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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…
Here we go again! Parents and educators were forced into remote learning six months ago when the 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 practicing law from home, Mommy Esq. and the OCBA Task Force want to help parents reset and effectively manage their own careers and their children’s schooling. An…
“Time is our most finite resource. There’s only so much of it. That’s how lawyers make money. The only way to earn more money is to somehow create time. And you can’t do that unless you bring in people.” Montage Legal’s Erin Giglia shared this information, and much more on a recent episode of the Financially Legal podcast from Gravity Legal.  Financially Legal is a twice-monthly podcast about the finance and economics of the…
On June 11, 2020, Netcapital, a private company investment vehicle, hosted a Demo Day for five companies with Black company founders: See Invest in Black Founders Demo Video here. Netcapital is an investment company that expands access to private company investment opportunities to the general public. Opportunities to invest in private companies are often limited to a very small segment of the population, in places like country clubs and golf courses, where investors…
By Dean Short Now is the time for companies to comply with California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) if you haven’t done so already. The California Attorney General’s final regulations will soon be approved by the California Office of Administrative Law.  The enforcement deadline is scheduled for July 1, 2020.  Any privacy policies that show they were updated after July 1, 2020 will risk admitting that they were not in compliance with CCPA prior…
OC Lawyer Magazine’s May Issue features an article by Montage founders, Erin Giglia and Laurie Rowen: “Overwhelmed? Five Strategies Can Implement Today to Reduce Stress and Find more Hours in the Day.” We designed Montage as a virtual company specifically to assist busy lawyers everywhere.  We have been using our eleven years of experience running a virtual business to assist attorneys during this unprecedented time of isolation, court closures, and uncertainty. Lawyers face an unusual…
By Erin Johnson “History has shown that catastrophe also creates opportunity.” This time, will the legal industry reap the benefits?  In the Above the Law article “COVID-19 Could Catalyze The Legal Industry Renaissance,” Nancy B. Rapoport (a law professor at UNLV) and Joe Tiano (founder of Legal Decoder) predict an unprecedented demand for legal services post-Covid19 closures.  They claim that “until the dust settles, most would agree that the near-term demand for legal…
Erin Giglia, Co-Owner of Montage Legal Group, and Louise Keefe, Owner of Perspektives, will be speaking in a free live webinar on Wednesday, April 15th, at noon, put on by the Orange County Bar Association COVID-19 Task Force: “Working with a Virtual Team.” Register at Ocbar.org. Whew. You’ve been working remotely for a few weeks now, as are all of your team members. Now what? How do you effectively run your law practice when…
Laurie Rowen will be speaking on panel for a webinar TOMORROW, March 25th, at noon, put on by the Orange County Bar Association COVID-19 Task Force: “Attorney Well-Being During Covid-19.” The panel will start with Dr. Rimal Bera, a UCI Health Psychiatrist, who will discuss how to handle anxiety, fear and stress during the pandemic.  See Dr. Bera’s article for more information: Coping with the Stress of Covid-19. Laurie Rowen will discuss tips on…