Can Kindness Help with Managing Legal and Ethical Risks for Lawyers?

Is it possible that being kind can help lawyers with managing their legal and ethical risks? Yes! One of the main reasons why clients file a bar complaint is because they feel as if they aren’t being truly heard by their lawyer. They also may file a bar complaint because they feel as if the[…]

Our Top 10 Posts of 2018

Here at Zavieh Law, we had a fantastic 2018. We hope you did, too! As we’re dipping our toes into 2019, we thought we’d provide you with our top 10 posts of 2018. These posts are some you definitely do NOT want to miss! Get Admitted to the Bar Despite Your Past Our number one[…]

Legal Malpractice: Helping Your Family Cope with the Fallout Caused by a Bar Complaint

An allegation of legal malpractice is extremely stressful for lawyers. It’s also a terrifying experience for family. In this post, we’ll look at some of the family experiences that arise from an allegation of legal malpractice and what lawyers can do to help their loved ones deal with the stress. This post excerpts some of[…]

Legal Project Management: Can Better Processes Help Protect You from Bar Complaints?

During episode 10 of #LawyersGoneEthical, Megan talks with John Grant of Agile Attorney. During this informative discussion, Megan and John cover several key points of legal project management. This includes the possibility that adopting and implementing the right legal project management principles can help protect you from a bar complaint. The Five Most Commonly Violated[…]

Client Confidentiality and Blogging: Where’s the Line for Lawyers?

When you’re involved in a case, you learn a lot about your clients. A lot. Some may argue that you might even end up knowing them a little too well. So well, in fact, that maybe you think that their situation creates a cautionary tale (and a good marketing piece) for your blog. When it[…]

Solo Law Practice Tip: Know Who Your Client REALLY Is

We have a great solo law practice tip for you today. This tip is important because as a lawyer, you have an ethical obligation to follow the directions of your client. To help you fulfill your obligation, we’re going to outline actual arrangements where the client may actually be different from who you think it[…]

Here’s How Online Legal Practice Management Could Help You Avoid Ethical Violations

Megan is speaking at Take Charge, a CLE offered by the State Bar of Georgia’s Solo and Small Firm Institute on September 28, 2018 at 9:05 am. Her topic is Ethics and Law Office Technology: Where Worlds Collide. In honor of Megan’s upcoming discussion, this post will discuss how online legal practice management can help[…]

5 Tactics Solo Lawyers Can Use to Stand Out

Potential clients have a lot of choice now when it comes to choosing a lawyer. So, how can solo lawyers stand out? In this post, we’re going to look at 5 ways that you can use legal ethics to stand out and make a better (and perhaps more profitable) career as a solo lawyer. Consider[…]

4 Ways Legal Billing Can Kill Your Practice

For many solo lawyers and small law offices, legal billing is one of those tasks that may fall into the “I’ll do it later” pile. This can lead to clients receiving bills that aren’t accurate or with a total amount due that they did not expect. Legal billing ethics is a common reason why clients[…]

5 Simple Legal Tech Tips to Help You Avoid an Ethics Complaint

With the on-going growth of the legal tech industry, there are more choices than ever before. Legal tech can help you in two distinct ways. First, it can help you streamline your practice. They are time-efficient solutions that, when properly used, improves office operations. Second, when properly chosen, legal tech could also help you avoid[…]