Talk:Contract attorney

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"Contract attorney" is another name for a freelance legal professional that is licensed to practice law. A freelance legal professional is an attorney, paralegal, interpreter, court reporter, or other professional that provides services to attorneys or law firms on a non-employee/independent contractor basis. Although the term "contract attorney" sometimes refers to attorneys working for temporary agencies, there is a growing number of legal professionals who are taking control of their own careers by working independently for law firms who need temporary or project-specific work done.


This page is based entirely on the American legal system and makes no reference to any other jurisdiction or the legal profession which deal with contract law in any other jurisdiction. This gives a warped view. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:12, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

This entry does not discuss lawyers who "deal with contract law." It deals with lawyers who work on a temporary contract basis for hourly wages, rather than as a salaried employee of a firm. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:32, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Who the hell is Brent Roper and why the hell is that quote on this article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:41, 18 August 2011 (UTC)


A photograph of contract attorney in a typical overcrowded work-site shows graphically what the section on critism details. Those to whom this photo has no value should explain why this page, or for that case any other page dedicated to topics that would not make into Britannica, has any value. (talk) 15:38, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

You have no sources that verify that contract attorneys typically work in overcrowded work areas. In fact, they work at home on internet legal research, at law libraries, make appearances at court, take depositions, etc. All these activities are far more typical. --S. Rich (talk) 17:25, 21 December 2012 (UTC) The Ehrenreich article is a polemic about CEO salaries, not about working conditions in law offices. In any event, what support does she offer? A blog. She does not assert that the working conditions reported by that one attorney are typical. Now if this was an article about the working conditions of bat boys and bat girls, then Ehrenreich could do an article about the multi-million dollar player contracts and compare such salaries to what the kids get. And a photograph of a typical baseball field dugout might be nice. It could show the tobacco chew spit-stained floor, rough benches, lack of air-conditioning, etc. that the kids must endure.--S. Rich (talk) 17:50, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

What do YOU have to offer? You obviously know nothing about contract work. And since you have an interest in a for-profit law school, you opinion is highly biased. You will keep removing my photo and I will reposted as many times as you remove it. You DON'T own Wikipedia. You may think you do, you might as well have delirious of greatness, but you do not own Wikipedia. (talk) 18:52, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Quite true – nobody owns Wikipedia. But giving us ad hominem arguments about my background does not address whether the images are relevant. By readding the image and reverting the modified text, it looks like you do not want to engage in the WP:BRD process. Moreover, it looks like you'd prefer to engage in WP:EDITWAR rather than improve Wikipedia.--S. Rich (talk) 19:29, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

I will look for a photograph or a link to an article published on the subject. Last year, or perhaps this year, the NY Times published an article about this subject and they referenced people and specific cases. The photograph will be removed until some middle point on this subject is reached. (talk) 04:25, 24 December 2012 (UTC)