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Webinar: Setting Boundaries: How to Improve Your Practice By Saying No

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January 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE

Setting boundaries can be particularly difficult for Solo and Small Firm practitioners who are always looking to expand their revenue base. But saying no and creating bright line rules for your practice and improve your work life balance, improve your top and bottom line, and ultimately help you gain more satisfaction from your business.

Speakers: Somita Basu and Zakiya Norton.


Somita Basu’s background is truly representative of America’s diversity and mobility. Somita grew up in Nebraska before moving in her awkward teen years to Maryland. After graduating from college in New Jersey with a degree in mathematics (who says all lawyers hate math?), Somita went to work at Prudential Life Insurance Company, providing her with a foundation in financial services that serve her well as an estate planning and probate attorney.

Somita serves as the Chair-Elect for the Solo and Small Firm Section of the California Lawyers Association and the Co-Chair of the Diversity Outreach Committee of the CLA. Somita gives back to the community through her role as a board member of the legal non-profit, Justice At Last.Zakiya NortonNorton Basu LLP is a minority-woman owned law firm that focuses on estate planning, probate, trust administration, and related litigation matters. Founding Partners Zakiya Norton and Somita Basu met in 2013 while volunteering at Bay Area Legal Aid in San Jose.

Zakiya J. Norton is a true rarity – a Bay Area native. Zakiya grew up in the South Bay but decided warm weather and blue skies were unsatisfactory and attended college in upstate New York. After obtaining her B.A., Zakiya followed the siren song of California and attended law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. She then moved to Las Vegas where she took the Nevada bar and practiced at a civil litigation firm in a variety of practice areas. After moving back to California, she took the California bar and started her practice. Zakiya is a board member of the non-profit, Cancer CarePoint. 

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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