What is a visiting attorney at a BigLaw?

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What is a visiting attorney at a BigLaw?

Postby truevines » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:49 pm


I am wondering what a visiting attorney is at a BigLaw firm?

How is it different from an associate position?

Is that a temp position, something similar to the visiting scholar program at law schools?

And, in general, who pays the visiting attorney?

Thank you very much for your reply.

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Re: What is a visiting attorney at a BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:56 pm

I didn't work in BigLaw, but visiting attorney is what some people called attorneys who worked for clients (mainly foreign corporations) who would come and work out of the office for months to years at a time. They'd learn some American law, get to know their American lawyers, and then go back and help with the workflow between the US and their home.

They were paid by the client/their corporate employer.

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