Solo http://soloincolo.com/?p=3634 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/SYoNZNw4ZIc/legal-marketing-etiquette-21st-century Marketing Legal Marketing Etiquette in the 21st Century By Guest Blogger, Meranda M. Vieyra Good etiquette doesn’t cost a thing. Bad etiquette can cost you everything. In the legal industry, we have our own ways, customs, standards and norms when it comes to marketing etiquette. Lawyers can use etiquette as a tool to cultivate relationships with potential client sources, establish their professional reputation [&#8230;] Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:50:15 Z http://soloincolo.com/legal-marketing-etiquette-21st-century#respond Alexa Drago <p></p><p class="heading"><strong>By Guest Blogger, <em>Meranda M. Vieyra</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Good etiquette doesn’t cost a thing. Bad etiquette can cost you everything.</strong></p> <p>In the legal industry, we have our own ways, customs, standards and norms when it comes to marketing etiquette. Lawyers can use etiquette as a tool to cultivate relationships with potential client sources, establish their professional reputation and develop their personal brand. Use this guide to incorporate modern etiquette into your legal marketing strategy.</p> <p><strong>Marketing Etiquet<a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Victorian-Etiquette.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-3636" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Victorian-Etiquette-300x287.jpg" alt="Victorian-Etiquette" width="247" height="236" srcset="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Victorian-Etiquette-300x287.jpg 300w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Victorian-Etiquette.jpg 320w" sizes="(max-width: 247px) 100vw, 247px" /></a>te — In Person</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>The Name Game.</strong> There are thousands of lawyers in Colorado, and at networking events it can feel like they are all in one place at one time. Don’t take it personally when a professional contact you have met before can’t remember your name. Rather, handle this situation with class by doing them a favor and reminding them of your name. You can kick up your own marketing game by doing your best to remember names and something anecdotal about what the person shared with you the last time you met.</li> <li><strong>Give Your Attention.</strong> When you are speaking with someone, actually look at them. Take the time to pay attention to what they are saying. They can tell if you are looking around or over their shoulder during your conversation to find the next person to chat with. In networking situations, try to listen more than you speak and be sure to engage in the conversation by asking questions and making eye contact.</li> <li><strong>Overdressed Is Better than Underdressed.</strong> Law firm culture is generally conventional and conservative. Although many firms support a casual Friday policy, not all of them observe the same protocol. If you are attending an event at another law firm or at a client’s office, make sure that you are dressed appropriately, from head-to-toe, even if it’s a Friday.</li> <li><strong>Use Titles.</strong> There are a handful of elevated positions in the legal industry that have titles, and you should address justices, judges and magistrates accordingly unless they insist otherwise. There are also lawyers with political job titles that should be used as well.</li> <li><strong>Be On Time.</strong> Be mindful of what time an event starts, and try to arrive shortly after it begins. If you are meeting a client or referral source for lunch, you should arrive exactly on time. Being late is not fashionable. If you are invited to someone’s house, be there on time and bring a gift for the host. (A bottle of wine or a bouquet of seasonal flowers are two excellent options.)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Marketing Etiquette — In Writing</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Timing is Everything.</strong> When you meet someone at an event whom you want to stay connected with, make sure that you follow up on your initial meeting promptly with a LinkedIn request and an email. Although you can send electronic correspondence at any time during the day, be mindful that your email is sent during normal business hours and on a weekday. Although many lawyers do not bat an eye at receiving an email near midnight on a Sunday, that is not necessarily the practice in other industries.</li> <li><strong>Notecards 101.</strong> Handwritten notecards are one of the fastest and most effective ways to stay “visible” in your network and showcase your manners. At a minimum, be sure to send a handwritten notecard to the referring attorney when they send you a case. You should also send a notecard to your client at the closure of their matter to thank them for their business. You can also send notecards to acknowledge a client or referral source’s awards, new additions to their firm or other professional successes.</li> <li><strong>Emailing and Texting.</strong> Emailing and texting can be two of the most informal forms of communication in marketing. If you are communicating with a professional contact in writing, regardless of the medium, make sure that you are professional in tone and text. Steer clear of casual abbreviations (BTW, etc.) and typos. Trend toward formal on any closing salutations.</li> <li><strong>Be Respectful.</strong> Make sure to respond to invitations promptly. Ignoring an invitation by not responding is not a declination of the invitation. It actually creates more work and uncertainty for the event host if they don’t know whether or not you will come. When you are at an event, be respectful toward all people that you meet, regardless of their current position and views. Remember that one day the in-house associate that you are speaking with won’t always be an associate. Everyone will (and should) remember how you have treated them during their career.</li> <li><strong>Don’t Criticize.</strong> Your reputation will always precede you. It doesn’t matter where you are in your career or what you have accomplished, it is never appropriate to criticize other people in the legal industry. The Colorado legal community is small. Gossip and meanness will earn you a reputation that will not be conducive to business development or marketing your practice.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Marketing Etiquette — Online<br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Social Media.</strong> Many lawyers and law firms are embracing social media platforms in their marketing strategies. However, posting is not a free-for-all, and more is not always better. Marketing etiquette on social media is centered on respect for people’s time. The value of your insight and legal services is the most important aspect of what you post. Avoid over promotion on social media and limit posting to what will effectively reinforce your brand or marketing message. A great rule of thumb to follow is for every three informational posts on social media, post one promotional piece.