Megan Zavieh

Megan Zavieh

Megan Zavieh is a state bar defense attorney and general ethics counselor admitted to practice in California, Georgia, New York and New Jersey. She is the incoming Chair of the Executive Committee of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California. She runs a virtual law practice at zaviehlaw.com and blogs at California State Bar Defense.

Use Technology to Streamline Your Practice and Help You Stay Out of Ethics Trouble

There are many ways you can use technology to help keep your clients informed, make sure you don't miss an appointment, and get your billing done in a timely fashion. Here are some examples of how technology can assist you in complying with your ethics obligations.

Year-End Law Practice Checklist

The New Year is a great time for refreshing of all kinds, including refreshing your office and practice and setting yourself up for success. Take the time to put in place the tools for a great and prosperous year.

Finding Accountability as a Solo Lawyer

Having someone hold you accountable can be helpful, but it can be difficult for solo attorneys to do. Here are some ways to find an accountability partner and work with your partner to keep your tasks on track.

The Profession Must Actually Help Addicted Lawyers

The legal profession has an addiction problem, and it is going about fixing that in all the wrong ways.

In the Courtroom, Personal Political Views Must Take a Backseat to Client Interests

As important as expressing your own political viewpoints might be, in the courtroom with your client is not the place to do so.

Things to Keep in Mind When an Employee Leaves the Firm

When an attorney leaves a firm, many ethical obligations arise for both the departing lawyer and the firm they leave behind. Here are some key things to keep in mind.

California’s Chief Ethics Prosecutor Resigns Amid Ongoing Drama

As previously discussed here on Lawyerist, the State Bar of California’s head prosecutor of lawyers, Chief Trial Counsel Jayne Kim, has been surrounded by drama for much of her five years at the helm of the bar’s disciplinary arm. This week she shocked the bar by resigning her position. Kim’s resignation comes just a few months after […]

Hiring Someone to Run Your Legal Marketing? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you outsource your legal marketing to an agency, you must ensure it adheres to the rules governing legal advertising.

Apple v. FBI

The Anti-Climactic End to Apple v. DOJ

After all the public rhetoric, Constitutional discussion and intense scrutiny, the Department of Justice ended without fanfare the fight to compel Apple to assist in unlocking the iPhone used by San Bernadino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook. On March 29, 2016, the DOJ filed a status report  in the US District Court which simply stated: The […]

Apple v. FBI

Apple Clashes with the DOJ Over iPhone Encryption

The Department of Justice has filed a motion to compel Apple’s compliance with last week’s unprecedented order requiring Apple to create hacking technology to assist in the criminal investigation of the San Bernadino terrorist attack.