Enjoy This Spring — With Freelance Help

MFAN - tulips 2We have all made it through another winter.  We have been feeling some balmy spring breezes.

And we are all craving some time outside.

So, what are good uses of our spring time?

And what can you delegate to a freelancer to help make that happen?



Five spring time ideas:

  • Go to the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis.  You will see spectacular spring wildflowers early in the season before the trees leaf out.  Like trillium, pasque flower, and jack-in-the-pulpit.  And then a changing array of other beautiful flowers and plants, as other things come into season.  You will want to go more than once.
  • Go to the Como Park Conservatory for the spring flower show.  You will be able to see the spring favorites like tulips, hyacinth, and lilies before they are in bloom in our own yards.  Just the thing to keep us going on blustery April days.  Through April 26.  After the spring show, you can plan to see the summer flower show with hollyhock, zinnias, roses and geraniums.
  • Buy tickets for a Saints game in the new stadium.  The opening game will be on May 10 and tickets are on sale now.
  • There will be some blustery and rainy days.  Think about going to the Minnesota History Museum to see the “We are Hmong Minnesota” exhibit.  It’s been 40 years since the first Hmong people came here.  The exhibit shows their traditions, challenges and contributions.
  • Survey your yard without snow in it.  Decide what to plant and where to plant it.  Haul out the grill and all your grilling equipment.  So you’re ready to plant.  And ready for some good grilling.

Five things you can spin off to free up more time: 

  • Some legal research.  A freelancer can do some research you may need for trial or appellate briefs.  Or just for assessing the strength of a case.
  • Drafting some motion papers.  A freelancer can draft motion papers for you.  Pieces of a brief or a memorandum.  Or the whole thing.
  • Discovery.  A freelancer can help go through documents to respond to discovery.  Or help draft your discovery requests.
  • Editing.   A Freelancer can edit briefs or other papers for you.

Whatever it is that you like to do when the weather warms up – fishing, planting, walking, reading novels, or just goofing off – figure out how a freelancer can help you make that happen.

Think about your practice, what you don’t like doing, what can be spun off.  And call a freelancer today.


Karen graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1986, first in her class. She then clerked for three years: one year for a Minnesota Supreme Court justice, and two years for a federal district court judge. Later she became a partner at two firms…

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