Solo and Small Firm Section Executive Committee Meeting
Solo and Small Firm Section
Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, September 12, 2014; 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
San Diego Grand Hyatt in Cortez Hill A-B
- Call to Order (Shirish)
- Approval of prior meeting Minutes (Shirish)
- June, July & August
- Year in Review
- Big News: Goal 4 professional-looking editions. Achieved.
- Grow law school outreach beyond Santa Clara: Big success- six schools with three more in the pipeline!
- Grow bar association outreach: Achieved (expanded to Humboldt and Imperial counties)
- Webinars: Goal 8. We did 4 with another in the pipeline.
- E-Newsletter: Goal monthly. We were on pace until the summer.
- Write/recruit writer/speaker: Substantially expanded our pool of writers/speakers, with 8 programs accepted at the Annual Meeting.
- Council of Sections Report (Terry/Cindy)
- 2015 Dues: Stay at $85 or move to $95
- Big News (Henry)
- Feedback on content/layout/frequency
- Need an Assistant Editor
- Webinars (Marilyn)
- October 28: Closing a Law Practice (Shirish)
- Education (Ritzel)
- In-person program in January in LA
- In-person CLE Programs Materials due to Staff November 15, 2015
- 2015 calendar
- Bar Outreach (Susan)
- Eastern District Judicial Conference 10/3 (Shirish)
- Outreach Grant (Susan)
- Law School Outreach
- Cal Western: 2014 (Phil)
- USD: early 2015 (Phil)
- Santa Clara: Jan 22, 2015 9-4 (Eleanor)
- Swearing In Ceremonies
- Should we resume tabling at the swearing ins?
- Social Media
- Advertising (Alex)
- Sponsorships- Myer Sankary Reception sponsored by Neal Chilingarian
- Section Financial Summary (Susan)
- Award (Cindy/Neal/Michael)
- Proposal: only section members are eligible
- Change name to “Solo or Small Firm Lawyer of the Year”
- Nomination/selection process review
- Appointment of Advisors
- 2014-2015 Meeting Schedule
- Sept. 12: Myer Sankary Award Reception at 5:30 at Seaport Terrace
- Keep 2nd Thursday of the month at 5?
- November 14-15, 2014 – Fall Retreat in Laguna Beach
- December 11, 2014 – Telephonic meeting
- January 16, 2015: In-person meeting in SF
- In-person meeting at Solo Summit – June 18-20, 2015 in Newport Beach?
- Upcoming projects
- Thanks to Members Finishing Their Terms
- Janet Brewer, Robert Fletcher, Brook Meakins
- Passing of the Gavel from Shirish Gupta to Susan Share
- Key Dates:
- 2015 Solo Summit (June 18-20, 2015 in Newport Beach)
- 2015 Annual Meeting (October 8-11 in Anaheim)
- 2016 Annual Meeting (Sept 29-October 2 in San Diego)