CBA Attorney Panel: What Can the Colorado Bar Association Do For Your Career & Network?

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch & Giveaways Provided

What will membership in the Colorado Bar Association do for your network and career? Learn from lawyer panelists, DBA President Dan McCune and others how the CBA can help you build the career you want. 18,000 attorneys can’t be wrong — the CBA is your partner in law. Come find out about the many ways and benefits of getting involved with the CBA as a student now (it’s FREE!) and as an attorney after you graduate. A great networking opportunity! Lunch and giveaways provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities and the Colorado Bar Association.

PANELISTS:

Chris Levkulich is in private practice as a solo practitioner, focusing on criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law. He is also currently completing his LL.M. in Taxation at the University of Denver. Chris received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. After graduating from law school, Chris was a trial attorney in the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender for four years, where he took dozens of cases to trial and hearings. Chris serves as an executive council member on the DBA-YLD, and he actively participates in high school and law school mock trial competitions. When he is not practicing law, Chris enjoys to golf, fly fish, and run.

Daniel R. McCune is a Managing Member in the Denver office of Childs McCune, a premier litigation law firm. He is a 1980 Phi Beta Kappa graduate from University of Kansas. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1983. Dan served five years in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a prosecutor and law instructor prior to joining Kennedy Childs, P.C. in 1988. Dan’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, professional malpractice litigation, and employment law. Dan currently serves as the President of the Denver Bar Association and as a member of the Denver Bar Association Board of Trustees and the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors. His other leadership experiences have included service on the DRI Board of Directors and President of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. Dan is an active member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and is currently a Vice Chair of the FDCC P & O Committee and immediate past Chair of the FDCC Healthcare Practice Section. Dan is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers In America (2005-2014) and 5280 Magazine’s list of Colorado Super Lawyers (2007-2014).

Kevin McReynolds is an Assistant Attorney General in Colorado’s criminal appellate division. Before this, he clerked for a federal trial judge and spent five years in private practice splitting his time between a national firm in Los Angeles and a small firm in Denver. Kevin moved to Denver after enduring years of poor access to skiing and subpar local breweries in Phoenix, San Antonio and Los Angeles. He married his college/law school girlfriend who stopped practicing law to become a novelist and raise their daughter Emmy (now 3).

Barbara Mueller has more than 25 years of experience directing real estate deals of all types. Ms. Mueller represents lenders and borrowers on construction and permanent loans, negotiates sales, purchases, tax free exchanges, and leases of properties ranging from open land to office buildings, apartment complexes, resorts, and warehouses. Ms. Mueller has significant experience working with health care providers in developing medical center campuses and specialized medical office buildings. She also represents a number of energy providers and lenders developing major wind farm projects and gas-fired electric generation facilities. She also has extensive experience advising clients developing renewable energy for Colorado. She has represented clients building wind farms with more than 330 MW nameplate capacity on matters relating to land access, easements, conditional use permits, transmission line issues, and financing. She has also acquired property, solved government land use permitting issues, negotiated easements including conservation easements and worked on financing and construction issues for both simple and combined cycle electrical power generation plants in several locations along Colorado’s front range.

Karen Steinhauser is a trial lawyer and owner of The Law Office of Karen Steinhauser, LLC, (steinhauserlaw.com) focusing primarily in the area of adult and juvenile criminal defense and family law. She began her legal career in 1981 as a prosecutor in the Denver District Attorney’s Office, specializing in Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault .After working in the office for 20 years, as well as having taught as an adjunct professor at DU Law School for many years, she joined the faculty at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on a full-time basis where she taught Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Trial Advocacy, as well as ran the internship program and continued to coach the mock trial travelling trial teams to two national championships. In 2006, Karen left the law school to go back to a full-time practice at the law firm of Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon, P.C., where her practice focused on a wide variety of civil trial work including employment law, professional liability defense and plaintiff’s personal injury. Prior to opening her own practice, Karen served as Of Counsel to Gutterman Griffiths PC, and was a Shareholder and Marketing Manager, at the law firm of Isaacson Rosenbaum P.C. until the firm closed in 2011. Karen continues to serve as an adjunct professor at DU Law School, where she teaches Evidence and Trial Advocacy, and is also an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, where she teaches lawyers both nationally and internationally in the art and skill of persuasion and trial advocacy. She also provides educational presentations to PTAs, parents, teachers, administrators and students entitled “It’s Not the 70’s Anymore”, (keeping our kids out of the juvenile justice system). Karen also serves as the legal analyst for CBS4 in Denver, and as a legal commentator for national and international media. She has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer from 2012-2014 and has received the AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale-Hubbell.


