California Lawyers Association

Solo & Small Firm Section

Updates and events from the Solo & Small Firm Section

Practitioners Ashod Mooradian and Erin Joyce will explain recent changes in the ethics rules on competence and fee sharing and COPRAC opinions which may impact solo and small firm practices. Read more
Is a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 settlement offer that requires the plaintiffs to indemnify the defendants against potential future claims of nonparties valid? Read more
Today the State Bar of California published its second digital annual report. Read more
This month’s SSF Attorney of the Month Spotlight falls upon attorney David B. Durrett of the law firm Young, Cohen & Durrett, LLP. Mr. Durrett was nominated and a finalist this year for the SSF Excellence in Practice Award by his peers. Read more
You moved for summary judgment, received the opposition papers, and now it’s your turn to reply. Read more
Can you believe it, we are in July and 2021 is already more than halfway over! Read more
Richard D. Kaplan’s gained a reputation over three decades in practice for resolving complex criminal defense matters that threaten livelihoods and reputations. Perhaps of equal importance is his ability to achieve these results quickly, allowing his clients to move past the matter and on with their lives. Read more
The year 2020 caused all of us to embrace a new era of remote Zoom mediations and hearings. We also learned how to electronically sign settlement agreements with geographically diverse participants. Electronic signatures allow convenience and efficiency, but there are specific rules that govern authentication. Bannister v. Marinidence OPCO, LLC (May 21, 2021, A159815) __ Cal.App.5th __ [2021 WL 2036529] applied those standards, and found that an employee did not electronically sign an arbitration agreement with her employer. Read more
It is June, Summer is officially here this weekend and the world is back in full swing …well just about. Read more
This webinar will demonstrate specific legal-writing techniques that will help attorneys make their writing more concise and direct, and therefore more persuasive. Read more

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