This free ebook discusses various issues that lawyers should consider when taking on new clients and new matters for existing clients. It includes example provisions to consider using in retainer agreements.
The traditional law-firm business model continues to erode as both law firms and lawyers seek alternative employment arrangements. The rise of contract or freelance lawyering is one response. This guidebook seeks to provide an overview of the ethical and business issues facing law firms that hire contract attorneys and those attorneys working on a contract basis.