With the growing shift in technology and the need to better serve clients, many firms are turning to legal process outsourcing. Much of the work is transferred to external vendors either domestically or overseas. Using external resources is extremely beneficial for smaller firms since it frees up talent and is widely known for improving efficiency. The ABA’s Model Rule 1.1 promotes technological competence, but are there unknown issues that attorneys should consider when contracting with other attorneys or legal staff outside of their firm?
On September 19, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM Pacific (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern), Montage’s Co-Owners/Founders, Laurie Rowen and Erin Giglia, will be speaking on a panel for the upcoming ABA CLE webinar: “Legal Process Outsourcing: Is the Technology Right for Your Firm?”
Along with Byron Buck (Senior Corporate Counsel and Manager of Law Practice Management for Caterpillar Inc.) and Wilton Strickland (Wilton H. Strickland PLLC), and moderated by Mark Ross (Global Head of Legal Process Outsourcing at Integreon) the panel will discuss the risks and benefits associated with outsourcing legal services, maintaining professionalism as it pertains to Rule 1.1 (competence and contracting with other lawyers outside of firm), and turnaround time for product and flexibility.
Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific
CLE Credit: 1.50 General CLE Credit Hours
Register: American Bar Association Registration
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Laurie Rowen and Erin Giglia
Erin and Laurie were litigators at Snell & Wilmer in Orange County, California before co-founding Montage Legal Group in 2009. Montage is a network of freelance attorneys who opted out of the traditional law firm model in favor of career flexibility.
Laurie and Erin are frequent writers and speakers on legal outsourcing, work-life balance, women in law, and legal ethics, and have been honored with various awards including OC Metro Magazine’s 2011 Top 40 under 40, USD Law’s Rising Star Recent Alumni, NAWBO-OC’s Entrepreneur to Watch, and Enterprising Women Magazine’s 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Montage Legal Group has been featured in ABA’s “Freelance Law: Lawyers’ Network Helps These Women Keep a Hand in the Workforce,” Forbes.com’s “How Two Stay-at-Home Moms Are Changing the Legal Industry,” and in “Disruptive Innovation: New Models of Legal Practice” by UC Hastings Work Life Law Center, among other articles.
You can read a recently published article written by Erin and Laurie on how growing firms can take advantage of freelance attorneys and Of Counsel positions: Stay Ethical While Growing Your Firm (ABA’s Law Practice Today, July 14, 2017).