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Life as a Solo

Life as a Solo

I am a solo attorney that relies heavily on technology. This not only makes me more efficient, but saves space and time.

Solo Section Breakfast [photos]

Solo Section Breakfast [photos]

The Solo Section meets for a networking breakfast the third Wednesday of even-numbered months. Free for section members. For more information, visit the Solo Section page at www.cccba.org.

Search Engine Optimization for the Solo Practitioner and Small Law Firms

Search Engine Optimization for the Solo Practitioner and Small Law Firms

It is widely known that Google’s U.S. market share for searches is dominant (over 70% by some estimates), but what isn’t as widely known is that for law-related searches, Google’s market share is overwhelming (over 90% by some estimates). Even if a client finds a lawyer in a major directory, there’s a strong likelihood that he or she found those directories through a Google search initially. Consequently, this article focuses primarily on optimization for the Google search engine.

Fly-Casting for Sanity and Excellence

Fly-Casting for Sanity and Excellence

It was not until four years ago, inspired by a precocious 13-year-old young lady who won the National American Casting Tournament in accuracy, that I got serious. I set goals, scheduled practices, balanced tackle and seriously entered competitions. I got good over the ensuing two years.

California’s Wage Equality Law:  Will a Rise in Social Awareness  and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s Wage Equality Law: Will a Rise in Social Awareness and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s 2016 Fair Pay Act which strengthens California’s pay equality statute, is suggested to possibly be “the nation’s most aggressive attempt” to close the salary gap between men and women.

CCCBA Diversity Award Program Announced

Diversity and inclusion in the law is something the Contra Costa County Bar Association values greatly and has worked hard to promote. To that end, we are pleased to announce the Bar Association has decided to recognize and present awards to law firms that embrace and implement diversity awareness and inclusiveness in their firms. A […]

Did You Know?

Have You Ever Needed a Conference Room?

Have you ever needed a conference room, but you just didn’t have one available?  Maybe you are a solo practitioner who works from a single office or from home? Maybe you have a conference room, but your partners booked it for the same day you need it?  Maybe you need to have a meeting in […]

An Abbreviated History

An Abbreviated History

This issue of Contra Costa Lawyer magazine deals with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (“LGBTQ”) current legal rights and some of the issues facing the community. One integral question to ask is, who created this term, LGBTQ? Is the term LGBTQ merely just a bunch of letters that have been grouped together over the […]

Meet CCCBA's 2017 Section Leaders

Meet CCCBA’s 2017 Section Leaders

Introducing an amazing group of hardworking and dedicated individuals who are the backbone of the Contra Costa County Bar Association – the Section Leaders!

Annual Officer Installation Luncheon, January 27, 2017

You are invited to the CCCBA’s annual Officer Installation Luncheon at Contra Costa Country Club, 801 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. We will honor Judge Trevor White and Judge Thomas Maddock for their many years of service as they hang up their robes and retire from the bench. OFFICERS TO BE INSTALLED BOARD MEMBERS: Philip […]

Unique partnership between AIG and Contra Costa Senior Legal Services in Concord California

Local Corporations Step Up to Provide Unique Pro Bono Legal Services in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS) is celebrating its 40th year of providing free legal services to older residents of our county. The nonprofit organization expects to provide services to a record 1,200 clients this year with a small staff of in-house attorneys and a veritable army of dedicated volunteer attorneys. Under CCSLS’ supervision, these […]

Second Annual Pro Bono Expo

Second Annual Pro Bono Expo

The eight organizations at the event offered a wide variety of opportunities for new attorneys who just passed the bar to more “seasoned” lawyers looking to mentor a young attorney or just spend a bit of time each month giving back to the community.

President's Column, The Benefits of CCCBA

President’s Column, The Benefits of CCCBA

As my year as President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association winds down, I find myself thinking about the many benefits I have received from the CCCBA since I joined the organization some eight years ago, when I first moved my practice to Contra Costa. Initially, I joined the Women’s Section and the Real […]

Bar Soap

Bar Soap

Many things are happening locally with our legal community. So many in fact that it is impossible to learn about them, much less comment on all of them. But I will give it a try. MCLE Spectacular, Spectacular! You actually don’t need my reminder, but the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s 22nd MCLE Spectacular is […]

Contra Costa Lawyer online edition October 2016

October 2016 – Family Law Issue

Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine: October 2016 Family Law Edition Browse October’s articles below view online or download [1 MB] Highlights from the October issue, guest-edited by David Erb TABLE OF CONTENTS: Features: All in the Family: George and Laura Pfeiffer, by Lisa Mendes Quality of Life and Family Law in New York & California, by […]