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)
It is no longer sufficient to simply be a smart attorney. You must be as comfortable marketing and selling as you are practicing law. Develop your practice by choice, not chance. If your goal is to be a rainmaker and grow a profitable practice, it is time to develop your plan. Contrary to popular belief, there is no personality type or gender that makes a good rainmaker. There is also no single approach or method that makes rainmaking easier. The road to rainmaking is paved by the bold, the driven, the decisive, the committed, and the consistent. Join our panel of experts to learn the keys to building your own rainmaking pathways.
Do you ever wonder why people behave the way they do? There are certain basic needs that drive human behavior. Unmet needs cause suffering, and that suffering can lead to self-destructive behavior. One key motivator is human connection. If we don’t focus on creating healthy, fulfilling connections with others, we might try to meet this need in relationships that are draining and/or unproductive. Another is the need for challenge, growth, and mental stimulation, but this can lead to “overdoing it” and exhaustion if we’re not mindful of how we are fulfilling this need. Yet another need is to feel significant and contribute to society. Think about what needs you are meeting in your life, and work on a plan to address needs that you may be overlooking in a healthy, productive way.
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.