Life as a Trial Lawyer: An Inside Look at the Day to Day Experiences of Four Practicing Litigators

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch provided

Come hear about life as trial lawyer from a group of experienced trial attorneys who will share how they got started in their careers and will share “war stories” and answer questions from law students. The Panelists are:

Bruce Montoya, Messner Reeves LLP
Larry Lee, Larry D. Lee PC
Jeff Pagliuca, Haddon Morgan and Forman, PC
Hollynd Hoskins, Levanthal Brown Puga, PC

Cosponsored by the Office of Career Development and Opportunities and The Office of Development


Denver Law’s Solo Practice Alliance with LawBank

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

JD students — Thinking of opening a solo practice after graduation? If so, come learn about Denver Law’s Solo Practice Alliance with LawBank. LawBank is an innovative “co-working” environment with office space available to independent lawyers located at 3900 East Mexico Avenue, Suite 300, in Denver. LawBank’s unique, collaborative environment is ideal for new solo practitioners because they have the opportunity to share space with more experienced lawyers who offer mentoring and networking opportunities. The space is designed to foster interaction among lawyers while also providing private work space to help preserve confidentiality for client matters.

In response to a growing number of students in recent years who have expressed interest in solo practice, Denver Law has entered into a strategic alliance with LawBank to provide a limited number of grants to new graduates to subsidize the majority of rent for each grant recipient to utilize space in LawBank for one year. To comply with the University’s tax-exempt status, grant recipients must provide pro bono publico legal services for the benefit of low income clients as a part of their practice. Recipients also must provide a written assessment of their experience as a first year attorney working as a solo legal practitioner. The assessments will allow Denver law to better evaluate the academic offerings and programs to enhance and improve the training and career-readiness of future graduates.

Who Should Attend?
All JD students who are considering solo practice should attend this program. If you are graduating with your JD in May 2014, this program will give you valuable information about the grant application process for the class of 2014. If you are graduating after 2014, this program will provide you with valuable information on how to begin preparing to open a solo practice.


CBA / YLD Bridging the Gap Brunch

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: LAW 412

Attorneys from the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division (CBA/YLD) will enjoy brunch with current law students to discuss law school, law careers, job search, networking tips and more. Prior RSVP required to attend. Students interested in attending should contact Gayle Keahey at gkeahey@law.du.edu.


National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Regulation Internship Info Session

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch provided

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals. NREL offers full and part time internship opportunities for highly qualified students and professionals. In the past, this internship has led to a full time position.

Presenters:
Aaron Levine is a regulatory and legal analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Mr. Levine focuses on legal and regulatory issues related to geothermal, solar, transmission, and alternative fuels. Mr. Levine holds an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy (Specialization in Energy Law and Policy) from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a J.D. within an Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate from the University of Kansas School of Law. Mr. Levine is a Colorado Licensed Attorney with prior work experience in the environmental and natural resources sector.

Danelle Hutton is the University recruiter and program coordinator at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Ms. Hutton has been recruiting interns, post docs and entry level students across the nation as well as locally for exciting opportunities at NREL.

Sponsored by the Office of Career Development and Opportunities. Lunch will be provided.


Business Side of Practicing Law

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Strong legal skills are fundamental to your success in the private practice of law (or in any other legal setting). That said, it is equally critical for law students and new lawyers to understand the business aspects of the private practice of law. This panel will feature lawyers from an array of private practice settings to discuss different law firm business models (Biglaw vs. small firm; billable hours, contingency fees and other billing arrangements). It will also cover different directions that private practice may be headed given the “new normal” in the legal profession. Underlying all of this discussion will be an emphasis on how you can succeed in private practice by providing outstanding service to your client and to your firm.

Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities. Lunch provided.


Employers Panel - How to Succeed in Your Summer Job & Fall OCI

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Come find out how to impress (not distress!) your summer (or school year) employer, and what various employers look for in prospective summer (or school year) associates, law clerks or interns, and for permanent positions. Representatives from private and public sector employers will answer your questions and provide tips to help you succeed. All of these employers have participated in and hired students through our OCI process. Topics will include:

• Professionalism and performance in the legal workplace
• How to make your application materials stand out
• What makes the difference in their hiring decisions
• What to do (or NOT do) to succeed in your summer position AND during Fall On-Campus Interviews

EMPLOYER PANELISTS:
Randy Liss, Bryan Cave LLP
Jason King, Colorado Attorney General’s Office
Misae Nishikura, Holland & Hart LLP
Cheriene Nowik, US Attorney’s Office

(Note: This program is Part IV of our First Year Series. ALL students are welcome to attend!)


