[Chicago] Gently off topic: independent contractors and contracts

Tom Printy tprinty at mail.edisonave.net
Tue Feb 26 02:32:31 CET 2008

There are some prepaid legal services that you can use.  I have never
used them but I am aware that they exist.


On Mon, 2008-02-25 at 13:34 -0600, Garrett Smith wrote:
> I have this friend. He's smart (so you know I'm not really talking about
> myself) and a lawyer. In the past he's helped me sort out some issues with
> sundry contract issues related to software development.
> Question to any independent software developers on the list: Do you ever
> find yourself wanting a legal review of a software contract to make sure
> you're not missing anything important?
> If you're anything like me, you're a cheap bastard (okay, "cost
> conscious") and don't want to engage a full fledged firm because you
> suspect they'll over charge you for what should be a simple and reasonably
> priced service. All you really need is perhaps a $200-$300 review by a
> competent tech attorney to make sure you've got your bases covered in the
> agreement.
> Anyone been in that position before? Thoughts on a simple, fixed-fee price
> for such services?
> Garrett
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