Megan Zavieh Megan Zavieh is the creator and author of "The Playbook: The California Bar Discipline System Practice Guide." In her law firm, Zavieh Law, she focuses her practice exclusively on attorney ethics, providing full and limited scope representation to attorneys facing disciplinary action, and providing guidance to practicing attorneys 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. In "On Balance," Megan writes about the issues confronting lawyers in the new world of practicing law. She blogs on ethics at California State Bar Defense and tweets @ZaviehLaw.

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Rethinking Your Community to Improve Ethics Compliance — and Your Outlook

By | Mar.08.18 | No Comments

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 …Continue reading »

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Your Law Practice Renovation, Part 2

By | Feb.08.18 | No Comments

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 …Continue reading »

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Kick Off the New Year With a Law Practice Renovation, Part 1

By | Jan.08.18 | No Comments

In my December post, "A Pre-Year-End Checklist for Solos and Small Firms," we ran through the major systems of a law practice and took stock of concerns to attend to in the new year. (If you …Continue reading »

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A Pre-Year-End Checklist for Solos and Small Firms

By | Dec.05.17 | 1 Comment

As we approach the end of the year, it is a great time to run through your practice's systems to see which ones may be ethics risks in their current state. This will help you …Continue reading »

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Ethically Outsourcing Social Media Management

By | Nov.08.17 | 2 Comments

It's a given that you need to delegate or outsource some tasks if you want to grow as a firm. There are only so many hours in a day, and if you try to do …Continue reading »

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Overcoming Fear of Success Through Ethical Safeguards

By | Oct.12.17 | No Comments

Self-employed lawyers rely heavily on their ability to propel their businesses forward — more so than lawyers employed by others or members of large firms. Fail to keep the engines going and your practice will …Continue reading »


Blasting Barriers at Clio Cloud Conference 2017

By | Oct.06.17 | 1 Comment

Last week in New Orleans, I had the privilege of attending my first Clio Cloud Conference. Though I could talk about the presenters and programs all day, the overall theme that stuck was far more …Continue reading »

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How to Handle a State Bar Letter Questioning Your Fitness to Practice

By | Aug.08.17 | No Comments

In my last column, I discussed how you can relocate to another state without sitting for another bar exam. One question that naturally stems from that discussion is what to do if you make a …Continue reading »

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Can You Relocate Without Taking a New Bar Exam?

By | Jul.12.17 | 1 Comment

Whether you’re a military spouse, an adventurous spirit, want to be with aging parents or just want to move to another state, relocating once you are a licensed attorney brings special headaches. Unlike other licensed professions, …Continue reading »

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How Tribes Can Power Your Law Practice

By | Jun.05.17 | 1 Comment

The idea of a “tribe” is powerful. Who would not feel connected in a group of people tied together by common values, traditions or goals? Tribes have two distinct yet equally important roles to play …Continue reading »