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On Balance

On Balance by Megan Zavieh

Lawyers’ Duty to Google: Not Changing Anytime Soon

The "duty to Google" is a shorthand way of saying that when information is easily available, it simply cannot be ignored.

Megan Zavieh - February 21, 2019
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

Understanding Electronic Discovery: Not Just for Biglaw

No matter where you practice, you must become familiar with the conduct of electronic discovery and educate your clients.

Megan Zavieh - January 28, 2019
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

Beyond Solo: Growing Your Practice Ethically in 2019

If you plan to expand in 2019, particularly if your shift will be from true solo to something larger, there are some critical ethics issues to keep in mind

Megan Zavieh - December 4, 2018
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

Distracted Lawyering

Sometimes your personal life takes priority and distracts you from work. Without good systems in place, distracted lawyering may lead to a professional crash.

Megan Zavieh - October 4, 2018
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

CLE: Five Affordable Ways to Learn More About the Law

CLE can be an expensive chore. With a little extra effort you can find ways to make it affordable — and more fulfilling. Here's how.

Megan Zavieh - August 13, 2018
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

When It’s Your Mental Health, the Bar Can Wait

Individuals preparing for bar admission may face a terrible predicament — weighing the need for mental health treatment against the likely difficulty imposed by the bar if they disclose treatment in their moral character application. This needs ...

Megan Zavieh - July 24, 2018
On Balance Legal Ethics

An Honest Audit Leads to a Brighter Future

There are myriad reasons to run an efficient, sound, organized law practice. Here are two great ones, from an ethics standpoint: First, it helps lawyers avoid making the costly errors that lead to ethics trouble. Second, when lawyers receive a ...

Megan Zavieh - June 13, 2018
On Balance Legal Ethics

VPN: A Simple Step Toward Cybersecurity

Many lawyers are intimidated by technology issues, including how to keep their data safe. Yet in a world where large cities can be held up by ransomware attacks and hackers can shut down multinational law firms, we are far past the point where ...

Megan Zavieh - April 12, 2018
On Balance Legal Ethics

Rethinking Your Community to Improve Ethics Compliance — and Your Outlook

In previous columns, I have talked about the concept of tribes and building a network to support you when your practice takes off in a major way and you need extra help. But have you thought about ways to broaden the scope of your community to ...

Megan Zavieh - March 8, 2018
On Balance Legal Ethics

Your Law Practice Renovation, Part 2

In last month’s post, “Kick Off the New Year with a Practice Renovation,” we discussed starting the year with a renewed ethics drive and addressing common problem areas like advertising, insurance and file closures. Picking up where we left off, ...

Megan Zavieh - February 8, 2018