Category Archives: Solo/ Small Firm

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…

What to do When the Big One Hits: E-Discovery Document Dumps

By Emily S. McGrath Lawless & Lawless It’s one of the most dreaded parts of discovery for any attorney – the 20,000-page document dump from opposing counsel. It’s unsorted. It’s…

Five Advantages of Having a Solo and Small Firm

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Office of Mary Catherine Wiederhold I’ve had my own small firm for 15 years, my entire law career. While it’s easy to see the advantages…

Lessons from the Launch: What I Learned from Starting a Law Firm

Mark Conrad, Conrad & Metlitzky Last April, I took a professional leap of faith and launched a new civil litigation boutique. In a few short months, it has already proved…

Estate Planning Corner: Designate Retirement Account Beneficiaries to Protect Your Legacy

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group No one wants to pay more taxes than they owe, but your estate can wind up shelling out extra if you don’t clearly designate…

Administering Special Needs Trusts

By James O’Brien Law Office of James O’Brien Many families seek to protect the resources of a loved one with special needs through the creation of a Special Needs Trust…

Nationally-Recognized Legal Tech Trainer and Local Judge/Former Solo Attorney to Keynote Solo and Small Firm Conference in February

By Kyle Schriner, Schriner Law Firm   Come one, come all! Attend the Solo & Small Firm Section’s first Annual Conference at BASF on February 9, 2017, from 11:30 a.m….

Volunteering With the Justice & Diversity Center Gave Solo Attorney Her Start

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold The experience I gained while volunteering with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) gave me a valuable start to my…

What Hat Am I Wearing? Practical and Ethical Issues for Attorneys Practicing Dual Occupations

Laura Drossman, Drossman Law   Complying with the California Rules of Professional Conduct can be challenging enough for an attorney, but issues can become even more complicated if you are…

Networking Tips for the Solo/Small Firm Attorney

Sean McHenry, Minnis & Smallets If you are a lawyer, “networking” is part of your job, especially so if you practice at a solo or small firm. Whether you like…