Attention all alums and students who may be interested in solo or smaller firm practice—PDO’s Solo Support Series will return in March with two stellar events. (We are taking a break in February to let folks study for and take the Bar Exam).
On Wednesday, March 16, we will host a panel discussion on the very important topic of “Filekeeping, Client Communication, and Billing Practices.” Two confirmed panelists include Ben Lieberman and Steven Chambers. Their biographies are at the end of this article. This panel will take place here at the College of Law, from 4:00-5:30 p.m., in the Borchard Conference Room. To RSVP, click on the following link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dE1yWXpVVGR3WGRsTUFOb3VLcG9Semc6MQ. You must be a student or alum, and you must RSVP in order to attend.
On Friday, March 18, we will host a lunchtime event featuring speaker John Lore of Lore Law Offices, who will present on Marketing Practices. To RSVP, click on the following link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGpPVlBBNy1DdFF3MW9hYkVqanhBNUE6MQ. Again, you must be a student or alum, and you must RSVP in order to attend. Space will be limited, so RSVP as soon as possible.
Ben Lieberman is licensed to practice in Utah and Colorado. He has a B.S. in Boston University, and an M.B.A. and J.D. from University of Denver, where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Ben clerked for US District Judge John L. Kane, District of Colorado, as well as US District Judge Thomas M. Hardiman, then a Judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania (now on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals). Ben worked for law firms in Denver and Salt Lake City, including Burbidge, Mitchell & Gross, before starting his own solo practice. Ben focuses on corporate, personal injury, real estate, and domestic law. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Helping Lawyers. He has also has coached ice hockey for a decade, and won a silver medal as a coach at the 2003 America’s Cup Junior (under 21) National Hockey Tournament. You can view his website at http://www.bwllaw.com/.
Steven Chambers graduated from the U Law School (before it was known as the S.J. Quinney School of Law) in 1976. He immediately went into solo firm practice, which he did for 22 years before going in-house at Zions Bank in 1998. He left Zions in 2007 to go back into private practice with Nielsen & Senior. In the meantime, in 2000, he received an MBA from the David Eccles School of Business. He has been a presenter at the Utah Bar’s Spring Convention twice (2008 and 2010) and the Fall Forum twice (2007 and 2010) and served as co-chair of the 2010 Fall Forum. He is a member of the Bankruptcy, Banking, and Solo and Small Firms Sections of the Bar and has served as chair of the Banking and Finance Section and now serves on the CLE committee of the Solo and Small Firm section. He is on the Murray Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He practices primarily in the areas of consumer bankruptcy and estate planning and ahs represented the FDIC with respect to liquidation of failed banks. He is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and is the camping chairman for District 25 of the Great Salt Lake Council. He is married with six children and six grandchildren, and enjoys backpacking and run triathlons, though not very fast. You can view Nielsen & Senior’s website at http://www.ns-law.com/.
John Lore is a 2008 S.J. Quinney Alum. He graduated with honors and also worked as a senior member of the Utah Law Review. John began his legal career as an associate with the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where his clients included some of the world’s largest financial institutions and investment funds. Prior to founding Lore Law Office, P.C., John advised Utah businesses on a broad range of corporate and business matters at the Utah law firm Mitchell & Barlow, P.C. John is a member of the Utah State Bar, the New York State Bar, and the American Bar Association. John’s practice now focuses on advising businesses and individuals on estate planning and business matters, including wills, revocable trusts, commercial transactions, business structuring, contract law, employment law, lending and finance, secured transactions, regulatory compliance, real estate transactions, asset sales and acquisitions, general corporate law, and basic litigation. You can view his firm’s website at http://www.lorelawoffice.com/