</li> <li><strong>Lawyer Ranking Sites.</strong> More and more, meeting new clients doesn’t necessarily happen in a traditional setting. Every year, there are new websites coming out to serve as online portals related to law. Websites, such as LegalZoom, have revolutionized legal document preparation by removing local lawyers from the equation. There are also sites, like AVVO, that are meant specifically to connect lawyers with potential clients. Some of these sites allow reviews of lawyers to be written by former clients. In the event of a negative online review, first try to take the review down by researching the site’s guidelines to find applicable exceptions. If you are unable to have the review removed, it is critical to respond to it professionally if the site allows you to do so. In your response, be sure to address the issue that the negative review speaks of in a respectful tone. Keep in mind that the angry former client will not be the only one reading your response — potential clients and professional peers will be doing so as well.</li> <li><strong>Email Marketing Campaigns.</strong> Marketing by email is a great way to get in front of new and current clients. Be sure to follow the current spam laws with these types of messages. Your email campaigns should include an “opt out” option so that your newsletter doesn’t work against your marketing efforts by becoming an annoyance to someone who does not want to receive it.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Meranda M. Vieyra is the owner of Denver Legal Marketing LLC, which was founded to bring her years of experience in high-level legal marketing to solo practitioners and small law firms. Her impactful marketing services focus on recognition, promotion and visibility for Colorado lawyers in all practice areas. She can be reached at <a href="mailto:meranda@denverlegalmarketing.com">meranda@denverlegalmarketing.com</a>.</em></p> <p>This article originally appeared in <a href="http://www.dbadocket.org/the-business-of-law/etiquette-meranda-vieyra/"><em>The Docket</em></a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/SYoNZNw4ZIc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/legal-marketing-etiquette-21st-century/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/legal-marketing-etiquette-21st-century 2017-01-13 16:50 +00:00 2017-01-13 09:50 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3631 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/H845C2-eI0Y/survey-oarcmalpractice-carrier Uncategorized Survey — OARC/Malpractice Carrier You may have noticed that the Office of Attorney Registration will this year require lawyers to provide the names of their malpractice insurance carriers when they register.  At first, the intent was to include the name of each attorney’s malpractice insurance carrier in his/her online profile. Several on the Solo and Small Firm Section Executive [&#8230;] Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:53:46 Z http://soloincolo.com/survey-oarcmalpractice-carrier#respond Alexa Drago <p></p><p>You may have noticed that the Office of Attorney Registration will this year require lawyers to provide the names of their malpractice insurance carriers when they register.  At first, the intent was to include the name of each attorney’s malpractice insurance carrier in his/her online profile.</p> <p>Several on the Solo and Small Firm Section Executive Council, and others around the bar, have concerns about the impact on lawyers/SSF’s if their malpractice insurance carrier’s name is public and easily accessible.</p> <p>While we sort this out, Jim Coyle with OARC has agreed that the name of the insurance carrier will not be published on-line this year, but that it will be made available to anyone who asks for it pursuant to open records laws.</p> <p>We are asking for SSF Member input on this so that we may best represent you. We’ve developed a 3-question, <strong>anonymous</strong> <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRYT3BJ">survey</a>. Please respond by <strong>January 23.</strong></p> <p>Thank you for your time!</p> <p><em>Your Solo and Small Firm Section Executive Council</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/H845C2-eI0Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/survey-oarcmalpractice-carrier/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/survey-oarcmalpractice-carrier 2017-01-11 22:53 +00:00 2017-01-11 15:53 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3619 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/n9jAiNse4z8/building-dreams-finances-law-firm-startups Finance Building Our Dreams: The Finances of Law Firm Startups By Drew Hefflefinger Who is tired of making someone else’s dream come true? The sacrifice, the hours, the faceless P&#38;L reports. Learning how passionate and dedicated attorneys are, it is no wonder that many seek entrepreneurship as a means of providing a greater, more focused service to their clients. According to the American Bar Association’s [&#8230;] Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:04:47 Z http://soloincolo.com/building-dreams-finances-law-firm-startups#respond Alexa Drago <p></p><p><em>By Drew Hefflefinger</em></p> <p><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/trustee.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-186" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/trustee-300x199.jpg" alt="Analyzing financial data" width="300" height="199" srcset="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/trustee-300x199.jpg 300w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/trustee-1024x682.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a>Who is tired of making someone else’s dream come true? The sacrifice, the hours, the faceless P&amp;L reports. Learning how passionate and dedicated attorneys are, it is no wonder that many seek entrepreneurship as a means of providing a greater, more focused service to their clients. According to the American Bar Association’s “Lawyer Demographics of the Year 2016,” nearly half of all attorneys work in groups with five or fewer members.</p> <p>For those considering, or already in the depths of solo/small firm ownership, I congratulate you. Operating a wealth advisory firm has enabled me to tailor every detail of my business to the unique needs of the people I serve. I suspect an attorney’s motivation is no different.</p> <p>To inform, and perhaps provide a little motivation, this article offers a handful of financial considerations that an attorney should take into account before making the jump, what to consider as the doors open and what to contemplate when the business starts to thrive.</p> <p><strong>BEFORE THE JUMP</strong></p> <p>Financially speaking, the theme before day one is to reduce outgoing cash flow and reduce financial risk. New businesses are cash monsters, and expenses tend to be unusually high in the first couple years of operation.