Enterprising Women Magazine has chosen Montage Legal Group’s co-owners/founders, Erin Giglia and Laurie Rowen, as among the winners of the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards. They were chosen out of hundreds of nominees to receive this honor, and appear in the current issue of Enterprising Women Magazine.
The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, which recognizes female entrepreneurs in North America and beyond, is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities.
“The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration continues to grow each year, attracting more nominations from outstanding women entrepreneurs around the world,” said Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women Magazine.
Montage Legal Group’s network of freelance lawyers consists of former associates and partners who opted out of prestigious law firms, and now practice law on their own terms. Montage’s freelance attorneys assist small to mid-sized law firms with substantive legal projects on an hourly basis, providing a cost-effective way for firms to manage case overflow and grow specialty practices. Montage has seen tremendous growth since it started in 2010, growing from 3 freelance attorneys to over 100 male and female freelancers serving law firms nationwide.
“The highly credentialed freelance lawyers in Montage’s network have changed the way ‘contract lawyers’ are viewed, and have helped law firms thrive by providing them an alternative way to staff their cases at reduced costs,” says Erin Giglia.
Montage received press for this award earlier this year, when it was featured as a Milestone in the OC Register. Montage’s owners have also been recognized for their dedication to advancing women in the law and their contributions to the community, including OC Metro Magazine’s 2011’s “Top 40 under 40,” feature stories in the ABA Journal, NAWBO-OC’s 2012 Entrepreneur to Watch, and USD School of Law’s 2012 Rising Star Recent Alumni Award. Montage’s owners give back to their community by serving on the Advisory Board of WHW (Women Helping Women/Men2Work) and NAWBO-OC.