Tuesday, May 8, 2007

What is a contract attorney?

In the May 2007 issue of 44th Street Notes (page 28), the monthly newsletter of the New York City Bar Association, the topic of contract attorneys is discussed in a very helpful article. Many attorneys are turning to contract work as a way to change their quality of life. In addition, there is often contract work to be performed by law school graduates awaiting to hear the results of the Bar Exam or who are awaiting to be admitted.

Contract attorneys are generally brought in to work for an employer for a limited period of time in order to meet a temporary staffing need. Assignments can last as long as a few days or weeks to over a year or more. Most contract attorney positions are obtained through staffing agencies, and most assignments are with large firms and corporations. The pay is quite decent, and benefits are offered through the agency. CSO has a list of temporary legal staffing agencies, so please ask us for it if you are interested. Check out 44th Street Notes to learn more about this legal career option.

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