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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.