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A recent Forbes article by Jon Younger highlights what he calls the “freelance revolution” and cites Montage Legal Group as a freelance legal talent platform that has emerged and flourished.  The article focuses on the legal industry as yet another profession “aligning itself with the freelancer option.”  He quotes Georgetown University’s recent study, which explains that “the traditional law firm model, which has served firms well for decades, is now largely broken apart because of…
By Erin Giglia As of 2020, I’ve rotated off of the Orange County Charitable Fund Board of Directors. I have enjoyed several years in this Board position, and have had the opportunity to meet many Orange County Justice Warriors. They are a remarkable, inspiring group, all working tirelessly to mitigate or solve community issues and to increase access to justice. They truly are making our community, and the world, a better place. Each year, I…
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your favorite lawyer? Share the love and tell them about Montage Legal Group! We help busy law firms who need help from an experienced freelance lawyer to reduce their workload, and also help freelance lawyers who are seeking an alternative way to practice law. Montage is here to help.  Happy Valentine’s Day! The post Share the Love on Valentine’s Day appeared first on Montage Legal Group.…
By Laurie Rowen Ten years ago, I wanted to find a way to support one of our favorite Orange County non-profits, WHW, which is dedicated to helping the unemployed and underemployed get and keep jobs.  WHW provides comprehensive employment services to its clients, including providing jobseekers with free suits for their upcoming interviews.  Which industry still wears suits? Lawyers! In 2011, we decided to hold Orange County’s first law firm clothing drive supporting WHW, and…
By Laurie Rowen We were so excited to see three of Montage Legal Group’s freelance attorneys – Mara Brandes, Jessica Coffin and Michelle Camp – featured in a Law360 article out today: “Why Attorneys Are Walking Away From BigLaw To Freelance” by Michele Gorman.  The article also quotes Montage’s co-owner/founder Erin Giglia, and discusses why former BigLaw attorneys quit their jobs to become freelance lawyers.  Gorman highlights the pros and cons of…
By Laurie Rowen We were so excited to see three of Montage Legal Group’s freelance attorneys – Mara Brandes, Jessica Coffin and Michelle Camp – featured in a Law360 article out today: “Why Attorneys Are Walking Away From BigLaw To Freelance” by Michele Gorman.  The article also quotes Montage’s co-owner/founder Erin Giglia, and discusses why former BigLaw attorneys quit their jobs to become freelance lawyers.  Gorman highlights the pros and cons of…
Happy 2020! As we enter into a new decade – and our eleventh year as a company – we are still so grateful to provide a platform for freelance lawyers to practice law on their own terms, and to provide law firms with the on-demand legal help they need to grow their firms. While our freelance attorney number have over the past decade, we are also excited to report that we now have three employees…
By Dean Short The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 is now effective.  On January 1, 2020 California residents obtained new rights under the most comprehensive data privacy legislation ever enacted on U.S. soil.  By all accounts the CCPA is applauded by privacy and consumer rights advocates and misunderstood by most businesses that need to comply.  The law has gained national attention due to its broad and sweeping nature and unfortunately the lack of…
By Dean Short The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 is now effective.  On January 1, 2020 California residents obtained new rights under the most comprehensive data privacy legislation ever enacted on U.S. soil.  By all accounts the CCPA is applauded by privacy and consumer rights advocates and misunderstood by most businesses that need to comply.  The law has gained national attention due to its broad and sweeping nature and unfortunately the lack of…