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Gettin' Legal With It is a podcast by young lawyers for young lawyers. Created by the Colorado Bar Associations Young Lawyer Division, and hosted by CBA YLD Executive Council Member Kevin Cheney, the podcast will interview a new guest roughly twice a month. Join Kevin as he discusses what it means to be a young lawyer, different practice areas, and different ways young lawyers can get involved in various legal organizations. So if you are a young lawyer, law student, or even a young-at-heart lawyer who enjoys discussions about getting jobs, dealing with difficult bosses, practice pointers, and even discussing how to keep healthy and well while working in the legal field, Gettin' Legal With It is the podcast for you!


                          Episode 1

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                                                          Host Kevin Cheney of Cheney Galluzzi & Howard speaks with Denver personal injury attorney,                                                                         Jennifer Chamberlain of Bowman & Chamberlain, LLC. Jennifer discusses how she got started as an                                                             attorney, the value of support networks such as the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the                                                                        Women's Trial Network and establishing a law firm. Find out what motivates her to take cases, what                                                              it's like to be a young lawyer and the ins and outs of a personal injury practice. 

 

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                                                           Jennifer Chamberlain 

                                                           Kevin Cheney



                          Episode 2

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                                                          Is it okay to get to law school and not really have a direction? It is. Todd Rogers, Assistant Dean for                                                                Career Development at Colorado University, did everything he thought he was supposed to do in law                                                              school only to discover that he wasn’t on the right path. After switching gears as a 3L, he figured it                                                                out. Todd talks about the importance of pre-graduation work experience, important things to know                                                                about the legal market post Great Recession, the reliance of the Rocky Mountain Region, what’s on                                                                the horizon for law students, and how to get a job.

                                                          Todd Rogers has led the Colorado Law Career Development Office (CDO) for over eight years. In that                                                              time, through the coordinated efforts of students, alumni, faculty, and staff, Colorado Law's                                                                              percentage of graduates employed in full-time, year or more JD required or preferred positions has                                                                improved by over 30%.

 

                                                           Find out more about Todd Rogers 

 

 

                           Episode 3

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                                                         Christina Brown discovered in law school that she wanted to work in the removal defense field of                                                                   immigration law. Specifically, she wanted to concentrate on the humanitarian work within                                                                                 immigration. Helping asylum seekers, victims of violence and persecution, and obtaining V Visas and                                                           U Visas – this is where she found her passion. Problem was, many firms do not want to take on this                                                               type of work. So, Christina founded The Law Office of Christina Brown LLC. They warned her that the                                                             practice she envisioned would not be successful, they were wrong. Find out what’s involved in a                                                                     typical immigration case and what it takes to prepare yourself and your client for an asylum trial. 


                                                          Find out more about Christina Brown 



                          Episode 4

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                                                          There are so many constructs of law school that weigh on students’ mental health. That is why                                                                      Johnnie Nguyen and his fellow council members voted unanimously to make mental health their                                                                    primary policy issue for the 2019-20 year. Johnnie is the first Coloradan elected chair of the                                                                            American  Bar Association’s Law Student Council where he represents the interests of more than                                                                    120,000 law students from the nation’s 204 ABA-accredited law schools. Johnnie and host Kevin                                                                    Cheney discuss the value of the ABA’s Young Lawyer Division, how to navigate law school while                                                                      connecting with mentors and juggling responsibilities, and what it is like to be a first-generation law                                                              student at the University of Colorado Law School (’21). 

 

                                                           Find out more about Johnnie Nguyen 



 


The Modern Law Revolution Podcast features the successful (and happy) lawyers who are revolutionizing the practice of law in Colorado. Recognizing that a one-size-fits-all approach to legal representation leaves too many lawyers dissatisfied and too many clients unrepresented, modern representation offers an alternative practice model that provides a win-win for clients and lawyers. In this podcast, you will hear from the modern lawyers embracing this exciting new model, building thriving practices, and enhancing access to innovative, client-driven, and cost-effective legal services. Hosted by the Colorado Bar Association's Modern Law Practice Initiative.

 

 

Episode 1 

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There's a different way to practice! Co-hosts JP Box and Erika Holmes describe their respective journeys, detailing what they saw in traditional law practices that made sense and what didn't. After exploring the (often discouraging) current state of the legal market, JP and Erika detail a new type of foundation, the Four Pillars of Modern Representation: empowerment, focus, technology, and value. Find out how to thrive as a modern lawyer while maintaining a healthy work life blend. 

 

Find out more about: 

 

JP Box 

Erika Holmes 

 Episode 2   Creating a Vision   (1 of 4)

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Modern law is customizable. Figuring out what makes sense for you is the key. In these challenging times, with most of us working from home, lines between personal and professional are jumbled. Working remotely and paperless are common attributes of those practicing the modern law way. In this first installment of a four-part series on Creating a Vision, hear some tips from co-hosts Erika Holmes and JP Box on how more traditional lawyers can transition into a new work style.

 

 

Episode 3   Vision of Self   (2 of 4)

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Part two of our four-part series on Creating a Vision focuses on the professional journeys of four modern lawyers who have answered the question: what is my professional identity? From Alamosa to Denver, from business law to family law, from building a thriving practice to mentoring fellow attorneys, the lawyers featured in this episode just may inspire you on your own journey as well.

 

Find out more about our guest panelists: 

 

Lauren Lester 

Kristen Belolan   

J. Ryann Peyton  

James Marshall    


Episode 4   Vision of Client   (3 of 4)

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Modern Law is an all-encompassing way of practicing law that provides lawyers and clients empowerment, focus, technology, and value. This series on vision was inspired in part by the current pandemic and the need to figure out new ways to connect and be productive. Join guest Jessica Bednarz as she describes what it means to be client-centric, how to make your practice more customer service oriented, and how to meet your client where they are – perhaps both figuratively and literally. 

 

Find out more about Jessica Bednarz  

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