How Law Office Technology May Help Lawyers Avoid an Ethics Complaint

Case management systems, practice management apps, cloud storage, and automation practices are examples of commonly used law office technology. When properly used, law office technology can do more than help improve the efficiency of your practice. It may also help you avoid an ethics complaint. In this post, you’ll learn about four ways the right[…]

Update: State Bar of California Fingerprinting Requirement

California Rule of Court Rule 9.9.5 states that all active California lawyers must be refingerprinted by the State Bar of California no later than April 30, 2019. Failure to do so may result in changing your status to involuntarily inactive. Currently, the State Bar of California fingerprinting requirement is in stage two of six. Stage[…]

How to Properly Respond to a California State Bar Complaint

Being on the receiving end of a California State Bar complaint is angering, scary, and intimidating. Yet, as a lawyer, it’s important that you know hot to properly respond. Failure to use a proper response can make defending the allegations made against you even more difficult. In this post, you’re going to learn about how[…]

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[…]

Fitness to Practice: What Should You Do If the Bar Questions Your Ability to Practice?

There are few things more terrifying in the life of a lawyer than receiving a letter from the bar questioning their fitness to practice. Most lawyers are at a loss on what they should do. This causes panic. And panic only makes the entire situation worse. If you’re notified that the bar is questioning your[…]

5 Steps to Help Protect Your Practice from an Attorney Bar Complaint in California

Attorney bar complaints in California are taken very seriously by the ethics committee. Thousands of complaints are filed against lawyers every year. How can you help protect your practice year around? The good news is that it’s easier than you think. In this post, we’re going to explain five steps you can take. Since we’re[…]

Solo Practice Lawyer: Defending Against an Ethics Complaint

As a solo practice lawyer, you may feel like you have few resources when compared to a peer who works for a mega-firm when it comes to fighting an ethics complaint. You may feel like you’re alone. It’s likely that you feel like you have to take on the bar by yourself. As a solo[…]

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[…]

Where Do You Start When You Get an Ethics Complaint?

Receiving an ethics complaint from the state bar is a scary experience. There are so many questions that invade your mind. The most important one: where do you start? That’s what we’re going to talk about in this post. Step 1: Don’t Ignore the Ethics Complaint Ignoring the ethics complaint won’t make it go away.[…]