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I recently made the decision to move my practice to southwest Colorado, to a rural town named Pagosa Springs.  A couple of older attorneys had recently become unable to practice in the town and the one remaining solo practitioner here, who is in his late 70s, had been talking me into moving for about a […]

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First, we start with the dancing alone (OK, I really wanted to get some get some tap dancing footage in here, and YouTube didn’t disappoint).  When I last saw Savion Glover in Boulder, he was tapping to classical music.  Here’s a fairly old clip, but it’s classic Savion. I love watching this guy tap.  Yep, […]

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So there I was: standing in the waiting room for municipal court, asking the clerk if my case could be called so I could avoid billing my client for unnecessary waiting time. The hamster turning the wheel inside my brain had just completely stopped, and I was absolutely dumbfounded by the clerk’s question. In fact, […]

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On Wednesday, Feb. 27, women solos (and CBA Law Practice Management Director Reba Nance) gathered once again at the Denver Tea Room for tea, scones, and a howling good time.  With nearly 20 in our WOLF pack, shorthand for women-0wned law firm, we started with introductions and played a version of musical chairs not unlike […]

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On the email listserv of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Colorado Bar Association, a question was recently posed: “Does anyone send thank you notes anymore, or even an email, to acknowledge referrals?” I also have discussed this same question offline with colleagues regarding business referrals and friends and relatives regarding gifts. Based […]

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The WOLF Pack Rides Again!

by Barb Cashman on February 4, 2013

Attention all women-owned law firm types and women attorneys: We will be meeting once again at the Denver Tea Room at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 to reprise our very enjoyable tea we had there last year.  OK, we’re two days premature for Women’s History Month (March) – but that doesn’t stop us!  This is […]

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As past-chair of the Solo-Small Firm Practice Section of the Colorado Bar Association, I attended the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago for the first time in March 2012.  It was something I never anticipated I would experience because I am not very “tech-oriented.”  I found it to be an incredible experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it […]

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It seems that at least once a week my business associate, Danette Lilja, and I experience conduct by our colleagues that causes us to exclaim to each other, “And we worry about committing malpractice!” Based on numerous instances we’ve witnessed committed by other attorneys just in the past few months, I wonder if we’re some […]

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Starting at midnight, you can offer donations and show your support for more than 1,000 Colorado organizations, courtesy of Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Here’s how it works: Colorado Gives Day, created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, dedicates 24 hours to giving to area nonprofits and charities to encourage year-round charitable […]

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Practicing Thanks

by Brenda L. Speer on November 21, 2012

It’s the time of year when we give thanks, assess the year that has passed and plan for the year ahead. Although I am thankful for many people and events in my life, I have never really reflected on whether I am thankful for being an attorney. Upon reflection, I find that I am. I […]

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