Category Archives: Solo/ Small Firm

Solo and Small Firm Section: Networking, Referrals and Beyond

BASF’s Solo and Small Firm Section boasts extremely active involvement from its members. Monthly happy hours, brown bag lunch meetings as well as an active solo and small firm listserv…

Prop 47: The Full Employment Act for Solo Appellate Defenders

By Paul Katz Passed by California voters in November 2014, Proposition 47 provides that various theft and drug offenses can no longer be charged as felonies. The law also allows…

Community Law Practice Incubator: Solo Never Alone

Hamid Yazdan Panah This past fall, The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), in partnership with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) and the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, started…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Nick Goldman

Nick Goldman has been many things over the course of his life—veteran, realtor, paralegal, and now solo attorney. His past experiences have not only taught Nick valuable lessons but have…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Jubilee Menzies

Most solo attorneys don’t start out with a specific niche, but most solo attorneys aren’t Jubilee Menzies. A graduate of Boston College Law School, Jubilee spent six years practicing antitrust,…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Christina Sava

Christina Sava is not your typical attorney. She has an ace up her sleeve. Or in her mind. Christina practices mindfulness meditation as a means to handle the day-to-day stress…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Jason Yee

Jason Yee is a man on a mission. You may see him in the halls of BASF, at the immigration court, or at a community naturalization event, combining old-fashioned hard…

Attracting the Right Clients Through Effective Branding

By Sally Morin, Sally Morin Law Of particular importance to solo and small firm attorneys is the idea of effective branding. If you are just starting out, or you feel…

Five Tips for Running Your Solo or Small Firm

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold I’ve had my own small firm for about 15 years. I’ve learned the hard way about what works and what…

New Solo Attorneys Wanted: Fight for Justice and Build a Sustainable Practice!

Are you or someone you know interested in starting a solo practice? The Justice & Diversity Center and The Bar Association of San Francisco are seeking new applicants for its Community…