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Why Are In-House Legal Departments Turning to Temporary Attorneys?

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  • From telecommuting to flexible hours, the workplace is changing.
  • In fact, freelancers are more the norm than ever within many companies.
  • This is also true for in-house legal departments who have now turned to hiring temporary attorneys.

Summary: What are the advantages of being an ad hoc lawyer?
 
Is the trend to be an ad hoc in house attorney the right move for you?

The current workplace is seeing a widespread shift from traditional in-house staffing to include more variable staffing. The changing tides are sweeping a multitude of industries--most famously writing, web development, and virtual administration--but we are now seeing a blooming trend of highly skilled lawyers taking on a flexible work style. What is causing this part of the workforce to abandon old roles? And will this change be good for the employer, the worker, or both?
 
The Role of Ad HocTM Counsel Within In-House Legal Departments
 
Definition: Independent professionals are hired on an Ad Hoc (as needed) basis to support business operations. In this article, we are focusing on the legal department’s use of these professional relationships.
 
In-house legal departments provide a valuable service to corporations, as they possess internal knowledge of the company and can conduct a wide range of necessary legal activities. Operating under a business model, in-house departments seek to cut costs when possible, while doing their best to go above and beyond their duties for the company.

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