In-house Counsel: Yall manage the same case load as a law firm without the attorney man-power. You, and maybe a few other attorneys on staff, have a large client base when you consider your client company and its employees. Some days you’re handling large scale, high-dollar business deals on top of managing the regular, day-to-day matters. If an issue comes up unexpectedly you may not have enough folks in the office or hours in the day to thoroughly research or draft what you need.
Sure, you could call the big law firm who may serve as outside counsel but they are just as over-worked as you are and their price tag may be more than what your budget can handle for a little bit of legal research and writing. Hire Amber to do the work for you so you can focus on your job, while letting your CFO know you’ve got their best interest (and budget) in mind.