Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section
Holds monthly luncheons with guest speakers to provide Section members the opportunity to network and discuss valuable lessons in maintaining a solo or small firm. Topics of interest include financial management, best hiring practices, employee benefits, immigration law, maintaining a small firm in a recession and more.
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2020-21 Sole Practitioner / small Firm SECTION REPORT
Jonathan Barber, Chair and James Rodger, Vice Chair
During these unprecedented times, Section leadership continued to offer section members various educational and networking opportunities to keep section members connected and informed during this unique and challenging year.
The section’s annual business meeting was held on September 10, 2020, during which, the chairs recognized outgoing section leadership, met other section members, and reviewed the agenda and financial health of the section for the upcoming year. Section members also had the opportunity to make recommendations for section activities.
To keep members informed and engaged, the section hosted monthly meetings, virtually.
Early in the year, active section members received the book, “The Productivity Pivot”, authored by Jay Harrington, a coach and consultant in the areas of legal marketing, business development and productivity. In early March, Mr. Harrington appeared before the section and presented “Work on Your Practice, Not Just Your Practice”, where he spoke of the importance of vision and goal setting, as well as introduced a productivity system that ensures consistent progress on the most important priorities.
In January, the section members had the opportunity to hear from fellow section member, Nathan M. Hull, President and founding partner of Hull & Chandler, P.A. Mr. Hull’s discussion included, Why or Why Not to Grow, Hiring and Retaining Attorneys, and Support Staff, Marketing via social media, Networking, Billing and Outsourcing.
In April 2021, Mr. Tyson Mutrux, owner of Mutrux Firm Injury Lawyers in St. Louis, and the Co-Founder of Maximum Lawyer, a nationally recognized podcast and community for lawyers, presented "Building a Community of Endless Clients". Mr. Mutrux discussed principles that he has used to build a highly successful injury law firm, and a community of lawyers that have led to lifelong friendships, business partners, and referral sources.
The Section also hosted “Virtual Bingo” as well as other virtual social and networking events. These events gave members the opportunity to win prizes, network and focus on discussions of common interest.
Through member support, section membership and participation increased during the 2020-21 year.
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