LAWCLERK Co-founder Kristin Tyler tells us about outsourcing to freelance lawyers when you can't automate.
Along with the use of document automation, another growing trend in legal is outsourcing to freelance lawyers. In many regards, there is nothing new about busy attorneys working with what has been traditionally called a “contract lawyer.” Today, thanks to technology, there are many websites that make it easy for busy attorneys to connect with other attorneys willing to do freelance work when they need help.
Big law is already reporting benefits to their businessmodels - and bottom lines - thanks to the work of freelance lawyers. The Altman Weil Law Firms in Transition Report for 2019 reported that 59.8% of the big firmssurveyed say the use of contract lawyers is a permanent trend. Of the firms already using contract orfreelance lawyers, 62.1% say the contract lawyers have delivered a significantimprovement in their firm’s performance.
Thanks to resources like LAWCLERK, law firms of all sizesranging from solo shops to mid-sized firms can also easily connect withtalented freelance lawyers to get more work done, generate revenue, and keepoverhead under control.
Outsourcing legal services offer many benefits to yourpractice. These include:
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Legal tech is the cornerstone of the future of law practice. If you’re an educator or student, we invite you to explore our series of exercises and tools, which law schools around the world have built into their core curricula.
If you're like most attorneys, you spend a lot of time typing – emails to clients, briefs, pleadings, law firm administrative tasks, and more emails. Throughout all this typing, we are often repeating the same phrases over a day or week. But what if there was a way to save yourself from all that repetitive typing? There is! It's not legal practice management software, and it's not even limited to legal tech. It's called TextExpander, and it is one of the most underutilized tech tools available today.
Some tools have a greater impact on efficiency than others. I saw this firsthand when running my own firm, and these are the top three areas where legal tech can reduce wasted time.
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