explore essentials of legal writing and oral advocacy in various contexts, with an emphasis on how telling a good story is imperative to constructing compelling arguments. Blue booking will most emphatically not be addressed!
Hon. Scott Crabtree
Hon. Andy McCallin
Hon. Jaclyn Casey Brown
At the time of the American Founding, Thomas Jefferson, among others, viewed lawyers as the class of citizens most suited to lead the American institutions of government, as well as preserve and protect them. Jefferson valued the ideal of the “Citizen Lawyer” who would have a broad liberal education, experiential learning, and be capable of using knowledge of the law to promote the public good.
Today, our nation is once again in need of strong lawyers who can work for the public good, to protect our system of government, preserve the rule of law, and promote the positive reformation of law when needed. Join our panel of “Citizen Lawyers” to learn how lawyers can leverage their roles in public service to positively influence issues of public policy, legislation, and lawmaking.
Peg Perl (Women’s Lobby of Colorado)
Phil Weiser (AG)
Is your legal practice or job blowing your mind? When is the last time you approached your work with the curiosity and wonder that led you to the legal profession in the first place?
On Purpose Legal Workshop is the first-ever legal conference focused on your greatest strength – your authentic self.
Too many lawyers and legal professionals today are not thriving. On Purpose Legal Workshop is designed to inspire and equip legal professionals with the necessary tools and mindset to work intentionally and spark change.
Most of us couldn’t get through a day without technology; however, there are negative effects to always carrying around our smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Research has linked our overuse of technology with depression, negative thoughts, loneliness, physical pain, compulsion, vision problems, and a decreased ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face interactions. Examine your dependence on technology. Dedicate time each day to being away from your technological devices, including your TV. Living life is about experiencing it, not paying more attention to your texts and emails than your surroundings!
For more information or for confidential assistance, please contact your Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program at 303.986.3345 or visit our website at www.coloradolap.org.