Solo and Small Firm


Welcome to the Solo and Small Firm (SSF) Section of the California Lawyers Association.  The Solo & Small Firm (SSF) Section, originally organized in 1987, provides a forum for solo and small firm practitioners, both specialists and those with a general practice. According to our Bylaws, “small firm” is defined as 5 or fewer attorneys. 

We represent the largest demographic of attorneys in the State of California: solo and small firm practitioners. All are welcome to join as members of the Section. The Section is led by an Executive Committee and provides in-person education, webinars, self-study articles, publications, resources, and affordable state-wide advertising and sponsorship opportunities for solos and small firms. 

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47 authors stepped up to share their deep expertise. Each author was asked, “What do you wish you had known when you started out?” These solo practitioner experts have identified the most important things to consider when opening and managing your solo and small firm.

Get answers to your questions:

  • How do you leave your old firm? Choose a name for your law practice?
  • What can social media, blogging, and podcasting do for your small firm?
  • What are the best ways to network, find a mentor, and build a business support network?
  • How do you stay healthy, balanced, and productive amid stress and tough times?
  • And much more.

Congratulations to the 2020 Excellence Awards Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Excellence Awards. Click here to learn more about our awards winners.

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Solo and Small Firm Section
California Lawyers Association
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95814

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