</p> <p><strong>Hoard cash.</strong> There is plenty of existing information on what the cash will be spent on, but how does an attorney “hoard” cash? First, save effectively. Review current expenses and see where costs can be cut without reducing the current lifestyle in question. Some examples include consolidating personal insurance, considering a different car or cutting subscriptions that are no longer in use. Second, consider reducing expenses that lack personal value. Eating out versus bringing a bagged lunch will still satisfy an appetite, but one costs three times as much.</p> <p><strong>Review debt.</strong> Have a mortgage? Consider refinancing household debt in an effort to acquire the lowest monthly payment possible. In many cases, a borrower can apply for a 30-year refinance and significantly reduce outgoing cash flow. Also, it would not hurt to establish a home equity line of credit to provide another easy source of cash if necessary.</p> <p><strong>Have student loans?</strong> Consider an income-based repayment plan to temporarily reduce monthly payments. It will be more advantageous to apply after severing ties with the current firm since current income, or lack there of, is the main driver of the repayment calculation. In some circumstances, the borrower can nearly eliminate payments in year one.</p> <p><strong>Balance risk.</strong> Salary-based income earners have little volatility in their income. This steady stream of income enables employees to be fairly aggressive with their investable savings (401(k), etc.) due to the low likelihood of using the savings within a short period of time.</p> <p>An entrepreneur’s income is much different. Income is typically volatile and subject to the immediate successes and failures of the business. By having a variable stream of income, it is prudent of business owners to be more cautious with their investable savings (Rollover IRA, etc.). In a balanced world, the entrepreneur is increasing risk in his or her ability to generate income and reducing risk in investable savings. This balanced approach provides an attorney with another stable cash lifeline, regardless of the conditions of the outside economy.</p> <p><strong>Develop a relationship with a Certified Public Accountant.</strong> Make sure they have experience in small businesses and are willing to give tax advice. Some accountants only file returns based on the information provided and fail to dig deeper into their clients’ unique circumstances.</p> <p>By implementing the above, an attorney becomes risk averse in nearly every aspect of his or her financial life. This enables the concentration of risk taking toward the new business venture.</p> <p><strong>OPENING THE DOORS</strong></p> <p>The next step focuses on benefits. In the past, benefits were generally taken care of by the employer, which is not the case anymore. An attorney is now building his or her own self-sufficient island, and nothing comes for free.</p> <p><strong>Healthcare.</strong> Technically everyone needs to have it; the failure to do so can lead to a tax penalty. Working with an independent healthcare broker will do wonders. They have the ability to diagnose existing circumstances, family dynamics and identify a suitable plan.</p> <p><strong>Disability income.</strong> I worked with a former anesthesiologist who, at 40, developed a form of multiple sclerosis that left him unable to practice medicine. He was unable to provide for his family on his own but wisely transferred the risk of disability to an insurance company at an early age. Today, he and his family are still accomplishing their financial goals despite his inability to generate a doctor’s income.</p> <p><strong>Life insurance.</strong> The family’s goals are bigger than those of any one person. College, retirement, and lifestyle are important, and without the breadwinner’s income, many of these goals could never be accomplished. Should the unthinkable happen, make arrangements so that loved ones are still poised to succeed.</p> <p><strong>THRIVE</strong></p> <p>The firm is growing, clients are happy, referrals are flowing in — the dream is becoming a reality. But the firm is not the only goal. How does the firm connect with the other important aspects of the business owner’s life? Here, an attorney is typically looking at his or her personal life and considering college for the kids and retirement flexibility. By building net worth, an attorney stands in a strong position to accomplish these personal goals.</p> <p><strong>Go back and review debt.</strong> Rising cash flow affords the opportunity to get back on track with student loans, mortgage and other debt obligations. By decreasing these liabilities, the business owner increases net worth.</p> <p><strong>Go back and review financial risk.</strong> Since income may not be as volatile as it was when the doors first opened, it may be prudent to increase risk in investable accounts (Rollover IRA, SEP-IRA, etc.).</p> <p><strong>Establish a retirement savings plan.</strong> A retirement savings plan is arguably the biggest facilitator in connecting the firm’s financial success to the family’s personal goals. The result is less income in top-income tax brackets and big steps toward building net worth.</p> <p><strong>PARTING THOUGHTS AND MOTIVATION</strong></p> <p>When I left the corporate world, my former mentor watched over me as I packed my personal belongings into a cardboard box before leading me to the elevators. It was all very stereotypical; I could hardly hold myself back from laughing at the sheer audacity and rigid formality of the situation.</p> <p>But I was tired of being on the receiving end of other people’s energy. As I stepped into the elevator with my cardboard box, a powerful inversion occurred. Energy started flowing outward. My old life was over; I was going to make my own dreams come true.</p> <p>Best of luck and cherish the opportunities you create.</p> <p><strong><em>Drew Hefflefinger is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Engage in Wealth in Denver. He specializes in working with attorneys by helping them grow and protect wealth while achieving personal goals. He can be reached by phone at 303-459-4355 or by email at <a href="mailto:drew@engageinwealth.com">drew@engageinwealth.com</a>.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This article originally appeared in <a href="http://www.dbadocket.org/the-business-of-law/finances-of-law-firm-startups-hefflefinger/"><em>The Docket</em></a>.