California Lawyers Association

Solo & Small Firm Section

Updates and events from the Solo & Small Firm Section

If you want to be your own boss and develop your legal empire, listen to two experts on starting, developing, and sustaining a law practice. California attorneys Cindy Elkins and Jeremy Evans have 40+ plus years of experience on running successful law practices in major legal markets. Read more
We have made it. It is fall and my favorite time of year. While still hot in the day in San Diego, the nights begin to really cool down and you know relief from this seemingly endless summer is just around the corner. Read more
It’s August and the pandemic is still going. Here in San Diego, we can’t get a hair cut again, we can only eat out on a patio in sweltering heat, our gyms are closed, and school is about to start via dreaded distance learning again. With all this, it’s hard to stay upbeat and focused. Read more
On July 20, 2020, the State Bar published its First Annual Report Card on the Diversity of California’s Legal Profession. According to the Bar, the report provides baseline data on the diversity and workplace satisfaction of California’s attorney population across multiple demographic groups and employment sectors. Read more
A contract is a form of communication that a diverse audience will read and use. Attorneys who focus strictly on the legal terms and not on their word usage may find that style got in the way of substance. Don’t let that happen to you—review and apply these five writing tips whenever you draft a contact of any kind. Read more
On July 24, 2020, the California Department of Public Health released its Employer Playbook For a Safe Reopening providing a summary of information, links and general guidance for California employers related to COVID-19 and safely re-opening business operations. Read more
As law firm business development consultants and trainers, we know that a potential client referred to an attorney by even the most highly regarded referral source will inevitably do an internet search. It is essential that what they find validates what the referrer has said or what they think they know about the firm and/or the attorney. Read more
The following individuals office terms were extended for the period beginning after the 2020 Annual Meeting through the 2021 Annual Meeting. Read more
On July 20, 2020, the State Bar published its First Annual Report Card on the Diversity of California’s Legal Profession. According to the Bar, the report provides baseline data on the diversity and workplace satisfaction of California’s attorney population across multiple demographic groups and employment sectors. Read more
There are many informal discovery techniques you can use to gather information without using the procedures described in California’s Civil Discovery Act (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 2016.010-2036.050). Most of these techniques can be easily adapted to use as we shelter in place. Read more

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