Hear from Legally Yours about the lawyers of the future and freelancing in the legal industry – what does it mean to be doing freelancing and what will it look like in the future?
Freelancing in the legal industry has changed over the years. It no longer simply relates to ‘contract lawyering’ or document review; and it certainly is not simply for those who can’t find a job elsewhere. The broad range of work you can now access as a freelance lawyer is a direct result of the delivery model for the legal profession changing at a rapid pace.
These days freelance lawyers can complete anything from short-term contracts as in-house lawyers, case-based projects with firms, or job-based tasks from brokerage companies. The work can be accessed to compliment lifestyle choices or to fill a sole practitioner’s downtimes. The beauty of it is that the lawyer retains the choice and is no longer required to work within the rigid confines of ‘old school firm’ mentality.
No longer is the lawyer’s worth measured in billable hours or ‘face time’, it’s measured in outcomes. In my view, this is better for lawyers and indeed better for clients. After all, clients are only interested in outcomes.
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