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Sponsor Solo and Small Firm’s 2021 Excellence Awards

The Solo and Small Firm Section is seeking sponsors for the 2021 Excellence Awards!

Sponsor Deadline: May 7, 2021

The California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Solo and Small Firm Summit was the first time this event was held since the separation of the Sections from The State Bar of California.  The recipients of this year’s  Excellence Awards will be recognized virtually at the 2021 Solo and Small Firm Summit being held on Friday, June 25. 

Please click the drop down menus below to view the different sponsor levels and benefits as well as access/download the appropriate sponsor form.

Platinum Level – $1,500 (1 only)
  • Special thank you and introduction of Sponsor to the attendees during the awards event from the Solo and Small Firm Section Executive Committee Chair (up to 1-minute script on sponsor available);
  • Special thank you message from SSF included in awards coverage article in the Practitioner (SSF’s quarterly publication with a circulation of 1,600 copies);
  • Sponsor’s logo’s on SSF day-of marketing materials (e.g. PowerPoint presentation);
  • Two, 1/2 page advertisements in the Practitioner during 2021;
  • Opportunity to write an article on a substantive topic with company byline and recognition for inclusion in the Practitioner during 2021;
  • Sponsor’s logo’s on SSF social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) and web page for one month prior to and one month following the Awards (which currently reaches 400-500 followers/members)
Gold Level – $1,000 (2 available)
  • Special thank you and introduction of Sponsor to the attendees during the awards event from the Solo and Small Firm Section Executive Committee Chair;
  • Special thank you message from SSF included in awards coverage article in the Practitioner (SSF’s quarterly publication with a circulation of 1,600 copies);
  • Sponsor’s logo’s on SSF day-of marketing materials (e.g. PowerPoint presentation);
  • 1/2 page advertisement in the Practitioner during 2021;
  • Opportunity to write an article on a substantive topic with company byline and recognition for inclusion in the Practitioner during 2021;
  • Sponsor’s logo’s on SSF social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) and web page for one month prior to and one month following the Awards presentation (which currently reaches 400-500 followers/members)
Silver Level – $500
  • Special thank you message from SSF included in awards coverage article in the Practitioner (SSF’s quarterly publication with a circulation of 1,600 copies);
  • Sponsor’s logo’s on SSF social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) and web page for one month prior to and one month following the Awards presentation (which currently reaches 400-500 followers/members);
  • Sponsor’s logo’s on SSF day-of marketing materials (e.g. PowerPoint presentation)

All logos, scripts, ads and other sponsor deliverables, must be received 30 days prior to the event.

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

For the form, click here.  

Representing the Interests of the Largest Demographic of Lawyers in California

The Solo & Small Firm Section (SSF) of the California Lawyers Association’s Mission is to foster a supportive community for solo and small firm practitioners across all areas of practice, to guide our members on their path to becoming strong, competent and ethical solo and small firm business owners, and to recognize the accomplishments of solos and small firm professionals across the state.

The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is a member-driven, mission-focused organization dedicated to the professional advancement of attorneys practicing in the state of California.

We accomplish our work through our standing committees which include: Education (Programming & Webinars), Awards, Publications (the Practitioner & the e-Practitioner), Diversity Outreach, Social Media, Community Service, and Recruitment & Engagement. SSF is an invaluable resource to Solo and Small Firm practitioners in California.

The Solo & Small Firm Section of California Lawyers Association is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) organization. For income tax purposes membership, sponsorship or event payments are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be tax deductible as a business expense. Please consult your tax advisor should you have any questions.

Past Sponsors Include

Thank you to SSF’s generous sponsors who make our events possible and support us in our mission.

  • Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters
  • CalBar Connect
  • California Lemon Law Attorney
  • CEB
  • Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson
  • The Law Office of Jennifer F. Novak
  • Stackhouse, APC
  • Valant, LLP
  • ZaviehLaw

Please click the drop down menus below to view the different sponsor levels and benefits.

Annual Statewide Sponsorships

Title (one available) – $7,500

The SSF Title Sponsor receives:

  1. Logo on the SSF Section webpage;
  2. Recognition as Title Sponsor and logo on the SSF Section Facebook page (pinned to top of page);
  3. Sole recognition and name on the SSF Section Twitter profile;
  4. 10 tickets to all SSF in-person programming;
  5. Recognition on all electronic and print signage for SSF in-person programming;
  6. Recognition from the podium at all SSF in-person programming;
  7. Recognition on all electronic and print signage at the SSF Awards at the Annual Solo & Small Firm Summit;
  8. Recognition from the podium at the SSF Award at the Annual Solo & Small Firm Summit;
  9. Full page advertisement in a full year of the Practitioner, the Section’s quarterly magazine;
  10. Recognition as Statewide sponsor in the Practitioner;
  11. Logo with back link and recognition on e-Practitioner and;
  12. The Title Sponsor will have the sole ability to place logo’d materials at all SSF programs and events.
Platinum (two available) – $5,000