Inns of Court Info Session & Panel

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155


Get Ready for Fall 2014 On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Fall Semester is one of THE busiest times of year for many PRIVATE and PUBLIC sector legal employers to interview and select candidates for positions for the NEXT summer, as well as school year positions. The application deadline for FALL 2014 OCI occurs in August before school begins, and interviews begin in late August. Many of these employers ONLY hire through the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process. Join us for an overview of the OCI application and interview process. Get the inside scoop on important OCI deadlines and employers. Find out what you need to start doing NOW and this summer so you don’t miss out! Current upper level students and recent grads who have obtained summer, school year, or permanent positions will also share their insights and tips for success. All students continuing next year are invited to attend. Lunch Provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities.


Mechanics of Applying for Judicial Clerkships

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us to learn about applying to post-graduate Judicial Clerkships in Trial Courts, Appellate Courts and Federal Courts in Colorado and around the U.S. Judicial Clerkships are a great way to start your career as a lawyer and are useful for all practice areas in both the public and private sector! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Career Development and Opportunities.


JD Careers Out There Webinar

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch provided

Want to find a fulfilling career and succeed in & out of law? Come hear about the new JD Careers Out There website. The Webinar will be taught by Marc Luber, creator of JD Careers Out There.

JD Careers Out There (“JDCOT”) is a video website providing career advice from accomplished JDs to help law students find fulfilling career paths using a law degree. Voted Best Career Site by the ABA Journal Readers Poll in December 2013, this video resource is full of real world advice not found in the typical classroom. Whether viewers are interested in practicing law or using their legal skills to do something outside of law, they’ll hear from people who have been in their shoes and found the right paths for them. Plus they’ll get professional development advice filled with tips on soft skills & practical skills – from interviewing and networking tips to how to communicate with superiors at work.

JDCOT founder Marc Luber, a University of Michigan and Chicago-Kent College of Law grad will be communicating live with all of you by webinar. He’ll walk you through how to best take advantage of the JDCOT video resource and will also talk about alternative careers for lawyers.


J.D. Advantage Careers Panel

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Interested in what other prominent people are doing with their law degrees? Want to find out what other career options exist for law school graduates? The J.D. Advantage Society (formerly LAWternatives), in partnership with CDO, is hosting a career panel focused on law grads in J.D. Advantage careers. Career fields represented are privacy, finance, sports agency, local government agencies, and more! Jerusalem’s will be served for lunch!


Construction and Real Estate Law Careers

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Learn about legal careers in construction and real estate law with two Denver lawyers in these practice areas! Join Buck Beltzer (Holland & Hart LLP) and Kerry Kester (Woods & Aitken LLP) for an overview of these and related practice areas, with questions/answers from participants. Lunch Provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities.


Legislative / Public Policy Career Panel

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us for a Legislative / Public Policy panel discussion with members of Denver’s legal community who practice in the areas of legislative policy, lobbying, and state governmental agencies. We will discuss opportunities to work in these areas of practice for summer externships and, eventually, employment after law school. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities. Lunch provided.

Panelists include:

Kirpal Singh, Director of Legislative Services, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Lindsay Whorton, Legislative Director, Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston


Networking Your Way to a Successful Legal Career

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Steve Farber is president and founding partner of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, and he is one of Denver’s preeminent legal and community leaders. Mr. Farber will share how he networked his way to a successful career and how you can, too, starting in law school. Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to learn how to build your professional career from one of the stars in the Denver legal community! Lunch will be served!


CBA Solo/Small Firm Law Practice Panel

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Come hear from practicing attorneys and members of the Colorado Bar Association’s Solo/Small Firm Practice Section on the challenges and rewards of working in a solo or small law firm practice, how to set up such a practice, and resources available to help you. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities and the CBA Solo/Small Firm Section.


Interview Skills with Denver Law's Alumni Council

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Strong interview skills are critical to landing the job of your dreams! On Monday, February 17, distinguished members of Denver Law’s Alumni Council will perform a series of interview skits demonstrating strong (and not so strong) interview performances. This fun and informative hour will move quickly, will be filled with interactive discussion, and will prepare you to interview at the top of your game. Lunch Provided.


Summer Public Interest Info Session

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us to find out about Summer Public Interest Opportunities in government, non-profit organizations, and other public interest/public sector employers! Learn about when and where to apply for summer positions. Lunch Will be Served. Cosponsored by the Office of Career Development and Opportunities and the Legal Externship Program.


Judicial Clerk / Extern Panel

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Come find out more about being a judicial extern during law school or a judicial law clerk after you graduate. Recent externs / clerks will discuss the application process, what it’s like to work with a judge, duties of an extern / clerk, and the great value of these positions to your legal career. Presented by Career Development & Opportunities and the Legal Externship Office. Lunch provided.


