Responding to an Ethics Complaint: A How-To Guide

Responding to an Ethics Complaint: A How-To Guide

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on March 4, 2013. Bar complaint statistics have been updated to reflect the summary report provided by the California State Bar for 2018.   Every year, ethics boards receive thousands...
Practical Advice for Taking Better Notes

Practical Advice for Taking Better Notes

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on November 2, 2015. A file of complete and thorough notes is gold when you have to detail your work for an ethics or malpractice claim, to work through a billing dispute, to transfer a...
Who Decides What in the Attorney-Client Relationship?

Who Decides What in the Attorney-Client Relationship?

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on February 27, 2015. The attorney-client relationship is one of varying degrees of collaboration, depending on how involved your client chooses to be, how sophisticated they are in legal...
Common Sense Lives in the Law

Common Sense Lives in the Law

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on July 10, 2013.   How often do we read a court case where the court says its ruling “is consistent with common sense”? Not often, but it does happen. I stumbled upon such a case...
Government Spying on Privileged Communications

Government Spying on Privileged Communications

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on June 12, 2013. With the revealed intel that the U.S. government collected phone and internet usage information from millions of Americans for years, what steps must attorneys take to...