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?
Should California law firms be concerned about violating ethical rules prohibiting aiding and abetting in the unlawful practice of law when they use an out-of-state freelance … [Read more...] about Does Engaging an Out-of-State Freelance Lawyer Not Barred in California Violate Any Ethical Rules?
Attorneys seeking career flexibility, the elusive “career/life balance,” or a variety of income sources often consider handling freelance legal projects for other law firms. On … [Read more...] about How to Become a Freelance Lawyer: Rates, Contracts, Legal Ethics and More