Everything You Wanted to Know About Outsourcing but Were Afraid to Ask

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: February 04, 2019
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  • Model Rules 1.5, 5.3, 5.5, and various related ethics opinions
  • Identify key ethical concerns and application of practical solutions to stay compliant with ethics rules
  • How to distinguish the benefits that freelance lawyers can offer as compared to the traditional, full-time paralegal or associate attorney
  • Examine when and how outsourcing to freelance lawyers can be an excellent solution for solo and small firm lawyers
  • Breaking down the six steps for success with outsourcing
Runtime: 1 hour and 2 minutes
Recorded: February 4, 2019


Want to grow your firm? Historically, you could charge more or hire. But what if there was a third way? Technology facilitates access to high quality legal expertise at a surprisingly reasonable cost. Using freelance and contract legal help, you can do more work, grow your firm, and help more clients. But, as is the case with everything for a lawyer, it's important to be mindful of the business and, of course, ethical implications of working with freelance attorneys.

In this program, Dan Lear, attorney and legal technology evangelist, and Kristin Tyler, Partner at Garman Turner Gordon, LLP and Co-Founder of LAWCLERK (a marketplace for freelance legal help), will lay the business and ethical groundwork to help growth-driven attorneys understand how they can use freelance legal help to achieve their law firm business goals.

This course offers an informative, frank, and even fun discussion about how to apply the freelance legal ecosystem to up-level your legal practice.

This program was recorded on February 4th, 2019.

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Kristin M. Tyler

Garman Turner Gordon

Ms. Tyler is a founding partner and chairs the firm’s Estate Planning, Probate & Guardianship Practice Group. Her practice is focused primarily on estate planning, asset protection, probate and guardianship matters. She helps families design and implement comprehensive estate plans – utilizing various trusts, wills and other techniques – for estates of all sizes including upwards of $50 million and more. In addition, she regularly teams up with the firm’s litigation attorneys to litigate contested matters in the realm of estate, trust, probate and guardianship disputes.

She has authored a number of published articles and is a regular speaker at local seminars regarding estate planning. Ms. Tyler has been designated as an “AV/Preeminent Attorney?” as rated by Martindale-Hubbell?. She is actively involved with a number of committees with the State Bar of Nevada. In addition, she regularly provides pro bono legal services and serves as an Ambassador to the Inspire One Initiative of the ONE Promise Nevada Campaign to get other attorneys involved in pro bono work. She has also been recognized by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in March 2014 as Volunteer of the Month, and inducted into “50 Hours Club” for providing more than 50 hours of pro bono service in 2014.

Dan Lear

Chief Instigator
Right Brain Law

Dan Lear is a lawyer and legal industry gadfly and the Chief Instigator of Right Brain Law. As a practicing attorney he advised technology companies from startups to the Fortune 100. Since his transition from tech lawyer to legal technologist Dan’s been mentioned, featured, or published widely in the legal industry press and spoken to legal and non-legal audiences in a number of settings including at SXSW Interactive, Ignite Seattle, Georgetown University, Stanford University, ReInvent Law, and the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Most recently, Dan was the Director of Industry Relations for Avvo. Dan Lear received his JD from the Seattle University in 2007.

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