Navy JAG Information Session

Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

A representative from the U.S Navy will be here to discuss legal careers in Navy JAG (Judge Advocate General’s Corps) and provide information and dates for the application process. JAG officers receive early exposure to direct client contact, trial experience, leadership positions, and travel opportunities. Come enjoy lunch and find out more about these opportunities!

Eligibility requirements, details about the process, and the application can be found at http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/index.html .


MOCK INTERVIEW DAY

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Location: 2nd Floor Study Rooms

RSVP and prior sign up required to participate. Space is limited. Mock Interviews are available from 8:00 – 10:00 am, Noon – 2:00 pm, and 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Sign up to practice your interview skills with and receive helpful critiques from local attorneys.


Job Search Training: Symplicity and Other Online Tools

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 125

Whether you’re a 1L just starting to think about your career, a 2L focusing on getting experience in spring and summer, or a 3L getting ready to graduate, there is something in this program for you! We will show you how to get the most out of these tools, answer questions about your job search, and provide tips on how and where to search for jobs. Dinner provided.


Judges Panel / Externships & Clerkships

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Come hear from local judges about what they look for in hiring student externs and clerks (after law school), how to apply, and how to make your materials stand out. Lunch provided.


District Attorney Extern/Volunteer and Career Opportunities

Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us to hear from experienced Assistant District Attorneys and Student Externs about opportunities in the District Attorneys’ Offices in Colorado. Summer and Year Round Externships/Volunteer Opportunities and Careers will be discussed. Lunch will be provided.

Panel includes
Rebekka Melnick, Denver District Attorney’s Office
Jennifer Rhoads, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office


1L/1LE CDO Series Part III: Interviewing & Networking - Skills & Tips for Success

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 125 - Dinner Provided


1L/1LE CDO Series Part III: Interviewing & Networking - Skills & Tips for Success

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190 - Lunch Provided


Office of the Colorado Public Defender & Office of Alternate Defense Counsel Panel

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us to hear from experienced Public Defenders and Student Externs about the Colorado Public Defenders’ Office and the Office of Alternate Defense Counsel. Summer and Year Round Externships/Volunteer Opportunities and Careers will be discussed. Lunch will be provided. Panel includes:

Tyrone Glover, Trial Attorney, Colorado Public Defender
Johnna Stuart, Attorney & Intern Supervisor, Colorado Public Defender
Jonathan Rosen, Attorney, Office of Alternate Defense Counsel


Writing Sample Workshop, with Prof. Anderson

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Professor Robert Anderson will lead this workshop to help you develop strong and effective writing samples to use in your search for jobs, externships and judicial clerkships. Lunch provided.


CDO FINALS TREATS for Students

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Outside Suite 223 (LAW, 2nd floor)

Stop by for a break from finals and studying to enjoy snacks and fruit, compliments of the CDO! Finals Treats table will be outside the CDO Office (Suite 223) from 3:30 – 5:00 pm (or until gone!). Good luck on finals, and Congrats to our December ’13 Grads!


CDO FINALS TREATS for Students

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Outside Suite 223 (LAW, 2nd floor)

Stop by for a break from finals and studying to enjoy Einstein’s Bagels, compliments of the CDO! Finals Treats table will be outside the CDO Office (Suite 223) from 9:00 – 10:00 am (or until gone!). Good luck on your final exams, and Congrats to our December ’13 Grads!


Job Search Training: Symplicity and Other Online Tools

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Having trouble finding Internships and Externships? Feel like you are not getting the most out of Symplicity’s job search feature? We can help you! Come find out the best way to use Symplicity and other tools to find a summer position. We will give tips on searching for positions in Symplicity and how to set up Search Agents to do the work for you. We will also demonstrate how to use the Externship Site and show you our other online resources. BRING YOUR LAPTOP so you can follow along with us and bookmark useful websites! Food will be served!


DU/CU Government & Public Interest Career Fair

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: LAW Forum / Student Street

The 2013 DU/CU Government & Public Interest Career Fair will be held in the Law School Forum at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The fair will run from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., followed immediately by a reception for students and employers. The fair will feature more than 40 Government and Public Interest employers. Please come dressed in business attire. If you have any questions, please contact Trey Baker or Andrea Montague in the Office of Career Development & Opportunities.


NRELS Attorney / Career Panel

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Please join NRELS (Natural Resources & Environmental Law Society) this Thursday, Nov. 7 for a lunch event on how to write effective resumes and cover letters for environmental law internships and jobs. The Career Development Office will give an overview of the resources they offer students, and then environmental practitioners will tell us what they look for in applications when making hiring decisions.

