California Lawyers Association

The Solo Advisor

Articles from the monthly enews of the Solo and Small Firm Section

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
Have you ever wondered why attorneys and clientele do not play themselves in reality television shows? Attorneys are taught to present their arguments with precision as a screen actor would when filming, memorizing their lines and improvising as needed. Read more
The clock has sprung forward which means that Spring is just around the corner and with it, COVID-19, now famously known as the Corona Virus pandemic. Phrases like social distancing are now forever part of our vocabulary. Read more
Whether it happens informally on the telephone or in a formal, face-to-face meeting, the beginning of a negotiation can be critical to its success. First words and impressions are lasting; a bad start can erode trust, dampen optimism for settlement, and increase the probability of deadlock. Read more
It’s a new year and we all know what that means ... new legislation! Here are some new laws that you will need to know. Read more
Happy New Year valued Solo Small Firm Community. The new year and decade hopefully has given you revitalization and drive to make and meet your goals. SSF is absolutely here to help you with any and all of these facets, whether it be getting the education and training you need, how to implement what you learned, to continued support for you and your firm professionally and even personally through wellness awareness. Read more
CLA Solo Small Firm Section partnered up with the newly formed Solo Small Firm Section of L.A. County Bar for our first outside agency joint M.C.L.E. programming held at the LA County Bar building. Read more
When it comes to office space, lawyers have many options. Possibilities include working from home or a café (as long as you’re on encrypted wi-fi and use a VPN) with a completely virtual relationship with clients to investing in your own space at a high-end high rise. Read more

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