California Lawyers Association

Solo & Small Firm Section

Updates and events from the Solo & Small Firm Section

May an attorney empowered with advance written authorization to settle a lawsuit on behalf of his client do so despite the client’s later objection? Read more
Diana Maier is the founder of Maier Law Group (MLG), a boutique, all-female, employment law firm based in Marin County. Read more
The State Bar Board of Trustees announced that it has appointed a new Chief Trial Counsel to lead the Office of Chief Trial Counsel (OCTC), which investigates and prosecutes disciplinary matters: George S. Cardona, a long-time prosecutor at both the federal and municipal level and currently the interim City Attorney for Santa Monica. Read more
Most cases are won by witnesses and evidence, not by attorneys. Preparing your client to tell their own story effectively is an important aspect of trial and can make your case. Read more
As the new Chair of the Solo and Small Firm section, I wanted to start my term by thanking the two women who came before me who made such a huge impact on our section. Read more
After having the opportunity of serving as chair for the Solo Small Firm section for the past two years, this is my last chair’s message for our Solo Advisor. Read more
At its July 23 meeting, the State Bar Board of Trustees took significant steps to strengthen the discipline system, establishing a special committee—the Committee on the Special Discipline Case Audit—to further analyze the audit report on closed discipline complaints against Thomas Girardi and propose a comprehensive corrective action plan. Read more
As a seasoned corporate and transactional attorney, Dani Fontanesi provides companies with the tools and legal expertise needed to help them grow, scale, and thrive – strategically. Read more
When deciding whether to use interrogatories or depositions in discovery, there are several things to compare. Read more
Can you believe it, we are almost through with Summer 2021! Read more

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