By Meghan Dohoney
For those practicing as solo attorneys or at small firms, it can be difficult to manage the demands of running a law practice without a safety net of associates around to pick up the slack when things get busy or if an emergency comes up. Hiring freelance attorneys for discrete legal projects (writing a motion to dismiss, drafting discovery responses, preparing a complaint, etc.) is one way of managing the strains of a busy practice, without having to hire a full-time employee. Freelance attorneys are a tool — or a possible career option — with which attorneys may not be familiar.