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Cadence Corner: Working With Flexible Or Interim Counsel

What can a general counsel or other in-house lawyer do in order to work most successfully with flexible counsel aka contract attorneys?

Welcome to the latest installment of Cadence Corner. In this occasional series of informal conversations, I speak with Monique Burt Williams — CEO of Cadence Counsel, the in-house division of the Lateral Link consortium of legal recruitment firms — about timely topics in the world of legal hiring and recruiting. Today’s topic: working with flexible, interim, or ad hoc counsel — also known as “contract attorneys,” but as Monique discusses in our conversation, there has been a rebranding in the space. The rebranding reflects the impressive credentials and experience frequently possessed by interim counsel, many of whom graduated from top law schools and practiced at leading law firms or in-house legal departments before opting for more flexible work arrangements. At Cadence Counsel, Monique connects in-house legal departments with flexible counsel — and she has been very busy these days. During a challenging time for many companies, when many corporate counsels are forced to do more with less, turning to interim counsel has proved to be a superb solution for many. What can a general counsel or other in-house lawyer do in order to work most successfully with flexible counsel aka contract attorneys? Check out these excellent tips from Monique Burt Williams, CEO of Cadence Counsel, in the latest edition of Cadence Corner: