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 … [Read more...] about Law Firm Growth During an Uncertain Legal Climate – Part 2: How to Ethically Use Freelance Lawyers & Referral Fees
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 … [Read more...] about Law Firm Growth During an Uncertain Legal Climate – Part 1: Of Counsel Relationships
Questions regarding the legal ethical “duty of competence” can arise when law firms outsource legal work to freelance/contract attorneys. Section 6067 of the California Business … [Read more...] about When Does a Lawyer Violate California’s Ethical Duty of Competence?
The AWI Journal recently published “Of Counsel, Freelance and Other Lawyer Relationships” authored by Laurie Rowen and Erin Giglia. The AWI Journal is a peer-reviewed professional … [Read more...] about Of Counsel, Freelance and Other Lawyer Relationships Published in AWI Journal
Law firms often resist using freelance lawyers under the mistaken belief that they always have to notify their clients if they are using a freelance attorney. California rules are … [Read more...] about Does a Law Firm Need to Tell Their Client If They Are Using A Contract Lawyer or Freelance Lawyer?