Category Archives for Contract Attorney Primers

Judge Slams Contract Attorney Charges In Madoff Feeder Fund Case

  14 May 2013 – A federal judge in New York approved a hotly disputed fee for lawyers who negotiated a $217 million settlement with Madoff “feeder funds,” but only after leveling

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D.C. Bar Calls Out E-Discovery Vendors in the District

10 July 2012 – The District of Columbia Bar Ethics Committee this month issued Opinion 362 stating that e-discovery vendors cannot practice law in the District and be partially owned by non-lawyers.  The

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Contract attorneys: an asset never properly utilized

15 November 2011 – As we have written before (our most recent post is here) the most common complaints from the contract attorney world is that the work is mind-numbing and monotonous, affording

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Follow-up to our posting on document review software certification program

The Catalyst CR Certified Reviewers program (CRCR) certification program for Catalyst CR which we announced yesterday (see details immediately below) has added an additional session:                        

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100 Blog Posts About Going To Law School

  There are a large number of law students who are members of The Posse List, as well non-law students who follow our articles and have written to us about attending law school. So we thought we’d

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The Marking Up of Contract Lawyer Costs

The practice of law firms marking up the cost of contract lawyers has been around for ages.  See some of our previous posts about the subject:  a great analysis by Carolyn Elefant by clicking here

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Learning bankruptcy law for freelance and solo work

Many Posse List members who want to go solo or freelance have asked us about bankruptcy practice.  There are a good many of you who have worked on some of the major bankruptcy document reviews in the

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Social media: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Blogging, etc. …. the legal workplace transformed

When Twitter gets a full-page analysis in the Financial Times, well … we guess Twitter has truly “arrived”.   As the Financial Times says, there is more to this new internet fashion

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How to Ride the Federal Hiring Wave: finding Federal Government jobs

There is one — and only one — nationwide employer that will continue to annually fill hundreds of thousands of high-paying, secure, dynamic jobs no matter how bad the economy may get.  Who

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Contract attorneys and the changing legal landscape

Last night’s and this morning’s lead story in the legal media:  800 law firm jobs lost in one day.  And there will be more firings to come (click here for a sample).    For the contract

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