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Author:BY DANAE WOODY, JOI KUSH, AND MALLORY HASBROOK
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Welcome Home, Young Lawyers

Vol. 48, No. 10 [Page 4]

Colorado Lawyer

November, 2019

CBA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

BY DANAE WOODY, JOI KUSH, AND MALLORY HASBROOK

Introduction

One of my major objectives this term is “utilizing new and young lawyers,” which is the “U” goal of the CBA’s REFOCUS 2020 Strategic Plan.[1] My hope is that the legal profession remains healthy and viable for many years to come, and this can only happen if new lawyers are successfully integrated into the profession, are encouraged to strive for excellence, and understand their vital role as Protectors of the Rule of Law. Because no group is more equipped to help us meet these objectives than the CBA Young Lawyers Division, I’ve turned over this month’s column to YLD Executive Council members Danaé Woody (chair), Joi Kush (immediate past chair), and Mallory Hasbrook. They discuss the YLD’s important work and its numerous opportunities for involvement.

To all the young and new lawyers, I urge you to participate in the YLD-any CBA member who is under 38 or has been in practice for less than five years is automatically enrolled. To the not-so-young and not-so-new lawyers, I urge you to get involved with the young and new lawyers-to mentor them, to nurture them, and to get to know them. One of the fun aspects of being around young lawyers is their tremendous energy and enthusiasm. It is contagious!

-President Kathleen Hearn Croshal

As attorneys, we promise to use our knowledge of the law for the betterment of society and the improvement of the legal system. As we immerse ourselves in our law practices and grinding schedules, it is common to lose track of our commitment. But the CBA YLD remains committed to this pledge.

Every one of our Executive Council (EC) members brings afresh perspective, a powerful voice, and a valuable skill, and all are committed to fostering and supporting this vibrant community of young lawyers in Colorado. We are made up of 16 unique attorneys and two law student liaisons.[2] Our meetings are held every third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., and we hold two to three events each month designed to enhance...

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