California Lawyers Association

The Solo Advisor

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

I deeply appreciate your referrals of employment law cases.  Please don't be frustrated when I do not take your referrals - I only take approximately 1 out of every 100 cases.  Read more
Hello and welcome to March, 2023. Here is what is new with the Solo and Small Firm section. Read more
Hello and welcome to February of 2023.The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or should I say the only thing that is certain, is change? Read more
You did it. You took that leap of faith and became a solo practitioner. Now that you are running your own office, you are in the business of law. Your salary is dependent on obtaining clients. Clients do not appear out of thin air. You have to take action to manifest them. Read more
Hello and welcome to January of 2023. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Read more
The California legislature frequently tweaks the state’s various leave laws, including the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), and it did so again in 2022.  T Read more
The end of a year is a natural time to stop and reflect on the things we have; it is a time to reflect on all that is good in our life and the good we achieved this past year, whether large or small. Read more
As a solo and small firm, we don’t have the same kind of marketing budgets as the bigger firms. Staying present in our clients’ and potential clients’ minds is a challenge. Read more
The Supreme Court of California announced today it has approved rules put forth by the State Bar of California to implement the new Client Trust Account Protection Program (CTAPP), which includes new reporting requirements for attorneys. The program is designed to strengthen proactive oversight and regulation of client trust accounts.  Read more
The State Bar of California today submitted to the Legislative Analyst’s Office and legislative leaders a report proposing new discipline case processing standards. The report, required by Senate Bill 211 (last year’s fee bill) proposes shorter timelines than current averages, while differentiating timelines by case complexity and types of cases, prioritizing those that pose a greater risk to the public.   Read more

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