NAMI Conference 2019
Jennifer Longtin’s speech to the NAMI 2019 National Conference was a hit. She spoke about navigating the unique needs of a mental health criminal defense case, from both the client and attorney perspectives. Jennifer also used this opportunity to bring Colorado NAMI supporters together for a networking event, to discuss issues such as crisis response teams, long competency wait times, and family assistance and support. Jennifer looks forward to continuing her outreach to the community through NAMI; she will be a speaker at the NAMI Colorado Convention 2019, held in Denver this October.
JLongtin Law was recently selected as a Runner-Up in the Community Champion category for the 2019 Reisman Award. There were over 200 other law firms considered, and we are proud that JLongtin Law made it this far. The Community Champion category celebrates firms that focus on giving back to the community, whether that be through volunteering, pro bono work, mentorship, or donations. To find out more about how JLongtin Law gives back to the community through our CARe program, click here.
Another one of our lawyers has been selected for inclusion into the Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Colorado by The National Trial Lawyers! Amelia has been selected to join the ranks of the few chosen for the honor. Congratulations to Amelia for her hard work and her distinction.
Lawyers and Wellness: Beyond the Usual Discussion with Jennifer Longtin
Jennifer was featured on another podcast on March 26th, this time with Zavieh Law. Being a mental health criminal defense law firm means that we work with people who are suffering from conditions that relate back to their own wellness, both mentally and physically.
Jen discusses how working with mental health clients can be stressful, and how she tackles that problem in the workplace. Click the link below to hear ideas to help you think outside the box when it comes to developing strategies to help with wellness.
Mental Health Challenges
Click on the link below to watch Jen talk to Billie Tarascio of Modern Law about mental health and how it can affect lawyers, clients, and anyone in between.
Meet attorney Jen Longtin for a discussion about mental health in law firms and how she became an expert in the field.
Suicide Awareness Day
February 26th, 2019 was Suicide Awareness Day at the Capitol, and JLongtin Law was there to support NAMI Colorado, which Jennifer is on the board of. Many Coloradans came out for the event, including Governor Polis. We are proud to be part of the movement dedicated to ending suicide in Colorado, and hope to do more advocacy work in the future.
JLongtin Law kicked off the new year right when Jennifer was featured on the Lawyerist Podcast on January 9th. In the podcast, she talks about running her own firm, having a low cost program, and why it is important to have money-related discussions with clients.
Mention in ABA Journal
“Often, we see their burdens lifted, we see a sense of relief."
In November, our very own Mattson Smith was quoted in an article written by ABA Journal! Click below to read about Denver's new program to help the homeless clear their cases, and be sure to look for other quotes from Mattson throughout the article, found here.
Jennifer has been selected for inclusion into the Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Colorado by The National Trial Lawyers, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Congrats to Jennifer for being recognized for her excellence, as well as the other lawyers selected.
Jennifer and fellow criminal defense lawyer Gina Shimeall spoke at the recent NAMI Convention to raise more awareness about how mental health can greatly effect those in the justice system, and what families can do to help their loved ones.
Our fearless leader Jen was able to speak with the founder of Lawyerist and talk about what makes our firm so unique. To learn why JLongtinLaw is an important part of the community, check out the video!
Swing Fore Scholarship
The Swing Fore Scholarships occurred on September 6th. The proceeds of the golf tournament benefitted the Donald F. Hinchey Scholarship Fund. JLongtin Law was proud to sponsor a hole for the event and hopes to continue offering support to the community in fun and unique ways.
Rollmodel Skateboards Event
The grand opening of the Carson Skatepark Expansion was held on September 8th in Greenwood Village. The event was sponsored by Rollmodel Skateboards, a foundation that gives all profits from sales towards community support, scholarships, and suicide prevention.
Suicide Prevention Follow-Up
JLongtin Law hosted an event at Maddie’s Restaurant last month to raise awareness and support for NAMI Colorado, an organization that offers aide to those with mental illness. The evening was spent with good food and good company, and over $4,000 was raised to support suicide prevention. A big thank you to Maddie’s Restaurant for hosting the event, and if you would like to learn more about NAMI, please visit their website.
In May of 2018, JLongtin Law brought CARe to the legal profession. With the release of the CARe (Compassionate Affordable Representation) program, we were able to bring reasonable-rate representation to all. To read more about it, please read the Denver Business Journal’s article, found here.
Project Homeless Connect
In December of 2016, Denver Outreach Court began, and JLongtin Law remains proud to have been part of Outreach Court since its inception. Members of the firm appeared with clients at the Denver Rescue Mission to resolve outstanding fees and costs, close pending Denver General Sessions cases, assist clients with navigating pending cases in Denver County Court and other jurisdictions, and connect those in need with benefits, community programs, and mental health services in the Denver Metro area.
This was a great event that we were glad to be a part of and support. Homeless Court was a success, and it was a pleasure to work with volunteer attorneys and paralegals, as well as so many in need from our community.
If you have questions about Outreach Court, please contact our office at 303-747-6898.
First Annual New Genesis Halloween Party
On October 22, 2016, JLongtin Law held its first annual Halloween party. This Halloween party helped to raise money for New Genesis, a unique non-profit combating homelessness in Denver.
Founded in Denver in 1986, New Genesis is the only Denver area homeless program for working people. Designed out of a need to more successfully improve the lives of the homeless, New Genesis provides a stable environment, helping people get off the streets and back into society. New Genesis emphasizes a proactive resident care management program and outlines specific behavioral objectives for residents, including the ability to live a more productive and independent life, maintain a job and help improve the lives of other residents.
New Genesis works to provide more than just emergency services to the homeless; each year, we assist over 1,100 people off the streets and back into a fully productive lifestyle.