Many General Counsel now turn to flexible (contract) attorneys when looking to provide a cover for family leave or to provide additional capacity/expertise for a multi-month project, but in addition, flexible attorneys can provide a cost-effective alternative to many of the tasks that have traditionally been outsourced to law firms.
A consequence of the current economic climate is an increase in highly experienced attorneys who can take on complex work in all areas of expertise. The general acceptance of remote working gives GCs access to a broad network of talent at rates 20%–30% of those of a law firm.
ElevateFlex is happy to partner with GCs to design cost-effective legal resourcing solutions around the world at highly competitive rates and unparalleled levels of service.
...there are great attorneys who work on a contract basis for $120 to $130 an hour. An associate at a major law firm doing the same work could be charging anywhere from $500 to $700 an hour...