</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/n9jAiNse4z8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/building-dreams-finances-law-firm-startups/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/building-dreams-finances-law-firm-startups 2017-01-05 17:04 +00:00 2017-01-05 10:04 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3624 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/V8kWiAlb4UQ/decembers-best-blogs-2 Marketing Practice Management Technology Uncategorized December’s Best of the Blogs We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month. Please let us know if you feel we are missing a particularly good one. Quick Tips Five Ways to Reduce Your Outlook Mailbox Size from Software Pro Tech Jargon: Cheat Sheets for [&#8230;] Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:50:32 Z http://soloincolo.com/decembers-best-blogs-2#respond Alexa Drago <p></p><p>We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month.</p> <p>Please let <a href="mailto:adrago@cobar.org">us know</a> if you feel we are missing a particularly good one.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="536"><strong>Quick Tips</strong></td> <td rowspan="4"></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ul> <li><a href="http://thesoftwarepro.com/reduce-outlook-mailbox-size/">Five Ways to Reduce Your Outlook Mailbox Size</a> from Software Pro</li> <li><a href="http://blogs.findlaw.com/technologist/2016/12/tech-jargon-some-cheat-sheets-for-lawyers.html">Tech Jargon: Cheat Sheets for Lawyers</a> from FindLaw</li> <li><a href="http://www.mcstech.net/blog/index.cfm/Word">Add a Watermark to a Document</a> from Mission Critical</li> <li>For more tips, check out Reba’s <a href="http://www.cobar.org/For-Members/Law-Practice-Management/Tips-of-the-Week">Tips of the Week</a></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Product Reviews</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ul> <li><a href="http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/2016/12/sync-boogie-board-never-buy-a-legal-pad-again.html">Sync Boogie Board — Never Buy A Legal Pad Again?</a> from FutureLawyer</li> <li><a href="http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2016/12/review-olala-id300.html">Olala iDisk ID300 (USB and lightning flash drive)</a> from iPhone J.D.</li> <li><a href="http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-ipad-stylus/">The Best Stylus for Your iPad or Other Touchscreen Device</a> from WireCutter</li> <li><a href="http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2016/11/empire-v-solo.html">Keynote and TrialPad for iPad</a> from the York County Bar Association</li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Technology</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Hardware to Get Excited About</strong></p> <p><em>Jeff Bennion, Above the Law</em><br /> There’s been a big emphasis on software and legal apps, so people often miss the cool developments in hardware. Since Christmas is coming up, I thought I’d discuss some of the coolest hardware for law offices. <a href="http://abovethelaw.com/2016/12/hardware-to-get-excited-about/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Secure Your Phone Today or Face a Data Breach Tomorrow</strong></p> <p><em>The Clio Team</em><br /> According to the ABA’s 2015 Legal Technology Survey Report, nearly 40 percent of lawyers in the U.S. use public Wi-Fi to access client data, but only 22 percent are using an encrypted connection. Clearly, mobile security isn’t always front-of-mind for lawyers. <a href="http://abovethelaw.com/2016/12/secure-your-phone-today-or-face-a-data-breach-tomorrow/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13.0 </strong></p> <p><em>Jeffery L. Weeden, Solo in Colo</em><br /> Speech recognition has long been a tantalizing staple of science fiction. Voice recognition technology in the past was hindered by being too slow and inaccurate. Computers continue to get faster and the software continues to get better. <a href="http://soloincolo.com/dragon-naturallyspeaking-premium-13-0-review">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Marketing</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Media Resources For Lawyers</strong></p> <p><em>Staff, Associates Mind</em></p> <p>Considering that the majority of lawyers are solos or in small firms, it’s also likely that you’re going to be in charge of marketing your practice. Many lawyers are increasingly turning to alternative sources for marketing their practices than the usual website and newsletters. <a href="http://associatesmind.com/2016/11/07/media-resources-for-lawyers/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>How to Write an Engaging Lawyer Bio</strong></p> <p><em>Cari Twitchell, Lawyerist.com</em><br /> The About page on your law firm website is probably the second-most visited page. Make sure you do it justice by writing a bio that engages your audience. <a href="https://lawyerist.com/89087/write-engaging-lawyer-bio/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>There and Back Again: Relaunching Your Legal Career</strong></p> <p><em><span data-reactid=".1.0">Paul Miller, The Docket</span></em><br /> I re-entered the practice of law after an extended “sabbatical” in public education. I left the legal world 15 years ago and taught high school for 12 years. I started practicing again two years ago. In June 2015, I re-opened my firm. <a href="http://www.dbadocket.org/the-business-of-law/relaunching-your-legal-career-miller/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Miscellaneous</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>How to Expand Your Practice with Freelance Lawyers</strong></p> <p><em>Podcast, Legal Talk Network</em><br /> In this episode, Lisa Solomon explains what freelance lawyering is, how to work with a freelance lawyer, and where to find one. She also points out that because you can bill a freelance lawyer’s time at more than you pay, a freelance lawyer can generate a profit for your firm. <a href="https://lawyerist.com/137494/podcast-97-expand-practice-freelance-lawyers-lisa-solomon/">Listen</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Holiday Gift Ideas for Small Law Firms and Solo Practitioners</strong></p> <p><em>Meranda Vieyra , Denver Legal Marketing LLC</em><br /> Here are some ideas for small law firms and solo practitioners to consider when deciding what to give to their clients and referral sources this holiday season. <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/holiday-gift-ideas-small-law-firms-solo-practitioners-meranda-vieyra">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>5 Year-End Planning Tips For The Procrastinating Attorney</strong></p> <p><em>Shannon Achimalbe, Above the Law</em><br /> While year-end planning is important, it does not have to be a multi-day ordeal. It should cover the basics: finances, profitability (or lack thereof), business development, and job satisfaction. Here are a few quick year-end planning ideas you can do while you wait for your lunch to be delivered to your office. <a href="http://abovethelaw.com/2016/12/5-year-end-planning-tips-for-the-procrastinating-attorney/">Read more</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/V8kWiAlb4UQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/decembers-best-blogs-2/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/decembers-best-blogs-2 2016-12-28 15:50 +00:00 2016-12-28 08:50 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3616 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/nlnIBjgB0Os/common-challenges-faced-new-solo-attorneys Practice Management Common Challenges Faced by New Solo Attorneys Starting a solo law practice is a major accomplishment. No matter how many days, weeks, months, or years you have been anticipating the grand opening of your new law practice, your firm’s grand opening is a significant milestone. Once you are open for business, you can hit the ground running. Hopefully, you will face nothing [&#8230;] Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:11:32 Z http://soloincolo.com/common-challenges-faced-new-solo-attorneys#respond Melanie Fischer <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/tired.