Freelance Lawyers

I’ve never seen the term “freelance lawyer” but it’s a great way to differentiate “contract” lawyers who do large document review projects from “contract” lawyers who really act as associates for hire. While the words could be used interchangeably, there is clearly a difference between the lawyer who decides to do higher level work on a contract basis and a lawyer who joins a contract agency and gets send out with a small army of other contract attorneys to sift through business records.

It’s nice to know that I now have a word for it (and as the article mentions, there is even an association for freelance legal professionals).

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