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"It's a Temp Company, Lower your expecations"

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Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC
Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

It's temporary work, so it's a race to the bottom. When I worked for Update Legal in 2009-2010, the Manager Laura was helpful. She secured me with a long-term contract.

Cons

Since Laura left in 2012, Update Legal has almost zero presence in the D.C. market. Their projects stunk in 2012. They let other Contract Attorneys acting as Team Leads fire other Contract Attorneys. Not professional. Update has no work anymore in D.C.

Advice to Management

Get better contracts/projects, raise employee salaries, and do not rely on Contract Attorneys for management decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Update Legal

  1. "Best of the legal staffing agencies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people work there- best of the legal staffing agencies I've worked with. Friendly and advocate for attorneys

    Cons

    Limited job opportunities and too many people vying for them


  2. "Great, friendly company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contact Attorney in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Contact Attorney in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Update Legal as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are pretty good about follow-up, which is much better than many temp agencies. Everyone that I have worked with there has been very friendly and helpful. They are very accommodating and flexible with people's schedules.

    Cons

    Work is temporary and unstable. Like all contract attorney positions, the pay is not great. There is not much room for advancement or permanent work, so once an assignment ends you don't know how long it will be until the next one.

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