Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section


Holds monthly luncheons with guest speakers to provide Section members the opportunity to network and discuss valuable lessons in maintaining a solo or small firm.  Topics of interest include financial management, best hiring practices, employee benefits, immigration law, maintaining a small firm in a recession and more.




2020-21 Chair 2020-21 Vice Chair
Jonathan Barber
James Rodgers



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2019-20 Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Report
Kelly Jesson, Chair and Jonathan Barber, Vice Chair

During the 2019-20 year, the leadership of the Sole Practitioner / Small Firm section supported the Sole Practitioner / Small Firm section member’s professional development efforts by offering various educational, social, and networking opportunities.

The Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section hosted informal monthly breakfast meetings the last Wednesday of each month and monthly lunch and learn seminars on the second Thursday of each Month. In November, the section hosted a very successful networking event at Legion Brewing in SouthPark as well as a luncheon and tour of Co-Law, a coworking space designed by lawyers for lawyers.

In September, section presented Business Succession Planning: Helping Your Clients Implement Their Strategy” and in January, "Inner Journey through Self Discovery for the Practicing Lawyer", was presented.

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, planned socials were cancelled however, leadership kept section members engaged and informed by hosting well attended, "Virtual” networking events.

Through the efforts of the leadership and its member’s support, membership increased during the year.

The Sole Practitioner / Small firm section’s leadership is always exploring ways to enhance membership experiences. Please submit any ideas to



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