Did you know there is a trend in today’s law field for firms or corporations to hire attorneys for project-based work rather than as full-time employees? It’s a way for law firms to reduce their overall costs and financial risk. If you’re thinking that working in the law on a project basis is right for you, you may want to consider these opportunities over a full-time job. Here are some of the benefits you can get from working project based legal jobs.
Projects are Assignment-Based
When a law firm works on a project or a case, they may need extra hands to handle particular aspects of the process. But that doesn’t mean they need full-time staff that adds to their overhead. A legal project allows you to select a contract position that is suited to your background, interests, and abilities.
You can work with an agency to help you find short-term legal assignments that can also fit into your need for a flexible schedule.
Hard-to-Find Skills for Contract Work
Many law firms are relying on contract lawyers for hard to find specific skills. For example, the law around cybersecurity and data privacy is still very new and not a lot of lawyers are experts. So, when an expert is necessary, a firm will turn to someone on a contract basis.
If you have an in-demand specialization, you may be able to find more flexible jobs that can help you maintain your status as a subject matter expert.
More Control Over Career Path
Becoming a lawyer doesn’t have to mean you follow the path laid out for you in law school or by the industry standards. More lawyers today are looking for new ways to practice law and contract work gives them more flexibility than ever.
Partnering with a staffing agency that specializes in legal placements can give you an opportunity to only accept the projects you want.
Work With a Top Legal Staffing Agency in Washington DC
Do you think project legal work is right for your career? Contact the recruiters at NRI Staffing today to learn more about project-based legal jobs in Washington D.C.