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

 

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

    March 1
    4:30 pm
    Meetings are on the first Thursday of every other month: May 3, July 5

    BL Speer & Associates
    Sun Plaza, 104 S Cascade Ave, Ste 200C, Colorado Springs

    (719) 381-1708, free parking next to the building

    Contact Theresa Sidebotham, (855) 748-4201, tls@telioslaw.com

    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 

    North Metro Area Happy Hour

    February 8
    6:00 pm
    Second Thursday of every month: March 8, April 12

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

    (303) 635-8025

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

    Boulder Lunch Group

    February 20
    12:00 pm
    Third Tuesday of every month: March 20, April 17

    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: 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

    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 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: Fee Agreements, Termination and Declination Letters

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

    The Denver Tea Room 1165 South Broadway, Denver
    (303) 321-2236

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