Montage Legal Group

Montage Legal Group is not a law firm or a staffing agency; rather, it uses a unique business model to give law firms access to a network of independent contractor freelance attorneys that handle temporary or contract legal work remotely on an hourly or project basis. Montage handles administrative and billing tasks, allowing law firms and freelance lawyers to focus on legal projects. Whether a law firm needs law and motion work, depositions, business documents, court appearances or document review — or needs expertise in a specialty practice — law firms can turn to Montage to find the exact type of freelance lawyer they need.

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It’s hard to believe that it has been almost a year since the pandemic started. The pandemic is difficult for parents of all children, but it is especially a struggle for parents who have very different children with very different needs.  What is the best way for parents to address simultaneously parenting children who require entirely different parenting styles? OCBA’s Mommy Esquire Committee is hosting panel to address this topic on March 16th: Different Kids,
Happy New Year! We hope your 2021 is off to a good start. The start of a new year is often a favorite time for law firms to get organized and put new systems in place to make everything run smoother. Montage Legal Group has been connecting former Big Law associates and partners with law firms that need help on an hourly/project basis with substantive legal work for over a decade. If you are feeling…
2020 has been a difficult year for working parents with children at home due to online schooling, and many have made the hard choice to leave their permanent law firm jobs.  While legal work picked up in the fall, many states are beginning to impose new stay-at-home orders, making the legal job market in 2021 even more unpredictable.  Many lawyers may be wondering about their options, whether they should stay at a full-time job, or…
By Erin Giglia and Laurie Rowen As we approach the end of 2020, we are all hopeful that the economic effects of the pandemic are improving. Law firms are addressing increased client demands, and are addressing their attorney staffing needs.  Many courts have opened back up, increasing litigation work. Business transactions are exploding, causing small law firms to become swamped.  These busy law firms, however, are not certain their work flow will stay consistent in…
We are happy to announce that Montage’s co-owner/founder, Laurie Rowen, was elected to the 2021 Board of Directors of Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA).  This will be Laurie’s 4th year serving on the board of directors of OCWLA, which is dedicated to advancing women in the legal profession by providing a professional network, raising awareness of discrimination and bias, and supporting charitable organizations. The 2021 OCWLA Officers & Directors will be installed at…
By Luis Armendariz At this point in time, in this ever surprising 2020, one can probably get weary when hearing or reading references to the “new normal” or “before and after COVID.” However, amid the debate on whether we should return to normal life already or take a more gradual and cautious approach, one thing has become certain as restrictions have been set on our ordinary life: People are rethinking the ways to measure and…
The legal industry has evolved beyond traditional law firm practice to encompass a number of non-traditional models of providing legal services, including unbundled, project-based legal work provided by contract/freelance attorneys. These different arrangements present new ethical scenarios, both for the freelance attorneys and the law firms that use them. On Tuesday, October 13th, Erin Giglia, co-owner, and founder of Montage Legal Group, will present a course titled “Ethically Working With Contract Lawyers: Best Practices
Dear Justice Ginsburg, We think we speak for all of us when we say, thank you. Thank you for deciding to go to law school with Marty even though you already had a toddler at home. Thank you for your brilliant legal mind, your dedication, and your scholarly abilities that you put to good use, pushing you to the top of your law school class while caring for a toddler, and a husband with cancer.…
By Erin Giglia & Laurie Rowen The legal climate is changing by the day, and law firms everywhere are trying to position themselves strategically to thrive. Many firms want to form connections with outside attorneys in order to strengthen the services they can offer to their clients. The California State Bar Solo and Small firm Section reached out to Montage Legal Group to help guide practitioners on relationships with freelance attorneys, Of Counsel attorneys, and…
By Michelle Napier We were all forced into remote learning back in March when the global pandemic began, and we all did our best to survive a life that we thought was temporary. As the new school year starts with many students still learning remotely and parents working from home, parents are looking for answers on how to make this year as positive of an experience as possible. I have taught in public, private and…