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"Just fine when there are projects, but can be very unstable"

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Current Contractor - Contact Attorney in San Francisco, CA
Current Contractor - Contact Attorney in San Francisco, CA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Update Legal as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Professional but laid back atmosphere; the cases are generally pretty interesting; convenient commute; overtime occasionally available. The fellow contractors tend to be friendly, interesting people.

Cons

The cons are the same as most other contract-attorney services. It is very boom and bust. You never know when projects will start and end. Hard to plan your life around them. The health insurance plan is very limited.

Other Employee Reviews for Update Legal

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Poor Management w/High Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Update Legal full-time

    Pros

    Easy, people was crappy degrees from crappy schools, easy to get a job, easy screening process.

    Cons

    Upper management is poor and under-qualified. Crappy benefits, no opportunity for personal or professional growth. Raises are nominal with no real increase in salary. High turnover rate.


  2. "Has work, not great pay"

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    Former Contractor - Contract Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Contract Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Update Legal as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They seem to have a larger volume of jobs than other agencies in NYC - especially considering the general slowdown in work because of the economy. The jobs range from short term (a couple of days) to long term (3+ months).

    Cons

    Constantly rotating recruiters. Rates for temp paralegals ranging from $18 - $22/hr - very low. They have intensive policies and procedures - you have to attend an orientation at their offices before starting a job, but the client will tell you everything you need to know, so it's really unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Pay recruiters more so they stay longer and develop deeper relationships with candidates.

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