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[…]

Social Media for Lawyers: Protect Your Reputation and Your Practice

Social media for lawyers can be a slippery slope. You want to get in front of your target audience and engage with them, but you also don’t want to run afoul of the ethical rules in your jurisdiction and put your practice at risk. If you’re looking for up-to-date information for using social media as[…]

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[…]

Starting 2019 Off on the Right Foot: Attorney Flat Fee Agreements in California

If you’re looking for a simple way to start 2019 off on the right foot, look no further than attorney flat fee agreements in California! As of November 1, 2018, the California ethics rules changed how flat fee agreements are treated. In this post, you’ll learn about the changes to attorney flat fee agreements in[…]

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[…]

Law Firm Practice Management: Wrapping Up the Year and Preparing for 2019

In episode 39 of LawyersGoneEthical, Megan gives some important tips to guide lawyers into properly wrapping up their year and preparing for 2019. You can listen to the full podcast by clicking here. Below, you can read a summary of Megan’s end of year law firm practice management tips. Review the Ethics Rules in Your[…]

Legal Project Management: Can Better Processes Help Protect You from Bar Complaints?

During episode 10 of #LawyersGoneEthical, Megan talks with John Grant of Agile Attorney. During this informative discussion, Megan and John cover several key points of legal project management. This includes the possibility that adopting and implementing the right legal project management principles can help protect you from a bar complaint. The Five Most Commonly Violated[…]

Client Confidentiality and Blogging: Where’s the Line for Lawyers?

When you’re involved in a case, you learn a lot about your clients. A lot. Some may argue that you might even end up knowing them a little too well. So well, in fact, that maybe you think that their situation creates a cautionary tale (and a good marketing piece) for your blog. When it[…]

Can Law Office Technology Help You Comply with Legal Ethics?

Law office technology is a topic of great interest. While law office technology choices change (and improve) at such a rapid pace, legal ethics are often slow to keep up. The big question is whether legal tech can really help a lawyer comply with legal ethics. The short answer is that it’s possible. While technology[…]