"Law firm needs 4-5 attorneys for a doc review project to start Monday, which will be for 2-3 weeks on-site at their downtown offices. Must be admitted in NY. A minimum of 3 months of e-discovery document review experience preferred. Pay rate $24/ hour." Craigslist
I'm absolutely blown away! I pay a virtual assistant $40-70$+ an hour! Perhaps attorneys who are out of work and saying yes to positions like this are not aware that they can earn $70+ an hour doing very basic online administrative tasks for entrepreneurs.
I'm not sure document review in legal discovery is more interesting but to haul your butt into a big room and stare at a computer screen for 15 hours a day just to max out your $24 hour allowance, I'd take the stay home in your pajamas and log onto your laptop option any day.
When I speak to attorneys in the traditional practice of law, it blows their minds also that Virtual Assistants [VAs], many who have no formal education compared to the immense endeavor of law school (and investment) and potentially grueling experience new lawyers go through in their earlier formal training, are able to earn up to $100+ an hour or more for their services.
Many VAs are highly trained in online technology and are becoming a growing necessity for online entrepreneurs. But come on, many of the attorneys I speak to who actually take these positions are just unaware of the gazillions of opportunities to create the life of their dreams.
It takes a bit of creativity, positioning and intentional paradigm stretching. This is where I come in. Please reach out to me so I can help you here because you didn't go to law school for $24 an hour!
Um, it's time for a little education and a decision to stop the commoditizing of attorneys. Yet, hey, it's like any field, I know doctors who are burned out on traditional practice and stuck in between. The onus is on you-and rightly so! It's called, "TAKE YOUR POWER BACK or BUILD IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!
It takes marketing, sales, and I believe it takes a good Coach to show you what's possible- how you can leverage your talent, your training and education, and position yourself for way the heck more than $24 hr. all the while giving your dignity a giant boost of green juice!
Send this to a lawyer you love who is currently out of work, in between, or underselling their services for whatever reason! A bad economy is no excuse!
Stephanie Trager, ESQ.
Business Strategist & Success Coach
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