Using Independent Contract Attorneys

Grow your practice. Find more time. Some call it contract lawyering. Some call it outsourcing. Others call it freelance. We are ushering in a new era in the delivery of legal services. Using an independent attorney, by whatever name, is a critical piece of that delivery.

If you are considering using independent contract attorneys, the posts in this category will answer some of your questions:

7 ways to use an independent contract attorney

by Rebecca on January 3, 2011

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When you are feeling overwhelmed, when your client is demanding a project with a quick turnaround and you just don’t have the time, or when you have a case that has heated up and you need one more attorney just for that case, then the time has come for you to consider using an independent […]

Footnotes, efficiency, and Adobe

by Rebecca on September 23, 2010

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I’ve made it known that when I have my druthers, I use footnotes in briefs. I began to use footnotes when, through my independent studying of legal writing, I became convinced that it makes for a clearer brief when you use sentences and paragraphs to argue rather than string citations. When you move all the […]

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With two librarians in my family, I think my mom would be proud that I am asking, “What would a librarian do?” in studying ways for cost-effective legal research. In Thinking Like a Librarian: Tips for Better Legal Research, Richard Buckingham, the Electronic Services and Legal Reference Librarian at Suffolk University Law School, offers practicing […]

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If you are considering hiring an independent attorney, you may also be wondering what you need to say to your client, both about the need for an additional attorney and the fee arrangement. First, look at your current agreement with your client. There may already be a clause in the agreement that you may use […]

How to hire an independent contract attorney

by Rebecca on March 31, 2010

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Some call it contract lawyering. Some call it outsourcing. Others call it freelance. We are ushering in a new era in the delivery of legal services. Using an independent attorney, by whatever name, is a critical piece of that delivery. If your law practice is growing, and you need one more attorney, whether for a […]