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You’re Not Hired! The Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)

Megan Zavieh | Non-engagement letters are exactly what they sound like: the opposite of an engagement letter. 

Megan Zavieh - March 24, 2024
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Solo-Style Spring Cleaning Tips

Megan Zavieh | These creative cleanups can add polish to your practice and help you turn a tidy profit, too.

Megan Zavieh - April 2, 2023
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Keeping Better Lawyer Notes

Yellow legal pads, containing what at least to a casual observer might seem unintelligible scribbles, abound in most lawyers' offices. Of course, good legal business practice dictates that we take copious and clear notes to identify work we have ...

Megan Zavieh - February 16, 2023
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Can You Relocate Without Taking a New Bar Exam?

Relocating once you are a licensed attorney brings special headaches. Megan Zavieh explains ways you may be able to remain a practicing lawyer in a new state — without taking another bar exam.

Megan Zavieh - January 12, 2023
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Ethics of Lead Generation Services

Attorney advertising has morphed from Yellow Pages ads to web platforms — and referral services have evolved as well. Once the province of nonprofit bar associations and entirely permitted under the ABA Model Rules, what we used to call simply ...

Megan Zavieh - September 7, 2022
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Get Out! Take an Actual Day Off to Curb Lawyer Stress

Megan Zavieh | Stress is sneaky. It influences your ability to think and work — even when you think you're "fine." Here is my story of realizing stress was getting to me, seeing the possibility of real harm, and taking a day to uncork some of ...

Megan Zavieh - July 2, 2022
Attorney Misconduct
Attorney Misconduct — Time to Tattle?

Reporting another lawyer’s misconduct can bring on a mix of emotions. If the other lawyer is your adversary and you’ve been battling in the gutter, a bar complaint may be exactly what you wish on this person. Lawyers know a lot of lawyers, ...

Megan Zavieh - June 12, 2022
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Recovery After Bar Discipline

Any lawyer who has been through the bar discipline process will tell you it was one of the most stressful, horrific experiences of their career. It truly is the low point. So you would think, having been through it once, they would do everything ...

Megan Zavieh - June 4, 2022
Trust Accounting
Avoiding Common Trust Accounting Errors for Well-Intentioned Lawyers

Trust accounting mistakes strike fear in the hearts of well-intentioned lawyers. Megan Zavieh points to 5 things you can check today to ensure you are handling client funds correctly.

Megan Zavieh - May 31, 2022
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Where Do Lawyers Work Today? The Ethics and Acceptance of Working Remotely

On Balance | Megan Zavieh on the evolution of remote work from taboo to new normal, along with updated ethics rules regarding where lawyers work.

Megan Zavieh - May 26, 2022
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