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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Overflow Legal Network: A Company that Creates an Alternative to Firm Life

(Written by Desiree Nordstrom, a WIL Committee member.)

My business partner and I recently started a company, Overflow Legal Network LLC. OLN is a group of qualified freelance attorneys providing contractual legal support to law firms nationwide. I came across this business model a few years back, just after having my baby girl. At the time, I was trying to figure out how to do it all: how to have a career, be a great mommy, be a good wife and everything in between.  As a new mother, I was overwhelmed, to say the least.  I finally settled on leaving full-time practice and scaling back to part-time freelance work.  
Having years of experience as a freelance attorney helps me see the value that being associated with a network of freelance attorneys can provide.  I would like to detail those benefits below. 
Joining Overflow Legal Network’s group of freelance attorneys enables you to have a flexible schedule, work from any location at any hour of the day, set your own hourly rate, and bill out on an hourly basis. As an OLN freelance attorney, you have the autonomy to accept or deny work on a project-by-project basis. Having the final say gives you power over your schedule.  
Another benefit is OLN does the networking for you.  One thing I struggle with while freelancing is finding the time to get out and meet potential new business. But for attorneys associated with OLN’s network, making contacts in an effort to get more work is not a pressure. OLN does the marketing and networking for you. This allows you to focus on the reasons you needed to take time away from full-time practice in the first place.  
Overflow Legal Network provides a wonderful opportunity for freelance attorneys and we are currently recruiting to expand our network.  If you think freelance legal work is right for you, please feel free to visit our site and contact us.  

If you are a firm that seeks assistance in completing the work product you need, feel free to contact us as well.  We are here to answer your questions.  Find us at: overflowlegalnetwork.com.

1 comment:

  1. Deborah HendricksonNovember 27, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    I didn't know anything about this and it sounds like a wonderful idea! Another great option for women attorneys. Best of luck with your business!