From Addiction and Disbarment to Law School Professorship with Kenneth Lawson [LGE 123]

Note:  This is a replay of our most popular episode – Episode 28 Kenneth Lawson went from running a successful practice in Ohio to having his license revoked because of misconduct while addicted to prescription painkillers. He joins us to share his remarkable journey to redemption.Ken Lawson is the Co-Director of the Hawai’i Innocence Project and[…]

Enduring 2020 Bar Exam Uncertainty [LGE 122]

The bar exam has gone from traditional end-of-July ritual to a jungle of uncertainty, constantly changing dates and conditions, and total chaos for everyone who intended to take the exam and start their legal career this summer.  In an episode geared specifically to those in this situation, Megan talks about some strategies for staying in[…]

Will Hiring an Ethics Lawyer Hurt Me?

Will Hiring an Ethics Lawyer Hurt Me? [LGE 119]

In two contexts, lawyers and bar applicants worry about hiring an ethics lawyer. In moral character applications, applicants are often concerned that having a lawyer involved makes it look like they are hiding something.  In discipline matters, lawyers express concern that hiring counsel makes them look like they committed misconduct.  In truth, having a lawyer’s[…]

Burning Questions on IOLTAs [LGE 118]

We’ve been scouring the internet to figure out what lawyers are asking about, and it turns out IOLTAs are a hot topic. In this episode, Megan answers some burning questions about IOLTAs, including: Can a firm have an IOLTA? Can a lawyer have more than one IOLTA? Can an IOLTA be used to send and[…]

File Destruction Policies [LGE 116]

Good policies and procedures make a law office run ethically, but file destruction is one where a lot of lawyers have questions.  How long should we keep files?  When does the time period begin to run?  How do I let my client know?  In this episode, Megan explores these questions and promotes some best practices.[…]