I’ve come off two days in Colorado Springs, making presentations on the means test and on applications for compensation and hosting the Business of Bankruptcy track with New York bankruptcy lawyer Jay Fleischman .
The energy and curiosity of the newer bankruptcy lawyers was particularly energizing. They came with difficult cases and gaps in their understanding, and they asked good questions and soaked up two long days of presentations. I know they departed better bankruptcy lawyers, if only because they got glimpses of what they don’t yet grasp.
Carolyn Elefant of My Shingle kicked off the business track with a pointed discussion of making bankruptcy practices super lean; Ron Burge lead off Saturday’s session helping us see our practices as businesses. I paired with Doug Jacobs, bankruptcy lawyer from Chico, for a look at pitfalls and opportunities in the means test. Thanks, Doug, for your focus and knowledge of this subject as we tried to find the most important points in a sea of issues.
Jay, my cohort in teaching lawyers about creating on line content, John Rogers, Christine Wilton, and I got to wind up the business of bankruptcy law track talking about how to create content to make a lawyer’s website worth reading. Thanks to all involved; that session was great fun.
For those of you who joined me at the Colorado Springs workshop, what is the most promising thing you learned?
Next year at Amelia Island. Hope to see you there.
Once I come off this high, I’m back to work in Mountain View and preparing for the Bankruptcy Practice workshop in two weeks in Phoenix.
Image courtesy of Martin Ely.