In a tough economy, contract (freelance) lawyering is the fastest growing segment in the legal profession. More lawyers and law firms are turning to temporary legal services as an answer to building profitability and managing growth. This new third edition - with separate chapters for contract lawyers and hiring lawyers - has the latest on rate-setting, placement agencies, state and local ethical opinions, and malpractice liability, and it offers sample agreements and marketing tips.
|Publisher:||Niche Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Setting the Stage
Chapter 2 Contract Lawyering in Context
Chapter 3 The Case for Working as a Contract Lawyer
Chapter 4 Weighing the Risks
Chapter 5 Is Contract Work Right for You?
Chapter 6 A Foundation for Marketing Your Services
Chapter 7 Setting Your Rates
Chapter 8 Finding Work
Chapter 9 Staying in Business
Chapter 10 The Case for Hiring Contract Lawyers
Chapter 11 Weighing the Risks
Chapter 12 Can You Use Contract Help?
Chapter 13 Finding the Right Contract Lawyer
Chapter 14 Striking a Deal
Chapter 15 Overseeing the Contract Lawyer Arrangement
Chapter 16 Ending the Relationship
Chapter 17 Ethical Considerations
Chapter 18 Independent Contractor or Employee?
Chapter 19 Malpractice Liability and Coverage
Chapter 20 The Agreement
Chapter 21 Contract Lawyer Placement Agencies
Chapter 22 Contract Lawyering Distinguished from Other Arrangements
Chapter 23 Setting Up Your Office
Chapter 24 State and Local Ethics Opinions on Contract Lawyer Issues
Chapter 25 Opinions on Screening to Avoid Imputed Disqualification