Have you ever ...
Found yourself with more work than you could handle?
Wished for someone to write those motions/briefs/articles for you, so you could focus on something else?
Needed a quick answer to a discrete question - but didn't have the time to research it yourself?
Needed coverage for vacation or for an attorney on leave?
Looked for ways to increase your bottom line without working more hours - or simply wished to reduce your hours?
These are just some of the reasons law firms hire freelance attorneys.
Below are three specific ways Schellenger Advocacy can help your practice.
Schellenger Advocacy’s hourly rates are significantly below the average hourly rate billed for an associate attorney. As discussed here, however, you may bill your clients for outsourced legal work at the same rate you would bill for a senior associate - and retain the profit. This is even more appealing when you consider that, unlike billing for an associate, there is no additional overhead to utilizing Schellenger Advocacy's services: we provide our own materials, office space, malpractice insurance, and legal research services, and allow you to avoid the burden of a fixed salary, employee benefits, and employment taxes. You pay only for the time actually spent on legal work.
Better Allocation of Your Time
Utilizing Schellenger Advocacy to handle certain areas of your practice allows you more time to focus on the areas at which you are most proficient – and guarantees high quality legal work for your client. Additionally, the time that you save by outsourcing some of your work to Schellenger Advocacy may allow you to accept other, more profitable cases – or, for those of you with too much work on your hands already, may help you to achieve a better quality of life.
Anyone who has practiced law knows that there are both busy and slow times – and it is often difficult to manage those ebbs and flows. Hiring a new associate is tempting when you're busy but is a significant step to take, considering the costs of training, benefits, taxes, and a salary – especially if work is likely to slow at some point in the future. Instead, hiring an experienced and skilled freelance attorney - like Katie Schellenger - allows you to manage the busy periods with ease and navigate slow periods without the additional burden of an associate on your payroll.