PROFILE OF A TEMPORARY LEGAL PROFESSIONAL

 

  • A person with the same or similar education and qualifications whom you would consider hiring as a permanent counsel or associate.
  • A highly qualified attorney or paralegal who simply wants more flexibility and control over their own work schedule, without the long hours and/or minimum billable hours requirements of permanent associates at many law firms.
  • Someone with a solid reason for being available for temporary or assignment work:
    - Recent law school graduates studying for the bar or awaiting bar admission
    - Experienced associates who have been laid off due to firms closing or downsizing
    - Legal professionals in transition who seek to remain active, sharpen their skills and gain additional   experience in between permanent positions
    - Persons relocating from other parts of the country
    - Attorneys or paralegals returning from an extended family or maternity leave
    - At a more senior level, semi-retired attorneys interested in periodic work
  • A worker with the ability to settle in quickly with minimal or no learning curve.
  • An attorney who recognizes the importance of concentrating purely on the matter or assignment for which they have been hired.
  • A less expensive but often experienced attorney who is willing to do less demanding work that may otherwise seem tedious, repetitive or of less interest to other higher-cost permanent associates, in exchange for greater flexibility and more control over their schedule.
  • A lawyer who can provide experience and/or skill sets that are complimentary to those of other permanent associates.