Archive for ‘October, 2017’

Letter from the Editor ~ October/November 2017

Dear Members: Autumn is tinged with particular significance in the eyes of the Colorado legal community. October calls to mind Professionalism Month, Pro Bono Week and…

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October/November 2017 Message from DBA President Franz Hardy ~ The Journey Thus Far: On Law and Life

Being surrounded by great lawyers and people has taught me several lessons that transcend the practice of law into the domain of life philosophy. Watching talented…

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Briefly: October/November 2017 ~ By Jessica A. Volz

“Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” ~ Maya Angelou   Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Annie…

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On the Town Chapter Two: Franz Hardy Sits Down with Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Colorado Supreme Court’s newest justice, Richard Gabriel. I’ve been fortunate to know Justice Gabriel through the…

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Volunteer Corner: For Pro Bono Week, Get Introduced to Volunteering at MVL ~ By Matt Pierce

Pro Bono Week, which runs from October 22–28, feels a little more urgent this year. With legal aid on the national chopping block, Colorado needs a…

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Announcing the 2017 Docket Arts & Literature Contest Winners ~ Curated by Jessica A. Volz

This year, we are celebrating the sixth annual Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest. The Docket Committee would like to thank all of those who participated…

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From Trial Lawyer to Historian ~ By Hugh Wise III

After more than four decades of extensive civil trial and occasional appellate practice in Colorado, I decided to write a historical book. I craved a new…

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10 Questions with New Board of Trustees Member J. Ryann Peyton

1. What are five adjectives that you would ascribe to yourself? Tenacious. Collaborative. Innovative. Thoughtful. Resilient. 2. Why did you become a lawyer? I thought it…

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The Art of Inclusion ~ By Emily Korson

Whether you are perfecting a long-held skill or acquiring a new one, the benefits of artistic activities are physical, emotional and spiritual. Making and experiencing art…

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To Avvo or Not to Avvo? (A Reasonable Marketing Question) ~ By Docket Committee Co-Chair Paul Miller

Approximately 10 years ago, Avvo launched its lawyer ranking system and legal information database. This has caused some dismay in the legal community. Many attorneys don’t…

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