TWG’s summer associate program is a great way for law students to gain real world experience and for TWG to recruit the next top legal talent to Wichita. This summer, TWG is excited to have Hope Faflick as its summer associate. Faflick is a second year law student at the University of Kansas School of Law. A Wichita native, Faflick graduated from East High School and then obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Kansas State University. At KU Law, Faflick participates in the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies, where law students represent state and federal prisoners in post-conviction litigation. The Project provides tremendous experience for Faflick, although we hope TWG’s clients will never need post-conviction legal services. This summer, TWG intends to involve Faflick in a variety of its practice areas, including civil litigation, construction law, estate planning, public finance, and business transactions.
TWG Attorney and Member Amy Cline braced the cold again this year to raise money for the Salvation Army. Amy has served on the Wichita Salvation Army Homeless Services Advisory Council as a Board Member since 2008. Attorney Cline, pictured with her children Ethan and Olivia on a particularly cold day last December, also personally collected donations for the Salvation Army in front of the Cabela’s store this last year. For more information about how Amy came by her passion to help the homeless as a young lawyer in Wichita, see her feature story in the Wichita Bar Association January 2017 Bar-o-meter.
TWG Attorney/Member Jeff Dahlgren recently presented the proceeds from the Charity Golf Tournament held on September 26, 2016 for the benefit of the Carmelite Nuns Monastery. This year’s tournament, with over 70 participants, was held at the Willowbend Golf Club in Wichita and raised $12,660 for the benefit of the local monastery. Jeff has chaired this fundraising effort for four years. The monastery is located at 7445 North Woodlawn. Attorney Dahlgren, pictured with Jerry Cornejo, presented the proceeds to Mary DeGraffenreid, who accepted the check on behalf of the Friends of the Carmelite Nuns.
TWG attorney J.T. Klaus again donned his lederhosen to preside over Newman University’s Party on the Plaza-Oktoberfest as the emcee for a fourth year. More than 460 people attended Newman’s premier fundraiser for student scholarships. Newman University holds its annual fundraiser on Founders Plaza and raises more than $125,000 each year for student scholarships, with a new record for donations expected for this year. Since 2011, “Oktoberfest” has been the theme, and it continues to grow in popularity.
J.T. Klaus serves on the Newman University Board of Trustees and serves as Chair of the Trustee & Bylaws Committee.
Read more about the event and watch the video recap at http://news.newmanu.edu/party-plaza-2016-rewind
This year Triplett Woolf Garretson (TWG) is celebrating our 30th year as a Law Firm. In reflecting on our law practice, we felt our brand could be improved to reflect all TWG had become. We have grown both in size and practice areas and have embraced technology to make our firm more efficient. More significantly, we wanted our brand to represent our combined knowledge and the team effort that continually innovates solutions for our clients.
In developing the new look we explored many options, but kept coming back to the simple idea that it is the TWG people and experience coming together that really benefit our clients with forward thinking solutions. We hope you agree that our new, stronger identity is a proper reflection of our evolution.
As part of our new branding, TWG has launched a new website to make it easier for clients and potential clients to find an appropriate attorney for their specific needs, as well as gain a better understanding of TWG as a law firm.
Our site focuses on how clients want to engage online with TWG, either by attorney or practice area. In some cases, clients want additional information regarding a specific attorney. The new site makes it easier to find the information you need about an attorney faster and then make direct contact with that attorney. In other cases, our clients search practice areas looking for an attorney who has experience in their area of need. The new site has expanded the list of practice descriptions and incorporates more common search terms making it easier for clients to find exactly who and what they are looking for at TWG. Finally, we then “linked” it all together to make it easy to use, whether on your tablet, at your desk or on your smart phone.
The new TWG site also serves as a resource for clients, as TWG attorneys have a platform to communicate firm news and changing legislation that may impact you, your business or your community.twgfirm.com