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Is Anyone doing Contract Appearances?

I spoke with a company, Lawgix, an appearance attorney contr lawyer205/11/17
It's low. I do crim appearances from time to time and I char wellisuck05/11/17
Lawgix doesn't cover mileage, but if you have nothing else g vohod05/11/17
Man, the corporatization of the practice really seems to be mrtor05/11/17
I'm in federal court 2 to 3 times per week. There's no way newyorkcity05/11/17
All Lawgix does to my knowledge are collections matters. vohod05/11/17
Yes, just state court collections stuff. She said, usually 6 lawyer205/11/17
I have seen first hand a southern district judge excorciate retard05/11/17
lawyer2 (May 11, 2017 - 4:11 pm)

I spoke with a company, Lawgix, an appearance attorney contract platform for mostly creditors. They pay $75 per appearance. Is that reasonable? I was just admitted and still gainfully employed as a technology consultant with tons of flexibility but just looking to pick up some experience and get my feet wet.

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wellisuck (May 11, 2017 - 4:16 pm)

It's low. I do crim appearances from time to time and I charge at least $125 for coverage. Probably about 8 appearances a month as side revenue.

I guess if it was a simple thing of getting a slip for the next pre-trial conference and in and out in 5-minutes $75 would be something I'd do. But in my experience, these 5-minute things never take 5-minutes. There's often some unknown nuance at the last moment that takes time to get sorted.

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vohod (May 11, 2017 - 4:31 pm)

Lawgix doesn't cover mileage, but if you have nothing else going on you can try to learn basic motions.

The thing to keep in mind is you might sit for 2 hours in a long cattle call.

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mrtor (May 11, 2017 - 5:03 pm)

Man, the corporatization of the practice really seems to be accelerating lately. It's a free fall to the bottom once these on-demand, per-pay-duty arrangements start achieving general acceptance.

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newyorkcity (May 11, 2017 - 5:32 pm)

I'm in federal court 2 to 3 times per week. There's no way that some monkey can just walk in and do an appearance. Federal judges just won't accept some monkey without a clue just asking for another status date. Now, if you are talking about state court collection work against a pro se defendant, sure anyone on this board can do that work.

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vohod (May 11, 2017 - 5:48 pm)

All Lawgix does to my knowledge are collections matters.

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lawyer2 (May 11, 2017 - 5:55 pm)

Yes, just state court collections stuff. She said, usually 60% end in default judgements.

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retard (May 11, 2017 - 6:31 pm)

I have seen first hand a southern district judge excorciate an appearance attorney when he came in thinking it was just a brief conference and thus didn't know what was going on. Brutal.

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