Solo Small Firm Practice

Addresses in a practical fashion the unique needs of solo practitioners and attorneys in small firms. The section emphasis is on practical programs dealing with the nuts and bolts of owning one's own law practice, rather than on business meetings and formal structure. Solo and small firms make up about 65 percent of all attorneys. By networking, using technology, and sharing expertise, the Solo Small Firm Section has a special ability to share their experiences in solving the hurdles that face solos and small firms without sacrificing the independence that drew us to solo/small firm practice. The Section offers regional and webcast CLEs, networking sessions (see Networking meetings below) and the SOLOinCOLO blog. The Section also offers an active listserve for solo and small firm attorneys to easily communicate with other attorneys across the state about topics including (but not limited to) technology, office space, referrals, etc. Annual elections of officers and a twelve person state-wide council offer the opportunity for leadership roles.

SMALL FIRMS, BIG SUCCESS

A series of short, timely, CLE programs developed for Solo and Small Firm practitioners presented by Colorado Bar Association CLE in partnership with the CBA’s Solo Small Firm Section

No October Program

Session Registration: 11:30 am, Program: Noon–1:00 pm 

Live:

Small Firms, Big Success - A business-focused series for client-focused lawyers... view event

Webcast:

Small Firms, Big Success - A business-focused series for client-focused lawyers... view event

Homestudies and past CLEs are also available through CLE in Colorado

Monthly Networking Meetings

  • **Dates for all meetings are subject to change; however, they will occur as scheduled unless prior notice has been sent to the Section membership via e-mail. Please check this website on a regular basis.

    Downtown Denver Breakfast
    October topic: Professional Vignettes
    Presented by D.A. Bertram
    Approved for one ethics credit

    Please RSVP to da@bertramlaw.net (this month only)

    October 3
    7:30 a.m.
    First Tuesday of every month: November 7, December 5

    1884 Restaurant, Denver Athletic Club
    1325 Glenarm Place, Denver

    (303) 534-1211
    (reservation in the name of D.A. Bertram)

    Contact D.A. Bertram, 303-871-9300, da@bertramlaw.net

    Continental Divide Happy Hour

    ***October 10***
    5:30 pm
    First Tuesday of every month: November 7, December 5

    Sauce on the Blue
    358 Blue River Pkwy #H, Silverthorne
    (970) 468-7488

    The location changes each month throughout the mountain communities. Contact Sandra Nettleton, (720) 232-0367 or sandra@nettletonlaw.com

    Colorado Springs Luncheon
    October Topic: Mentoring a Professional Identity for Modern Lawyers
    Presented by J. Ryann Peyton, Executive Director of CAMP
    Approved for one general credit

    Please RSVP to info@stasiukfirm.com to receive the program materials.

    October 4
    11:30am
    First Wednesday of every month: November 1, December 6

    Jack Quinn's Irish Pub, Upstairs
    21 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs

    (719) 385-0766

    Contact Tomasz Stasiuk, (719) 359-9311, tomasz@stasiukfirm.com



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  • Westminster Breakfast Group

    October 13
    7:30 am
    Second Friday of every month: November 10, December 8

    The Delectable Egg
    1005 W. 120th Ave, Westminster

    (303) 451-7227
    (Reservation in the name of Rachel Sheikh)

    Contact Rachel Sheikh, (720) 515-2219, rachelbsheikh@gmail.com

    Group Name: SSFs Still Figuring It Out, General discussion on running a cost effective practice and the growing pains of a new(er) business.

    Downtown Denver Happy Hour

    October 10
    6:00 pm
    Second Tuesday of every month: November 14, December 12

    Guard and Grace
    1801 California, Denver
    (303) 293-8500 

    Contact Silke Popp, (720) 316-5247, silke@promuslegal.com 

    DTC Happy Hour

    October 11
    5:30 pm
    Second Wednesday of every month: November 8, December 13

    Bar Louie
    8000 E. Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village

    (720) 213-7080

    Contact Dave Sprecace, (303) 454-8260, dave@mytaxlex.com

  • West Denver Metro Area (Jeffco) Breakfast

    October 11
    7:30 am
    Second Wednesday of every month: November 8, December 13

    Mimi’s Café
    14265 West Colfax Ave, Golden

    (303)-384-9350

    Contact Sarah L. Hostetter, (303) 274-2700, info@sarahhostettercpa.com

    North Metro Area Happy Hour

    October 12
    6:00 pm
    Second Thursday of every month: November 9, December 14

    LODO’s Bar & Grill
    3053 W. 104th Ave, Westminster

    (303) 635-8025

    Contact Aileen Law, (303) 252-8800, aileen@oppedahl.com

    Boulder Lunch Group

    October 17
    12:00 pm
    Third Tuesday of every month: November 21, December 19

    Carelli's of Boulder,
    645 30th St, Boulder 
    (303) 938-9300
    (Reservation in the name of Graham Fuller)

    Contact Graham Fuller, (303) 442-0802 or graham@southboulderlaw.com

    Cherry Creek/Glendale Brown Bag Lunch
    Discussion topic: TBD

    12:00 pm
    Quarterly meetings, Third Friday of the month: February 16, 2018

    The Ptarmigan Building
    3773 Cherry Creek North Dr, Suite 575, Denver

    Contact Amy Symons, (303) 331-7969, amy@symonsratner.com



    W.O.L.F. Pack (Women Owned Law Firms)

    Quarterly networking events for women who own (or are thinking about starting) their own law firms, or current law students who are considering hanging their own shingle. Meetings are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Denver Tea Room, 1165 South Broadway, Denver, 80210 (thedenvertearoom.com). The ticket price is $25 per person (incl. tax and gratuity). Enjoy delicious teas, petite sweets and savories, cash bar is available. Space is limited.  RSVP to the EventBrite invitation which will be sent out by Kim Utesch prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the list, contact Kim directly with your full name and email address to be added to the list and receive an invitation.  RSVPs must be submitted no later than 48 hours before the beginning of the event.  This event is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have special dietary needs please contact the owner and chef, Margo Seymour, directly at (303) 321-2236 no less than 24 hours in advance or they will not be able to accommodate your request.

    Discussion topic: TBD

    December 6
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Quarterly meetings, First Wednesday of the month: March 7, 2018, June 6, 2018, September 5, 2018

    The Denver Tea Room
    1165 South Broadway, Denver

    (303) 321-2236

    RSVP to Kim Utesch, (720) 907-4491, kim@uteschlaw.com