Women Owned Law Virtual Speaker Series

Live Webinar and Previously Recorded Audio Programs

One of the many benefits of being a Women Owned Law member is access to the Women Owned Law Virtual Speaker Series.  Webinars are live audio conferences that will provide relevant information, training and discussion on topics that are of interest to women entrepreneurs in the law and women owned law members.  Some of these webinars will provide materials

Can't attend during the scheduled date?  A recording of each session will be available to members in the member center.  Scroll down to see a list of upcoming live webinar topics and previously recorded programs.

Not a Member of Women Owned Law?  WOL is providing access to the pre-recorded session - GETTING THE MOST OUT OF WBE CERTIFICATION to non-members.  All additional live webinars and recordings are available to members or invited quests of members only.  

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Upcoming Live Webinars

(Available to WOL members or Invited Guests only)

Details, including dates, times and registration instructions, about the below WOL Live Webinars are available here.  

January 18, 2018: GROWING AND RUNNING A FIRM WITH MULTIPLE RAINMAKERS/EQUITY PARTNERS - LEARN MORE

February 21, 2018: BUILD AND GROW A PROSPEROUS PRACTICE: TOP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IMPERATIVES FOR THE SMALLER FIRM LEARN MORE

March 6, 2018: THE BUSINESS OF YOUR BUSINESS - A DISCUSSION ON LAW FIRM ECONOMICS - LEARN MORE

April 11, 2018 - ALTERNATIVE LEGAL SERVICE: CAPITALIZING ON OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND BEYOND A TRADITIONAL LEGAL PRACTICE - LEARN MORE

May 22, 2018 - LEVERAGING LINKEDIN FOR MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - LEARN MORE

Check back for additional dates and topics in 2018.

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Previously Recorded Programs

 AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS


GETTING THE MOST OUT OF WBE CERTIFICATION -  Recorded on 5/11/2017

Speakers:   Fran Griesing,  Griesing Law, LLC & Cindy Towers,  JURISolutions Leg

Hear from the owners of two certified Women Owned Businesses (“WBE”) in the legal services sector, Fran Griesing of Griesing Law, LLC and Cindy Towers of JURISolutions Legal.

Fran and Cindy will discuss how they have utilized their WBE certification to benefit their businesses and will address questions such as:

  • When should you consider getting WBE certified?
  • Are there unique considerations for law and other legal services firms relating to obtaining and leveraging WBE certification?  
  • Are there certain practice areas that benefit more from WBE certification than others? 
  • Why does partnering with other WBEs on certain opportunities makes good business sense? 
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RESPONSIVE INITIATIVE: A FRESH TWIST ON INNOVATION - Recorded 6/12/2017

Speaker:  Deborah Epstein Henry, Esquire - DEH Consulting | Speaking | Writing

At this session, you will be inspired by Deborah Epstein Henry, Esquire, of DEH Consulting | Speaking | Writing and a self-starter who has embraced “Responsive Initiative” - a newly-coined concept that is a fresh twist on innovation.  

Responsive Initiative is the ability to create something new by merely reacting more efficiently and effectively than anyone else in the marketplace, to a force or thing that already exists.  This is contrary to the common notion that something new must be original.  Instead, Responsive Initiative teaches us that something new can merely be a different reaction to an existing gap in the market.  In this session, you will discover your own opportunities for Responsive Initiative.  

You will learn the importance of homework, piloting, risk and failure, as techniques to teach you to pay attention to your surroundings, notice what people are seeking you out to do, and then figure out how to address the needs you encounter.  

As an entrepreneur, leader, job seeker, or individual hoping to make an impact, it is not always clear what path to pursue.  With the tools and inspirational stories shared in this session, you will learn how to focus on researching, testing, harnessing, honing, and then launching, to enhance both your business and your career.  


 EFFECTIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR LAW FIRMS - Recorded on 7/18/2017

Speaker: Carolyn Elefant,  Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant PLLC , PowerUp Legal and MyShingle.com

Hear Carolyn Elefant, attorney, author and blogger at myshingle.com, and Founder of PowerUp Legal, LLC, speak about the effective use of technology by solo and small law firms.  

A noted LegalTech commentator has recently called this the “Golden Age of Legal Tech Start Ups.”  As technology permeates the legal world, the options for solo and small firms abound. 

  • How do you know which technology is worth the investment (of time and money)?
  • What do clients expect of their lawyers in terms of use of technology? 
  • How can you leverage technology to compete more effectively in the legal marketplace? 

GETTING THE WORK DONE -MAKING THE MOST OF A VIRTUAL OFFICE -Recorded on 10/10/2017

Speakers: 

Nancy LanardFounder of Lanard and Associates, P.C. | Women Owned Law Board Member

Gabrielle SelleiFounder of Sellei Law, LLC | Women Owned Law Communications Chair 

Moderator: 

Carolyn Hochstadter DickerFounder of E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, LLC | Women Owned Law Board Nominations/Governance Chair 
& Regional Council Committee Vice Chair

Best practices and tips from experienced “virtual office” practitioners

  • What is a Virtual Office?
  • Presenting a Professional Image
  • Client Issues
    • What types of practices are best suited to virtual office arrangements 
    • How to market the virtual practice to “old school” clients
  • Expanding the Virtual Practice
  • Administrative and Support Staff Issues
    • Maintaining staff morale and staff development at a distance
    • Agreements between the firm and remote workers
    • The truly “paperless” office
  • Ethical Issues 

GETTING THE WORK DONE – BEYOND SOLO - Recorded 11/29/2017

Does your business need help getting the work done? Are you interested in working with an associate, contract attorney, paralegal or administrative staff? Two law firm owners, Laura Solomon of Laura Solomon and Associates and Mandy Rosenblum, an employment lawyer with her own firm, will join with Bernadette Beekman, Managing Director, Client Services at Hire Counsel for this nuts and bolts presentation, which will address:

  • Getting temporary or permanent assistance
  • Pros and cons of working with staffing services versus direct hires
  • Bringing on workers as employees or contractors, and what you will need to do
  • Attorneys, paralegals and staff who are considering entering into these kinds of arrangements with others will also benefit from this program.

GETTING THE WORK DONE - TIPS FROM THE TRENCHES ON ATTRACTING AND RETAINING TALENT - Recorded on 12/12/2017)

Moderator:
Virginia G. Essandoh, JD, Chief Diversity Officer, Ballard Spahr LLP

Speakers:
Cheryl Mullin, Esquire, founding partner of Mullin Law, P.C
Sarah R. Marmor, Esquire, partner, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
Valerie Phillips, Esquire, Director, Associates & Counsel, Mestel & Company

Hear from two seasoned women owned law firm owners, Cheryl Mullin and Sarah Marmor, and a former attorney turned legal recruiter, Valerie Phillips, who focuses on associate and counsel placements, on best practices and practical tips for attracting, managing and retaining top talent, especially in smaller firms. The panel will be moderated by Virginia Essandoh, currently the Chief Diversity Officer of a large firm, and who advised various sizes and kinds of law firms – including women owned law firms – on issues such as talent management as a senior consultant for Altman Weil, Inc.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How do you recruit, attract and retain from an inclusive talent pool? 
  • Aligning talent with business needs: How do you find the “right” talent for your team?
  • Pros/cons of hiring directly v using a recruiter.
  • Benefits of temp to perm structure.
  • How can/should you structure compensation, benefits and work conditions to attract and retain this talent, especially millennial talent?
  • What else do you need to think about to attract and retain this talent?
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