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4 Ways Firms Can Get More Out Of Their Contract Lawyers

Law360, Grand Rapids (August 4, 2017, 11:31 AM EDT) -- As law firms increasingly hire contract attorneys, some are finding the array of ways the lawyers can be used stretch far beyond the expected document review and due diligence work.

Seventy-seven percent of law firms with more than 250 lawyers now use contract attorneys, and many believe the rise in their use is likely to be permanent, according to a report published earlier this year by management consulting firm Altman Weil. And experts say the range of tasks that can be handed to contract lawyers is wider now than it was 20 years ago when the pool of lawyers to draw...

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