Women Building Law Firms of the Future with Erin Gerstenzang [LGE 067]

While we all wait for the ethics rules to change and open up avenues of innovation such as non-lawyer ownership in law firms, there are lawyers grabbing the bull by the horns and changing how they practice despite the confines of the ethics rules.  These lawyers are offering subscription legal services, virtual multi-state practices, concierge[…]

California Bar Complaint: Answer These Questions Before You Decide to Represent Yourself

Receiving a California Bar complaint takes most lawyers by surprise. You don’t have to face the bar alone. The real consideration is whether you should represent yourself. There’s a lot on the line. Although some California bar complaints are dismissed, many are investigation and prosecuted. In 2018, the California Bar received almost 16,000 cases and[…]

Finding Fulfillment Without Leaving the Office [LGE066]

We talk a lot about lawyer wellness, including getting out of the office and disconnecting from professional life, but we can address wellness issues from inside the office too.  In this episode, we explore ideas for nourishing your professional soul. – Mentor and be mentored (check out Megan’s article in Bar Association of San Francisco’s[…]

For California Lawyers, Time is Ticking to Get Re-Fingerprinted

Disclaimer: The following article is written by Megan Zavieh and posted on her behalf by her administrative team. For questions about the fingerprinting requirement, please schedule a consultation.   California attorneys have been ordered to be re-fingerprinted, which struck fear in the hearts of many lawyers.  In fact, as of June 1, a month after[…]

Four Seasons Customer Service for Lawyers with John Strohmeyer [LGE 065]

Lawyers are terrible at customer service.  Many bar complaints could be prevented with far better client service.  We have all experienced amazing service at other businesses — five star restaurants or hotels, local businesses that deeply care about the customer, and others.  Today’s guest John Strohmeyer — estate planning and international tax lawyer — shares[…]

Lawyer-Scientist and Specialized Skills in Law Practice with Lisa Gonzalez [LGE 061]

Being a lawyer is a complex and strenuous profession and throwing forensics into the equation creates an entirely new concept to master. Lawyer-Scientist is a new title and only 69 people in the US currently hold that designation, and Lisa Gonzalez is one of them. Lisa specifically has a focus on forensics within the practice[…]