Our Guest Speakers:
Jeff Kodish – Fuels Team Leader for the Mobile Source Enforcement Branch of the EPA
Kevin Lynch- Supervising Attorney in DU’s Environmental Law Clinic and a former Attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund in Boulder, Colorado

Lunch will be provided! This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Career Development & Opportunities.


1L/1LE CDO Series Part II: Resumes & Cover Letters / Preparing Your Application Materials

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 165


1L/1LE CDO Series Part II: Resumes & Cover Letters / Preparing Your Application Materials

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 165


Jumpstart Your Job Search

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Does your summer, school year, or permanent job search need a JUMPSTART on where to look, what to consider, how to widen your network, and what you should be doing now, over the semester break, and early next semester to find a job? Every job search hits a stall. Come find out what you can do to get “unstuck” and on your way to success! We will get back to “fundamentals” and also explore updated resources and job postings, the current legal market, networking ideas, use of social networks, alternative careers, out-of-state job searches, and more. Bring your questions and join us and recent grads for this interactive group session. $250 Gift Card Drawing compliments of LexisNexis – must attend to win! Every student who attends will also receive 200 LexisNexis points!

Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities AND LexisNexis


Brand Story: The Perfect Answer to "What Do You Do?"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: LAW 165

Denver Law is co-sponsoring a program on October 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with the Northwestern Alumni Association on how personal branding can help you stand out from other qualified candidates in the job search. Interested Denver Law students are welcome encouraged to attend! For more information and to RSVP through the NU website, please see below. Space is limited, so RSVP sooner rather than later!

Brand Story: The Perfect Answer to “What Do You Do?”, is part of a series of programs to help professionals increase their career and business opportunities. Brand story is a personal brand conveyed in an authentic story of who you are, the value you deliver, and your journey in creating that value. It goes beyond an elevator pitch to show how your past fits into the present. For more on the brand story approach, see “How to Use LinkedIn to Promote Your Personal Brand”, written by the workshop presenter.
For more information or to register go to the Northwestern Alumni Association website.


Law School Employment Data: What it Means for Your Postgrad Job Search

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

The employment outcomes obtained by new law graduates have always been of interest to current and prospective law students, law schools and others in the legal industry. But during the economic downturn of the past few years, law school employment outcomes have received intense public scrutiny. But what does it all mean?

Eric Bono, Assistant Dean for Career Development, will demystify this important topic. Dean Bono will explain how law school employment information is collected, reported, and interpreted. And, most importantly, he will use Denver Law’s recent employment data as a backdrop for providing practical strategies that will help you find your first job out of law school. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how an understanding of law school employment outcomes can help you find a job! ALL students are encouraged to attend one of two sessions being offered: Monday, October 21 at 4:30 in room 255; Tuesday, October 22 at noon in room 190.

Food will be provided!


Law School Employment Data: What it Means for Your Postgrad Job Search

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 255

The employment outcomes obtained by new law graduates have always been of interest to current and prospective law students, law schools and others in the legal industry. But during the economic downturn of the past few years, law school employment outcomes have received intense public scrutiny. But what does it all mean?

Eric Bono, Assistant Dean for Career Development, will demystify this important topic. Dean Bono will explain how law school employment information is collected, reported, and interpreted. And, most importantly, he will use Denver Law’s recent employment data as a backdrop for providing practical strategies that will help you find your first job out of law school. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how an understanding of law school employment outcomes can help you find a job! ALL students are encouraged to attend one of two sessions being offered: Monday, October 21 at 4:30 in room 255; Tuesday, October 22 at noon in room 190.

Food will be provided!


Distinguishing Yourself through International Law Opportunities

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Come find out more about private sector international law, what international lawyers do, and career opportunities in international law in the U.S. and abroad. Speaker: Dean Matthew J. Wilson, experienced international attorney and professor at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Lunch provided.


1L/ 1LE Series Part 1: Your Job Search - Tips & Resources

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 165

This is the first session in our CDO 1L/1LE Series. Attend at either noon or 4:30 pm in room 165. Lunch/dinner provided.


1L/ 1LE Series Part 1: Your Job Search - Tips & Resources

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 165

This is the first session in our CDO 1L/1LE Series. Attend at either noon or 4:30 pm in room 165. Lunch/dinner provided.


CDO Fall Open House

Monday, October 14, 2013
Location: LAW Suite 223 - CDO Office

Stop by the CDO to chat informally with our staff, schedule an appointment, and enjoy fall refreshments! Bagels, Donuts & Coffee from 9:00 – 10:30 am. Cookies & Popcorn from 3:30-5:30 pm.


