FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why the name Chisel?

“Chisel” is a collective noun for a group of lawyers. Also, it sounds cool.

Who can join Chisel?

Chisel is resourced to serve the needs of lawyers and law firms who serve corporate clients. Lawyers must be an active member in good standing of a State Bar.

What does it mean that Chisel is co-located with and hosted by FH+H?

FH+H lawyers and Chisel lawyers work out of the same space, and share some common resources such as conference rooms, work rooms, event space, etc.  However, the members of Chisel are not part of the FH+H law firm.

How can I be comfortable that client confidentiality is maintained?

Every member of Chisel is a lawyer or legal professional and is required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. In addition, we provide dedicated workspaces (including the Quiet Room and Telephone Rooms) for you to use when working on or discuss client sensitive information.  We also have Storage Lockers and Lockable Storage available to secure client sensitive documents you wish to leave at Chisel.  We offer secure document shredding to all Chisel Members. Finally, the cloud based print service (more on that below) allows you to send sensitive documents to a printer that won’t print until you’re physically at the printer and enter an ID code.

What are the membership plans and how do they differ?

 VIRTUAL MEMBERADDRESS & MAILBOX ONLYFLEX DESKRESERVE DESKPRIVATE OFFICE
Admission to Chisel-only events and classesYesNoYesYesYes
Access to Chisel network, mentors, and communityYesNoYesYesYes
Use of Telephone RoomsYesYes**YesYesYes
High-Speed InternetYesYes**YesYesYes
Use of Conference Rooms and Huddle RoomsYesYes**YesYesYes
Shared Printers/CopiersYesNoYesYesYes
Use of Forge Event Space and BarYesYes**YesYesYes
Access to Chisel1 Daily Pass/Month ($50 for each extra daily pass)May Purchase Daily Passes for $50 Each24/7*24/7*24/7*
Booking Credits$50/Month$0/Month$125/Month$250/Month$250/Month
Use of Flex DesksYesYes**YesYesYes
Use of Reserved DesksNoNoNoYesNo
Use of Private OfficeNoNoNoNoYes
Use of Quiet RoomYesYes**YesYesYes
Lockable StorageNoNoNoYes (limited available)Yes
Mail/Package Handling+$50/MonthIncluded+$50/MonthIncludedIncluded
Mail Scanning+$50/Month+$50/Month+$50/Month+$50/Month+$50/Month
Private Phone LineNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available+$60/Month
Storage Locker+$10/Month+$10/Month+$10/Month+$10/Month+$10/Month
Print Quota150 B&W/Month, then $.08 per page; $.12 per color pageNone150 B&W/Month, then $.08 per page; $.12 per color page150 B&W/Month, then $.08 per page; $.12 per color page250 B&W/Month, then $.08 per page; $.12 per color page
Access to GymNoNoYes*Yes*Yes*
Requires DepositNoNoNoYes, one month paymentYes, one month payment
Can Be SharedNoNoNoYes, each additional user must have a Member or Flex Desk PlanYes, each additional user must have a Member or Flex Desk Plan
Monthly Fee$50$50$300$500$1,400+

*Requires Access Card
**Requires purchase of Booking Credits and/or Daily Pass

Since Chisel is a coworking space, you are responsible for all aspects of your business except for the services listed above. While we do not provide receptionist services, paralegal support, IT support, insurance, marketing, or associates, we are happy to help you if you need help locating those resources.

We reserve the right to modify plans and fees at any time.

What is not included in my Chisel Membership?

Since Chisel is a coworking space, you are responsible for all aspects of your business except for the services listed above. While we do not provide receptionist services, paralegal support, IT support, insurance, marketing, or associates, we are happy to help you if you need help locating those resources.

What about paralegals, legal staff assistants, or legal secretaries?

Paralegals, legal staff assistants, and legal secretaries are welcome to join Chisel, either as the full time employee of a lawyer, or as an independent contractor who works for lawyers on a part-time or as-needed basis.

How are visitors handled?

Visitors should be instructed to contact you via phone or email upon arrival to meet them in the waiting area.  If you have an unexpected visitor, they will be directed to a kiosk where they can send you a message.

What are the Flex Desks like?

Flex Desks come in a variety of configurations:

  • open area | quiet room
  • standing | sitting
  • accessible | private
  • no external monitors | external monitors in portrait, landscape, dual configurations

All Flex Desks have convenient power ports.

What comes with a Reserved Desk?

  • 54” AllSteel workstation
  • High end AllSteel Chair
  • Integrated power ports
  • Lockable storage

What comes in a Private Office?

  • AllSteel Desk with Return and Lockable Storage
  • High end AllSteel Chair
  • AllSteel Guest Chair
  • Office keys

Can multiple people share a Reserved Desk or Private Office?

