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On July 20, I am joining forces with Amanda Sexton from FocusWorks Marketing for a workshop on social media for lawyers. The event is being hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Attendees will walk away from this seminar with a social media action plan they can implement right away. We will also address the following topics: Choosing platforms that make sense for your business; Figuring out what…
To prepare for the construction of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which is more commonly referred to as the Arch, over 80 acres of prime riverfront real estate in downtown St. Louis were condemned, and the structures located there leveled. One of the few buildings spared was the Old Courthouse. Mistakenly referred to as the old state capitol by many a sports broadcaster when their camera crew is showing shots of the city, the Old…
In a couple of weeks I will be packing up my office and making the move from New Jersey to Tennessee. This does not mean that Kelchen Consulting will be closing up shop. Blog posts, social media content, white papers, and websites can all be created remotely, as I have proven over the past few years.  If you need help raising your online profile, and getting your voice heard, I am ready to help you.…
Philadelphia is an amazing city to visit. There are lots of important historic sites to tour, museums to explore, and plenty of great restaurants to try. But if you want to get off the beaten path and explore a quirky legal attraction, head to the Mütter Museum. Getting to the 40 lb. Colon Hidden deep in the depths of this medical collection owned by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia are kidney stones pulled…
I spent a recent evening rewatching one of my favorite movies, Apollo 13. As someone who grew up wanting to be an astronaut, I am usually sucked into the story, holding my breath as the drama unfolds. This time, however, I was captivated not by the crew, but by the team on the ground. When things are falling apart, and nobody really knows if the crew can be saved, lead flight director Gene Kranz urges…
Young lawyers have a strong desire to give back. We are quick to donate to charitable causes, and many of us take on pro bono cases. But over the years there has been a steady decline in the number of attorneys, and in particular young attorneys, serving on local boards and as government officials. The nature of modern practice is often blamed for driving this trend, but it is also true that finding and securing…
It’s a rainy, made-for-tea kind of day, and the start of another work from home week thanks to the global corona virus pandemic. I am fortunate that the virus has not really impacted my work life. I typically work out of my home office, except when I visit my clients for in-person strategy sessions and video/photo shoots. I have learned A LOT about how to be productive in a non-traditional work environment over the past…
I always knew that someday I would leave Wisconsin. My husband’s work demanded it. But when that day came, I found myself completely overwhelmed by the job search/joining a new bar process even though I had spent months preparing for the move. Now that I have settled into my new job/home/life and have had time to reflect on the experience, I’ve put together the following list of the top ten things that helped me smoothly…
On March 9, I am joining forces with Amanda Sexton from FocusWorks Marketing for a workshop on blogging and podcasting for lawyers. The event is being hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Attendees will walk away from this seminar with the tools they need to start blogging or podcasting to promote their firm. This includes a brand strategy, target audience assessment, and content creation calendar. Click here for