California Lawyers Association

Solo & Small Firm Section

Updates and events from the Solo & Small Firm Section

In this fun, one hour CLE we will go into details about what to expect when making digital forensics part of your cases. Digital forensics have long piqued the interest of anyone that wants access to that almost magical ability to know what happened in the past. Better than our memories are the facts that can be found on a digital device. Read more
Not every judge or lawyer is ready for virtual court appearances, the key is to be prepared when it is your time. Read more
On March 15, the State Bar published its second biennial report to the Legislature on its efforts to further diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in California’s legal profession. The report documents the significant progress the State Bar has made in the last two years in fulfillment of this aspect of its statutory mission. Read more
A court may sanction attorneys for engaging in meritless actions or tactics with the intent to harass or cause unnecessary delay. (Cal. Code Civ. Proc., § 128.5.) But what is meritless to one person may be a rational extension of the law to another. Luckily, there's a safe harbor provision in the statute for that. Read more
The “lodestar” method is commonly used by judges and arbitrators to determine attorney fees for a prevailing party. The loadstar is calculated by multiplying the reasonable number of hours by a reasonable hourly rate. However, may the court consider lack of civility as a reason to reduce an attorney fee request? Read more
Spring has sprung. Many firms are really getting back into the Spring of things with counties opening up more and more and apparently a full scale opening of California as of June 15, 2021. Read more
In 2021 you can count on the Health and Wellness Committee on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for programming and activities focused on the wellbeing of our members and the legal community. The time of these events may vary from one month to the next as will the topic and types of activities. Read more
This webinar will discuss both California Advance Health Care Directives (AHCDs) and the California End-of-Life Option Act (EOLOA). It is intended both for non-estate planning attorneys who will want this information for themselves as well as for family members, friends, and clients, and also for estate-planning attorneys who are advising clients. Read more
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Applications are now available for the State Bar’s expanded Provisional Licensure Program, a week ahead of the March 1 deadline set by the California Supreme Court. Read more

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