If you are in law school or are considering going to law school, one of the areas you might be interested in working in is contract law. In contract law attorney jobs, the lawyer will represent a party on one side or the other of a case that deals with contract law. Contract law jobs can be done in private practice, as a staff lawyer for a corporation, or while working for the government or nonprofit organizations.
This article discusses the roles and responsibilities of a contract lawyer. The temporary attorneys who work on cases for a certain period of time after which the contract lapses are referred to as contract attorney. The educational requirement along with the job description of a contract lawyer is discussed in the article.
Working as a contract attorney has both pros and cons, just like any other attorney. Some of the pros include having a variety of work and having compensation that is tied to their hours. Some of the cons include a lower average salary compared to regular attorneys and less prestige than regular attorneys have.