Public Interest Orientation

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Please join PILG (Public Interest Law Group) and the Office of Career Development & Opportunities for this annual program where members of the “public interest community” at the law school will discuss public interest opportunities, including:

  • Public Interest Externships
  • Summer Public Interest Funding Sources
  • Public Interest Career Fair Opportunities
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Government & Public Interest Career Fair
  • And many other topics!


Colorado Attorney General's Office Info Session

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Attorneys from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will be here to talk to students about the Attorney General’s Post Graduate Fellowship Program and its Spring/Fall/Summer Externship opportunities. This will be a great program for students at all levels to attend as we will be discussing opportunities for every level of law student and recent graduate. Speakers for this program are: Noah Patterson, Diana Black, Julie Selsberg, and Elaine Wizzard. Food will be served.


HUD Information Session (Housing & Urban Development)

Monday, September 16, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Representatives from HUD (U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development) will be here to discuss internship and permanent opportunities within their office. LUNCH will be served!


US Marine Corps JAG Info Session

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Come find out more about internship and permanent opportunities in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, specifically with the U.S. Marines! Officers will be on hand to share the benefits of JAG, criteria and when to apply, and answer your questions. PIZZA will be served!


Mock Interview Day

Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 8:00am - 6:00pm
Location: LAW Study Rooms on 2nd Floor


OCI Employer Expo

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: LAW Forum (First Floor)

For ALL 2L, 3L, 2LE, 3LE & 4LE Students! If you are participating in Fall On-Campus Interviews (OCI), this event is a MUST for you to attend! A number of our Fall OCI Employers will be present to meet and greet student applicants in a “table talk” setting BEFORE the employers have to make their interview selections. This is a chance for you to impress employers in person and put a face to your resume. Come dressed in interview attire. Refreshments will be served.


CDO FINALS TREATS

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 2nd Floor Lobby - Outside CDO Office

Students are invited to take a break from finals and studying to stop by and enjoy snacks and fruit, compliments of the CDO! Finals Treats table will be outside CDO Office (Suite 223) from 4:00 – 5:30 pm (or until gone!).


CDO FINALS TREATS

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: 2nd Floor Lobby - Outside CDO Office

Students are invited to take a break from finals and studying to stop by and enjoy bagels and coffee, compliments of the CDO! Finals Treats table will be outside CDO Office (Suite 223) from 9:00 – 10:00 am (or until gone!).


Metro Volunteer Lawyers Information Session

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155


City / County Attorney Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

The Office of Career Development & Opportunities is hosting a City/County Attorney Panel Discussion. Topics of discussion will include (1) the backgrounds of the panelists (who come from various other careers prior to joining their current offices); (2) how the divisions of city/county attorney offices work on a daily basis and their roles as counsel for the city/county; and (3) opportunities for students to work at City/County Attorney’s Offices either as interns during law school or after law school as a full time attorneys.

Panelists for the event include:
Doug Friednash, Denver City Attorney
Roberto Ramirez, Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Arvada
Ellen Wakeman, Jefferson County Attorney
Don Toussaint, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Aurora


Inside Advice on Judicial Clerkships

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell

The program will kick off with a panel discussion on the benefits of clerking and then transition to smaller breakout groups where students can learn directly from judges how they can be compelling candidates and ultimately, effective judicial law clerks. Don’t miss this opportunity to get firsthand advice on how to put your best foot forward in the judicial clerkship application process. Please RSVP by April 15 to ebono@law.du.edu. Space is limited!


Inns of Court Information Session

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Come find out more about the seven Denver Inns of Court and hear from representatives of each, how to apply, and the benefits of membership. Inns include practicing attorneys, judges and others in the legal profession. A great networking and mentoring opportunity!


"Getting Your House in Order: What You Need to Know to Excel as a New Lawyer"

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Fisher & Phillips LLP, 1999 Broadway, Suite 3300, Denver, CO

3L and 4LE graduating students are cordially invited to attend “Getting Your House in Order: What You Need to Know to Excel as a New Lawyer” on Saturday, March 9, from 8 am to noon. The program is hosted by the national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP at 1999 Broadway, Suite 3300, Denver. Breakfast will be provided! Attorneys from Fisher & Phillips LLP will present this “boot camp” designed for newer attorneys and law students just beginning their legal careers. Hear from successful attorneys what it takes to get your career off on the right foot to help ensure you are successful.

