Improve Your Work Life Balance for Better Productivity and Less Stress

Becoming more productive is the current ideal standard of business. Do more…and do it faster. Oh, and since you’re productive and efficient, make sure you add more to your plate. Burnout is such a serious issue, that the World Health Organization recently declared that it is, indeed, an “occupational phenomenon.” Burnout is something everyone in[…]

Frequently Asked Questions: Defending a Lawyer from an Ethics Complaint

Defending a lawyer from an ethics complaint is similar to many other areas of law because the exact defenses that should be asserted depend primarily on the facts surrounding the allegation or allegations. With that being said, there are some questions we receive on a regular basis about the process that may be answered at[…]

What Happens When the State Bar of California Places a Lawyer on Probation?

The State Bar of California has several options when administering discipline in ethics investigations where the lawyer is found to be running afoul of the ethics rules. Some of the disciplinary actions the State of Bar of California may take are private or public reprimand, sanctions, suspension, and disbarment. Additionally, the California Bar also has[…]

How to Manage a Small Law Firm: To-do Lists, Intimidation, & Productivity

Starting a small law firm is an exciting opportunity. It’s something that you have the opportunity to build from the ground up. Dreaming of how you’d establish and run a small law firm is one thing. Actually getting in there and doing it can be incredibly overwhelming. There are certainly a lot of components that[…]

Fee Agreements for a Small Law Firm: What Lawyers Need to Know

Stepping out and starting a small law firm is both exhilarating and terrifying. Regardless of whether you’re leaving BigLaw or you’ve decided to take the leap and open your own practice as soon as you pass the bar, you must understand more than the law. You must also understand the basics involved in running a[…]

California Bar Discipline: Which Factors Matter the Most?

California bar discipline depends on multiple factors. Those factors do more than lead the bar to make a decision regarding the complaint filed against you. You can use them to decide if you should represent yourself, get limited-scope representation, or full-scope representation. In this post, we’re going to explore some of the most important factors[…]

Lawyer Ethics Complaint: How This Terrible Experience Could Be a Vital Wakeup Call

A lawyer ethics complaint is one of the most feared possibilities. There’s simply no way to guarantee if the bar will ultimately drop the investigation, publicly or privately reprimand you, fine you, suspend you, or disbar you. As a law firm devoted to lawyers in need of ethics defense in California, we obviously talk a[…]

California Bar Ethics Complaint Report 2018 Summary

It’s that time of year again! The time when we share with you a summary of the California Bar ethics complaint report. A quick reminder about why we share a report with you that you could easily get on your own: we believe that by providing this information to you that you will be better[…]

Office Management for Lawyers: The Basics

Law school educated you on the law, how to analyze the law, how to argue your point, and how to think like a lawyer. Sure, there were some classes, lectures, or guest speakers who spoke about running a law office. Yet, not everyone comes out of law school with the idea of hanging out their[…]

Nurturing Your Social Media Presence to Avoid Ethics Issues with Erin Gerstenzang [LGE 057]

Social media is a necessary part of doing business in the digital age. As a lawyer, it’s important to be personable, likable, and professional on social media, but how exactly does one do that? In this episode, two well-informed and experienced attorneys discuss how to utilize social media and use it as a tool to[…]