Fuel the Spark

Kevin Houchin and Kendra Brodin Present
Fuel the Spark: 5 Guiding Values for Success in Law and Life

Program Description
Sometimes we all need to look at things from a different perspective. This applies to both our personal and professional lives and how they blend into a successful and fulfilling legal career. Join attorneys Kevin Houchin and Kendra Brodin for this exciting new Ethics program devoted to finding a more balanced perspective on the rules of professional responsibility and how we can put the rules into an easy system for finding more success in our practice and our lives. This intensive interactive workshop could be the best three hours you'll invest in yourself this year.
As a bonus, each attendee will receive a free copy of Kevin Houchin's book from Morgan James Publishing: Fuel the Spark: 5 Guiding Values for Success in Law and Life.
Participants will also receive the 40-page Fuel the Spark Action Guide.

This event will be held Wednesday, February 2, and Thursday February 3, 2011 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST (12:00 to 1:30 p.m. PST).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 (All times EST)
3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
The most profound choice any of us make is either to accept things the way they exist, or to accept our personal responsibility to change them.
PR Rules:
1.2: Scope of Representation
1.7 & 1.8: Conflict of Interest
1.13 Organization as Client
1.18 Duties to Prospective Client

3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Many successful people have found the simplest rule to success in anything is to “show up.” However, deciding where to show up and how to manage yourself when you get there can be a challenge.
PR Rules:
1.4: Communication
7.1: Communication Concerning a Lawyer's Services
7.2: Advertising
7.3: Direct Contact with Prospective Clients
7.4: Communication of Fields of Practice and Certification

Thursday, February 3, 2011 (All times EST):

3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

One of the hardest things to do in legal practice and in life is to truly pay attention. We get pulled in so many directions, so how can be do a better job of staying in the moment and how does that help our clients and colleagues?
PR Rules:
2.1: Advisor
5.1 through 5.8: Law Firm and Associations

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
It's easy to get bored and it happens to us all, so how can we avoid boredom and stay sharp? The answer is to keep multiple irons in the fire at once, paying attention to each in turn.
PR Rules:
1.1: Competence
1.3: Diligence

4:15 to 4:30 p.m.
True fulfillment in legal practice and in life comes when you take the time to give back. Stewardship is the combination of giving ones time, talent, or treasure. This portion of the program helps define how you'll make your greatest contribution.
PR Rules:
6.1: Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service
6.2: Accepting Appointments

4:30 p.m. EST


Kevin E. Houchin
Houchin & Associates, PC
Fort Collins, CO
Kevin E. Houchin is a different kind of lawyer. First, he has a fine art degree in graphic design and a dozen years of brand development and small business consulting before going back to law school. He uses both his marketing and legal skills every day in his efforts to help creative people reach their potential.
Kevin counsels creative people about how to maximize their creativity, build their businesses, and protect their intellectual property. Discussions tend to turn toward relationships and creative collaboration often, so sometimes Kevin plays the role of business and life coach in addition to attorney and marketing consultant. He truly enjoys the role of trusted advisor to his clients.
Kevin is the author of the book Fuel the Spark: 5 Guiding Values for Success in Law School and Beyond (March 2009). He is also the author of the forthcoming book The Secrets of Creative Business (June 2009), both published by Morgan James Publishing. He contributed a chapter on the legal issues of social media in the forthcoming book Twitter Power, by Joel Comm, published by Wiley Brothers Publishing.
Kevin is an expert at helping people reach their creative potential, whether it be as an entrepreneur or as an attorney. In addition to working with clients, Kevin writes a regular column for the leading business journal in Northern Colorado, blogs regularly at his several sites, and enjoys one of the top legal followings on Twitter.com. He speaks regularly for creative entrepreneurial business, continuing legal education, and law school audiences.

Kendra D. Brodin, MSW, JD
Kendra Brodin Companies, LLC
St. Paul, MN

Kendra Brodin, MSW, JD, is Founder and CEO of Kendra Brodin Companies, LLC and WomenLawyersOnline.com, the premier online resource for women lawyers. Kendra’s work focuses on consulting, training, and the creation of products and services with the ultimate goal of reducing gender bias in the legal profession by increasing the attraction, retention, and advancement of women lawyers. With a powerful background as a social worker, lawyer, and consultant, Kendra supports women attorneys and their law firms.

Kendra provides consulting and coaching to law firms and individuals, as well as teaches a variety of Continuing Legal Education courses related to elimination of bias, ethics, and professional development. Kendra educates, motivates, and inspires with a mix of wisdom, wit, strategic thinking and deep insight. Kendra received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as Graduate Student Body President and member of the University Steering Committee.  Kendra earned her Law Degree with honors from the University of Minnesota School of Law. She received coaching training through The Institute for Life Coach Training.

Kendra is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers. She is also an active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, serving as Co-Chair of its Life & the Law Committee and active member of its Women in the Legal Profession Committee. She is a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers and the Ramsey County Bar Association. Kendra serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mission Investment Fund of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as well as in several other volunteer capacities in her community.

Kendra lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband, Rev. Ryan Brodin, and two children.

This course has been approved for 3 Ethics CLE credits in Minnesota