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Contract-to-Permanent Hire

Hiring a contract-to-hire temporary attorney combines the advantages of both temporary and permanent employment, including:

  • Trial Period
    Contract-to-hire arrangements allow organizations to evaluate the attorney’s skills, work ethic, and cultural fit before making a long-term commitment.
  • Flexibility and Scalability
    Organizations can engage an attorney for a temporary period to manage specific projects, cover workload spikes, or fill a temporary vacancy. If the need for legal support changes, the organization has the flexibility to extend or end the contract as required.
  • Cost Savings
    During the contract phase, organizations can save on benefits, taxes, and other expenses associated with permanent employment. The organization can transition a contract employee into a permanent role without incurring additional recruitment costs or onboarding expenses at the conclusion of the trial period.
  • Seamless Transition
    Since the attorney is already familiar with the organization’s culture, processes, and legal requirements, there is no need for extensive training or onboarding when they transition to a permanent position.
  • Retention of Institutional Knowledge
    If a contract-to-hire attorney is eventually hired for a permanent position, they can bring valuable institutional knowledge acquired during the contract phase. They have already worked on specific projects, familiarized themselves with the organization’s legal requirements, and built relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Reduced Hiring Risks
    If an attorney doesn’t meet expectations during the contract phase, the organization can choose not to extend the contract or offer a permanent position. This reduces the potential costs and legal complexities associated with terminating a permanent employee.

By opting for a contract-to-hire temporary attorney, organizations can leverage the benefits of flexibility, cost savings, reduced hiring risks, and more. However, it is crucial to establish clear expectations, performance metrics, and evaluation criteria to ensure a successful contract-to-hire arrangement.