Trust Accounting Basics

Trust Accounting Basics

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on April 4, 2014. Managing trust accounts – handling other people’s money – is one of the most sensitive things lawyers do, and one of the most common sources of ethical violations. You...
How to Keep Your Client Safe From Solicitation

How to Keep Your Client Safe From Solicitation

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on September 10, 2014. Some of the most fundamental rules governing the ethics of lawyers relate to attorney advertising. Don’t over-promise in your ads, include basic disclaimers, and...
California Says You Must Understand E-Discovery in Order to Litigate

California Says You Must Understand E-Discovery in Order to Litigate

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on July 22, 2015.   California’s proposed ethics opinion on attorney duties in e-discovery has been finalized. The opinion is unsurprising in terms of its analysis of today’s...
In the Courtroom, Personal Political Views Must Take a Backseat to Client Interests

In the Courtroom, Personal Political Views Must Take a Backseat to Client Interests

This post was written by Megan Zavieh and originally published on Lawyerist.com on September 21, 2016.   In 2016, an Ohio lawyer supporting the Black Lives Matter movement appeared in court for a client, apparently with no case link to BLM, while wearing a BLM...