Jess Birken

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I arrived at LabCon 2018 with nothing but an open mind and an idea for subscription legal services at my firm. By the end of the conference, I left with an entire business model framed out, branded, named, designed, reviewed – all that was left was to build it. People pay upwards of $40,000 for a consultant to transform an idea into a fully formed program. Alternatively, they spend months and months trying to put…
I’m a nonprofit lawyer. That doesn’t mean I don’t seek a profit, of course. It means I focus my practice on serving the nonprofit sector. Most of my work involves helping small- to mid-sized nonprofits with a host of legal issues both large and small. Like most small businesses, my clients are “frugal.” Someone (not me) might even call them extremely, cripplingly, shockingly, unflinchingly cheap. And they are particularly cheap when it comes to spending…
If you follow me on Twitter, you may see me posting about how much I love my TrueDark glasses. I love them. See? Here’s proof: Resting my retinas on the way to @ABATECHSHOW thanks to @truedark #biohacker pic.twitter.com/KwoQX5LdBl — Jess Birken ? (@JessBirken) March 7, 2018 Burning the midnight oil without burning my retinas. @bpnutrition and @TrueDarkZone making the marathon work! ? pic.twitter.com/1qxyzcTLSt — Jess Birken ? (@JessBirken) March 29, 2018 What are TrueDark glasses?…
Sometimes my lawyer friends throw me a compliment about being “good at Twitter.” I always have to stifle a chuckle. The truth is, I put in less than ten minutes a day (and maybe less than five). I don’t produce or share much original content. I don’t even have all that many followers. By most objective criteria, I’m actually pretty shitty at Twitter. #LOL But compared to other lawyers on Twitter? Oy. I get it.…