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3395" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/tired-300x200.jpg" alt="tired" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/tired-300x200.jpg 300w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/tired.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></strong>Starting a solo law practice is a major accomplishment. No matter how many days, weeks, months, or years you have been anticipating the grand opening of your new law practice, your firm’s grand opening is a significant milestone. Once you are open for business, you can hit the ground running. Hopefully, you will face nothing but huge success with your solo practice!</p> <p>Launching any type of new business is exciting. Most solo attorneys on the verge of opening their own small law firm have a positive outlook on its ultimate success. If you are an attorney who recently launched a solo practice, or if you are thinking about opening a solo firm, it’s helpful to be aware that you will likely face challenges as you settle into your role as a small business owner.</p> <p>No matter how much planning you put forth, you are bound to encounter challenges as you journey through the first few weeks and months in business. Following are some of the most common challenges faced by attorneys who are in the throes of launching a new solo law practice:</p> <p><strong>Business Seems a Little Slow! </strong>It might be possible to open a brand new solo law practice and immediately have more clients knocking on the door than you can possibly handle. However, this is unusual. Most new law practices go through an “entry into the market” phase that is relatively slow. For many solo attorneys, it takes time to build their law practice.</p> <p><strong>Everyone Wants My Money! </strong>Don’t be surprised to find your mailbox, voicemail, and e-mail box filled with messages and advertisements from businesses that want you to purchase something from them. It can be easy to get carried away with purchases and subscriptions when launching a new business.</p> <p><strong>Where Is All My Money Going? </strong>Even though you may have created a meticulous budget spreadsheet before opening your law firm, it’s not unusual to spend more than your budget allows. It can be difficult to anticipate all your expenses before launching your firm. Having to spend more money than you have allotted to your budget is a common experience for just about any new business owner.</p> <p><strong>My Office is a Mess! </strong>Getting used to practicing as a solo attorney as well as dealing with all the other typical duties required of a small business owner can be daunting. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and to neglect mundane tasks – such as filing paperwork and keeping your office as tidy as possible. To make things easier, stay on top of things – and dedicate a few minutes each day to organization efforts.</p> <p><strong>I Feel Like I Don’t Have Any Free Time! </strong>Launching a new business can be extremely time-consuming. There are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Many solo attorneys spend more hours in their office than they do at home, which can lead to overwhelming stress and exhaustion. Building and developing a business takes excessive amounts of time and effort – and this is something required of most new solo attorneys.</p> <p>If owning a successful solo law firm is a dream that you are hoping to fulfill, don’t be discouraged by challenges that you will face along the way. Every new business owner faces trials and tribulations. Understand that your peers are likely to be dealing with the same (or similar) circumstances can help make handling situations easier.</p> <p>Remember, you are not alone –  networks, groups and organizations are available to support your endeavors, answer your questions, and provide you with guidance that will help you achieve ultimate success.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="border-radius: 2px; text-indent: 20px; width: auto; padding: 0px 4px 0px 0px; text-align: center; font: bold 11px/20px 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #ffffff; background: #bd081c no-repeat scroll 3px 50% / 14px 14px; position: absolute; opacity: 1; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer;">Save</span></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/nlnIBjgB0Os" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/common-challenges-faced-new-solo-attorneys/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/common-challenges-faced-new-solo-attorneys 2016-12-20 15:11 +00:00 2016-12-20 08:11 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3608 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/GzfO5EBoy1E/dragon-naturallyspeaking-premium-13-0-review Technology Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13.0 — Review By Guest Blogger, Jeffery L. Weeden This blog post was written using Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium speech recognition software. Speech recognition has long been a tantalizing staple of science fiction. Voice recognition technology in the past was hindered by being too slow and inaccurate. Computers continue to get faster and the software continues to get better. [&#8230;] Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:54:40 Z Alexa Drago <p></p><p><strong>By Guest Blogger</strong><strong>,</strong><em><strong> Jeffery L. Weeden</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/dragon-1.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-3612" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/dragon-1-268x300.jpg" alt="dragon" width="180" height="213" /></a>This blog post was written using Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium speech recognition software. Speech recognition has long been a tantalizing staple of science fiction. Voice recognition technology in the past was hindered by being too slow and inaccurate. Computers continue to get faster and the software continues to get better. I have been intrigued by the possibility of voice recognition technologies but have been disappointed over the years.