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Megan Zavieh
Megan Zavieh

Megan Zavieh is the creator and author of “The Playbook: The California Bar Discipline System Practice Guide.” At Zavieh Law, she focuses her practice exclusively on attorney ethics, providing representation to attorneys facing disciplinary action and guidance on questions of legal ethics. Megan is admitted to practice in California, Georgia, New York and New Jersey, as well as in multiple federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Her latest book, “The Modern Lawyer: Ethics and Technology in an Evolving World,” (ABA 2021 ) covers how to run a modern practice while staying in line with current ethics rules. She podcasts on Lawyers Gone Ethical, blogs on ethics at California State Bar Defense and tweets @ZaviehLaw.

More Posts By This Author
  • You’re Not Hired! The Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)
  • Solo-Style Spring Cleaning Tips
  • Keeping Better Lawyer Notes
  • Can You Relocate Without Taking a New Bar Exam?
  • Ethics of Lead Generation Services
  • Get Out! Take an Actual Day Off to Curb Lawyer Stress
  • Attorney Misconduct — Time to Tattle?
  • Recovery After Bar Discipline
  • Avoiding Common Trust Accounting Errors for Well-Intentioned Lawyers
  • Where Do Lawyers Work Today? The Ethics and Acceptance of Working Remotely
  • Sweeping Change Is Needed to the Model Rules (and It Is Not Scary)
  • Spring Cleaning, Solo Style
  • Launching a Subscription-Based Legal Services Program for My Law Firm
  • The Ethics of Subscription Legal Practices
  • Public Advocacy vs. Litigation: Basing Problem-Solving on the Client’s Goal
  • The Year-End Wellness Checklist We All Need
  • Listen to Your Grandma: Steer Clear of Politics at Work
  • Five (More) Things to Consider When Drafting Fee Agreements, Pt. 2
  • Everything a Lawyer Needs to Know When Drafting Fee Agreements, Pt. 1
  • How Acknowledging Microcultural Differences Can Make You a Better Lawyer
  • Surviving a Bar Investigation During the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Shiny New Social Media Syndrome for Lawyers
  • Ethics of Virtual Consultations
  • Handling Job Interviews While Under State Bar Investigation
  • How to Keep Holiday Stress From Undoing Your Entire Year
  • Think Legal Ethics Rules Hold You Back? 5 Ways to Test Your Ideas
  • Apply the ‘If It’s Not a Hell Yeah, It’s a No’ Mantra
  • Overthinking Legal Tech and the Duty of Competence
  • A Welcome Shift in How State Bars Are Addressing Mental Health
  • Growing Girls: Opening Our Professional World to the Next Generation
  • Lawyers’ Duty to Google: Not Changing Anytime Soon
  • Understanding Electronic Discovery: Not Just for Biglaw
  • Beyond Solo: Growing Your Practice Ethically in 2019
  • Distracted Lawyering
  • CLE: Five Affordable Ways to Learn More About the Law
  • When It’s Your Mental Health, the Bar Can Wait
  • An Honest Audit Leads to a Brighter Future
  • VPN: A Simple Step Toward Cybersecurity
  • Rethinking Your Community to Improve Ethics Compliance — and Your Outlook
  • Your Law Practice Renovation, Part 2
  • Kick Off the New Year With a Law Practice Renovation, Part 1
  • A Pre-Year-End Checklist for Solos and Small Firms
  • Ethically Outsourcing Social Media Management
  • Overcoming Fear of Success Through Ethical Safeguards
  • Blasting Barriers at Clio Cloud Conference 2017
  • How to Handle a State Bar Letter Questioning Your Fitness to Practice
  • How Tribes Can Power Your Law Practice
  • Attorney Discipline Matters: A Fool for a Client?
  • Creative Goal Setting for Improving Your Solo Practice
  • Crushing the Intimidation Factor in Your To-Do Items
  • Differentiating Yourself from Less Ethical Competitors
  • Creative Thinking About Your Practice Can Reduce Ethics Risk
  • Ethics Case for Attorney Retreats
  • Finding Passion to Find Balance
  • Outsourcing for Ethics Compliance
  • Solo Lawyers: Where Is Your Office?
  • What Exactly Is “The File”?
  • Solos: Networking Against Your Grain
  • Cautionary Tales of Personal Burnout
  • Who Needs to Know I Got Sanctioned?
  • Finding Work-Life Balance as a Solo: Ethics Tips
  • When the Privilege Waiver Is Unclear
  • Small Matters: I Never Said I Would Do That
  • Credit Cards: Worth It to Work It Out
  • Attorney Discipline: Does Time in Practice Count?
  • Random Trust Account Audits: Latest Wave of Regulator Concern
  • Ethics Watch: Alien Status and Bar Admission
  • Cloud Computing and the NSA: The U.K. Weighs In
  • Five Ways to Improve Client Communication
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