Many plaintiffs’ lawyers shy away from, or simply aren’t accustomed to using freelance attorneys to assist with tasks like legal research and motion writing because ultimate recovery is uncertain. Because contract attorneys, typically compensated by the hour, must be paid regardless of ultimate recovery, contingency fee lawyers may see only risk.
There are many instances where bringing in outside help may seem costly and risky at first glance, but there are also significant risks in not doing so where there really is a need. Freelance lawyers have the ability to provide flexible arrangements to assist small firms and contingency lawyers, so that you can provide your clients with what they deserve – excellent work and customer service.
Mary Mock is a freelance attorney with Montage Legal Group.