By Ritzel Starleigh Ngo
Dear Solo and Small Firm Section Members:
We are a new entity – the California Lawyer’s Association! We are looking forward to meeting you during the 1st quarter of 2018. We hope to have a live Spring MCLE conference (including a mixer) in which we will offer section members and colleagues both substantive and procedural continuing legal education courses which will enhance your practice. Read More
Request for Nominations - Due May 15, 2018
The Solo and Small Firm Section of the California Lawyers Association is pleased to request nominations for the Solo and Small Firm Attorney of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the Solo and Small Firm Reception at the California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting held on September 14, 2018 in San Diego.
The Solo and Small Firm Section of the California Lawyers Association presents its Attorney of the Year Award to honor a solo or small firm attorney, who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and dedication to the legal profession, contributed to the betterment of the practice of law, and has devoted significant service to the public and legal community.
Click Here for the Application Form
A significant—but easy to overlook—provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1; Public Law No. 115-97) limits the deductibility of settlements made in connection with sexual harassment or sexual abuse cases. Read More
Cybersecurity While on Holiday
Cybersecurity threats don’t take a holiday when you do. If you’re headed out of the office for an extended absence, be aware that cyber threats continue. In fact, some threats may be at an increased risk if you’re outside of the familiar, protected environment of the office or home. Read More
i. New Year, New Laws for Civil Litigators
Posted on December 20, 2017 by Julie Brook, Esq./CEB
Reprinted by Permission
The California legislature has enacted several new laws that may affect your litigation practice. Here are some of the key statutory changes you need to know about. Read More
C. Solo & Small Firm Section Members Get 6 FREE MCLE SPECIALTY Credits
When you pay your dues, don’t forget to renew your membership in the Solo and Small Firm Section. The 6 FREE (and hard to get) MCLE SPECIALTY CREDITS alone pay for the cost of your membership! supervisory employees on sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention every two years. Govt C §12950.1. New supervisory employees must get training within six months of promotion.
“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” - Brad Paisley
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” - Benjamin Franklin
A good source for webinars is the CLE Calendar showing all of the upcoming webinars from all of the Sections, as well as in-person programs.
Did you know that you can purchase previous webinars and self-studies? Do so HERE!
View Solo and Small Firm Section programs over the internet for participatory MCLE credit. Choose from hundreds of hours of official State Bar of California MCLE programs. Click here to See Solo and Small Firm Section programs.
Online articles from Section publications are available for self-study MCLE credit. Each article is worth 1 hour of self-study credit. It's easy ... read an article and then take a 20 question quiz. The answers and justifications are available immediately upon submitting the quiz. You can earn up to 12.5 hours of self-study credit per reporting period. See Solo and Small Firm Section self-study articles.
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for:
Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.
Solo and Small Firm Section
California Lawyers Association
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San Francisco, CA 94105-1639