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Public Relations for Lawyers CLE Summary:

Time Schedule: 70 minutes

Summary of Topics Covered

Introduction of instructor Dennis Ellis
Beginning a career in public relations after law school
Transitioning from employee to public relations firm owner
How to build up a client base
The advantage of having a law degree while working in public relations
Overcoming obstacles and bouncing back from disappointments
Establishing trust and building relationships
Charging for your work

Show Notes

Time Schedule:  70 minutes

Summary of Topics Covered

  • Introduction of instructor Dennis Ellis
  • Beginning a career in public relations after law school
  • Transitioning from employee to public relations firm owner
  • How to build up a client base
  • The advantage of having a law degree while working in public relations
  • Overcoming obstacles and bouncing back from disappointments
  • Establishing trust and building relationships
  • Charging for your work

Instructor Dennis Ellis, Esq. Bio

Microsoft TechSpark Manager, Wyoming 2017 - Present
Ellis Public Affairs, LLC Owner 2016 - 2017
Anadarko Petroleum, Director of External Affairs, Wyoming 2010 – 2016
Wyoming Medical Society, Executive Director 2007 – 2010
Colorado AG Office, Deputy Attorney General 2008-2008
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Executive Director 2005-2006
Senior Policy Advisor Governor Owens 2005
Mediator Facilitator 2004-2005
Legislative Director Rep. Barbara Cubin WY 2000-2004

UW College of Law JD 2000
UW College of Arts and Sciences BA English 1996

Past President Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom
Past President Wyoming Petroleum Association
Advisory Board Member to the Wyoming College of Agriculture
Commissioner on the Wyoming Mixed Martial Arts Commission


Creators & Guests

Host
Justin Victor Kallal
Justin is a Wyoming trial lawyer focused on representing injured individuals and workers. He is a partner at Davis, Johnson & Kallal. WyoLawPod is an opportunity for him to have interesting conversations with fascinating lawyers and give listeners free CLE credit.
Guest
Dennis Ellis
Dennis Ellis is the Microsoft TechSpark Community Engagement Manager for Cheyenne, Wyoming. In this role, he will work with local partners on programs that will help accelerate economic growth in Wyoming through regional internet connectivity, digital skills development, career pathways, nonprofit support and digital business transformation. He brings to the role his experience as proprietor of Ellis Public Affairs, a communications and advocacy firm connecting corporations with local causes. Dennis serves on the steering committee of the Wyoming Business Alliance, is past president of Wyoming Ag in the Classroom, past vice president of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming and currently serves on Wyoming’s Mixed Martial Art Commission. He also led the Wyoming Medical Society, an organization that represents Wyoming physicians and their patients. Dennis also served as Deputy Attorney General for External Affairs in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and in Governor Bill Owens’ cabinet as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and was Legislative Director and Counsel for United States Representative Barbara Cubin overseeing her policy staff in Washington, DC. Dennis holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wyoming, and was certified as a mediator by the Supreme Court of Virginia. He completed leadership training at both the Kellogg Institute and the Kennedy School of Government, and is a Leadership Wyoming graduate. A Wyoming native, his family owned a sheep and cattle ranch for over 100 years. He is married to Wyoming State Senator Affie Ellis and is a father of three.

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