Let’s Talk UPL Exceptions Under ATILS Proposals [LGE 072]

The UPL exceptions proposed by California’s task force seem to be stirring up a lot of anxiety amongst lawyers.  In this episode, Megan breaks down the actual proposals and encourages public comment on each of them.  Allowing more players in the legal services game is not half as scary as reactionary comments on social media[…]

Non-Lawyer Ownership: Public Comment to California ATILS [LGE 070]

Non-lawyer ownership of organizations providing legal services is a broad topic encompassing solos sharing their operating accounts with their spouses all the way to publicly traded law firms.  As California considers rule changes that would allow non-lawyer ownership, this episode explores what non-lawyer ownership may look like, common arguments in support of the ban, thoughts[…]

California Leading Change – ATILS Public Comment is Coming [LGE 068]

As California’s Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services makes its recommendations and the Board of Trustees puts them out for public comment, the country is watching closely.  Every lawyers, member of the public, and consumer of legal services (i.e., everyone) needs to pay attention.  Today’s episode gives an overview of the proposals[…]

How to Use Legal Tech to Move Forward After a Cal State Bar Investigation

When a Cal State Bar investigation against you ends, your work still isn’t quite complete. While you can definitely release the breath you’ve been holding and feel a bit of relief, it’s also time to consider what you must do to avoid getting back into that situation. And, yes, lawyers who are on the receiving[…]

California Moral Character Application & Law Student Mental Health

Past arrests aren’t the only concern for law students completing their California moral character application. Many law students delay or avoid necessary mental health treatment because they’re afraid what may happen if they disclose it. Yet, much like law students with a past who must determine the right amount of information to provide about previous[…]