</p> <p>Speech recognition technology has recently improved by leaps and bounds largely because of faster processors and the advent of the “smart phone” and applications that utilize speech-to-text features from navigation to email. Because of this almost everyone has at least some experience with speech recognition technologies especially speech-to-text. Dragon Dictation has long been at the forefront of speech-to-text implementation and their most recent version of their popular Dragon NaturallySpeaking (“Dragon”) speech-to-text software is a winner and is a great way for lawyers to give it a try.</p> <p>Dragon makes it very easy to get started. I find it especially helpful with correspondence, blogging, and writing memos and articles.  The software was easy to install and use. The headset that comes with the software is a bit uncomfortable and cheaply made, however, it seems to work just fine for most dictation tasks. When I bought the Dragon software I also picked up a Koss CS 100 Speech Recognition Computer Headset that feels more comfortable and seems to perform better. I recommend upgrading the headset, for even relatively short dictation sessions can lead to discomfort and fatigue (although after a while you get “in shape” and it becomes more comfortable).</p> <p>Dragon’s speech recognition accuracy is impressive out-of-the-box, but you will be well served to take some time to train and build up Dragon’s vocabulary. You can do this by reading text or even by having Dragon read documents and emails on your computer.</p> <p>I find that I “write” more with Dragon available; both creatively and professionally. For example, Dragon makes blogging, writing material for podcasts, articles and books, a bit easier, whereas it feels more like drudgery when I’m touch typing. Dictation can also be faster than typing, but only after you invest some time, energy and effort into Dragon, both in training the software and training yourself.</p> <p>Dragon is inexpensive enough and easy enough to use that there is little downside to giving it a try (you can even download and try out the Dragon Dictation phone app for free). Dragon provides a powerful way for you to work (and play) in this brave new world (future upgrades will, I hope, include the ability for Dragon to suggest edits, speak back, and hauntingly serenade you, HAL-syle, with <em>Daisy Bell</em>).</p> <p><em>Jeffery L. Weeden is a Trial Attorney at WeedenLaw, <a href="mailto:jlweeden@weedenlaw.com">jlweeden@weedenlaw.com</a>, and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Professional Studies, Law Firm Management program at the George Washington University.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/GzfO5EBoy1E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/dragon-naturallyspeaking-premium-13-0-review 2016-12-13 18:54 +00:00 2016-12-13 11:54 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3602 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/YX_iSX2Bu3s/providing-pro-bono-legal-services-can-help-success-firm Networking How Providing Pro Bono Legal Services Can Help the Success of Your Firm Providing pro bono legal services is an excellent way for attorneys to give back to their community. Offering pro bono legal services can be beneficial to attorneys for many reasons. Not only can providing free or reduced-fee legal services make a positive impact on the lives of others, but attorneys who donate their time and [&#8230;] Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:21:26 Z Melanie Fischer <p></p><p><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/pro-bono-and-community.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3604" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/pro-bono-and-community-300x300.jpg" alt="pro-bono-and-community" width="300" height="300" srcset="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/pro-bono-and-community-300x300.jpg 300w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/pro-bono-and-community-150x150.jpg 150w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/pro-bono-and-community-144x144.jpg 144w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/pro-bono-and-community.jpg 456w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a>Providing <em>pro bono</em> legal services is an excellent way for attorneys to give back to their community. Offering <em>pro bono</em> legal services can be beneficial to attorneys for many reasons. Not only can providing free or reduced-fee legal services make a positive impact on the lives of others, but attorneys who donate their time and professional expertise to help those in need can use the experience to help build and develop their solo law firm.</p> <p><em>If you are considering offering pro bono legal assistance to an individual or an organization in your community, make sure to ask yourself the following questions:</em></p> <p><strong>Is it your duty to provide <em>pro bono</em> legal help to those in need? </strong>It’s nobody’s duty to work for free. However, volunteering your time and effort is something that could dramatically assist someone or an organization that desperately needs your help. Also, it’s something that is charitable &#8211; which is admirable.</p> <p><strong>Will you meet people and learn new things that might interest you? </strong>If you provide <em>pro bono</em> legal services to an organization that is meaningful to you, it’s likely that you will meet new people and learn new things that align with your personal interests.</p> <p><strong>Can pro bono work help you build professional bridges? </strong>Absolutely! When you provide <em>pro bono</em> legal services, it’s highly likely that you will encounter others who either work or aspire to work in your professional realm. It’s always a good idea to meet and network with as many potential colleagues as possible.</p> <p><strong>Do you have enough time to complete pro bono work? </strong>Not every solo attorney has enough time to provide <em>pro bono</em> legal services. If you don’t have enough time today, you may have time next month or next year. If you take on <em>pro bono</em> work, it’s important to remember that you have an obligation to your <em>pro bono</em> clients and you cannot leave them high and dry if/when you sign new, paying clients.</p> <p>Offering legal services on a <em>pro bono</em> basis is a noble thing to do. Many attorneys make a commitment to work for free or for a reduced fee for at least a few hours per week, month, or year. While there may not be a rule that says all attorneys must work on a <em>pro bono</em> basis, many commit to providing <em>pro bono</em> legal services because it helps them meet their personal needs and goals.</p> <p>There is no shortage of people and organizations in need of <em>pro bono</em> legal assistance. Working in a <em>pro bono</em> capacity is an excellent way to meet new people, build professional relationships, and provide valuable service to those facing a hardship.