In this episode, Lisa Solomon explains what freelance lawyering is, how to work with a freelance lawyer, and where to find one. She also points out that because you can bill a freelance lawyer’s time at more than you pay, a freelance lawyer can generate a profit for your firm. Sam and Aaron lead off with a discussion of the ethics of this practice.
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Sam Glover is the founder of lawyerist.com. He is the co-author of the bestselling book The Small Firm Roadmap and original host of the weekly Lawyerist Podcast.
Aaron Street is the co-founder Lawyerist and co-author of the bestselling book The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited. Aaron is a true innovator, leading the business growth and vision. His career passion is building thriving culture- and impact-driven companies.
Lisa Solomon was one of the first lawyers to recognize and take advantage of the technological advances that make outsourcing legal research and writing services practical and profitable for law firms of all sizes. Through Lisa Solomon, Esq. Legal Research & Writing, she assists attorneys with all their legal research and writing needs, including preparing and arguing appeals and drafting dispositive motions and trial memoranda. Through Legal Research & Writing Pro, she shows other lawyers how to start and run successful practices as contract (freelance) attorneys and teaches lawyers in all practice areas how to write more persuasive briefs.
Lisa is the author of many published articles about appellate practice and procedure, and has also writte?n extensively about the fie?ld of contract lawyering. A nationally-known speaker, she frequently presents continuing legal education courses about legal writing and contract lawyering. Her chapter, Choosing the Right Legal Research Tool for Your Firm, is included in the Pocket Guide to Starting a Law Firm, a forthcoming book published by MyCase.
Last updated March 15th, 2023