Category Archives: Solo/ Small Firm

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…

Going Solo? Don’t Do it Alone – The Case for Joining a Legal Incubator

Hamid Yazdan Panah Going solo can be a daunting proposition, but it is not without its benefits. For some, the idea of being their own boss is reason enough to…

Seeking New Solos!

Community Law Practice Incubator Start Your Own Practice − Serve the Community Are you or someone you know interested in starting a solo practice? Apply now to participate in the…

Are Your Employment Policies Up To Date?

Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, Fairgrieve Law Office As a business owner, there is much to keep on top of. Insurance, office space, technology, cash flow, not necessarily in that order. That doesn’t…

Finances & Profitability: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, marketing, risk management,…

I Just Received Mail From the [IRS, FTB, EDD, BOE]. Now What?

Carolyn Lee, Abkin Law Open the envelope Yes, the tax authority will write again if it is important; nonetheless, generally nothing good comes of waiting. (Beginning this year the Franchise…

Marketing & Business Development: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, finances, risk management,…

Solo and Small Firm Section Happy Hour

June 2 • E & O Kitchen and Bar A few photos from the recent Solo and Small Firm Section Happy Hour. You can find more photos from the event…

IOLTA Basics: What You Need to Know

Dan Duran and Lorrie Pendleton, First Republic Bank If you are thinking about going solo, make sure you have the appropriate bank accounts set up from the beginning. You will…

The Problem with Unpaid Interns

Sonya Smallets, Minnis & Smallets As summer approaches, many small law firms receive emails from students interested in summer internships. Some students offer to work for free to gain experience….