Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Summer 2020, Volume 26, Issue 3

Letter From the Editor-In-Chief

By Joshua Bonnici

Joshua Bonnici is the managing attorney for Bonnici Law Group, APC, located in downtown San Diego, where he focuses primarily on personal injury cases and appealing state and federal disability denials. His accomplishments include winning SD Metro’s "40 Under 40" award, San Diego’s Best Litigation Firm by the San Diego UT, and was recently selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. You can learn more about Josh and his practice at www.bonnicilawgroup.com.

Well, we’re still in the midst of COVID-19 closures, reopenings, and closures yet again. With the local economy in flux for nearly all of 2020, many small businesses are not only rethinking how they are doing business, but also adjusting to new needs of the public and ways to stay profitable. As you well know, solo and small firm operators are no different; we have to be fluid enough to ride the ever-changing waves of the economy and needs of our clientele. Whether we are dealing with court closures, delays in litigation, or a flood of new potential clients that were not expected pre-COVID, we must stay vigilant to our employees and clients.

In this issue, we’ve included some "normal" articles to keep the legal juices flowing for practitioners hungry for learning, but also some COVID related information that many lawyers may need information on. An article on a potential new practice area of business interruption insurance claims show how litigation attorneys can possibly help other businesses in their communities, and can also spur potential defenses to denials you may be dealing with on insurance claims in the face of the shut down. We also have an employer’s guide to reopening amidst California’s reopening – which again, may occur more than once with our current COVID "spike" at the time this issue is being constructed.

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