California Lawyers Association

Solo & Small Firm Section

Updates and events from the Solo & Small Firm Section

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
Bay Area law firm, Norton Basu LLP, has announced new COVID-19 safety protocols and an initiative offering complimentary services for Santa Clara County healthcare workers and first responders. The firm specializes in estate planning and probate issues, including living trusts, wills, conservatorships, durable power of attorney, and advanced health care directives. Read more
The federal government can rightly be criticized for a “head in the sand” approach to the coronavirus crisis, even after it was officially christened a pandemic. To their credit, it did not take nearly as long for state and local officials, particularly in California, to recognize that renters, both residential and commercial, were going to need government protection to prevent mass evictions following the inevitable economic crash. Read more
This May has been quite amazing. A few days of May grey, but mostly beautiful, sunny, bright cheery days. However, to most, it is the most gloomy, gray May ever. COVID-19 has altered our world forever and as California struggles to reopen, many of us are left to wonder how we will carry on. Read more
During an informative, hour-long MCLE Training program, Barry Schreiber, Esq. will bring a new sense of awareness for attorneys regarding the aspect in the law as it relates to the legal ramifications of interpreting & translating. Read more
This program will identify seven important legal issues related to how the coronavirus complicates child custody and visitation arrangements. Read more
This webinar focuses on the 8 strategies for solo and small law firms to survive and thrive during the pandemic crisis. Read more
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye issued a statewide order suspending all jury trials in California's superior courts for 60 days and allowing courts to immediately adopt new rules to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Not every attorney is suited to solo practice. If you are, it can be a very fulfilling and profitable way to practice law. Do you have the personal attributes needed to open your own practice? Read more
Many of us have now been forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping California. Working from home is a far cry from our normal remote working atmosphere. Read more

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