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Lawyers Gone Ethical

Sep 17, 2019

Wisely chosen, legal conferences can be great opportunities for solo and small firm lawyers.  Megan's top tips for making the most of your time at a conference include:

- Have a goal going in

- Meet targeted people

- Be open to meeting many new people

- Visit the vendor hall (even if you hate it)

- Go to wellness...


Sep 10, 2019

Lawyer for lawyers and their firms, Jonathan Hawkins, joins Megan in this episode to talk about the business side of law firms.  Partnerships and other firms should have operating agreements in place, because without them, the inevitable breakup is ugly and messy.  This is a great companion episode to Episode 75 on...


Sep 3, 2019

Lawyerist is a community of forward-thinking lawyers, and its leadership team has written a book to help lawyers build their own small law firm of the future.  In this episode, Megan sits down with co-author Stephanie Everett to talk about the book, why it was written, why change is coming to the legal profession,...


Aug 27, 2019

Estate planning lawyer Dylan Hyatt joins Megan on this episode to talk about how to protect a solo lawyer's biggest professional asset - their firm.  Highlights include:

  • What happens when a lawyer is suddenly incapacitated with no succession plan in place
  • Why we need a succession plan, and it's not only for...


Aug 20, 2019

The UPL exceptions proposed by California's task force seem to be stirring up a lot of anxiety amongst lawyers.  In this episode, Megan breaks down the actual proposals and encourages public comment on each of them.  Allowing more players in the legal services game is not half as scary as reactionary comments on social...