Steve Humke Quoted in Indiana Lawyer: "Use of contract attorneys rising in importance and stature" Steve Humke Quoted in Indiana Lawyer: "Use of contract attorneys rising in importance and stature"

Steve Humke Quoted in Indiana Lawyer: "Use of contract attorneys rising in importance and stature"

Steve Humke, chief managing partner of Ice Miller, was quoted in the Indiana Lawyer article, "Use of contract attorneys rising in importance and stature."

The article said:

"...Steven Humke, chief managing partner at Ice Miller LLP, said his firm has been utilizing short-term help since before the Great Recession as a way to reduce overall costs. The routine tasks, like document review or drafting motions for discovery, that come with many large complex projects do not have to done by an attorney who has lots of experience and expertise, he explained. Such work can be funneled to less-expensive contract attorneys.
 
"Still, Humke thinks carefully before hiring contract attorneys. If there are attorneys at the firm who do not have full plates when a new project pops up, he is likely to enlist them. He said since the firm is already paying someone to work, it does not want 'another mouth to feed...'"

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