Yes, but each additional user must have either a Virtual Membership Plan (occasional user) or Flex Desk Plan (regular user).

What if I want to upgrade, downgrade, or cancel my plan?

You can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your plan anytime.  Your bill will be prorated.

Do you offer a discount for prepayment?

Yes, you’ll receive 5% off your membership fee if you commit and prepay 6 months.  For prepaid plans, cancellation requires 30 day notice.  Please contact [email protected] if you’re interested in a prepaid plan.

What are Daily Passes?

If you have a Member Plan, you receive one Daily Pass each month to use Chisel.  Additional passes may be purchases for $50/day through your Nexudus Account.

What is Nexudus?

Nexudus is a portal you can use to manage your Chisel account, reserve rooms, pay bills, request support, learn about upcoming events, and connect with other Chisel members.

How does printing/copying work?

Printing and copying are managed through PaperCut, our cloud printing and copying service.  Using Papercut, you can print from your computer direct to any of our printers.  Our copiers also use PaperCut to track usage. Each member has a monthly printing/copying quota as part of their membership (150 B&W pages/month for Member/Flex/Reserved Desks, 250 B&W pages/month for Private Offices).  Additional B&W pages are $0.08.  Color pages are $0.12  Note: The printing quota does not rollover from month to month.

What are Booking Credits?

Booking Credits are used to reserve conference, huddle, and telephone rooms and pay for printing/copying. Each member receives an allotment of booking credits every month as part of their membership.  These booking credits do not rollover from month to month, cannot be transferred, and have no value upon membership cancellation. Additional booking credits can be purchased in $25 increments.

How do conference rooms and huddle rooms work?

Chisel has 5 conference and huddle rooms, which can be reserved by any member using Booking Credits.

RoomSizeBooking Credit
Conference Room ZuluLarge$50/hr
Conference Room AlphaSmall$25/hr
Conference Room BravoSmall$25/hr
Huddle Room OneMedium$25/hr
Huddle Room Two (Standing)Medium$25/hr

Every conference room and huddle room has a display with wired and wireless projection capability and a polycom speakerphone.

How do telephone rooms work?

Chisel has 4 private telephone rooms, which can be reserved by any member using Booking Credits.  When not reserved, rooms may be used on a first come, first serve basis (but must be vacated if another member reserves the room).  Telephone require $12.50 in Booking Credit to reserve per hour.

How do I reserve conference rooms, huddle rooms, or telephone rooms?

Room reservations are made through your Nexudus Account.  You can book through the Nexudus web portal, through the Nexudus Passport App, or through the Scheduling Tablet located outside each room.  Reservations are made in 30 minute increments, are paid for when made, and can be cancelled up to one hour before the reserved time.

How does wifi work?

You’ll log onto the wifi network using your Nexudus Account.  Every member can connect up to 3 devices to the network at a time.

How does mail and package handling work?

Mail and package handling is a separate service available for Virtual Membership and Flex Desk Plans for an additional $50/month and included in the Reserved Desk and Private Office Plans.

Members who have this service are assigned a mailbox in the Mailroom and provided a key.  Mail is delivered to mailboxes once per day, usually no later than 2 pm.  If you have a package, you’ll receive a key in your mailbox that can be used to open a corresponding package locker.  We will do our best to notify members of packages/certified mail, but you are responsible for checking for deliveries if there’s anything time sensitive.

Members can also opt-in to our Mail Scanning Service for $50/month. Members with this service receive an emailed digital copy of their mail within one business day of receipt.

Chisel plans to offer a check deposit to Wells Fargo service in the future.

What is the mailing address for Chisel?

Member Name
Chisel
1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 1000
McLean, VA 22102

How do private phone lines work?

Private Office Members have the option to purchase a private phone line for $60/month.  Members with this service will receive an assigned direct dial number that rings to their office.   Unanswered calls will go to Voicemail, which can be checked remotely.  We unfortunately do not offer call answering services.

How do I access Chisel outside of normal business hours?

Obtain an access card as part of your registration process.  Note: the building HVAC only operates Monday – Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Where is the Gym and how do I access it?

The gym is located on level B of the Building.  You’ll need an access card to enter.

What are the nearest metro stops?

The Tysons Corner Metro Stop and Greensboro Metro Stop are each approximately 10 minutes away.

How does parking work?

Limited free parking is located onsite at 1751 and 1753 Pinnacle Drive with additional street parking nearby. Parking passes for the parking garage at 1751 Pinnacle Drive may be available to purchase.

Do you have nitro coffee and beer?

Oh yeah.  But please drink responsibly.

How do I obtain an access card?

Complete the paperwork online here.

How do I request support?

You can submit a support request anytime through Nexudus, either online or through the mobile app.  Request Help