FREELANCE SECTION ANNUAL REPORT - 2016 - 2017

Chair: Jody Hobbs. The Freelance Section meets every 2 months, at 5:30 p.m. at the Imperial Chinese Restauran on South Broadway where we have dinner meetings. The Imperial provides us with a private room, with excellent food and service.  To RSVP for the meetings, please contact  Karen Reida via email at karenreida@yahoo.com or 303-798-7463, no later than the Monday prior to the meeting.  Please contact Jody Hobbs at jlhobbs@q.com for any last minute changes or additions to RSVPs.

We encourage anyone interested in starting a career as a Freelance Paralegal to attend our meetings. We are always open to new members and as well as anyone in RMPA who would like to join us. We continue to be one of the most visible, educational, and entertaining sections in RMPA. Comments/Questions: Contact Jody Hobbs at 303-906-0400, or any of the Freelance Section members, with any questions concerning the Freelance Section of RMPA.

 

Report 2016 - 2018

Chair/Coordinator:

Jody L. Hobbs

Committee/Section Name:

Freelance Section

Date:

May 12, 2017

 

Our scheduled 2017 meeting dates are:  April 12, June14, August 9 and October 11.  Our usual meeting place is the Imperial Chinese Restaurant on South Broadway.  They provide us with a private meeting room where the food is excellent, the service is superb, and the conversation is unmatched.

The Freelance Section continues to welcome new members as more and more paralegals are venturing out into the world of Freelancing.  Going out on your own and starting a new business can be a daunting experience and the Freelance Section members are here to support you.  The members of the Freelance Section average well over 10 years of experience as freelancers and over 20 years as paralegals.  We enjoy sharing our thoughts on the trials and tribulations of Freelancing with those paralegals who are considering moving into the Freelance Paralegal arena.  We share our ideas on such topics as preparing Contracts and Retainer Agreements, negotiating fees, scheduling issues, conflict checks, Confidentiality Agreements and UPL.

Since we are seeing so many new faces, many of our meetings are designed to be open discussions regarding relevant issues freelance paralegals deal with on a daily basis.  Our members include experienced paralegals working in a variety of areas – an asset you will find to be quite valuable when joining the Freelance Section.

Recommendations:  We encourage anyone interested in starting a career as a Freelance Paralegal to attend our meetings.   We welcome new members as well as anyone in RMPA who would like to join us for an interesting evening of dinner and conversation.   We continue to be one of the most visible, most educational, and, most entertaining sections in RMPA and we are still going strong after over 20 years!!

Comments/Questions:  Contact Jody Hobbs at jlhobbs@q.com or any of the Freelance Section members, with questions concerning the Freelance Section of RMPA.  Please RSVP for our monthly meetings to Karen Reida at karenreida@yahoo.com no later than the Monday prior to our meeting.