Lady Lawyers Luncheon -- Rainmaking: Tips for Success

  • October 30, 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Plaza Club, 20th Floor, 900 Fort Street Mall


Please join us for lunch on Wednesday, October 30 to discuss Rainmaking: Tips for Success, with guest speakers Melissa Pavlicek and Alika Piper.


Do you want greater satisfaction, independence and economic rewards in your work?  Do you struggle with work styles, schedules and clients that don't fit your needs and interests?  If so, rainmaking is the key to your success!  At last month's lunch on partnership issues, we learned the critical importance of rainmaking (bringing in new clients to a firm) to women's economic success and partnership.  Many attendees asked "how can I learn to be a rainmaker?"  Come learn some real-world strategies for:

  • Turning "dream clients" into real clients
  • Identifying your specific marketing opportunities
  • Making rainmaking fun

Our speakers are two Hawai`i attorneys who have not only successfully developed their own "book of business," but have also launched their own firms to do the work they love:

Melissa Pavlicek is the co-owner of Hawaii Public Policy Advocates, LLC, a government relations consulting firm.  She is a graduate of the Wm. S. Richardson School of Law in 1996.  She has served as the president of Hawaii Women Lawyers, an officer of the Hawaii State Bar Association and currently serves on the board of directors of the YWCA of Oahu.  She is also the executive director of the Women's Fund of Hawaii.


Alika Leilani Piper is a founder and partner of Klevansky Piper, LLP.  She specializes in business bankruptcy, financial restructuring, and business litigation, and has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Bankruptcy / Restructuring in Hawaii by Chambers& Partners. She is the current Treasurer of the Hawaii State Bar Association and Chair of its Finance Committee.  In her free time, she enjoys dancing hula, jogging, and spending time with her family, including her two children (ages 14 and 12).


Invite a friend or colleague - the more, the merrier! Please respond to by Friday, October 25 to let us know if you are coming.  We will meet at the Plaza Club, 20th Floor, 900 Fort Street Mall, on October 30 at Noon.  We will have an in-room lunch buffet with salad, soup, sandwich and desert for $22 (tea/drink is another $4-$5).  If you are an HWL member, mention that in your RSVP and you will be entered in a drawing for two free lunches for HWL members.  If you need to cancel after making an RSVP, please let us know ASAP, before the reservation deadline, so we don't get charged for your meal!

Save this date for our next luncheon:  November 25.


If you are looking for a new job or have a job opening, please feel free to let me know so we can get our networking to work for you!