Time is money. Unfortunately, time is also short. If you are a lawyer in a solo or small firm practice, you know that few things rob you of more time that drafting complex briefs and motions. You have almost certainly found yourself squeezing in a response to a summary judgment brief in the evenings while you are in court and on the phone during the day. Someone might say, “Great! I get to bill more hours.” But, after you have exhausted yourself, lawyers know that many clients will balk at the price tag. (“How can it take you 15 hours to draft a brief?”). Contract or freelance legal writing services get you off this treadmill and allow you to achieve greater efficiency.
A freelance or contract attorney that focuses on legal writing and is not distracted by phone calls and court hearings can draft a high-quality brief in much less time. Historically, busy lawyers would call upon his or her law clerk or a first-year associate. But, a freelance or contract attorney can do the work without extensive supervision, and he or she can do the work without being on the payroll.
I have written thousands of pages of legal arguments, including hundreds of appellate briefs and numerous trial court motions. My work has covered a wide range of legal areas from civil rights defense to appeals from divorce decrees. Some of these arguments have helped establish new precedent, and others have simply saved clients.