The final meeting of the 2014-2015 Solo Small Firm Executive Council was held on April 22, 2015. Thank you to outgoing Council members: Barb Cashman, Matt Hand and Mark Miller! Welcome to new Council members: Stephanie Suzanne, Tomasz Stasiuk and Jerry Bowman.
The 2015-2016 Executive Council members are: Karen Kishbaugh (Chair), Michele Clark (Chair Elect), Phil Shuey (Immediate Past Chair), Nathan Silver (Secretary), Stephanie Suzanne (Treasurer), Dave Sprecace (Board of Governors Rep), Matt Aguero (Newsletter Editor), Jerry Bowman, (YLD Rep), Amy Symons, Ben Wick, Catherine Brown and Tomasz Stasiuk (Council Members at Large).
The Solo Small Firm Practice Section (www.cobar.org/solosmallfirm) addresses in a practical fashion the unique needs of solo practitioners and attorneys in small firms. The section emphasis is on practical programs dealing with the nuts and bolts of owning one’s own law practice, rather than on business meetings and formal structure.
Solo and small firms make up about 65 percent of all attorneys. By networking, using technology, and sharing expertise, the Solo Small Firm Section has a special ability to share their experiences in solving the hurdles that face solos and small firms without sacrificing the independence that drew us to solo small firm practice. The Section offers regional and webcast CLEs, networking sessions and the SOLOinCOLO blog. The Section also offers an active listserve for solo and small firm attorneys to easily communicate with other attorneys across the state about topics including (but not limited to) technology, office space, referrals, etc.
Photo: Barb Cashman (2014-15 Immediate Past Chair), Phil Shuey (2014-15 Chair) and Karen Kishbaugh (2015-16 Chair Elect).