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 with Kim Moldofsky

Year_of_my_Blogging_CareerAs part of The Year of My Blogging Career, we’re kicking off a weekly conference call series, The Office Hour (#OfficeHour)!

It’s definitely something that’s evolving over time, but the way it works now, each week there is a kick-off topic that Kim or a special invited guest will address, followed by Q & A and general discussion.

The Office Hour consists of a live call, as well as related chatter on Twitter and Facebook. The weekly invite and topic will be posted on Facebook and copied over here.

Today we’ll be discussing the results of the Blogger Monetization Survey that Esther Crawford so nicely compiled for the presentation at Blissdom. Co-presenter Sommer Poquette posted that deck along with useful links on her blog.

The call will take place today, February 17 at 1:00 Central (2:00 Eastern and 11:00 Pacific). Feel free to join in regardless of whether you’ve RSVP’d.

Call (605) 477-3000 and when prompted, enter access code 677842#.

Edited 2/17 to include links mentioned during the chat.

In addition to the links to Esther and Sommer’s site mentioned above, we also discussed the innovative plan by Kelby Carr of the Type-A Parent Conference, to match bloggers with sponsors and the wonderful (free!) e-book, From Blog to Business, put out by Esther and Jennifer James of Mom Blog Magazine.

Special thanks for Melanie Sheridan of Mel, A Dramatic Mommy for grabbing these links as I mentioned them.

Posted February 17th, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized