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Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:00 am
by Anonymous User
Does anyone know of any ways to supplement income as an attorney?

Long story short. I work in a smaller law firm doing litigation but my salary isn’t too great, with no opportunities for increases. I’m out of the office before six, and wouldn’t mind working remotely from home to make some money.

For example, are there doc review jobs available that can be done remotely?

Re: Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:43 am
by toast and bananas
Do you own a house? I know people that airbnb out their extra rooms for some easy money

Re: Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:46 am
by unlicensedpotato
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know of any ways to supplement income as an attorney?

Long story short. I work in a smaller law firm doing litigation but my salary isn’t too great, with no opportunities for increases. I’m out of the office before six, and wouldn’t mind working remotely from home to make some money.

For example, are there doc review jobs available that can be done remotely?


OP, you have major conflicts/ethical issues trying to do legal work outside of your firm.

Re: Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:32 pm
by Anonymous User
Have you thought about tutoring? I do this sometimes and charge $60/hour and do it a few hours a week. Good way to earn some spare cash.

Re: Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:14 pm
by 1styearlateral
Invest in cryptocurrency.

Re: Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:12 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Have you thought about tutoring? I do this sometimes and charge $60/hour and do it a few hours a week. Good way to earn some spare cash.


What do you tutor? Like LSAT or something?

Re: Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:39 pm
by Anonymous User
Legal Writing, assorted 1L subjects, etc. I'm in an area with a lot of TTT schools around, and panicked 1Ls (and 2Ls and 3Ls) are pretty willing to pay a lot of money for tutoring.

Re: Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:02 am
by flymia
Its not easy work because everyone has their real estate license and its 90% networking. But a lot of states don't require attorneys to take the real estate course and you can just take the exam. Or just take the course, usually online, its very easy.

A lot of real estate is done on the weekends. Showing people around, open houses etc.. and networking in the evening. If you have a good network and willing to put in time to learn about the market you are in its not a bad second income. Even just helping a friend find a place to rent for a year can land you $700.

But again, I always tell people to only work with full-time real estate agents, but in Miami everyone who breaths has a real estate license. If you think you have a network of family and friends that would use you, you could look into it.

Re: Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:13 am
by Hand
have you considered prostitution?

Re: Supplemental Income for Lawyers

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:05 pm
by Anonymous User
1styearlateral wrote:Invest in cryptocurrency.


This. If you're smart and do your research, there's the chance for insane gains. There's also the chance you lose all your money.

It's fun and totally worth though.