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Work from home jobs in and around law?

Does anyone know of jobs in and around law that allow you to ericcrapton01/21/18
Several fed jobs allow for more than a day or two from home. oddis50001/21/18
Many firms will allow work from home a day or two a week, es shikes01/21/18
Doc review isthisit01/21/18
Remote doc review is very unusual. The only doc review jobs dieter01/22/18
That's interesting. Are you a solo or are you working for a isthisit01/22/18
Hi! I am new to this and hearing this conversation I too wou jane21august01/22/18
Many large firm positions will let you work weekends from ho phillydoucherocket01/22/18
Haha lawrunner31701/22/18
Many firms will terminate you as soon as you are not respons aknas01/22/18
Feds let you telework at least 3 days a week some more than hopelesslyunemployed01/22/18
It's pretty common in house to work some or all from home. therover01/23/18
Unless you can quantitatively demonstrate your productivity mrtor01/24/18
This is not what I'm seeing. More and more public and privat therover01/24/18
ericcrapton (Jan 21, 2018 - 2:45 pm)

Does anyone know of jobs in and around law that allow you to work from home?
The feds allow you to telecommute one or two days a week, but that's all I know of.

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oddis500 (Jan 21, 2018 - 7:28 pm)

Several fed jobs allow for more than a day or two from home. I know the SSA allows for 3-4 days a week depending on location. Didn't someone say that the VA has positions where it has gone to only being in the office once a quarter?

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shikes (Jan 21, 2018 - 7:32 pm)

Many firms will allow work from home a day or two a week, especially in a billable hour environment where you can demonstrate that your billing isn't suffering. I work in a standard ID firm that has plenty of attorneys working from home 1-2 days per week.

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isthisit (Jan 21, 2018 - 7:52 pm)

Doc review

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dieter (Jan 22, 2018 - 10:14 am)

Remote doc review is very unusual. The only doc review jobs where I've been permitted to work remotely are in more obscure foreign languages. I do foreign-language media analysis and translation from home too, but that's not legal work.

I run an immigration practice from home, and usually have a full-time foreign-language doc review with regular office hours too.

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isthisit (Jan 22, 2018 - 10:29 am)

That's interesting. Are you a solo or are you working for a firm that lets you run Imm cases from home?

Where do you meet with clients?

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jane21august (Jan 22, 2018 - 4:02 am)

Hi! I am new to this and hearing this conversation I too would love to hear more about such jobs allowing to work from home?

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phillydoucherocket (Jan 22, 2018 - 9:52 am)

Many large firm positions will let you work weekends from home.

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lawrunner317 (Jan 22, 2018 - 2:04 pm)

Haha

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aknas (Jan 22, 2018 - 2:27 pm)

Many firms will terminate you as soon as you are not responsive 24/7/365 on your cell phone.

Public sector is all telework.

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hopelesslyunemployed (Jan 22, 2018 - 6:28 pm)

Feds let you telework at least 3 days a week some more than that

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therover (Jan 23, 2018 - 10:08 pm)

It's pretty common in house to work some or all from home.

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mrtor (Jan 24, 2018 - 10:34 am)

Unless you can quantitatively demonstrate your productivity via billing, or the like, few employers offer remote opportunities. It is an indisputable fact that most people are not as productive at home and that undermines your value to the employer.

That said, there may be some fringe positions that offer the benefit of work-from-home. I have seen workers' comp and other injury adjuster positions that are remote. I could also see some non-traditional compliance/audit type roles being remote.

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therover (Jan 24, 2018 - 11:41 am)

This is not what I'm seeing. More and more public and private employers allow working from home. For all kinds of non-billable jobs legal and non-legal. Cuts down greatly on their real estate costs. People like it. If they meet their goals, it's a win-win all around.

There is one insurance staff counsel office I know of that is all remote. Their office is just cubicles to use. No one has an office. Everything is electronic. The lawyers just make appearances and go to court from their house.

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