"It is a pleasure working with Michael Skotnicki. He is prompt, quickly grasping the essence of the case, and writes with the appropriate style to make one's case clear and
- Jule R. Herbert, Jr. of Herbert Law Firm LLC of Gulf Shores, AL
Recent Praise for Help With a Winning 11th Circuit Appeal
"Mike is intellectual, creative, a
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- John Mrosek of John W. Mrosek, P.C. of Fayetteville, GA
Praise for a Winning Appellee's Brief
"Thanks for the excellent brief. I was very impressed, as was my client. We will definitely call on you again and will highly recommend your work."
- Mitch Shelly of Alexander, Corder, Plunk & Shelly, P.C. of Athens, AL
Lawyerist.com on Using a Freelance Attorney
"Some lawyers have a difficult time asking for help. But outsourcing isn't a sign of weakness. Rather, it is adding strength to you practice. It is a way to be flexible with
your staffing needs, and is a low-risk, low-cost way to handle your work. Give it a try the next time you're scratching you're head, wondering how its all going to get done."
The ABA Recognizes the Benefits to a Small Firm of Outsourcing Work to a Freelance Attorney
"Some tasks - such as trials, client meetings and rainmaking - demand your personal attention; others, such as legal research and writing, do not. Outsourcing enables you to
weather particularly busy periods without having to hire an employee or face time pressures that lead to lawyer stress and burnout.
"Another benefit of outsourcing legal research and writing on an as-needed basis is cost. Hiring an associate requires a significant investment in both time and money. When you
outsource legal research and writing projects, you pay only for the time it takes to complete the project, but when you hire an employee, you immediately add to your fixed
expenses. .... Outsourcing is a wise use of your firm’s resources that can increase profitability."
from "Outsourcing Legal Research and Writing Projects," published in "Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm," Jennifer J. Rose, Ed., ABA (2009).
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