Shirin Chahal's journey into the legal profession began rather unconventionally. As a child, she was passionate about creating art and music, drawing doodles on any piece of paper that happened to come across her path and learning to play as many instruments as her mom would let her, including the piano, violin, clarinet, french horn, bass and guitar. After an early career in the music industry working at a talent management agency, a booking agency and then a major publishing company, she changed courses and moved to Colorado to become a lawyer. During her time at the University of Colorado Law School, she concentrated her studies on intellectual property, telecommunications, technology and privacy law, all the while maintaining her passion for serving artists, designers and other business owners in the creative industries. Shirin worked as an articles editor for the Colorado Technology Law Journal, and her student note regarding privacy on social networks was selected for publication. Shirin also served as a legal research assistant for a professor at the law school, contributing to several published law review articles and course books on the law of business entities.
What motivates me the most as an attorney is seeing the way my work has a direct and concrete impact on the lives and livelihoods of my clients.