The Path To Compassion: Evan Chavez’s Journey Into Family Law
Kirill: I’m here today with Evan Chavez, our associate attorney in Fort Collins. Evan will discuss Modern Family Law, her role here, her career, and her interests. Evan, how did you enter family law, and what interests you most in this area?
Evan Chavez: Initially, when I went to law school, I thought I’d become a prosecutor. However, I had the opportunity to participate in CU Law’s Family Law Clinic. This program allows you to work as a student attorney with professors and manage your clients under supervision. I joined this clinic through a lottery; it wasn’t my first choice. Through this, I handled child custody, dependency, and neglect cases. This experience taught me the joy of working in this law area, especially interacting with clients. Developing close relationships and achieving beneficial outcomes for my clients was immensely satisfying. Family law offers a unique opportunity to work closely with clients, understand their life stories, and support them through significant challenges. This experience made me realize my passion for family law, where I could build strong client relationships and see positive outcomes.
The necessity of a good family law attorney became clear to me. Often, clients seek counsel during life’s challenging moments, which they never anticipated. Establishing trust and a productive working relationship in these sensitive situations is heartwarming and reaffirms my commitment to this practice.
Kirill: Very interesting. What led you to Modern Family Law specifically?
Evan Chavez: I researched extensively online to find the best family law firms in Colorado. Modern Family Law stood out due to its technological approach to case handling. We minimize paper use, streamline client information processes, and embrace technology. This approach is efficient and cost-effective for clients. The pandemic showed the feasibility of virtual operations, which we’ve adopted. The firm’s emphasis on compassion also drew me in. Unlike other firms that claim compassion, Modern Family Law integrates it into every aspect of our work. Our intake process, for instance, allows potential clients to speak directly with an attorney. This direct approach aids in client retention and immediate assistance. I enjoy guiding clients and potential clients, offering initial help, and directing them appropriately in family law matters.