The Solo and Small Firm Section: A Natural Fit for Many Minority Bar Committee Members
Although there a number of larger and national law firms in Pennsylvania that are predominately concentrated in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg regions, Pennsylvania is a big state with many diverse regions, populations and practice areas. In actuality, solo and small firm practitioners constitute over 60 percent of the practitioners in the commonwealth and are a significant portion of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) membership. Embracing this fact, several years ago the PBA created the Solo and Small Firm Section, which has grown to become one of the largest, most active and vibrant PBA sections. Partner Wes Payne, a member of the PBA House of Delegates and active in the PBA Minority Bar Committee (MBC), discusses potentially unrealized symmetry between the Solo and Small Firm Section and many MBC solo and boutique firm members interested in improving their practices and law firm management skills.