Kirby Gamblin Joseph, Founder and Principal

   

Kirby Gamblin Joseph is the founder of Strategy4Success, a Law Practice Management Consulting group.  Kirby provides consulting services to law firms interested in changing the way that they practice law.  She is also the managing partner and co-founder of Joseph Law Firm, P.C. with offices in Aurora Colorado, Colorado Springs Colorado and Eagle County Colorado. She is a past chair of the Colorado Chapter of  the American Immigration Lawyers Association "AILA" (2006-2007) and has served on AILA National's Law Practice Committee since 2010.  Ms. Joseph has been Chair of AILA National's Law Practice Committee from 2011-present. She has been named a Top Lawyer in the area of immigration law by Colorado SuperLawyers Magazine.  Joseph Law Firm, P.C. has been recognized as a top tier law firm by U.S. News and World Reports since 2012.  The law firm is also AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.


In 2005, after having her second set of twins, Kirby decided that she needed to find a way to find greater balance in her professional and personal life.  She knew that she wanted to continue to work outside the home, but also wanted to be active in her children's lives.  That personal desire to create balance in her own life, without sacrificing law firm profitability, sparked her quest to improve the systems in her own law firm, motivate employees to be the best that they can be, and improve client services.  This success led to the desire to help other law firms to achieve best practices to maximize law firm potential and success without sacrificing client services.   She has developed systems and formulas that have improved efficiency, and has developed compensation systems that reward hard work while acknowledging that today's employees seek greater work/life balance.  She is an expert in law firm management, revenue generation, law firm systems, strategic planning, branding and marketing, employee hiring and retention, and management systems.  She is asked to speak frequently both locally and nationally on law firm practice management and  represents law firms of all sizes throughout the United States.


In addition to her rewarding career, Kirby is the mother of two sets of twins, and enjoys participating in their activities, volunteering at their schools, donating her time to nonprofit work, cooking, traveling, wine, and outdoor activities.

  

  • American Immigration Lawyers Assocation, Nevada Chapter, Shiny Happy People: Attracting and Retaining the Best Talent for Your Law Firm, February 27, 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Nevada Chapter, Show Me the Money: Best Practices for Getting Paid, February 26, 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fee Structures in the Modern Reality of Immigration Law Practice, Speaker, December 10, 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rocky Mountain Fall Conference, Strategic Business Planning for Immigration Practices, Speaker, October 15, 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015 AILA Paralegals Conference, The Role of a Paralegal in Immigration Practice, Speaker, August 27, 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015 Annual Conference, Moderator, June 17, 2015  
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, 60 Practical Profitable and Ethical Practice Tips
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Cases of Early Termination – Financial Conflicts & Ethical Issues, Speaker, May 5, 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas/New Mexico/Oklahoma Chapter Spring 2015 Conference, Ethics and Practice Management in the Digital Age, Speaker, April 23, 2015

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District Chapter, Growing Your Practice:  Recruitment Issues, Speaker,  April 21, 2015
  • 16th Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter Symposium, Speaker, December 2, 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012 Annual Conference, Speaker, June 13, 2012
  • 14th Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter Symposium, Speaker, December 1, 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Solo & Small Practice Business School CLE Conference & Webcast, Conference Chair and Speaker, October 27, 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association 2011 Annual Conference, Speaker, June 15, 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, When a Lawyer Leaves a Law Firm: Ethical and Practical Issues for All, Podcast Speaker, January 13, 2011
  • 13th Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter Symposium, Speaker, December 1, 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2010 Annual Conference, Moderator, June 30, 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009 Annual Conference, Speaker, June 3, 2009
  • Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice Conference, Speaker, March 10, 2008

Speaking Engagements

Articles Written and Published

  • “The Importance of a Mission Statement in Determining How Clients Perceive Your Firm”, for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rocky Mountain Fall Conference, October 2015
  • "Life and Death Consequences--Case Management in Removal Proceedings,"  For the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June 2015
  • "Financial Management: Stay Out of the Red and In the Black", December 2014
  • "Protect Your Firm with the Right Financial Policies," December 2014
  • "What benefits and creative compensation packages can you offer to retain top talent?" November 2014
  • "Hiring and Retaining the Right Employees for Your Firm," March 2014
  • "Considerations in Hiring Staff and Other Attorneys,"
  • 16th Annual AILA New York CLE Handbook (AILA 2014)
  • "Selecting the Right Case Management System for Your Practice", April 2013
  • "Hiring and Retaining the Right Employees for Your Firm," Immigration Practice News, Fall 2013 (Vol. 5, No. 1)
  • "Selecting the Right Case Management System for Your Practice," April 2013
  • "60 Practical, Profitable and Ethical Practice Tips,"  January 2013
  • "Scaling Your Practice and Preparing for Growth," January 2013
  • "Revenue-Based Compensation Plans for Associate Attorneys,"  September 2012
  • "Top Tips to Build a Practice Full of Great Clients,"  Immigration Practice Pointers, 2012-13 Ed. (AILA 2012)
  • "The Business Side of Running a Law Practice - The Importance of Strategic Planning and Partnering with Professional Consultants," Immigration Practice Pointers 9 (2011-12 ed.)

  • "The Business Side of Running a Law Practice," Immigration Practice News, Winter 2011 (Vol. 2, No. 2)

  • "Creative Compensation for Attorneys," Downloadable Recording, January 2011

  • Win-Win Compensation - Revenue-Based Compensation Plans for Associate Attorneys, AILA 2011

  • "The Entrepreneurial Lawyer: How to Run a Successful Immigration Practice," (AILA 2011)

  • "Attracting, Retaining, and Promoting Legal Support Staff and Associates,"  Immigration Practice Pointers 13 (2010-11 ed.)

  • "Attracting, Retaining, and Promoting Legal Support Staff and Associates,"  November 2010

  • "Diversifying Your Practice and Increasing Profitability,"  August 2010

  • "Tips on How to Survive and Even Grow in a Struggling Economy," 13th Annual New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium Handbook (AILA 2010)

  • "The Immigration Law Firm Stimulus Package: Diversifying Your Practice and Increasing Law Firm Profitability Through Effective Billing Procedures," Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook 43 (2009-10 ed.)