Nov. 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Pass the Bar
Dec. 2, 6 - 8 pm

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Happiness in Law is Your Own Book of Business
By Sheryl A. Odentz

As attorneys move up the ranks in their law firms, the rules change. Technical proficiency becomes only one of a number of factors by which they are evaluated. Their ability to generate work to keep themselves and others busy becomes ever more important. It is the key to the law firm profitability. Law may still be a profession, but it has also become a big business. The economics are simple: law firms cannot generate million dollar plus profits per partner without leverage. Someone has to bring in the business that supports that leverage. Those attorneys own the law firm. They make the rules. They decide who stays, who goes and why.

Any attorney planning to make a career in a private law firms setting who wants to manage – rather than be managed by – his or her own environment should think about developing their own book of business. More

Speakeasy – just a few days away
Toast the Twenty-First Amendment with modern takes on speakeasy-era favorites. Sip a variety of cocktails inspired by those underground social clubs of the 1920’s and 30’s and enjoy a delicious menu of artisanal hors d’oeuvres, from mushroom goat cheese tarts to lamb meatballs, all while enjoying live jazz music and mingling with attorneys and other professionals. Register soon to make sure you get in.

A note about our name change
Some of you may have noticed that “Young” is starting to disappear from “Young Lawyers Connect”. Rest assured, none of the First Thursdays events, online resources, or this e-newsletter are changing, after talking to all of you these last two years, we realize everyone has a different definition of “Young”. We designed Young Lawyers Connect, now Lawyers Connect, for those 40 and under or admitted 9 years or less, though all are welcome. So if you are a law student or recent grad, a mid-level associate or a new partner, we hope to see you soon.

Rainmaking for Junior Women Associates
Nov 3, 8:30 – 10:00 am

Careers at Nonprofits for Lawyers
Nov 3, 6:30 pm

How to Run An Effective Job Search
Nov 9, 6:30 pm

My First Real Estate Contract: A Program for Law Students
Nov 11, 6:30 pm

Maximizing Your Networking Efforts
Nov 15, 6:30 pm

Growing Your Practice
Small Law Firm Luncheon Series

Nov 16, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Legal Research Options for Growing Solos and Small Firms
A Three Part Evening Series for Seasoned Solos and Small Firm Practitioners

Nov 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Annual Law Practice Management Symposium
Nov 4, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Whether you are a seasoned solo or small law firm practitioner, or you’re just starting out, the Symposium offers a variety of workshops just for you, including sessions on Cost Effective Marketing, Startups on a Shoe String Budget, Billing Practices, and Growing your Firm on a Budget.

Attendees can visit the trade show to learn about a variety of products and services, or visit the LexisNexis Consultation Center to discuss their website and marketing with a certified SEMPO consultant. Breakfast, lunch, the end of day reception, trade show, and workshops are all included in the registration fee. Space is limited so register today to secure your spot.