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TCL > February 2011 Issue > Questions of the Month

February 2011       Vol. 40, No. 2       Page  9
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Questions of the Month

Colorado Bar Association members are being asked questions related to the law and the legal profession. Responses, which do not identify the sender, have been edited for clarity, spelling, grammar, and space. Next month’s Questions of the Month appear below. Find it also on the CBA’s Thursday C-Brief listserv, on the CBA’s Facebook site, and on www.thelearnedlawyer.com.


How many hours do you work per week?
How many hours would you like to work per week?


> I work fewer than five hours a week because I have virtually no work. I have been looking for employment for a year (including outside the legal profession) and have had no results whatsoever. I tried advertising more, but that did no good either. Obviously, I would like to work more, because I can’t pay the bills when I have no work and no income.

__________

> 75-80 per week. A bit too much, but I'd likely get myself into trouble if I had any idle time.

__________

> I'm definitely "baby bear" in the quality of life category. I feel that my hours are just right. I think there is a happy medium between hours worked and career goals. I may not ever get rich practicing law, but that's not what I set out to do. My plan involves being happy all around, personally and professionally.

 

March Question of the Month:

Is social networking a good tool for the legal professional?

Do you use Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn professionally or personally? Are they good marketing tools for your practice? If you don’t use them, why not? Send your response to leonamartinez@cobar.org, using the subject line "Q of the Month." All CBA members can respond. Names are withheld from print. Qs and responses also can be found on The Learned Lawyer at www.thelearnedlawyer.com.

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