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.