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*Originally posted on Flex Legal by Heather Cross While more and more law firms and in-house legal departments are using freelance lawyers for their overflow work, we are still often asked “What is a freelance lawyer” and “Why would I use one?” To help answer these questions, Heather Cross, a freelance lawyer with Canadian based freelance network, Flex Legal, wrote this helpful blog post “Seven Reasons to Hire a Freelance Lawyer.” We have loved…
*Originally posted on Flex Legal by Heather Cross While more and more law firms and in-house legal departments are using freelance lawyers for their overflow work, we are still often asked “What is a freelance lawyer” and “Why would I use one?” To help answer these questions, Heather Cross, a freelance lawyer with Canadian based freelance network, Flex Legal, wrote this helpful blog post “Seven Reasons to Hire a Freelance Lawyer.” We have loved…
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislative Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) into law on September 18th, after much drama and contention between lawmakers and gig economy companies. After 18 months of uncertainty, California worker classification law is finally clear since the landmark Dynamex decision of April, 2018. The Dynamex case radically changed 30 years of worker classification law from the multi-factor test set forth in Borello, to the ABC Test, which essentially eliminated the…
Goli Kalkhoran, host of the Lessons from a Quitter podcast, started her podcast to help people who felt stuck in an unfulfilling career find the tools and motivation to start over and create a life they love. She recently held her first live event in order to provide more support and collaboration for the Lessons from a Quitter community, which included a live recording of the podcast with Laurie Rowen, Pye Jirsa, Sara Rezvanpour Rose,…
Montage freelance lawyer, Bridget Gramme, is the Administrative Director of the Center for Public Interest Law and Adjunct Professor at USD School of Law, and an attorney member of the State Bar of California’s Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS). Bridget is speaking on a panel at an OCBA Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, September 18th to discuss the ATILS task force’s proposed recommendations regarding regulatory changes to the practice of…
By Laurie Rowen On Thursday, October 3, 2019, Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) will gather with members, supporters and friends for their 44th Annual OCWLA Gala and Silent Auction at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast. This year, OCWLA will recognize Hon. Elizabeth Macias as Judge of The Year, Lei Lei Wang Ekvall as Attorney of The Year, and Walsworth for the Advancement of Women Award. OCWLA will also be recognizing CASA of OC…
By Lynne Boisineau On April 23, 2019, China’s government pushed through new intellectual property legislation with remarkable speed that made drastic changes to its current Trademark and Unfair Competition laws.  These changes reflect China’s desire to improve its IP protection reputation and to level the playing field for non-Chinese companies that are trying to register and enforce their trademarks and copyrights in China. China is a first-to-file country and the application fees for IP protection…
Join the Lessons from a Quitter Podcast community for their first Live Event! Goli Kalkhoran, host of Lessons from a Quitter, started the podcast to help people who felt stuck in an unfulfilling career find the tools and motivation to start over and create a life they love. The podcast highlights the stories of inspirational guests who have quit traditional careers to forge a new path. Montage’s co-owner, Laurie Rowen, was honored to be featured
By Lisa Dubrow The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation and is administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. An advertising campaign on Instagram came to its attention pursuant to its own monitoring program. ERSP found that Alo, LLC (“Alo Yoga”), a company that has multiple yoga studios and sells yoga accessories and clothing, failed to disclose the material connection between the company and its influencers…