'Flexible Work' Makes Freelancing More Viable In BigLaw

Law360 (January 7, 2019, 1:37 PM EST) -- Upon graduating law school, attorneys usually face a limited choice of career paths. If they hope to work with name-brand, high-caliber clients, they can either commit to long hours at a top-tier firm with the hope of making partner or get their initial training in a BigLaw environment and then migrate to an in-house counsel position. Otherwise, they can forgo working with Fortune 500 businesses and either work at small or midsized firms, or open their own private practice servicing smaller clients.

But the BigLaw path requires a significant time commitment and a workload that isn’t ideal for attorneys who want...

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