A New Chapter: Joining Our Law Firm as a Freelance DC Bar Attorney

June 15, 2023
Scomo Law

While law firms provide numerous advantages, there are also many trade-offs. Billable quotas, corporate environments, and relentless pressure to continuously be doing “more.”  Attorneys working in law firms are often handsomely compensated, but unfortunately, it is often at the expense of their personal lives. In response, many lawyers dream of going solo, but the prospect of managing their own staff and handling their own administrative work while serving their clients prompts many to stay where they are. What if there were some other options? What if there were a law firm that provides the infrastructure you need while providing you with the autonomy and quality of life you are looking for? 

Scott Moncrieff & Watt, PLLC: A Law Firm for Freelance Lawyers

Our firm is built upon the belief that lawyers produce their best work when they are satisfied in both their professional and personal lives. Because a healthy work-life balance can mean different things to different lawyers and can change throughout a career, we recognized that we needed to build a new kind of law firm – one that is composed of independently-minded lawyers with entrepreneurial spirits who are looking for an opportunity to build the professional and personal life that they want. Over time, we came to believe that the best way to provide lawyers with the freedom and flexibility they would need was to engage them on a freelance basis. 

What Can You Expect as a Freelance Lawyer with Scott Moncrieff & Watt?

We have over 35 years of experience in building, managing, and growing a law firm. This means that we have put a tremendous amount of thought into what makes this model successful, fine-tuning and making adjustments along the way. We believe that we have arrived at a formula that not only works for everyone but allows both the firm and the attorneys to flourish. In broad strokes, here is what you can expect if you decide to join us as a freelancer: 

  • You set your own fees and keep 70% of them. 
  • You’ll need to generate gross fees or WIP of at least $80,000 per year.
  • Use of the firm’s IOLTA account for all financial transactions. 
  • You will be covered by the firm’s malpractice insurance. 
  • Access to full office and accounting support.
  • You can work remotely, from our office space in Washington DC, or a combination of both. 

We provide our freelance lawyers with extensive marketing, administrative, and development support and can scale to meet your needs. We also provide access to our cutting-edge accounting and case management software. 

Interested? Contact Scott Moncrieff & Watt Today

Law firms aren’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that your only option is going it alone. If you want to start in a new direction in your legal career, consider working with us as a freelance lawyer. Get in touch, and let’s discuss whether we are a good fit for you.