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

Conference Call
(855)520-7605
Passcode: 1162168711#

  1. Call to Order (Shirish)
  2. Introductions
  3. Approval of prior meeting Minutes (Shirish)
    1. June, July & August
  1. Year in Review
    1. Big News: Goal 4 professional-looking editions. Achieved.
    2. Grow law school outreach beyond Santa Clara: Big success- six schools with three more in the pipeline!
    3. Grow bar association outreach: Achieved (expanded to Humboldt and Imperial counties)
    4. Webinars: Goal 8.  We did 4 with another in the pipeline.
    5. E-Newsletter: Goal monthly.  We were on pace until the summer.
    6. Write/recruit writer/speaker: Substantially expanded our pool of writers/speakers, with 8 programs accepted at the Annual Meeting.
  1. Council of Sections Report (Terry/Cindy)
  2. 2015 Dues: Stay at $85 or move to $95
  3. Big News (Henry)
    1. Feedback on content/layout/frequency
    2. Need an Assistant Editor
  1. E-Newsletter
  2. Webinars (Marilyn)
    1. October 28: Closing a Law Practice (Shirish)
  1. Education (Ritzel)
    1. In-person program in January in LA
    2. In-person CLE Programs Materials due to Staff November 15, 2015
    3. 2015 calendar
  1. Bar Outreach (Susan)
    1. Eastern District Judicial Conference 10/3 (Shirish)
    2. Outreach Grant (Susan)
  1. Law School Outreach
    1. Cal Western: 2014 (Phil)
    2. USD: early 2015 (Phil)
    3. Santa Clara: Jan 22, 2015 9-4 (Eleanor)
  1. Membership
  2. Swearing In Ceremonies
    1. Should we resume tabling at the swearing ins?
  1. Marketing
    1. Social Media
  1. Advertising (Alex)
  2. Sponsorships- Myer Sankary Reception sponsored by Neal Chilingarian
  3. Section Financial Summary (Susan)
  4. Award (Cindy/Neal/Michael)
    1. Proposal: only section members are eligible
    2. Change name to “Solo or Small Firm Lawyer of the Year”
    3. Nomination/selection process review
  1. Appointment of Advisors
  2. 2014-2015 Meeting Schedule
    1. Sept. 12: Myer Sankary Award Reception at 5:30 at Seaport Terrace
    2. Keep 2nd Thursday of the month at 5?
    3. November 14-15, 2014 – Fall Retreat in Laguna Beach
    4. December 11, 2014 – Telephonic meeting
    5. January 16, 2015: In-person meeting in SF
    6. In-person meeting at Solo Summit – June 18-20, 2015 in Newport Beach?
  1. Upcoming projects
  2. Roundtable
  3. Thanks to Members Finishing Their Terms
    1. Janet Brewer, Robert Fletcher, Brook Meakins
  1. Passing of the Gavel from Shirish Gupta to Susan Share
  2. Key Dates:
    1. 2015 Solo Summit (June 18-20, 2015 in Newport Beach)
    2. 2015 Annual Meeting (October 8-11 in Anaheim)
    3. 2016 Annual Meeting (Sept 29-October 2 in San Diego)