The SSF Platinum Sponsor receives:

  1. Logo on the SSF Section webpage;
  2. Recognition as Platinum Sponsor and logo on the SSF Section Facebook page (pinned to top of page);
  3. 7 tickets to all SSF in-person programming;
  4. Recognition on signage at all SSF in-person programming;
  5. Recognition from the podium at all SSF in-person programming;
  6. Recognition on signage at the SSF Awards at the Annual Solo & Small Firm Summit;
  7. Recognition from the podium at the SSF Awards at the Annual Solo & Small Firm Summit;
  8. Half (1/2) page advertisement in a full year of the Practitioner, the Section’s quarterly magazine;
  9. Recognition as Statewide sponsor in the Practitioner;
  10. Logo with back link and recognition on e-Practitioner.
Gold – $3,000

The SSF Gold Sponsor receives

  1. Logo on the SSF Section webpage;
  2. Recognition as Gold Sponsor and logo on the SSF Section Facebook page (pinned to top of page);
  3. 5 tickets to all SSF in-person programming;
  4. Recognition on signage at all SSF in-person programming;
  5. Recognition from the podium at all SSF in-person programming;
  6. Recognition on signage at the SSF Awards at the Annual Solo & Small Firm Summit;
  7. Recognition from the podium at the SSF Awards at the Annual Solo & Small Firm Summit;
  8. Quarter (1/4) page advertisement in a full year of the Practitioner, the Section’s quarterly magazine;
  9. Recognition as Statewide sponsor in the Practitioner;
  10. Logo with back link and recognition on e-Practitioner.
SSF (only available to Solo & Small Firm* practitioners) — $1,500

The SSF Sponsor receives:

  1. Logo on the SSF Section webpage;
  2. Recognition as an SSF Sponsor and logo on the SSF Section Facebook page (pinned to top of page);
  3. 3 tickets to all SSF in-person programming;
  4. Recognition on signage at all SSF in-person programming;
  5. Recognition from the podium at all SSF in-person programming;
  6. Recognition on signage at the SSF Awards at the Annual Solo & Small Firm Summit;
  7. Recognition from the podium at the SSF Awards at the Annual Solo & Small Firm Summit;
  8. Recognition as Statewide sponsor in the Practitioner;
  9. Logo with back link and recognition on e-Practitioner.

*Small Firm is defined as a firm with five (5) or less attorneys.

Individual Sponsorships

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SSF hosts four (4) live programs each year across the State. Two of these MCLE programs are focused on issues specific to Solo and Small Firm practitioners and two will be held in conjunction with one or more practice-area based Sections of California Lawyers Association.

Each price below reflects per program pricing. Purchase sponsorship for three programs and receive the fourth free!

Education Champions – $750

You are a Champion! Recognition on all electronic and print signage related to the program; recognition from the podium; recognition on social media. 2 tickets to the program.

SSF Supporters – $250

Thank you for your support! Recognition on all electronic and print signage related to the program; recognition from the podium; recognition on social media. 1 ticket to the program.

Individual Sponsorships

AWARDS

Held annually at the Solo & Small Firm Summit, SSF will present awards to outstanding recipients including an Attorney of the Year and Community Service Award.

Title Sponsor (1 available) – $2,000

Be our Honorary Host! Recognition as the Title Sponsor on all electronic and print signage related to the program; recognition from the podium; one minute welcome statement by company representative; recognition on social media.

Wine Sponsor (1 available) – $1,000

This drink is on you! Recognition as the Wine Sponsor on all electronic and print signage related to the program; recognition from the podium; recognition on social media.

Award Sponsor (1 available) $1,000

Presentation is everything! Recognition as the Award Sponsor on all electronic and print signage related to the program; recognition from the podium; recognition on social media.

Friend Sponsors (multiple available) – $100

Let the honorees know that you’re a big fan of their contributions! Recognition as Friend Sponsor on all electronic and print signage related to the program; recognition from the podium; recognition on social media.

Advertising with SSF

Advertise in the PRACTITIONER, SSF’s quarterly print magazine with a distribution of 1,600+.

Annual Magazine Sponsor – $2,000

Be the driving force that brings substantive and relevant articles to the SSF membership as the sponsor of the Section’s magazine. The Practitioner sponsor will be included in recognition with the Section’s Annual Sponsors in each issue, receive recognition on the SSF Section Facebook page, quarter (1/4) page advertisement in a full year of the Practitioner and 3 tickets to each SSF in-person program.

Ad Size Issue Rate
  • 1/4 Page (3.4 x 4.5 in) $200.00
  • 1/2 Page (4.5 x 5.75 in) $350.00
  • FULL Page (8.375 x 10.75 in) $500.00

Buy 3 issues print rate (per issue) get one free ad- same size.

To become a sponsor, please fill out this form, or email Section Coordinator John Buelter.

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  • Sabrina Green: sgreen@sglawcorp.com
  • Somita Basu: sbasu@nortonbasu.com

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