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Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Good market rate of pay, flexible hours (in 5 reviews)

  • They do not require bar admission for document review projects like other legal staffin agencies (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Will start work shortly with Hire Counsel (in 6 reviews)

  • It's document review, so the work is what it is (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Document Review Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, market pay

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Document review"

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    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hire Counsel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    professional and efficient with good training and nice management

    Cons

    Low pay Very low pay for an experienced attorney. That's why I'm no longer there accepting jobs. Not only is it low pay but the lost opportunity costs are HUGE in that you are busy 5-6 days per week, with no OT to lawyers so there is little or no time to handle other legal matters or seek other work.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about what your contracts are with the big firms so that the employee lawyers at least can fell they are getting a fair shake on what they are being paid. I don't think this model of yours over the long haul will continue to provide you quality lawyers if the pay is not increased substantially.

  3. "contract attorney - doc review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    they get projects often in chicago

    Cons

    projects tend to be shorter term and/or last minute requests


  4. "Hire Counsel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hire Counsel full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, many projects to work on

    Cons

    Lower than market pay, projects end without warning


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Do Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You learn allot about the business and some interesting softwares

    Cons

    Long hiring process so please do your research


  6. "Contract attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Daily updates and feedback are given. The management shows appreciation while providing constructive suggestions for improvement when necessary.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  7. "Good overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive salary, very friendly and helpful people, willing to work with new attorneys to help find the right fit, great all around

    Cons

    Contract work, so sometimes it can be a bit spotty depending on how a case may be proceeding or moving through the phases of litigation and discovery

    Advice to Management

    Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world. She took the midnight train going anywhere. Just a city boy. Born and raised in south Detroit.

  8. "Document Review Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very professional company and truly a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Assignments have unknown lengths.


  9. "Pretty good for Document Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    We were allowed to have cell phones at our work stations. Depending on the project things can be pretty relaxed regarding breaks, lunch, etc. Do not need to sign in and out. One project had unlimited time and half overtime.

    Cons

    This is Legal Document Review. You will be crammed in working three people side by side at an 8 foot folding table. There were also issues with the heating and the cooling.


  10. "Go with Kelly Services instead."

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    Current Employee - "Temporary" Attorney in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - "Temporary" Attorney in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Hire Counsel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not the worst agency out there.

    Cons

    No benefits except what's legally mandated and even then there's a lag time in compliance. Go with Kelly Services instead if you can.

    Advice to Management

    Give holiday pay, bonuses, and dental coverage to make your long term employees feel wanted.


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