Self Represented in State Bar Court? I Can Help.
There are several ways I can help support you as you face the State Bar.
Consultation/Limited Scope Representation
Being self represented in State Bar Court, does not mean you do have to be entirely alone. I can help. One way is to consult with you throughout the disciplinary process. Contrary to the maxim that representing yourself is having a fool for a client, I believe that sometimes, self-representation is both doable and logical. For financial reasons, it is often the only option. I provide the support you need to effectively represent yourself before the State Bar and State Bar Court.
I am not emotionally involved in your case, which is a tremendous advantage to working together. State Bar investigations put attorneys on the defensive. As a matter goes on, it only gets more emotional. It is very difficult to handle such your own matter effectively and in a timely fashion. I view your case from a neutral perspective and help you craft a strategic defense. When you are tempted to bury the matter on your desk, I will not let you fall behind.
For this service, you can choose pre-trial or trial support.
- Pre-trial support includes consulting services from the time of filing of the Notice of Disciplinary Charges through the mandatory pre-trial settlement conference. This includes discovery. If you are in this phase of the case, Pre-Trial Support is the package you need.
- If your case is proceeding to trial, I provide consulting services from the conclusion of the mandatory settlement conference through the submission by the Hearing Department of its recommendation on discipline. This means I assist you in preparing your pre-trial statement, your trial exhibits, your witnesses and own testimony, and your post-trial brief. If your case is on track to trial and you have already had the settlement conference, you need the Trial Support package.
NOW AVAILABLE! Recently launched in late 2017, The Playbook: The California Bar System Practice Guide is an online platform containing a comprehensive interactive text, videos, sample filings and an online community for self-represented attorneys to educate and defend themselves before the State Bar. The Playbook is offered outside of the services of Zavieh Law and is available on its own membership website.