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Author: Chris Bidlack

Chris Bidlack Chris Bidlack is a Senior Attorney with the Colorado Springs City Attorney’s Office – Utilities Division. He previously clerked for Judge Farnan (Ret.) of the U.S. District Court of Delaware. He graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law and the University of Michigan. He can be reached at


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Living the life of a lawyer: A primer for new attorneys

October 25, 2017

The people most disappointed with law school and the legal profession are those that decide to become a lawyer based on loving legal television shows. The second most disappointed group are those who believe they will be arguing before the Supreme Court to save the world from their


A word to new lawyers: We're all professionals here

September 28, 2017

The need to address behavior surprises many law students and young lawyers because they carry the assumption that adults should and will behave in a professional manner.  Unfortunately, experience shows that assumption is far from reality.  Being a professional goes beyond your work product and your everyday


Everyday work practices and techniques for new lawyers

August 28, 2017

The day to day life of a young lawyer is one of the aspects of the profession that is almost impossible to teach during the law school.  In my first post, I talked about working on your work product. While the nature of a specific practice will certainly

Work Product

You will feel stupid (part 1): Work on your work product!

July 31, 2017

Looking out my office window toward the courthouse door, I am conflicted by the view of the gentleman entering. On one hand, I agree with his obvious belief that John Elway is the greatest quarterback in history (well, retired – Tom Brady may take his place), and I