Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Summer 2020, Volume 26, Issue 3

Law Firm Growth During an Uncertain Legal Climate, Part I: How to Ethically Use of Counsel Relationships1

By Erin Giglia & Laurie Rowen

Erin Giglia and Laurie Rowen are the co-owners/founders of Montage Legal Group, LLC, a freelance attorney company comprised of former prestigious law firm freelance lawyers who work on a project basis for law firms that need help with overflow and specialty areas of law.

Prior to founding Montage, Erin and Laurie both practiced litigation at Snell & Wilmer LLP in Orange County, California. Laurie and Erin have been featured in Forbes.com, the ABA Journal, and The Atlantic, and have received numerous honors in connection with their work with Montage. To contact Laurie and Erin with questions on freelance attorney ethics, please email info@montagelegal.com.

Law firm lawyers nationwide face the same daunting issue—time, and the lack of it. Time is how lawyers earn a living, but time is our most finite resource. Billing hours, developing business, and growing a practice can be difficult (or impossible) to do simultaneously. Lawyers, like all people, also need time for life, family, and health. How can a law firm lawyer squeeze it all in when there are only so many hours in a day?

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