The Pros and Cons of Freelance Paralegals: Weighing the Options

Pros and cons of a freelance paralegal
Paralegals are often an important part of any law office, but what happens when you don’t have the budget to hire a full-time employee? Freelance paralegals can be a great option for businesses who need legal assistance on a project basis. However, there are both pros and cons to consider before making the decision to hire a freelance paralegal. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the key considerations you should think about before hiring a freelance paralegal.

The Pros of Hiring a Freelance Paralegal:

  • They can be more affordable than hiring a full-time paralegal.
  • They are often more experienced and knowledgeable than recent graduates.
  • They can be more available than in-house paralegals, especially if you need help on a short-term basis. 

The Cons of Hiring a Freelance Paralegal:

  • You may not get the same level of consistency or continuity as you would with an in-house paralegal.
  • It can be difficult to find qualified freelance paralegals. Make sure to do your research!

So, what should you consider when deciding whether to hire a freelance paralegal?

  • How much experience does the paralegal have?
  • Is the paralegal available when you need them?
  • Can they provide the level of continuity you need for your business?
  • Are they affordable?
If you are considering hiring a freelance paralegal, do your research to find the best fit for your needs. Ask around for recommendations, and be sure to interview several candidates before making a decision. Remember that the most important factor in choosing a freelance paralegal is finding someone who you can trust and who will work well with you and your team.
Freelance paralegal, Carla Navarro, CP

Carla Navarro, CP

Carla Navarro is a NALA certified paralegal. She founded First Paralegal in 2016 in San Diego, California which provides virtual legal support to small law firms and solo practitioners. In addition to being a paralegal professional, Ms. Navarro is a licensed California Notary and completely fluent in Spanish.