Ethically Outsourcing Substantive Legal Work with Talitha Gray Kozlowski [LGE 083]

LAWCLERK was started by three partners who saw a growth market in outsourced substantive legal work.  Answers to ethics questions were critical to establishing a marketplace for lawyers seeking lawyer help on their substantive legal work.  In this episode, Megan and guest Talitha Gray Kozlowski dive into the ethics issues facing lawyers who need some[…]

Who Decides What in the Attorney-Client Relationship?

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on February 27, 2015. The attorney-client relationship is one of varying degrees of collaboration, depending on how involved your client chooses to be, how sophisticated they are in legal matters, and the type of case. But no matter how sophisticated your client may be, certain[…]

Using Social Media During Jury Trials

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on September 2, 2014. Most of us only know enough about jury selection to figure out how to get bounced from a potential jury. Lawyers who work in jury selection, though, know its ins and outs and have a new tool to consider: social media.[…]

Ethically Savvy Business Travel

Lawyers travel frequently for business, be it conferences or client work or other professional development.  As Megan gets ready to head to the California Lawyers Association annual meeting and the Clio Cloud Conference, she shares some of her tips for remaining ethically compliant while being productive on the road.  Topics include: – Securely using the[…]

Common Sense Lives in the Law

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on July 10, 2013. How often do we read a court case where the court says its ruling “is consistent with common sense”? Not often, but it does happen. I stumbled upon such a case when putting together law on when an attorney-client relationship is[…]

Government Spying on Privileged Communications

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on June 12, 2013. With the revealed intel that the U.S. government collected phone and internet usage information from millions of Americans for years, what steps must attorneys take to safeguard the attorney-client privilege?   News reports broke the story that the government exercised authority[…]