Keep in mind that, unlike an associate in your office, a freelance lawyer hired for a project-based engagement will not (and should not) have access to all of your case files.
Last month, we discussed how to decide what to delegate to a freelance lawyer. Once you’ve made that decision and found a freelance lawyer to work with, it’s time to actually delegate the work.
Communication is the key to a successful engagement, and to building a productive ongoing working relationship with a freelance lawyer. What else will make your relationship profitable?
You’re up to your eyeballs in work, spending late nights and weekends at the office. You know that working with a freelance lawyer can help you avoid burning out and increase your firm’s profitability, but you don’t know how to get started.
As the King of Hearts said in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: “Begin at the beginning.” For our purposes, the beginning is deciding what to delegate.