We all know that the down economy has affected the legal practice – layoffs, hiring freezes, and the like are widespread. Clients are more cost conscious than ever, and are increasingly looking to alternatives in legal services where possible. But legal work doesn’t stop. Clients still need and deserve excellent service. Regardless of how thin you’re trying to stretch yourself in your legal practice, no client should ever feel it.
There are many excellent reasons to consider adding freelance attorneys to your team. A word of caution – not all freelance attorneys are created equal. Maximize the benefits to your firm by using only the best freelance attorneys. There is potential for violating certain ethical rules by using substandard contract attorneys. The old adage still applies – you really do get what you pay for!