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How do lawyers function in today’s changing legal market without running afoul of the ethics rules? What must lawyers include in their social media profiles and posts? How technologically competent must a lawyer be? How secure must lawyers keep client data? Can lawyers accept credit cards or cryptocurrency? What should lawyers do if they receive a bar complaint?

The business of law is constantly evolving. Staying out of trouble requires that lawyers understand the latest interpretations and applications of the ethics rules. It also requires us to figure out what to do when the rules and modern business and technology are not in sync.

Join host Megan Zavieh, state bar defense and ethics attorney, and her guests as they discuss today’s most pressing topics and practical tools to help you navigate the ever-changing ethics landscape.

Lawyers Gone Ethical Megan Zavieh: Ethics Attorney

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How do lawyers function in today’s changing legal market without running afoul of the ethics rules? What must lawyers include in their social media profiles and posts? How technologically competent must a lawyer be? How secure must lawyers keep client data? Can lawyers accept credit cards or cryptocurrency? What should lawyers do if they receive a bar complaint?

The business of law is constantly evolving. Staying out of trouble requires that lawyers understand the latest interpretations and applications of the ethics rules. It also requires us to figure out what to do when the rules and modern business and technology are not in sync.

Join host Megan Zavieh, state bar defense and ethics attorney, and her guests as they discuss today’s most pressing topics and practical tools to help you navigate the ever-changing ethics landscape.

    Wrapping Up 2020

    Wrapping Up 2020

    We can't end 2020 the way we end most years, with improving office organization and reviewing fee agreements.  Rather, this is a year to end with a focus on being kind to ourselves, setting new types of goals, and thinking about intentionally designing the coming year. In this episode, Megan highlights her article recently published on Attorney at Work on what items should  be on our year-end checklist.

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    • 12 min
    Responding to Chapter 6 Notices: California Bar Exam

    Responding to Chapter 6 Notices: California Bar Exam

    Thousands of California online bar exam takers were flagged for review, and an untold number of them have received Chapter 6 notices.  A Chapter 6 notice essentially accuses the applicant of cheating on the exam.  Megan has put together resources to help applicants respond.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Dropbox folder I put together with resources
    Petition to Sign (no monetary donations, please)

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    • 20 min
    Clio's Annual Legal Trends Report with George Psiharis

    Clio's Annual Legal Trends Report with George Psiharis

    George Psiharis joins Megan to talk about the Clio Legal Trends report for 2020, the ongoing release of new information, and how Covid has impacted this important project.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Clio Legal Trends Report
    Clio Covid Impact Report

    Guest Info:
    George on Twitter
    George on LinkedIn
    Clio on LinkedIn
    Clio on Twitter
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    • 28 min
    The Intersection of Ethics and the Business of Law

    The Intersection of Ethics and the Business of Law

    Professor Cat Moon teaches a fantastic class at Vanderbilt Law School called Law as a Business.  Megan was honored to be one of the guest speakers recently, and she focused part of her talk on the question, "What is the connection between ethics and the business of law?"  This episode answers that question, focusing in large part on the consequences of making ethical errors and also touching on the good business of being ethical.

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    • 9 min
    3 Things Young Lawyers Should Know about Ethics & Careers

    3 Things Young Lawyers Should Know about Ethics & Careers

    Professor Cat Moon teaches a fantastic class at Vanderbilt Law School called Law as a Business.  Megan was honored to be one of the guest speakers recently, and she focused part of her talk on the question, "What should young lawyers know about ethics and a successful career?"  This episode answers that question with three specific things Megan thinks are important.
    1. Appreciate the importance of the rules
    2. Don't assume those above you know more than you do about the ethics rules
    3. Just because everyone else is doing it does not mean it is ok

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    • 11 min
    Breaking Screen Addiction For Mental Health

    Breaking Screen Addiction For Mental Health

    Screen addiction impacts most of us, and there's little doubt it has a negative impact. Overuse of screens leads to anxiety, depression, decreased productivity, and more.  Its impact is also clear in children. It turns out, it's not entirely our fault that we are so hooked.  Apps accessed on screens give us dopamine hits that keep us coming back for more.  In this episode, Megan talks about how we get hooked on screens and strategizes what we can do about it.  She also shares her recent experience of pulling the plug on the kids cold turkey.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Dopamine Detox - video on how to beat screen addiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QiE-M1LrZk
    http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2018/dopamine-smartphones-battle-time/

    https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/cell-phone-addiction#how-to-break-the-addiction

    https://www.webwatcher.com/blog/why-are-kids-addicted-to-smartphones-dopamine-surges/

    https://www.businessinsider.com/what-your-smartphone-is-doing-to-your-brain-and-it-isnt-good-2018-3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEpogM_fxsQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY2zzN3cTUQ

    https://vimeo.com/199064418

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    This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal advice specific to your circumstances. If you need help with any legal matters, be sure to consult with an attorney regarding your specific needs.

    • 30 min

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JTBookworm ,

Useful Advice for Everyone

The topics that this podcast covers are so relevant to everyone- not just lawyers. I like the mood and tone of Megan's podcasts, it's a great way to gently ease into the start of my day. I really enjoy listening; as a graphic designer and entrepreneur I've found that some of the episodes had me thinking out of the box on how these topics apply to my trade. Highly recommend.

JohnnyTL123456789 ,

A great resource!

If you’re a lawyer, this is a great podcast , no matter where you’re licensed. Megan covers topics relevant to her California practice, but raise good points for all lawyers. It regularly gives me heartburn and anxiety (ZOMG I'M GONNA LOSE MY LICENSE FOR SNEEZING WRONG), but it forces me to get better and faster and more accurate at things for my clients.

jordanlcouch ,

Awesome

A great listen for every lawyer! Megan is an incredible host and the guests she brings on are some of the brightest minds in the legal world (she is too).

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