When hiring a freelance attorney, you need a written agreement defining the scope of the project, and it needs to include both ethical and legal considerations. Additionally, it should protect the interests of everyone involved. For more information, read our post on freelance attorney work agreements.

A written agreement does not need to be lengthy, but there are several components that all agreements should contain:

  • Scope and duration of the project
  • Compensation
  • Employment Relationship Status
  • Confidentiality and Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Conflict Checking
  • Malpractice Insurance Coverage
  • Work Product Ownership

If you’re thinking of working with a freelance attorney, this sample work agreement will help you create a document that protects both you and your freelance hire.