Browsing: Ethics

OLN Sponsors 3rd Annual JRCLS Women in Law Regional Conference

Overflow Legal Network is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 3rd Annual JRCLS Women in Law Regional Conference. It will be held at Chapman University…

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Tips for Successful Lawyering in the Modern Age, Part 1

Written by Matthew E., OLN Freelance Attorney. Whether you are working from home when you otherwise would be in the office, working after hours, or are…

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Duty to Disclose When Outsourcing Legal Work to Freelance Attorneys – Ethical Series, Part 6

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Law firms looking to hire a freelance attorney often ask if they are ethically required to inform their clients that legal…

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Outsourcing to a Contract Attorney and the Duty of Confidentiality – Ethical Series, Part 5

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. A question often arises regarding the ethical duty of confidentiality when a law firm turns over confidential client information in conjunction…

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The Benefits of Hiring a Contract Attorney

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Last week I sat in a meeting with a room full of lawyers. The attorney next to me was exhausted. She…

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California Addresses Ethics Behind Contract Attorneys in OCBA Formal Opinion

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. In California, the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) recently published Formal Opinion 2014-1 in which it addressed hiring attorneys using in-state,…

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Freelancers Can Assist Law Firms in the Discovery Stage

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. We all know that when a case ends up in litigation, deadlines come fast and often. Then add the loads from…

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Billing Clients for Outsourced Legal Support – Ethics Series, Part 4

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Law Firms want to know how to appropriately bill their clients when using a contract attorney. The Model Rules of Professional…

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The Duty to Clear Conflicts – Ethics Series, Part 3

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Overflow Legal Network has found that one of the first concerns that arise when law firms engage OLN freelance attorneys is…

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Supervising a Freelance Attorney – Ethics Series, Part 2

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Law firms must consider the ethical ramifications that are actuated when they contract with a freelance attorney. The American Bar Association’s…

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