The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the legal, economic and social order. In today’s highly uncertain situation and rapidly changing environment, legal professionals like other businesses and industries are facing new challenges in their practice. New lawyers will experience a transformation of their practice and employment prospects. For these reasons, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, legal professionals should take initiative and implement strategies in finding employment, starting a practice, and building their network. Join our panel of experts to develop a new perspective and respond to this crisis with career changing impact.
Marci Fulton, University of Colorado School of Law
Nearly 14,000 Colorado lawyers practice in rural and mountain Colorado – also known as Greater Colorado. The practice of law outside of the Denver Metro area is unique, challenging, and significant. Yet all too often, it is a forgotten feature of discussion in professional pathway development for lawyers. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the realities of law practice in Greater Colorado. We will discuss the dearth of legal talent outside of the Denver, tips and best practices for succeeding in rural/mountain law practice, and the benefits of practicing law over the river and through the woods.
Psychedelics are powerful psychoactive substances that alter consciousness and brain function. Like cannabis, psychedelics have long been considered prohibited Schedule I substances under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. However, via the powerful psychological experiences they induce, psychedelics are now being shown to be viable therapeutic alternatives in treating depression, substance use disorders, and other mental illnesses, and even to enhance the wellbeing of healthy individuals. In May 2019, Denver, Colorado became the first city in the country to decriminalize psilocybin (the active compound in “magic mushrooms”) – we’ve now come a long way from cannabis! Join our panel of experts to learn more about the legal implications of psilocybin decriminalization and to receive an update on the current state of cannabis and industrial hemp law in Colorado.
Laurie Gilbertson, a communications expert and legal incubator director, and Marian Lee, a certified career coach and lawyer development consultant, are pleased to announce their new venture, the Career Kickstarter Workshop, which will facilitate energizing group coaching for professionals seeking to reimagine and accelerate their careers.
The first Workshop, a series of six twice-monthly sessions for women lawyers exploring a career transition, will include a cohort of eight members and launch in January 2021. The program will provide content, coaching, and community as well as creative tools and assessments to help participants explore their options, target their searches, and land the opportunities they are seeking. The Workshop will also feature expert speakers on various topics and one-on-one coaching from Laurie and Marian.
Laurie and Marian are available to speak at your organization about the steps involved in navigating career transition, the importance of communication and personal branding in designing a career path forward, and the benefits of the Career Kickstarter Workshop. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach Laurie at email@example.com or Marian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Feel like you’re in a rut and looking for some inspiration? Looking to reconnect with your purpose and reach for more? Thinking about transitioning to another practice setting or job, but not sure how to start? If you’d describe your current status as anything less than thriving, On Purpose Legal Workshop is here for you!
Instead of speaking at you about the same topics you’ve heard hundreds of times, our speakers will inspire you to take massive action and give you the practical tools necessary to make a lasting impact in the legal community.
We know you’re dedicated, amazing, and talented. You’ve got a lot to offer, but if the legal profession has left you feeling unwanted or judged, you aren’t alone. If you’re ready to lean into your purpose and thrive as your authentic self, On Purpose Legal Workshop is here for you!
**Find your purpose and get inspired to take action.
**Learn the practical tools and mindset needed to spark change in your life, reach for more, and thrive as your authentic self.
**Meet with and learn from a diverse group of like-minded legal professionals.
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.