Posted by Peter
on November 17, 2009
Attend Ms. JD’s 3rd Annual Conference: Avenues to Advancement…this Friday and Saturday (11/20-21) at Northwestern’s School of Law!
Okay, yes I am giving my own panel a bit of a plug here, Paths to Independence: Starting & Building Your Solo Practice with Irene Bahr, Andrea Buford, Janaan Hashim, and Michelle Rozovics. But the whole event is chalked full of real diverse sorts of career seminars…big firm, small firm, avenues to government and corporate legal departments…plus some real nuts-and-bolts tips on networking, summer jobs, self-promotion, and even avoiding the mommy-track (OK, I’m not too worried about that last one).
But seriously, only $50 for law students…what do ya have to lose if you’re in greater Chicagoland ($150 for practicing lawyers).
Come on and say hi.
Posted by Peter
on October 19, 2009
Yep, sometimes I appear in-person and verbalize my “observations” live. So, like The Connected Lawyer, here’s looking forward to some ‘face time’ over the upcoming weeks…
1. First, modifying a line from the 1989 flick Field of Dreams, our topic, Websites: If I Build It Will They Come? at the ISBA Solo & Small Firm Conference this Thursday, October 22nd (3:10 p.m.) in Springfield. My colleague Alan Press (An Attorney and a CPA!) and I will run through some beginner/intermediate level guidance on basic Web design, turning Web visitors into clients, and shifting repetive tasks from your secretary to your Website. I was a tad slow in getting going on this but now I think I have some good things to say. Plus, I’m looking forward to that Friday night reception at the Old State Capital (What’s the ISBA going to do once this Lincoln bi-centenial is over?).
2. And Saturday, November 21st at Northwestern’s Law School, Ms. JD’s 3rd Annual Avenues to Advancement conference I’m moderating a distinguished panel entitled, Paths to Independence: Starting & Building Your Solo Practice. I was just at NU last week for the ARDC’s CLE (post to come) and it’s fun to be just off the Mag Mile and there’s a great view of Lake Michigan too. Myself excluded, there are really some impressive panelists on my program and across the conference. Yet as one of like only 5 male panelists, I must admit I can’t help thinking back to Alex P. Keaton on a Family Ties episode where he goes to jail to impress a girl he was pursuing exclaiming, “Today, I am a woman.” Sign-up here.