Springtime at FurtherEd

May 17, 2013

Mark Twain said, "It's Spring Fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"

In many respects, professionals are akin to plants. For those plants that survive the winter to be born again come spring, winter is a time to conserve energy, and focus on preserving the roots. Much like plants, professionals enter a mode of winter hibernation: We spend the summer expanding our knowledge; overcoming hurdles; and, focusing on growing. Then, when that first cold front hits, we hibernate, focusing our minds and energy on getting through the winter's case load, relying on the skills and tactics we've spent the year developing.

Come Spring, our mimicry of plant cycles progresses. As the ground warms and the sun is set higher in the sky, the plants get an itch: in time, the first buds will break the soil, allowing for the first fruits and flowers to set. At FurtherEd, we view the springtime as the perfect time and opportunity for professionals, like plants, to spread their leaves, soak up the knowledge and grow to newer and greater heights than any spring before.

To assist in this quest, we're assembling some exciting content that is sure to help generate the energy needed to tackle the growth season, head on.

For new seeds (newly admitted attorneys), we've put together some phenomenal Bridge the Gap courses that will ditch the dated style of slow, meaningless legal indoctrination. Instead we're providing spring growers with exciting, forward thinking educational content sure to a boost in the race to expand and conquer! Attorneys in attendance in the coming months will learn: how to start a firm with no money down; how to focus that firm's energy on targeting the burgeoning, American Start-Up culture; and, to master new means of exploiting old skills to take on new, demanding, dynamic practice related tasks and clients.

For our perennials (veteran attorneys), the potential is limitless! 2012 was a year characterized by rapid evolution in a variety of fields. Our Spring goal: to provide you the advice, direction and skills necessary to be among the leaders in these developing areas. Partnering with the top attorneys in their fields, we'll bring you all you need to know about pharmaceuticals, healthcare, business planning, and software licensing. Plus... what's more topical to the Spring season than a course on Bike Law (get your helmets on!)?

As you can see, we're excited. The grass is growing, the cherry blossoms are in bloom and professionals of all types are exiting their caves, ready to learn, grow and excel in 2013.

As Christopher Morley so eloquently stated, "April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go!"  As your mind reopens, ready to consume all the new knowledge of the coming harvest, we hope you'll GO with FurtherEd, so we can GROW together.

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