On Thursday, November 10, New York County Lawyers’ Association presents Freelance Freedom: How to Get Started as an Independent Contractor Lawyer. The course is at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street in lower Manhattan. The course begins at 6:25 and ends at 8:30 p.m.
Outsourcing is the wave of the future, but it is not just for big firms and the staffing agencies that serve those firms. Freelance attorneys are a growing cadre of solo practitioners who, enabled by technology, work on a project-by-project basis for other lawyers. More and more lawyers -- from newly admitted attorneys who are tired of sitting on the sidelines of the legal job market to experienced attorneys who want an intellectually fulfilling legal career and work/life balance -- are entering this practice area.
The seminar will be presented by Lisa Solomon, nationally recognized freelance attorney at Legal Research & Writing, Questionoflaw.net. She will discuss issues such as marketing your services as a contract lawyer; ethical issues arising in freelance work; what impact will the ABA ethics commission’s initial draft have on freelance attorneys and those that hire them; and why a shaky economy is good news for freelance lawyers.
To register for the seminar visit www.nycla.org.