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Challenges (and Rewards!) for Female Founders

By Kei S. Tolliver|  Founder | Kei S. Tolliver Law, LLC

After nearly two decades in the start-up space, I finally pulled the trigger and started my own solo law practice 4 years ago. Having been closely involved in start-ups, I knew the fundamental process of starting a business. However, what I didn’t know and had never experienced firsthand were the well documented challenges female founders face. Moreover, as I started to assist my own start-up clients, I’ve come to realize how real these challenges are and how educating myself on these challenges can help me (and other female founders) tackle them. 

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Doing Business Without Borders

By Andrea Ewart |  CEO and Founder | DevelopTradeLaw, LLC

In today’s digital economy, it is possible to participate in international trade without ever leaving our desks. This reality is particularly true for attorneys and clients who frequently do business internationally, and  presents several opportunities and challenges. Attorneys need to be prepared to support clients as well as to address their own needs in this era of doing business without borders.

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WOL Region Recap: Washington, D.C.

The DC region of Women Owned Law has been active in 2019.  On April 26th, the President of WOL, Nicole Galli, the WOL DC Regional Steering Committee members, WOL members and GALCON2019 participants gathered together for a Meet & Greet at Smith Commons located in the Atlas Arts District.  It was  well attended, fun and successful event for members and non-members within the region. 

On the evening of May 16th,  the region held it's annual Spring Networking event hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP. Food and drinks were provided courtesy of Legalinc Corporate Services which also made a short educational presentation titled, Intro to Corporate Entity Protection: How to Reduce Risk & Increase Revenue

On June 5th, the region held its first lunch-time Table Talk, Free Resources to Start, Run & Grow Your Law Firm. This brown bag event featured Carolyn Elefant,  a veteran energy and eminent domain attorney, as well as a WOL Advisory Board member,  who has been running her own law firm, the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant PLLC, since 1993. She has been blogging about solo and small firm practice at MyShingle.com since 2002.

On the evening of July 11th, a lively group met for ice cream and an interactive session on How to 10x Your Networking Introduction. The session was led by Lisa R. Ealy, known as the “Six-Figure Mentor” who guided attendees through tools to help them craft their own introduction to help them attract their ideal clients.

After a break in August, WOL-DC events will resume in September. All events are, so far, free, and open to WOL-DC members and non-members. Join us! Contact Andrea Ewart at [email protected] or Kristal Morris at [email protected] to learn more about WOL-DC and share your ideas for programming and other activities.

Data Savviness in the Law: The Intersection of Attorney Competency and Technology

By Cheryl A. Brunetti |  Executive Chairwoman | RVM Enterprises, Inc.

Competency is a longstanding ethical obligation for attorneys, but what it means to be “competent” continues to evolve.  Its evolution is due to the growing prevalence of technology that impacts the legal industry – from discovery to day-to-day case management.  The result is that lawyers now know where to look to find the answers, either by improving their own understanding of the technology or by enlisting the proper resources.

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Web Exclusive: Women lawyers find freedom owning law firms

Indianapolis Attorney and WOL Member Paula Finch and Philadelphia Attorney and WOL Founder and President Nicole Galli comment on women lawyers finding freedom owning law firms.  Check out the article ... https://www.theindianalawyer.com/articles/48796-web-exclusive-women-lawyers-find-freedom-owning-law-firms

Fran Griesing, Advisory Board Chair for WOL, was featured in Huffington Post’s list of “99 Limit Breaking Female Founders”

Fran Griesing, Advisory Board Chair for WOL, was featured in Huffington Post’s list of “99 Limit Breaking Female Founders” where she shared the most important lessons learned from her experience as the founder and Managing Member of Griesing Law, a full service woman-owned firm in Philadelphia.  Read more

Making the Case: Founder of Largest National Woman-Owned U.S. Law Firm Fights Fair

The highly anticipated fictional meet-up of powerhouse female lawyers Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope is setting Shondaland on fire with the attorney stars of ’”How To Get Away With Murder” and “Scandal” cross-examining their plotlines.

But in real life, there are few women equity partners in big law firms able to make as big a splash.

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WOL Founding Partner Member, Fran Griesing on How to be an Effective Leader in a Boutique Firm.

  

Francine Griesing, Manager Member at Griesing Law, LLC recently published, “Don’t Take it Personally: Creating Boundaries in a Boutique Firm” in Law Practice Today on being an effective leader in a boutique law firm.  

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Women Owned Law Board Member and Membership Committee Chair, Manuela Morais is featured in South Jersey Magazine

“The organization not only supports women who may be thinking about going out on their own, but also promotes and unifies women who already
have established law firms.” says Manuela Morais, Women Owned Law Board Member and Membership chair in South Jersey Magazines October 2017 Business Spotlight.  In just three years, the Law Offices of Manuela Morais has grown to a 10 person immigration law practice.   Read more.

Members of Women Owned Law: Why They Left Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

In this Bloomberg Article, Founding Sponsors and Women Owned Law Members Nancy Mertzel, Nicole GalliSusanne T. Jones, Virginia McMichael, Peggy McCausland, Stephanie Scharf,  and Laura Solomon provide their accounts of why they left Big Law and started their own firms.   Read more at https://bol.bna.com/10-accounts-of-women-who-left-big-law-to-run-their-own-firms/.