California Lawyers Association

Solo and Small Firm Summit

Updates from CLA’s annual Solo and Small Firm Summit

As a solo and small firm or an aspiring solo and small firm practitioner, it's often hard to find the right place and time to prioritize learning and taking action to build, launch, and grow your practice. Read more
Summer is rapidly coming to an end. For some reason, 2022 seems to be moving at a faster pace than I had anticipated. Perhaps this is because we are back in the swing of ‘normal’ activities after two years of limited networking, dining, and traveling. I hope you have all had the ability to take some down time this summer before the hectic end of year rush starts in a few short weeks. Read more
Inspired by attorneys who are in a solo and small firm practice, this annual two-day event brings together a community of solo and small-firm practitioners to learn and connect in a virtual environment this year. Read more
The California Lawyers Association is pleased to offer tuition scholarships for the Solo & Small Firm Summit on June 16-17, 2022. These scholarships are designed to attract participants who have never attended or would traditionally be unable to attend the Solo & Small Firm Summit. CLA encourages law students, newly-licensed attorneys, first time attendees, or practitioners whose financial or professional circumstances would otherwise preclude attendance, to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. Each scholarship covers the participant registration fee for the corresponding event. The deadline to apply is May 22, 2022. Read more
Solo and Small Firm Practitioners everywhere – will you be my Valentine? Solo and small firm practitioners are close to my heart. We have the hardest jobs in the legal field and we are so much more than attorneys. Read more
On January 24, 2020, the State Bar’s Board of Trustees created the California Paraprofessionals Working Group(CPPWG) and charged it with developing recommendations for the creation of a paraprofessional licensure/certification program to increase access to legal services in California. Read more
This webinar will go over the understanding of different types of bias from macro to micro. Discussing the impact of cultural bias and who is affected. Working tools to implement and eliminate cultural bias. Read more
Join us for the Solo and Small Firm Summit, October 7-8! If you're a solo or small-firm attorney, this is not one to miss. Read more
This year's recipient of the Excellence Award is Michelle A. Philo. Michelle is the principal at Philo Law Firm, P.C., where she focuses on business law and trusts and estates. Michelle provides concierge General Counsel services to small business owners, providing businesses with the convenience of working with one key lawyer to manage all of their outside counsel and provide immediate assistance with contracts, compliance, employments matters, and protecting intellectual property. Read more
The California Lawyers Association will re-launch the Solo & Small Firm Summit to provide several days of sought-after educational programs designed to address the needs of legal professionals who work in a solo or small firm practice — from business management and technology to substantive law updates in areas commonly practiced in a solo or small firm setting. The Summit agenda also will include networking events, and a vendor showcase with products and services unique to the solo or small firm practitioner. Read more

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