Category Archives: Coaching Corner

10 Red Flags of Potentially Difficult Clients

By Dennis Hanshew Blacker, Sammis & Blacker Paralegals and other non-attorney professionals are often tasked with the initial potential client intake interview. The first consideration is to determine if there…

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…

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…

Sample Forms for Law Practice Management: Time-Saving Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

By Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of running a practice—client relations, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

New Year, New Books: Recent Additions to the San Francisco Law Library’s Law Practice Management Collection

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of running a practice—client relations, billing, marketing, finances, risk management,…

Management Essentials-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 running a practice—client relations, billing, marketing, finances, risk management,…