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.
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[…]
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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.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Megan was a true solo for a long time, then dabbled in having a bit of close-to-home help. A year ago, she took the leap of hiring a virtual team to help run her practice. After a year, she’s learned some important lessons that she shares in this episode. Among them: – Find the right[…]
While ADD and ADHD affect 4% of the general population, they impact 12% (or more) of lawyers. Marshall Lichty recently found out he is one of them, and he is on an exploratory mission to learn as much as he can about how lawyers can cope with ADD and ADHD and be successful. He is[…]
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[…]