attorney ethical violations

Attorney Ethical Violations: Will the Bar Think You’re Guilty If You Hire an Attorney?

You received a letter informing you that a California attorney complaint was filed against you by a previous or current client, judge, or even another attorney. You recognize that the matter is serious. Since you want to do everything you can to protect your ability to continue to practice law as well as your reputation, you’re considering the possibility of hiring an ethics defense lawyer.

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attorney-client relationship

Navigating the Attorney-Client Relationship with Technology

  As we all wait to see what comes next with COVID-19 as cities temporarily ban the gathering of large groups, entire businesses close down their physical locations and set their workers up remotely, entire school systems come to a halt, the NBA temporarily suspends its season, and many panic and rush to buy bottled[…]

Finding Accountability as a Solo Lawyer

Finding Accountability as a Solo

This article was originally published on Lawyerist.com

The idea of accountability is touted across all areas of self-improvement. Need to exercise? Have a workout partner waiting for you at the gym so you’ll be less likely to bail. Dieting? Do it with your partner so you’ll commiserate about the missed calories and encourage each other over Thanksgiving. Budgeting for the first time? Have a monthly budget meeting with an accountability partner.

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Five Steps to Unplugging for Lawyers

Five Steps to Unplug From Life and Work for a Week

Originally published on Lawyerist.com. It is no secret that lawyers do not take enough vacation. This is all the more true for solos, who are entirely responsible for the functioning of their firms. The need to take a break, though, cannot be overstated. Lawyers who fail to take time away from work are more likely[…]

How lawyers can take 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 file to another lawyer, to prepare a declaration in[…]

Jack Newton at Clio Con 2019 [LGE 084]

There is so much to talk about from Clio Con 2019, including the Legal Trends Report.  In this episode, Jack Newton stops by the Lawyers Gone Ethical recording booth. Resources Mentioned: Medium Article discussing Clio’s History 2019 Legal Trends Report Guest Info: Jack Newton – Twitter Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the[…]

Ethically Outsourcing Substantive Legal Work with Talitha Gray Kozlowski [LGE 083]

LAWCLERK was started by three partners who saw a growth market in outsourced substantive legal work.  Answers to ethics questions were critical to establishing a marketplace for lawyers seeking lawyer help on their substantive legal work.  In this episode, Megan and guest Talitha Gray Kozlowski dive into the ethics issues facing lawyers who need some[…]

Law Firm Breakups and Operating Agreements with Jonathan Hawkins [LGE 077]

Lawyer for lawyers and their firms, Jonathan Hawkins, joins Megan in this episode to talk about the business side of law firms.  Partnerships and other firms should have operating agreements in place, because without them, the inevitable breakup is ugly and messy.  This is a great companion episode to Episode 75 on succession planning with[…]