It is with a great sense of pride and excitement that I announce my new position with the law firm of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC… better known to most of you as photoattorney.com. Starting April 1 (yes, April Fools’ Day) I will be working full-time with Carolyn (and Evan).
As you may remember, I have been working as a lawyer with the firm in a part-time capacity since I was admitted to the Bar last June. Not surprisingly, I have loved the opportunity to be an advocate for photographers and the work has been rewarding. It’s exactly what I have been hoping to do since I first thought of going to law school–copyright law (mostly). Now, I will be devoting myself even more to this passionate pursuit.
The firm devotes itself to defending the rights of creative professionals, particularly photographers. While we do a lot of copyright work, we also handle other issues that affect you and your business, like contracts, etc. One of the things I like best about Carolyn’s firm is that we don’t just handle the big cases–we do a lot for the “little guy/gal” artists.
Carolyn is well known for her outstanding advocacy and Evan Andersen is equally devoted and bright. I’m joining a great group and a growing firm. We know the photo world and the law.
What this means for Burns Auto Parts is that I will be doing considerably less marketing consulting work. I will take on some clients and certain projects, but not at the same level as I have in the past. It means that I will be even more selective about the clients I choose to work with for non-legal work–I will have to be convinced I can really help you to put the time and effort into doing so.
I will continue to write the Manuals and produce the Creative Lube podcasts, for those of you subscribed or who own the BAP2Go app. Don’t worry, I’m not bailing on that. For most of you, you won’t even notice a shift. I’ll still be posting on Twitter and the Facebook biz page, and here, although possibly more often on burnstheattorney.com.
And if you do want me to help with your marketing (editing your book, website, or the like), it will never hurt to ask. Just be warned I may have to say “no” and I’ll likely nag you about registering your copyrights even more.