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.

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

    December 5
    7:30 a.m.
    First Tuesday of every month: January 2, February 6

    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,

    Continental Divide Happy Hour

    December 5
    5:30 pm |
    First Tuesday of every month: January 9, February 6

    Greco’s Pastaria, 311 E. Main St, Frisco, (970) 668-5442

    Contact Sandra Nettleton, (720) 232-0367 or

    Colorado Springs Luncheon
    December Topic: Employment Law
    Presented by Chris Wiljemi
    Credit TBD

    Please RSVP to to receive the program materials.

    December 6
    First Wednesday of every month:  January 3, February 7

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

    (719) 385-0766

    Contact Tomasz Stasiuk, (719) 359-9311,


  • Westminster Breakfast Group

    December 8
    7:30 am
    Second Friday of every month: January 12, February 9

    The Delectable Egg
    1005 W. 120th Ave Westminster

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

    Contact Rachel Sheikh, (720) 515-2219,

    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

    ***This Group Needs a New Contact Person! Please email Sue Bertram if you can help keep this fun long-standing happy hour going***

    December 12


    6:00 pm


    Second Tuesday of every month: January 9, February 13

    Contact ????

    DTC Happy Hour

    November 8
    5:30 pm
    Second Wednesday of every month: December 13, January 10

    Bar Louie
    8000 E. Belleview Ave Greenwood Village

    (720) 213-7080

    Contact Dave Sprecace, (303) 454-8260,

    West Denver Metro Area (Jeffco) Breakfast

    December 13
    7:30 am
    Second Wednesday of every month: January 10, February 14

    Mimi’s Café
    14265 West Colfax Ave Golden

    (303) 384-9350

    Contact Sarah L. Hostetter, (303) 274-2700,

  • NEW! W.O.L.F. Pack South (Women Owned Law Firms)

    January 4
    4:30 pm

    Telios Law
    19925 Monument Hill Rd, Monument
    (855) 748-4201

    Contact Theresa Sidebotham, (855) 748-4201,

    Meetings are every other month and will alternate between Monument and Colorado Springs. All women who own, partly own, or are thinking about owning a law firm are welcome. We'll have tea, coffee, wine, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cost is $10 plus Eventbrite fee.

    Register here

    North Metro Area Happy Hour

    December 14
    6:00 pm
    Second Thursday of every month: January 11, February 8

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

    (303) 635-8025

    Contact Aileen Law, (303) 252-8800,

    Boulder Lunch Group

    December 19
    12:00 pm
    Third Tuesday of every month: January 16, February 20

    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

    Cherry Creek/Glendale Brown Bag Lunch
    Discussion topic: Bring your laptop, we will provide peer reviews for each other on the various websites that permit them. We will also discuss our own insights into online presence and reviews. 

    February 16
    12:00 pm
    Quarterly meetings, Third Friday of the month: May 18, 2018

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

    Contact Amy Symons, (303) 331-7969,

  • 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 ( 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: Growing Your Firm - When and How. Bring your ideas and issues, along with lots of business cards!

    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,