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How to be a successful freelance paralegal

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Being a freelance paralegal might be a good fit for someone who has spent years in the legal field and needs more free time or someone just starting out who has other responsibilities (school, other employment, etc.). Some paralegals who become freelancers like the advantage of having a more flexible schedule and the ability to work for various attorneys, not just one who might try to lord it over them.
 
How to be a successful freelance paralegal

What is a "freelance" or "contract" paralegal? A freelance paralegal is someone who is essentially self-employed. Freelance paralegals are available to take on short-term or long-term assignments. These projects may include assisting with litigation preparation, covering employee absences, or coming into an attorney's office on a daily basis to pick up overflow work that someone may need assistance with.

Freelance paralegals can be a great help to any firm. They may bring with them more expertise in their field because of their varied experience. Generally, freelance paralegals are retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, or other entity for the purpose of performing specifically delegated substantive legal work on an as-needed, per-assignment basis.

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