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  1. "K Atty"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Legalsource as a contractor

    Pros

    good teachers of relativity. easy going.

    Cons

    pay rate is really low

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest finding higher rates for your contract attorneys.


  2. "Contract Attorney"

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    Current Contractor - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was a job, and I didn't have any other option at the time. Contract work is fine if you don't want to take work home with you, and can move from project to project without much down time.

    Cons

    Pay was below market, despite the claims of the owner who said that we were paid above-market rate. Same guy describes employees as commodities, which was pretty off-putting.

    Advice to Management

    I'm pretty sure this company has since been purchased by a larger group, so hopefully management is under the control of somebody who treats their contract attorneys like people, instead of replaceable goods. Many contract attorneys are not happy with where their career is, so a little bit of compassion and consideration goes a really long way.

  3. "The rating says it all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No room for personal growth.

    Cons

    Poor pay and no room for growth.


  4. "A good place to start"

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    Current Contractor - Document Reviewer in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Document Reviewer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff/middle managers do a good job of trying to keep the work environment clean, safe, and positive. They also try to foster a "let's work hard and get it done" attitude which makes you feel like you're working as a team towards a set goal.... sort of.

    Whatever they're doing must be working, because they consistently have projects.

    Cons

    The pay is generally low.

    You're at the bottom of the food chain.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your top producers/reviewers. Some of your employees simply work A LOT more diligently and efficiently than others. They are therefore more productive, and should be compensated as such.

    The people that are crawling along, fiddling with their music player, sending texts, staring into space, etc... sure, I get paying them less. The people that are diligently on task should definitely be get paid better. If they don't get paid better, they will leave!


  5. "I was a Contract Attorney for 3 years."

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    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Short time from submitting your documents to starting a project. Helps you get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    Consistently had the lowest rates when multiple agencies were given a project. Often misrepresented the length of a project.

    Advice to Management

    The market is saturated. A little more transparency would still leave you with plenty of new applicants.


  6. "Contract Attorney - Good for those new to document review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you are a contract attorney looking for document review work but lack any prior experience, this is an excellent place to start. They will get you on a job and once you work with them once, they are pretty good about placing you on additional projects. In addition, the staff at the office are very nice and helpful and really want to find you work.

    Cons

    While the company is great for those new to document review, it is also known for being on the low-side as far as compensation goes. So, once you get a few projects under your belt, you can seek out projects at other firms as well. That being said, I have worked on projects through LegalSource that paid fairly well.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, management does a good job of getting the attorneys they have on staff work. I have had no issues as far as that is concerned. My only complaint would be that some of the projects pay below market rates.


  7. "Legalsource: A good place to temp but don't get stuck there."

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    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Flexible hours in many cases, overtime if you need it. Likelihood of long-term employment and short downtime between projects. Owner is gruff but direct and makes himself clear, which is actually very important.

    Cons

    It's a temp agency for lawyers, and workers are temps. The risk of quick termination of projects can hang over your head for months. It's not a job that looks good on a resume. Oh and the work is usually very very boring.

    Advice to Management

    They could manage expectations of their clients a little more proactively -- some expect the world in 40 hours a week. A few "how to handle temps" rules might smooth out projects, reduce turnover, and create happier people and better results.