</p> <p>Find a <a href="http://www.cobar.org/For-Members/Pro-Bono-Opportunities/Statewide-Pro-Bono-Opporunities"><em>pro bono</em> opportunity</a> that works for you today!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/YX_iSX2Bu3s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/providing-pro-bono-legal-services-can-help-success-firm 2016-12-08 15:21 +00:00 2016-12-08 08:21 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3596 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/1asiyEW-HcI/w-o-l-f-pack-women-owned-law-firms-december-7 Networking W.O.L.F. Pack (Women Owned Law Firms) – December 7 Don&#8217;t miss this Wednesday&#8217;s networking W.O.L.F. Pack event, for women who own (or are thinking about starting) their own law firms. These meetings are held on a Wednesday each quarter from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Denver Tea Room, 1165 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210. Tickets are $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity), [&#8230;] Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:59:26 Z Alexa Drago <p></p><p><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/law-office-law-firm-300x225.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-3415" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/law-office-law-firm-300x225-300x225.jpg" alt="law-office-law-firm-300x225" width="195" height="147" /></a>Don&#8217;t miss this Wednesday&#8217;s networking W.O.L.F. Pack event, for women who own (or are thinking about starting) their own law firms. These meetings are held on a Wednesday each quarter from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The <a href="http://www.thedenvertearoom.com/">Denver Tea Room</a>, 1165 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210.</p> <p>Tickets are $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity), which include delicious teas, petite sweets and savories. Cash bar. Space is limited, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wolf-women-owned-law-firm-networking-group-tickets-27763941697">please purchase your ticket in advance</a>. Select WOLF Pack Tea Salon.</p> <p>This event is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have special dietary needs such as gluten-free or vegetarian meals, please contact the owner and chef, Margo Seymour, directly at (303) 321-2236.</p> <p>Questions about W.O.L.F. Pack events? Contact Kimberly Utesch at (720) 907-4491 or <a href="mailto:kim@uteschlaw.com">kim@uteschlaw.com</a></p> <p><span style="border-radius: 2px; text-indent: 20px; width: auto; padding: 0px 4px 0px 0px; text-align: center; font: bold 11px/20px 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #ffffff; background: #bd081c no-repeat scroll 3px 50% / 14px 14px; position: absolute; opacity: 1; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer;">Save</span></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/1asiyEW-HcI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/w-o-l-f-pack-women-owned-law-firms-december-7 2016-12-05 15:59 +00:00 2016-12-05 08:59 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3591 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/Tg5MEQQg2n4/holiday-networking-gift-giving Networking SSF Holiday Networking Party and Holiday Gift Giving Ideas Yes, December is here, and the CBA Solo Small Firm Holiday Networking party is just one week away! Join us on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Rathod &#124; Mohamedb­hai LLC  for some networking and holiday cheer. There is plenty of free street parking and the building is .7 miles from the light rail. Section [&#8230;] Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:24:26 Z Alexa Drago <p></p><p><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SSFholiday.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3592" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SSFholiday-300x151.jpg" alt="ssfholiday" width="300" height="151" srcset="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SSFholiday-300x151.jpg 300w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SSFholiday.jpg 622w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a>Yes, December is here, and the <a href="http://www.cobar.org/Calendar/Event/sessionaltcd/SOSM120816">CBA Solo Small Firm Holiday Networking party</a> is just one week away! Join us on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Laundry+on+Lawrence/@39.759262,-104.9853607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876c791f8440a705:0xfd3b1425987ec135!8m2!3d39.759262!4d-104.983172">Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC</a>  for some networking and holiday cheer. There is plenty of free street parking and the building is .7 miles from the light rail.</p> <p>Section Member        $15.00<br /> Member +1 Guest     $20.00<br /> Member+ 2 Guests   $25.00<br /> Non-Member             $20.00</p> <p>Do you reside outside a 50 mile radius of Denver? Want to be included in the door prize drawing? Email <a href="mailto:sbertram@cobar.org">Sue Bertram</a>.</p> <p>While we are on the subject of the holidays, it&#8217;s time to think about thanking those who have supported you this past year. <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/holiday-gift-ideas-small-law-firms-solo-practitioners-meranda-vieyra">Here</a> are some ideas for small law firms and solo practitioners to consider when deciding what to give to their clients and referral sources this holiday season.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="border-radius: 2px; text-indent: 20px; width: auto; padding: 0px 4px 0px 0px; text-align: center; font: bold 11px/20px 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #ffffff; background: #bd081c no-repeat scroll 3px 50% / 14px 14px; position: absolute; opacity: 1; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer;">Save</span></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/Tg5MEQQg2n4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/holiday-networking-gift-giving 2016-12-01 19:24 +00:00 2016-12-01 12:24 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3588 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/EesDAQAGSIg/december-solo-small-firms-networking-events Networking December Solo Small Firms Networking Events Solo Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just Solo Small Firm Section members, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, [&#8230;] Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:17:27 Z Alexa Drago <p></p><p>Solo Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just Solo Small Firm Section members, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, and no RSVP is required to attend any of the meetings.</p> <p>We encourage you to think about and prepare questions or ideas to present to the group. Don’t hesitate to e-mail a meeting coordinator to suggest a CLE topic and/or speaker! <a href="http://www.cobar.org/For-Members/CBA-Sections/Solo-Small-Firm-Practice">Click here</a> for more information.