Legal knowledge is a valuable commodity. As a result, the advice of legal professionals tends to be expensive for individuals and companies alike. Thankfully, not every company needs to hire in-house counsel full-time, nor does every law firm need to retain a specific number of in-house attorneys in order to keep up with business need. Temporary legal counsels are available for part time legal work that can be described as overflow or backlogged, as well as part time legal work that is sporadic or temporary. Legal outsourcing certain tasks to a temporary legal counsel can save businesses a significant amount of money and can ensure that a business’s resources are utilized as effectively as possible. It is often a good idea to provide temporary legal jobs.
The Best Use of Attorneys’ Time
There are only 24 hours in each day. Fewer in each workday. As a result, it is imperative to your company’s business interests and to your clients that your attorneys are as efficient and effective as they can possibly be. If your company or firm employs attorneys who specialize in a specific area of law, you likely need those attorneys to focus their energies within those specializations. For example, if one of your attorneys has significant experience in compliance and complex litigation, his or her time will not be best utilized drafting employment contracts and filing tax paperwork.
Legal outsourcing your less specialized work to a temporary legal counsel will free up your other legal personnel to exercise their time and talents where they are most needed. In addition, temporary legal counsels can assist your more specialized counsel with any overflow work that may be piling up. Relieving your attorneys of any burdensome backlogs will likely increase their productivity and improve their morale.
Legal representation is expensive. Whether your company is a law firm, a startup or an established business, you have likely learned that employing full-time attorneys entitled to benefits is not inexpensive. Hiring temporary legal counsels to handle part time legal work, backlog and/or less specialized work can save your company a significant amount of money.
Startups and smaller companies oftentimes exclusively hire general counsels on a temporary basis because their legal needs vary depending on a number of factors. For example, some startups require a significant amount of legal help as they seek to incorporate and hire their first workers but only need sporadic legal help after that. Similarly, smaller companies may only require part time legal work a few times each year. Even law firms benefit from occasional legal help with backlog or overflow work when it does not make financial or practical sense to hire an additional full-time attorney or take on another paralegal.
Look No Further
The team at LawTrades works with experienced, highly-effective general counsels to meet our clients’ needs. Our attorneys regularly handle challenges as varied as compliance, document review, drafting contracts and regulatory analysis. If your company could benefit from legal outsourcing from LawTrades, please do not hesitate to reach out today.