Brand new attorneys starting their own practice have a lot of decisions to make, and a lot of those decisions involve overhead. Should I hire a secretary? Do I work out of my house, or should I rent office space? If I’m renting, where do I locate my office?
Back in 2013, Ethics in Brief reported on the decision in Jay v. Mahaffey (2013) 218 Cal. App. 4th 1522 where an associate, working under supervision of a senior attorney, failed in her attempt to dismiss a malicious prosecution action. This publication noted an important statement from the Court of Appeal: