Stop Using Ethics Rules as a Crutch/What’s Really Holding You Back with Jess Birken [LGE069]

So often lawyers are afraid to try something new (or new to them), and they often cite the ethics rules as one of the reasons they cannot do whatever it is.  After reading Seth Godin’s recent blog post Fear of Kohlrabi, Jess Birken and Megan got into a discussion of what really hinders lawyers’ ability[…]

California Leading Change – ATILS Public Comment is Coming [LGE 068]

As California’s Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services makes its recommendations and the Board of Trustees puts them out for public comment, the country is watching closely.  Every lawyers, member of the public, and consumer of legal services (i.e., everyone) needs to pay attention.  Today’s episode gives an overview of the proposals[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

State Bar Probation: Managing Without Violation [LGE 060]

Being on probation with the State Bar can be more complex and significant than you might anticipate. When you are on probation, even the most unintentional or seemingly trivial mistake can lead to monumental consequences.  In today’s episode, Ethics Attorney, Megan Zavieh shares exactly what you need to know to make it through the probation[…]