15 June 2011 – Interesting article today in the Wall Street Journal on the contract attorney market, or as the article calls it the “growing field of itinerant contract attorneys who move from job to job, getting paid by the hour, largely to review documents for law firms and corporate clients”.
Not discussed in the article were the reasons attorneys have been pushed into contract work: false statistics, an economic bubble, lost jobs and oversaturation in the legal industry, outsourcing, etc. The founder of The Posse List was interviewed (and the article includes a video clip) but much of the material he provided about these issues and links to all our posts on these issues was not used. For some of those posts click here and click here.
For a pdf of the Wall Street Journal article, click here.
For a link to the video that accompanys the article, with a clip that includes the founder of The Posse List click here (link might require subscription).