Category Archives: Solo/ Small Firm

Cost-Effective Trial Tools

Charles Jung, Nassiri & Jung On March 24, 2015, I sat in the back of Judge Harold Kahn’s crowded courtroom in San Francisco Superior Court. The parties in the Ellen…

Be A Tax Document Hoarder

Carolyn Lee, Abkin Law However mundane, documents are key to reducing your firm’s taxable income. Be ready to claim every allowable expense at tax time, and respond to a tax…

Simple Ways to Obtain Discovery Pre-Litigation

Maria Bourn, Sarnoff & Sarnoff As a small law firm, time and resources are always a limiting factor, thus obtaining discovery before litigation is essential. The use of the California…

Bail and the Criminal Justice System

Matt A. Sullivan, Law Office of Matt Sullivan When an individual gets arrested in the State of California they are routinely booked into jail. In many cases, there is no…

Have You Done an Ethics Check on Your Firm Website?

By Raven Sarnoff, Sarnoff & Sarnoff A California attorney’s website must comply with California Rule of Professional Conduct 1-400 and Business and Professions Code sections 6157 through 6159.2. In addition to…

Informal Lunchtime Meetings Prove Beneficial For Solo/Small Firm Attorneys

Matthew Gluck, Law Office of Matthew Gluck Starting in 2014, the Solo and Small Firm Sections (S/SF) of the Barristers Club and BASF initiated a Brown Bag Luncheon Series, occurring…

The Benefits of a Paper-Free Office

Eric H. Milliken, Sutter Law Making your law office paper-free, or to be honest, 90% paper-free, is a great goal. I will begin by saying that I have previously read…

Dealing with Workplace Bullying

Aaron Minnis, Minnis & Smallets Small and solo law firm attorneys should expect to hear more about workplace bullying. As of January 1, 2015, mandatory anti-harassment training by employers must…

Five Myths About Starting Your Own Law Practice: An Appellate Attorney’s Perspective

Paul Katz Starting your own practice isn’t for everybody. Yet I’ve found that many of the supposed obstacles aren’t as scary as they initially seemed, such as: 1. It takes…

Pro Bono: A Synergy Between Professional and Philanthropic Interests

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Volunteer of the Month for May is Tom Elke, who has represented low-income tenants pro bono since 2011 through JDC’s Eviction Defense Project. A…