Understanding Contracts: The OfficeHour with Sara Hawkins


This was rescheduled for April 7 at Noon Central Time. To join in, connect with Kim Moldofsky on Skype.

This Thursday, March 24 at 1:00 PM CST, I’m hosting what I hope is the first of many OfficeHour chats where my friends join in to share their smarts.

MomImpact Member Sara Hawkins will be discussing the basics of contracts.

If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to work for a large company or on a large campaign, you’ve likely received a large contract.

One full of all sorts of legalese and terms you think you should know, but don’t.

If you can afford to consult with a lawyer for a contract review, it’s a good idea- you’ll get advice and learn a few things in the process. But even if your contract is from a big company, the pay might be small, perhaps even less than the cost of an attorney review, so it behooves you to educate yourself to the fullest extent.

Join in on Thursday to learn about contract basics. We’ll be using GoTo meeting for this week’s call, so send me a note, kim (at) momimpact (dot) com and I’ll pass along the registration info. Be sure to include a question for Sara, but please note she will be providing an educational overview on contracts, not specific legal advice.

About Sara Hawkins

Sara is a blogger, lawyer, homeschooler, and all around jane of many trades. She began blogging while in law school back when dial-up was all the rage. Sara has been a lawyer for 15 years and has worked in a large law firm, as in-house counsel, and is now a solo practitioner. She provides legal guidance to businesses of all sizes regarding a variety of topics including social media, digital rights and ethics. Sara is passionate about the law and making it understandable, accessible and fun. Sara blogs about her life and fulfilling all her hope and dreams at Saving For Someday. Sara also has a series of posts about Digital (Online) Rights and Blog Law where she discusses blogging and the law. You may know her as @Saving4Someday.

Posted March 22nd, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

The Office Hour: Bloggers and Trade Shows

Office Hour logoAfter seeing the buzz from my post about bloggers and trade shows, not to mention spending nearly two days this week at the Housewares Show and Travel Expo, I’m going to delve further into the topic during this week’s office hour.

Join in Thursday, March 10 at 1:00 Central Time. The call will last about 30 minutes.

Dial in to 605-477-3000 when prompted enter access code: 677842#

I’ll share some of my experiences at Trade events, pass along a few etiquette tips and stop back here to record them for posterity after our call.

Posted March 7th, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

The Office Hour, 2/25/11

Office_Hour_Kim_MoldofskyThis week’s #OfficeHour chat will take place on Friday, February 24 at 1 PM, CST.

We’ll be discussing how to extend your work with a brand–ideally free to paid!

Working with a brand should always involve a value exchange. If you can provide more value and demonstrate that to a brand, it might open the door to paid work. Of course, you must keep in mind that brands and agencies have budgets and time lines for various campaigns, so we’ll talk about ways to “work with the system,” too.

Posted February 24th, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized