As the pandemic wears on with no clear end in sight, California small and solo practitioners are realizing that quick adjustments are wearing out, and more long-term changes will be required to sustain their law practices.

Some of those pivots, though, have long been on the horizon in the notoriously change-reluctant legal industry. Diane Camacho, a San Francisco law practice management consultant who advises small and solo practitioners in California, said that attorneys — who are trained to be constantly suspicious — tend to be resistant to adapting how they manage their practices.
But “having this kind of crash in on them,” she said, has accelerated that process for many of her clients.

“There isn’t a choice now — they have to think what they’re going to do, not if they’re going to do it,” Camacho said. “There are still some that are questioning these changes. But more and more firms are saying, Wow, this is working.”

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This article was originally published by Katherine Proctor on Continuing Education of the Bar – California: https://research.ceb.com/posts/as-pandemic-wears-on-californias-small-law-firms-pivot-from-quick-fixes-to

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