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Summer Tour: LOMAP’s Start-Up Meetings Go On the Road

LOMAP has now, for more years than I can count (I can’t count very high), offered free ‘start-up’ meetings for lawyers looking to establish their own law firms. At these two-hour meetings, we dedicate an hour to ‘traps for the unwary’/’things to think about before starting your firm’-style issues, and an hour to ‘developing a cost-effective technology platform’. Snacks are served in between sessions, including chocolate chip granola bars. (That’s right . . . chocolate chip granola bars.) Since the law students and lawyers attending are all thinking of becoming entrepreneurs, our start-up meetings have also become a great place for similarly situated businesspersons to meet, to connect and to support each other in their endeavors.
Attendance is confidential; the only requirement for attending the sessions is that attendees complete LOMAP’s initiating documents. There is no cost to attend. (And, if you think about it, the access to the chocolate chip granola bars means that it’s like we’re paying you to come . . .)
Usually, we hold the start-up meetings in our office, here at 31 Milk Street, downtown Boston. But, this Summer (and early Fall), we’re hitting the road (a little), as we’ll be holding start-up meetings at two remote locations, at the following dates and times:
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 12 pm @ the Massachusetts Bar Association
(event page with RSVP information, here)
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 12 pm @ the Social Law Library
(event page with RSVP information, here)
If you’re considering launching your own firm, this is a chance for you to get a free crash course on what you need to be thinking about. We hope you can join us.
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Liner Notes
There’s nothing like a summer concert; and, even though Hank Moody recently eschewed the opportunity, Bill Belichick has likely been more than happy to be touring and singing with Jon Bon Jovi, far away from the Aaron Hernandez debacle.
In May, I was in attendance at one of the opening shows of Brad Paisley’s ‘Beat This Summertour, with Alan Klevan — well, not with Alan Klevan . . . but, we were in the audience together . . . well, we were in the audience at the same time. As I’ve addressed multiple times via this forum, I am an unabashed fan of Mr. Paisley, even in the aftermath of the ‘Accidental Racistdisaster — which I’m pretty sure he is aware is a disaster, as he, almost immediately, attempted to distance himself from the song. I also like to see James Taylor every summer that I can; but, that’s a modern New England tradition anyhow, a rite of Spring/Summer, as it were.
But, this gets me to thinking . . . What would be the greatest summer concert of all time? Like, what if all these famous musicians could get together to put on the show of my dreams. What would ‘the All-Star Concert for Jared(‘s amusement)’ look like? I have a pretty good idea of how the chronology of events would go:
T is for Texas’ by Waylon Jennings
It’s Up To You’ by The Moody Blues
Holiday Inn’ by Elton John
Free Girl Now’ by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Prelude/Angry Young Man’/‘Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)’ by Billy Joel
Tommy, Can You Hear Me?’/‘Love Ain’t for Keepin’’ by The Who
Medicine Hat’ by Son Volt ft. Wilco
Sweet Home Alabama’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd ft. Nirvana
Promise’/‘Garden Party’ by Rick Nelson ft. John Fogerty
Rocky Mountain Way’ by the Eagles (I know this is a Joe Walsh song; I’d want the Eagles to play it together, though.)
To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)’ by Dave Rawlings Machine ft. Ryan Adams
Over the Hills and Far Away’ by Led Zeppelin
Raspberry Beret’ by Hindu Love Gods ft. Prince (You know Heidi will dig this.)
Intermission
The French Inhaler’ by Warren Zevon
1952 Vincent Black Lightning’ by Del McCoury Band ft. Richard Thompson
Clocks’ by Coldplay ft. members of Buena Vista Social Club
Miles from Nowhere’/’Tea for the Tillerman’/’Midday (Avoid City After Dark)’ by Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam
Wildwood Flower’ by June Carter Cash
Cocaine Blues’ by Johnny Cash
Long-Legged, Guitar-Pickin’ Man’ by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
Barbeque’ by the Frog Town Hollow Jubilee Jug Band
Drive In Drive Out’ by Dave Matthews Band
Just for Me and You’/’Find the Cost of Freedom’/’For What It’s Worth’ by the combined membership of the Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Poco, Manassas and the Eagles ft. Gram Parsons and Kenny Loggins
Move It On Over’ by Hank Williams ft. Hank Williams, Jr. (Bocephus, not Josephus), Hank Williams III and George Thorogood & The Destroyers
She’s Waiting’ by Eric Clapton ft. Phil Collins
D’You Know What I Mean?’ by Oasis ft. John Lennon and Ringo Starr
Encores
30,000 Pounds of Bananas’ by Harry Chapin
Water’ by Brad Paisley
Sun on the Moon’/’(I’ve Got to) Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout That’ by James Taylor ft. Paul McCartney and George Harrison
Lovely Rita’/‘”Abby Road” Medley’/’Her Majesty’ by The Beatles ft. Robin Williams
And, yes, I realize that a number of these artists are dead/fictional characters; nonetheless: best . . . concert . . . ever.