This is the third year in a row that I've sent a message to my community in early January - I guess that makes it a tradition! As much as I love to fill this space with discussions of the coming year and the larger issues that interest me, this message is fundamentally for marketing purposes and my rant this year has gotten a little long. So I'll let you click the hyperlink to read my full explanation of how I see 2010 as The Year of Generosity. For more buzz about my law practice, please read on.
First of all, I want to send a big thank you to my clients. You are the best! Really, I could not ask for nicer and more wonderful people to walk through my door. I am honored to have you place your trust in me. I am not just talking about your faith in my technical skills as a lawyer, but I also mean the way you open your lives and hearts to me as we discuss our often difficult and emotional work. This moves me and inspires me, and, more and more, becomes the thing that calls me out of bed each morning. Thank you so much.
My Panic-Free Planning Workshops continue to receive lots of enthusiasm and great feedback - they are an easy, and even enjoyable, way to get the basics in place for a great price. All you need to do is a little bit of prep and attend a two hour workshop, and then you'll have a basic Will, Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directive in place. I've got a full Winter/Spring schedule for my Workshops on my website.
Another very exciting development is that I'm partnering with the folks at Recess Urban Recreation (a fabulous, indoor rec center for young kids and their caretakers). I'm offering two of my Panic-Free Planning Workshops (January 23 and April 24) at Recess, where I can accommodate much larger groups. Also, Recess is hosting a few free presentations I'll be doing about Estate Planning, so sign up for their mailing list and watch their calendar.
Remember, advance registration is required for all Workshops, so just pick a date and sign up online! Believe me, you'll feel so much better when its done.
Increasingly often I hear from friends and neighbors that they've seen my name recommended on local parenting email lists, or that they've recommended me themselves. It means so much to me that you think highly enough of me and my work to send other people my way. Your recommendations are also my lifeline: almost all of my business comes through word-of-mouth referrals. So, thank you for sharing my name, and please continue doing so. And do forward this post to anyone you know who might want or need my services.