Category Archives: Solo/ Small Firm

Attracting Clients

Solo and Small Firm Corner: Three Simple Ways to Attract Clients

One of the challenging aspects of owning your own firm is finding great clients. The solution is effective marketing that generates high quality leads (and enough of them). This article…

Tips for Solo and Small Firms: How to Treat Your Vendors

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold Vendors, like trial consultants, private investigators and court reporters, are critical to your law practice. As the owner of a solo and small law firm, you’re…

Working Remotely is Possible for the Small Firm Owner

By Sally Morin, Sally Morin Law I’m on a last-minute flight back to San Francisco from Mexico due to an unexpected and fast-approaching hurricane. I’ve got a very important mediation…

Incorporating Pro Bono Work into a Solo or Small Firm Practice

By Jason Yee, Law Office of Jason K. Yee It is important that all of us attorneys strive to incorporate pro bono work into our practices. Although doing so in…

Small Firm, Big Leaves – A Planning Guide

By Emily Thiagaraj and Alison Kosinski Kosinski and Thiagaraj An attorney taking an extended leave of absence or sabbatical can be difficult for any law firm to manage, and particular…

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,…