Posts from the ‘Business of Law’ category

The Business Side of Going Green: How to measure it and how to get recognized

A school facilities manager looked at me once and said: “We don’t need a plaque to tell us we built a green school.” “You might not…

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A Lawyer’s Guide to Going Paperless

  Going completely “paperless” in many law firms is not yet possible, but aiming for an office with much less paper is not only possible, but…

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Retrofitting Your Office

  In 15 years in the field of architecture, I have been confronted almost daily with issues of sustainability in design. But, I also have taken…

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Lawyers as Leaders in Sustainability

  Not every lawyer can work for Earthjustice or the Western Resource Advocates. In fact, very few do. But lawyers can still play an important role…

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A Return to Civility in the Legal Profession: The Demise of Pitbull Lawyering

  It’s not exactly a surprise that the legal profession is not viewed favorably among most Americans. Some lawyers attribute our fall from the public’s grace…

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A New Direction in the Appointment of District Judges

  Growing increasingly concerned with the recent uptick in retirements from the District Court bench throughout Colorado, the Supreme Court is considering a major change to…

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Q&A with John Baker on the Importance of Mentoring

Dear Fellow Bar Members, In this Fireside Chat, I interview John Baker, Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program. I hope our discussion on the importance…

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The Bitcoin Directive

Wikipedia says a Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency introduced as open source software in 2009 by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto. It is…

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STRATUM: Building a Better Bar by Building Your Foundation

  On April 8, the Denver Bar Association will unveil a community-focused co-working space for members: Stratum. We hope you can join us for the opening! There…

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Matching Lawyers’ Business Development Efforts to Personality Traits

  Lawyers are smart people. Many lawyers have attended presentations on how to develop new business and enhance their practices. As a result, most of them…

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