San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2012
Montage Legal Group, a company providing experienced freelance lawyers to law firms, has expanded to New York and San Francisco. Former Heller Ehrman litigator Chelsea Beser will lead Montage Legal’s New York expansion, and former Paul Hastings employment attorney Amy Hirsh-Holtzman will lead Montage Legal’s efforts in San Francisco.
Montage Legal Group is at the forefront of a dramatic trend towards freelancing – a trend that has increased significantly in the legal field since 2008. The economy has led to a hesitation to hire, but law firms still need good lawyers to meet client demands. “With fewer associates, the line between flood and drought can be razor thin,” says Amy Hirsh-Holtzman. Chelsea Beser agrees, “Montage Legal gives firms access to excellent freelance attorneys on an as-needed basis without worrying about training, providing a full-time workload, or paying overhead. I’m excited to help reshape the way legal services are provided in New York.”
Montage Legal Group, founded in 2010 by former Snell & Wilmer attorneys Laurie Rowen and Erin Giglia, has received accolades for its unique business model, which aims to provide attorneys with flexibility for a better work-life balance, and to help law firms to better serve their clients with temporary lawyers trained in prestigious law firms.
With the latest expansion, Montage Legal Group has increased to 50 freelance attorneys, admitted in 10 states as well as members of the Patent Bar. Montage Legal Group plans to grow nationwide throughout 2012.