• Martha Jenkins

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Freelance Legal Writing and Research Service

Pros:

Small and mid-sized law firms often work on a boom-and-bust cycle. For some, it can be a struggle to make payroll in the slow months. Others end up taking on clients they would otherwise not represent in order to keep the lights on. Hiring a freelance legal writing and research service can alleviate these struggles. Hire only as many associates as you know you can pay during the slow months, and call on a legal writing and research service to help lighten your load during the busy months. This approach will make and save you money as well as alleviate the inevitable stresses of a boom and bust cycle.


Cons:

Each lawyer and law firm has its own idiosyncrasies. Catching a stranger up to speed on a case you have been working on for over a year can take up valuable time that may not be worth it if the freelancer does not speak you “language.” This is why it is important to find a reputable legal research and writing service that hires experienced, licensed attorneys you can count on. Ideally, you will find one legal research and writing freelancer that you can build a rapport with so that less time is required to kick-start future collaborations.


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