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Contract Attorney

Company: Hire Counsel
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

My name is Mike Coughlin and if you're a lawyer I want to find you a job. If you're stuck inside for the next few weeks, staring at a Netflix queue that won't change, give me a minute or two. (I've read ads like this before, so I promise to not waste your time - I'll even talk about butterflies and it'll make sense.) WHAT HIRE COUNSEL DOES After a decade of practice as an attorney (small trials and document review, chasing down clients and keeping track of my life in 6 minute increments), I made the switch to the world of legal recruiting: head-hunting, job finder, placement specialist. Which means I help lawyers find jobs. Good jobs. I work with everyone from small 3 person firms to the legal departments at the biggest companies on earth, finding them the right attorney for the job; 6 months on an hourly basis, permanent positions, temp to perm, and so on. Pay depends on location and responsibilities, naturally, but hourly jobs ranging $60-$150, with permanent placements from $120k to $250k+. And to say that these positions run the gamut of the profession's possibilities is an understatement. A brief sampling: 1. Employee Benefits (ERISA) attorney in the NYC area ($90/hr); 2. A mortgage foreclosure litigator in Los Angeles ($70/hr); 3. Commercial litigation specialist in Manhattan (think high-stakes M&A fraudulent representation claims)($85/hr); 4. NYC transactional attorneys who know the ins and outs of LIBOR ($85/hr); 5. Health and life insurance compliance officers in Chicago, OKC, STL, and New Jersey ($250k/year); 6. CERCLA-litigation experienced attorney in Seattle or Portland ($120/hr); 7. Insurance defense litigator in San Francisco for personal injury claims ($60/hr). Most of what I work on are for more experienced attorneys. While I do the occasional entry level placement for those newer to the profession, in general these are real world lawyer jobs for people with unique talents. If you ever thought, "I know a lot about a very specific section of the law but never know how to sell those skills" then, let me tell ya: I'm your guy. The truth is I never knew a company like Hire Counsel existed when I practiced and I wish I had. My father was a 40 year solo practitioner who threw up his own shingle in the 70s at the corner of LaSalle and Monroe, here in the heart of the loop, Chicago. I watched him develop a genius level understanding of the law and yet when I asked him how he got his clients he shrugged and said they just walked through the door.-- Law school never taught marketing, and the profession, for most of its existence, has frowned upon advertisements. (And seeing cheesy ads with squared-jawed, action-figure looking "lawyers" who spend more time on their bleached white teeth than they do the practice of law has lead me to appreciate those frowns.) I help people like my late father. I make those connections. If the market has an invisible hand, I'm a marionettist. Send me your resume. Please. You will never be presented for any position without your explicit say, so you needn't worry on that front. But one of the problems with being good at helping lawyers find work is that my pool of available talent gets drained - darn the luck of it all! Right now, I'm using this downtime to re-freshen the pool.-- Wherever you live, whatever you're looking for, let me know. You can blast me with just your resume or send me 12 writing samples and a cover letter explaining your life's journey - I want to see whatever makes you special. If a caterpillar spends 5-21 days in chrysalis before emerging as a butterfly, surely, all of us can use that same time indoors to emerge brighter, more beautiful, and with a better job! Be the butterfly. Sincerely, Mike Coughlin mcoughlin@hirecounsel.com

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