RSVP to: Heather Vignola at (303) 218-3675 or email hvignola@laborlawyers.com


Employers Panel: How to Succeed in Your Summer Job and Fall OCI

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 155 - Dinner Provided

Come to one (or both) of these sessions to find out how to impress (not distress!) your summer, school year, or permanent employer. Hear what various employers look for in prospective summer associates or externs, school year law clerks or interns, and permanent attorneys. Representatives from private and public sector employers will be on hand to answer your questions and provide tips to help you succeed, including:

•Professionalism and performance in the legal workplace
•How to make your application materials stand out
•What makes the difference in their hiring decisions
•What to do (or NOT do) to succeed in your summer position AND during Fall On-Campus Interviews

We will have different employers represented at each session so attend one or both! All of these employers have participated in OCI and hired students through this process.

(Note: This program is Part IV of our First Year Series, but all students are welcome to attend.)


Employers Panel: How to Succeed in Your Summer Position and Fall OCI

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Come to one (or both) of these sessions to find out how to impress (not distress!) your summer, school year, or permanent employer. Hear what various employers look for in prospective summer associates or externs, school year law clerks or interns, and permanent attorneys. Representatives from private and public sector employers will be on hand to answer your questions and provide tips to help you succeed, including:

  • Professionalism and performance in the legal workplace
  • How to make your application materials stand out
  • What makes the difference in their hiring decisions
  • What to do (or NOT do) to succeed in your summer position AND during Fall On-Campus Interviews

We will have different employers represented at each session so attend one or both! All of these employers have participated in OCI and hired students through this process.

(Note: This program is Part IV of our First Year Series, but all students are welcome to attend.)


Fall On-Campus Interviews & Recruiting: Get Ready for Summer Applications!

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 125


Fall On-Campus Interviews & Recruiting: Get Ready for Summer Applications!

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155


Meet the Federal Magistrates

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: LAW 412 - John E. Moye Faculty Library


District Attorney Panel

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Come hear district attorneys from various Colorado counties discuss career and internship opportunities, practicing as a DA, and how to pursue a career in this field. Lunch provided.


Mechanics of Applying to Judicial Clerkships

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 190

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW about application specifics for state and federal courts, including: application timing; how many applications students realistically need to submit; resumes, cover letters, letters of recommendation, and writing samples; interviews; using OSCAR; and more! You do NOT have to be in the Top 10% to obtain a clerkship! Come find out what various judges look for and how to highlight your strengths. All students invited to attend. Handouts: Application Timeline & Application Tips, Recommendation Letter Procedures. Dinner provided.


Mechanics of Applying to Judicial Clerkships

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW about application specifics for state and federal courts, including: application timing; how many applications students realistically need to submit; resumes, cover letters, letters of recommendation, and writing samples; interviews; using OSCAR; and more! You do NOT have to be in the Top 10% to obtain a clerkship! Come find out what various judges look for and how to highlight your strengths. All students invited to attend. Handouts: Application Timeline & Application Tips, Recommendation Letter Procedures. Lunch provided.


18th Judicial District Court Judges Panel: Externship Opportunities for Summer and Fall

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Come meet and listen to judges from the 18th Judicial District Court and learn about summer and school year externship opportunities! Lunch provided.


CBA / Young Lawyers' Division Bridging the Gap Brunch

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: LAW 412

Come enjoy brunch and networking with attorneys who are members of the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division. RSVP required (gkeahey@law.du.edu). Space is limited.


UN Secretariat Matt Sanidas to Speak at DU

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Josef Korbel School Cyber Cafe

Matt Sanidas is a 1991 Denver Law grad who has worked for the UN Secretariat for the past 17 years in a number of different offices and duty stations. He started his career in Vienna, Austria with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in 1993, then transferred to New York to work as a Legal Officer in the Office of Human Resources Management. Come listen to Matt talk about his career and opportunities in this field.


Colorado State Public Defender Panel

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Come learn about summer internships/externships and career opportunities with the office of the Colorado State Public Defender. Panelists include:

Brian Connors, Chief Deputy Public Defender
Tyrone Glover, Trial Attorney
Kate Hennessy, Law Student Intern


Job Search Training: Symplicity and Other Online Tools

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Having trouble finding Internships and Externships? Feel like you are not getting the most out of Symplicity’s job search feature? We can help you! Come find out the best way to use Symplicity and other tools to find a summer position. We will give tips on searching for positions in Symplicity and how to set up Search Agents to do the work for you. We will also demonstrate how to use the Externship Site and show you our other online resources. BRING YOUR LAPTOP so you can follow along with us and bookmark useful websites! Food will be served!


DBA Young Lawyers' Division Attorney Panel

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Chipotle Lunch

Attorneys from the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division Executive Council will discuss using networking and community involvement opportunities to help you find a job! Come find out more about the DBA and YLD, various sections, how to find out more about specific practice areas, the benefits of joining the Bar as a law student (free!), and making the adjustment from law student to lawyer. Chipotle lunch provided. All students welcome to attend!


Law School Debt & How to Deal with It: Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income Based Repayment

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: LAW 165

Come find out about various programs available on public service loan forgiveness and income based repayment. Special guest speaker, Heather Jarvis, JD, is a national expert on law student debt and has provided guidance and information to thousands of students and recent graduates. She has contributed to student debt relief policy for the House Education Committee and others in Congress, and spent more than six years advocating for public service loan forgiveness.


Writing Sample Workshop

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Need a strong writing sample to submit for a job or externship or judicial clerkship application? Come hear tips and insights from Professor Anderson and find out exactly what you need to know to get the most impact with your writing sample. Lunch provided.


Navy JAG Info Session - CANCELLED

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Due to budget changes, this program has been cancelled for this semester. If you have any questions regarding the Navy JAG program and opportunities, please contact Lieutenant Joey Ann Lonjers at joey.lonjers@navy.mil or (619) 556-2315.


Mock Interview Day -- RSVP Required

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Location: LAW 2nd Floor Study Rooms

Local attorneys will be on campus to conduct 30 minute mock interview sessions and critiques. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Interview times are available between 8:00 – 10:00 am, Noon – 2:00 pm, and 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet a local attorney and practice your interview skills before the job is on the line!


1L/1LE CDO Series Part III: Interviewing & Networking: Tips for Success

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 165

In Part III of our CDO 1L/1LE Series, we will provide tips and insights for successful networking and interviewing. Panel will include CDO staff, current students and recent grads. Lunch provided.


1L/1LE CDO Series Part III: Interviewing & Networking: Tips for Success

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 165

In Part III of our CDO 1L/1LE Series, we will provide tips and insights for successful networking and interviewing. Panel will include CDO staff, current students and recent grads. Lunch provided.


How to Fund Your Public Interest Summer Job / Internship

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Learn about how to apply for summer funding opportunities for law students, including fellowships from the Public Interest Law Group (PILG), Patton Boggs, and Equal Justice Works. Hear from law students who have interned for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and overseas about their public interest law summer experiences. Lunch provided.


Advanced Cross Examination - Presented by Larry Pozner

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Larry Pozner, Reilly Pozner, LLP will present techniques and tips in the art of cross examination. Lunch Provided.

Co-Sponsored by:
Denver Law Advocacy Dept
Student Trial Lawyers Association
Criminal Law Association
Criminal Law Review
Career Development & Opportunities


Mock Interviews with Alumni Council - Prior RSVP Required

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:15am - 12:15pm
Location: LAW Study Rooms

PRIOR RSVP REQUIRED. Members of the Denver Law Alumni Council will conduct mock interviews for recent grads and 3L/4LE students (other students may participate as space is available). RSVP Contact: Angie Birky Bohnert, abohnert@law.du.edu.


Character and Fitness in the Bar Application Process

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 255

Presented by Larry Pozner, Reilly Pozner, LLP.

You spend years studying and thousands of dollars to obtain your J.D. You will spend 6-8 weeks and hundreds of dollars on bar prep classes to prepare for the bar exam. In the midst of all this, don’t overlook the critical importance of the bar application and admission process itself, including proving you are mentally stable and morally and ethically qualified for admission. A MUST for any 3L or 4LE student planning to apply for admission and take the February or July 2013 bar exams! All students welcome to attend – it’s never too early to know what’s facing you! PIZZA PROVIDED.

Co-Sponsors:
Office of Career Development & Opportunities
Student Bar Association
Bar Success
Student Affairs


Career Options in International and Sustainable Development Law

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 125

PLEASE JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM, THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW PROGRAM AND THE OFFICE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGEOF LAW AS WE HOST A LUNCHTIME PANEL WITH ATTORNEYS FROM THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES GROUP. LUNCH PROVIDED!


Office of CO State Sen. Irene Aguilar -- Spring Intern / Volunteer Program

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

The Office of Colorado State Senator Irene Aguilar will be here to discuss their Spring Intern/Volunteer Program. Lunch provided.

Colorado State Senator Aguilar serves on the Minority Health Advisory Committee at the Colorado Department of Health and has served on the Long-Term Care Advisory Committee with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She has been an instructor and supervisor of Residents, Nurse Practitioners and Medical Students at Denver Health and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and she coordinated a program to increase cancer screening among low income and minority women.
Sen. Aguilar’s experiences encompass advocacy at the Capitol as a member of the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council, and of the Colorado House Task Force on Health Care for Vulnerable Populations. She has also served on the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners and the Health Benefits Advisory Board of the Colorado Division of Insurance. Sen. Aguilar received a medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and has since filled numerous health care roles in addition to her 21 years as Primary Care Physician at Denver Health Westside Family Health Center.