</p> <p>See below for December meetings, and don&#8217;t forget<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong> the <a href="http://www.cobar.org/Calendar/Event/sessionaltcd/SOSM120816">SSF Holiday Networking Party</a>—Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rathod+Mohamedbhai+LLC/@39.7592707,-104.9854,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876c78c4f0d2dc15:0x78e6bebb9de0cd9e!8m2!3d39.7592707!4d-104.9832113">Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC</a>.</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Downtown Denver – Tuesday, Dec. 6<br /> </strong><em>Breakfast at 7:30 am (reservation in the name of D.A. Bertram)</em></p> <ul> <li><strong>1884 Restaurant (2nd Floor) inside the Denver Athletic Club, </strong>1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, (303) 534-1211</li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> D.A. Bertram, (303) 871-9300, <a href="mailto:da@bertramlaw.net">da@bertramlaw.net</a></li> <li><em>First Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Continental Divide Area — Tuesday, Dec. 6</strong><br /> <em>Happy Hour at 5:30 pm</em></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Greco&#8217;s Pastaria, </strong>311 E. Main St., Frisco<br /> </span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Sandra Nettleton, (720) 232-0367, <a href="mailto:sandra@nettletonlaw.com">sandra@nettletonlaw.com</a><br /> ***<em>Please RSVP if you plan to attend.<br /> </em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Colorado Springs – Wednesday, Dec. 7<br /> </strong><em>Lunch at 11:30 a.m. </em>Topic: <em>Staying Sane in the Legal Profession presented by Sarah Myers of Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program</em>. Approved for 1 General CLE credit.</p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub, upstairs, </strong>21 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, (719) 385-0766</span></li> <li><strong>New! <a href="http://www.elpasocountybar.org/event-registration/?ee=25">Registering</a></strong> is the <strong><u>only</u></strong> way to get the CLE affidavit and program materials.</li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <span id="subPage3496">Tomasz Stasiuk, (719) 359-9311, <a href="mailto:JCD@DuveLaw.com">tomasz@stasiukfirm.com</a></span></li> <li><em>First Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><span id="subPage3496"><strong>North Metro Area – Thursday, Dec. 8<br /> </strong><em>Happy Hour at 6 pm</em></span></p> <ul> <li><strong>LODO’s Bar &amp; Grill </strong>3053 W 104th Ave, Westminster, (303)635-8025.</li> <li><strong>Contact</strong>: Bill O’Meara, (303) 298-9888, <a href="mailto:wpomeara@klaaslaw.com">wpomeara@klaaslaw.com</a></li> <li><em>Second Thursday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Westminster<em>—</em>Friday, Dec. 9<br /> </strong><em>B</em><em>reakfast </em><em>at 7:30 am</em><strong><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>The Delectable Egg (reservation under Lauren da Cunha)</strong><span id="subPage3496"><strong>, </strong>1005 W. 120th Ave, Westminster, (303) 451-7227<br /> </span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <span id="subPage3496">Lauren da Cunha, (720) 551-1851, <a href="mailto:lauren@dacunhalaw.com">lauren@dacunhalaw.com</a></span></li> <li><em>Second Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Downtown Denver – No December Meeting<br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>Denver Tech Center Area<em>—</em>Wednesday, Dec. 14<br /> </strong><em>Happy Hour at 5:30 pm</em><strong><span id="subPage3496"></span><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Bar Louie, </strong>8000 E. Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, (720) 213-7080</span></li> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Please join the Meetup group and <a href="http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Bar-Association-Solo-and-Small-Law-Firm-Happy-Hour/">RSVP</a>.</strong></span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <span id="subPage3496">Laurinda Frederick, (720) 344-9623, <a href="mailto:lcfrederick@gmail.com">lcfrederick@gmail.com</a></span></li> <li><em>Second Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>West Denver Metro Area (Jeffco) – Wednesday, Dec. 14<br /> </strong><em>Breakfast at 7:30 am</em></p> <ul> <li><strong>Mimi’s Café, </strong>14265 West Colfax Ave., Golden, 303-384-9350.</li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Sarah L. Hostetter, (303) 274-2700, <a href="mailto:slhostetter@qwestoffice.net">slhostetter@qwestoffice.net</a></li> <li><em>Second Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Boulder<em>—</em>Tuesday, Dec. 20<br /> </strong><em>Lunch at noon</em> (Reservation in the name of Graham Fuller)<strong><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Carelli&#8217;s of Boulder, </strong>645 30th St., Boulder, (303) 938-9300</span><span id="subPage3496"></span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Graham Fuller, (303) 442-0802, <a href="mailto:graham@southboulderlaw.com">graham@southboulderlaw.com</a></li> <li><em>Third Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Cherry Creek/Glendale</strong><span id="subPage3496"><strong> – Friday, FEBRUARY 7<br /> </strong><em>Brown Bag Lunch at 12 pm.</em> Topic: <em>TBD</em><strong><em><br /> </em></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><strong>The Ptarmigan Building </strong>, 3773 Chery Creek North Drive, Ste 575, Denver</li> <li><strong>Contact</strong>: Amy Symons, amy@symons-law.com</li> <li><em>Third Friday quarterly, location may change</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>W.O.L.F. Pack (Women Owned Law Firms) – December 7<br /> </strong></p> <p>Quarterly networking events for women who own (or are thinking about starting) their own law firms. Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The <a href="http://www.thedenvertearoom.com/">Denver Tea Room</a>, 1165 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210. Tickets are $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity), which include delicious teas, petite sweets and savories. Cash bar. Space is limited, please <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wolf-women-owned-law-firm-networking-group-tickets-27763941697">purchase your ticket in advance.</a> Select WOLF Pack Tea Salon. This event is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have special dietary needs such as gluten-free or vegetarian meals, please contact the owner and chef, Margo Seymour, directly at (303) 321-2236.</p> <p>Questions about W.O.L.F. Pack events? Contact Kimberly Utesch at (720) 907-4491 or <a href="mailto:kim@uteschlaw.com">kim@uteschlaw.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/EesDAQAGSIg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/december-solo-small-firms-networking-events 2016-11-29 22:17 +00:00 2016-11-29 15:17 -07:00