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Mike Leyba, Contract Attorney

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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.

Contract attorneys enjoy various benefits that regular attorneys may lack, such having a variety of work and having compensation that is tied to the number of hours they work. That being said, there are some downsides to becoming a solo practitioner, including a lower average salary and less prestige compared to regular full-time attorneys. All in all, you should weigh your options and consider becoming a contract attorney if it is the right fit for you.

1. Why did you decide to work as a contract attorney?

It remains a flexible way that I can use my prior experience as well as learn new areas of the law that I have never been exposed to.

2. What is the best part of working as a contract attorney?

The short, direct, and concise parameters within which you work with...While I love varied tasks, I also like to excel in one or a few areas with a defined and determined goal. I also enjoy working in the pre-litigation and discovery stages of lawsuits.

3. What is the worst part of working as a contract attorney?

The temporary nature of the work. It would be more ideal to me if working as a member of the pre-lit team, there would be opportunities to be hired on full-time in a permanent position.

4. What advice would you give to others looking to become a contract attorney?

Keep your options and mind-set open; keeping your sights too narrow proves fatal to your prospects of employment.

5. What is a typical day like for you as a contract attorney?

Signing onto the review software and reviewing hundreds of thousands of documents; sounds routine and boring, but it can be exciting if you are working with the right group of people and expand your attention span beyond the computer.

6. How does your experience as a contract attorney compare with your peers who chose other sorts of jobs?

I know that keeping myself engaged in the law, the intricacies of a lawsuit, and corresponding with lead counsel keeps my skills fresh and my marketability above my competition.

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