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A blog about a group of freelance attorneys who are changing the way lawyers practice law.

Meet the Author of Good Parents Worry, Great Parents Plan

By Laurie Rowen

Good Parents WorryEvery parent worries about what would happen to their children if the parents were seriously injured or passed away. Who would love your kids, care for them, and provide for them, in the way you do now? In Good Parents Worry, Great Parents Plan, top family trust attorney and mother of four young children, Laura K. Meier, shows you the legal and practical steps you must take to protect your children from temporary foster care, courtrooms, loss of inheritance, and other turmoil most kids experience when their parents pass away.

On Saturday,  December 20th at the Irvine Spectrum, your children can take a free holiday photo with their favorite Snow Queen and her Sister, and you can meet Laura Meier, the author of Good Parents Worry, Great Parents Plan. The first 30 families who pre-register will receive express-line passes to meet the princesses, plus a free copy of Laura’s new book. The event and photo are free thanks to the generous support of Baypoint Insurance and Financial Services.  For event details and pre-registration, visit

  • Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
  • Time: 2pm-4pm
  • Location: Carter’s Irvine Spectrum, 105 Spectrum Center Drive #801, Irvine

If you cannot make the event and would like to purchase a copy of the book, please visit Good Parents Worry, Great Parents Plan.

Lawpreneur Radio Features Montage Legal Group

by Laurie Rowen It is always an honor and a privilege to talk about Montage Legal Group, but its even more fun when we get to talk to a friend (especially if that friend has a radio show). Miranda McCroskey was kind enough to feature Montage Legal Group’s Erin Giglia on her terrific radio show, LawpreneurContinue Reading

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost! Ethics of Ghostwriting by Freelance Attorneys

by Laurie Rowen Isabelle Smith’s recent article – “I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost!: A Review of the OCBA Formal Opinion 2014-1 on Ghostwriting by Contract Lawyers and Out-of-State Lawyers” appears in the December 2014 issue of the OC Lawyer Magazine.  Isabelle, a former partner at Howrey, LLP and a freelance lawyer with Montage LegalContinue Reading

Erin Giglia Meets Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

By Erin Giglia I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on October 18, 2014 at the University of San Diego School of Law.  Meeting a Supreme Court Justice can be an intimidating experience.  After all, her opinions interpret United States laws, which impact our every day lives.  She isContinue Reading

Is That Clarence Thomas Sleeping on the Bench? Amy’s Trip to the Supreme Court in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

by Erin Giglia Does every law student think about standing before the United States Supreme Court?  They probably do – at least for a minute.  Most practicing litigators never make it to Washington, D.C., let alone in front of the Supreme Court Justices, but as lawyers, we probably all think it would be cool (and terrifying).Continue Reading

How Can Law Firms Keep Good Lawyers? A Survey

We Need YOUR Opinion! Attorney flight from law firms, especially for women, is well-known and documented. Some leave the law altogether, while others seek different law firms, legal careers, or alternative ways to practice law.  Many law firms are already doing a lot to retain talented attorneys like providing part-time programs and mentors.  Despite efforts,Continue Reading

Business Development From a Woman’s Perspective (October 7th MCLE)

The Orange County Women Lawyer’s Association, OCBA’s Mommy Esquire Committee and the Diversity Task Force are co-sponsoring an Elimination of Bias MCLE: “Business Development From A Woman’s Perspective.” The October 7th CLE will be held at noon at the Grand Catered Events in Santa Ana, and will provide you with 1 hour of Elimination of BiasContinue Reading

How Two Stay-at-Home Moms Are Changing The Legal Industry features Montage Legal Group’s journey from idea to reality in a recent article “How Two Stay-at-Home Moms Are Changing The Legal Industry” by Mamie Joeveer. Contributing author Mamie Joeveer states, “The goal was to manage life in a way to stay at home with their children, and at the same time remain in the legalContinue Reading

Staying Productive While Working Remotely

By Erica Duran You may think that traveling to a peaceful and quiet location to focus on writing or other projects would be very productive.  Getting away to a new environment can spark your creativity, get you out of a procrastination rut and can give you the space to focus completely on a big project.Continue Reading

Do’s and Don’ts While You Await Your Bar Results

By Amy Parekh Finally, that three-day, arduous test on everything you learned and didn’t learn in three years of law school is over!  You walked out of that humongous room; the song of frantic fingers typing on keyboards is finally out of your head; and you are wondering what to do now?  Here are someContinue Reading