Special Counsel

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If looking for a temporary position, Special Counsel is a place to look.

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Former Employee - Document Reviewer in San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Document Reviewer in San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Special Counsel

Pros

If you have not secured a permanent position for after graduation, it is a good place to find quality jobs and competitive pay. The people I worked with at Special Counsel were respectful and I felt actually worked to get me different jobs while I was temping for them. While pay was not at the top, it was competitive with other similar work.

Cons

Jobs are temporary. Not likely to find a temporary to hire position without significant experience. Document review opportunities can be limited in tough economic times. It is also difficult to obtain your first document review job if you have no prior experience in document review. Most firms are looking for persons experienced in specific software for their document review. Work can also become tedious over time. While not a likely good career choice (as far as document review), it was good link between graduation and my first permanent job as an attorney.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate more with employees to keep morale high. Offer constructive criticism. Offer more opportunities for advancement.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leave your dignity at the door if you do contract work for Special Counsel.

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    Former Employee - Document Reviewer/Contract Attorney in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Document Reviewer/Contract Attorney in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Special Counsel

    Pros

    If you are an attorney or law graduate and need some quick extra cash.

    Cons

    Polite people but the environment is patronizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to change your philosophy. Just because an attorney is willing to work as a temp does not mean that they should be treated like they work at Mickey Ds. Also, pay attention to the physical work environment. I have worked for Special Counsel on three different assignments in two cities and consistently their off-site work environments are crammed and uncomfortable. Many attorneys have been shocked to find this and it affects morale. Word of mouth will eventually catch up with your tactics...even in a less than stellar job market there are alternatives out there.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Special Counsel

    Pros

    Salary is good for a beginner.

    Cons

    Discriminate against people with physical and mental disabilities, and health problems. Hours are terrible, you can't pick your own schedule. Disorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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