Updated: Aug 24
Maybe you just opened your new firm and it's grown unexpectedly making your workload unbearable. Or maybe you've just realized how expensive your associate is and you just don't have enough work for them. Possibly you know that you need somebody to cover your hearing for you because you can’t be in two places at once. These are the times that you need a contract attorney.
Contract attorneys supply much needed support to small, midsize, and even large firms when they are in transition. Contract attorneys are able to appear in court, draft complex documents, and even meet clients, which is something a paralegal can't do. Find out three reasons contract attorneys are good for your firm in this month’s blog.
Contract Attorneys Save You Money
You need to run your firm in the easiest and most cost-effective way possible. This often means you need to hire help. Many solos and small firms know to hire an assistant and paralegal, but often make mistakes when hiring an associate when what they really need is a contract attorney.
Contract attorneys are ready, well-equipped, and give you the freedom to spend time doing what a successful business needs without committing to long-term contracts. This arrangement is perfect for a small firm because it allows you to focus on growth and take your time hiring the next employee.
No Downtime With Contract Attorneys
Contract attorneys offer a high-level of experience for your business. Ideally, they have worked in your field of law for several years and are well established. Often, they have a large number of clients to showcase their talent and willingness to be involved in your casework. They can offer what a new associate simply cannot do – no downtime.
When you are busy, you don’t have time to train a newbie attorney, you need someone with experience. The problem with this is that experience costs money – and most small firms can’t afford a full-time highly experienced attorney. This is why a contract attorney is the best solution for your problem. They offer experience at an affordable rate for small firms and offer services on a case-by-case basis if needed. When you are busy, they are there to help. And when you aren’t, you don’t have to worry about carrying costs. It’s the perfect solution.
Contract Attorneys Contribute To Your Well Being
Good mental health is not only good for you, but also good for your firm. More focus has been spent on the mental health of attorneys now because of the constant pressure of the profession. When you are a solo or a small firm owner added pressure is put on you because you are always worried about generating more income, attracting more clients,
or hiring more talent. Contract attorneys help alleviate this stress.
When you are solo or small firm owner you are never able to take a day off. Contract attorneys can give you the time you need when you need it. They are available for your vacation days, your sick days, family leave, or anything you need. They can cover hearings, draft documents, or even meet clients if you need them to. They are able to do what your paralegal can’t - be a replacement for you. Claim your time back and hire a contract attorney today. With a contract attorney like Bird Law Pro by your side, you have no limitations.
Get a contract attorney so you can stop worrying and start growing. Contact Bird Law Pro to see how we can help you. Bird Law Pro also provides of counsel services to family law firms in the Orlando area. Please feel free to contact Bird Law Pro for a consultation.