Legal Writer-Independent Contractor

  • Contract

Company Description

Gibney attorneys share a common vision: a dedication to providing every client unparalleled personal attention, innovative solutions and practical and economical counsel. We value the contributions made by every attorney, paralegal, employee, and contractor in advancing that goal. We are proud that we have remained trusted advisers to many of our clients for decades and that many of our attorneys and staff have spent their entire careers together at Gibney.

We are a team of passionate lawyers focused on collaboration and innovation.  A modern firm with traditional values, we set high standards for client service and have established a uniform level of quality that permeates the firm. We are ahead of the curve in our ability to design strategic solutions and programs for our clients, and all aspects of our legal and business operations are crafted with this goal in mind. With over 50 attorneys in New York and San Francisco, we look for employees and experienced contractors that share our vision.

At Gibney, we believe in a firm culture that promotes and appreciates diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.  This philosophy not only creates a better work environment, but enhances the quality of work and results we deliver to our clients.  

Job Description

We are looking for a Legal Writer to provide services to our Immigration Practice Group.  This is an independent contractor position working remotely and independently.  Writing assignments require creative thinking, technical writing and editing.  The firm offers competitive flat fees per assignment, based on experience.

The assignments will include the following:

  • Drafting and/or editing letters and testimonials prepared by clients and legal staff to support legal arguments based on evidence, factual research and reference materials.
  • Reviewing technical and scientific materials and evidence provided by firm clients and drafting clear and concise summaries.
  • Organizing and maintaining records of research, evidence in support of petitions or applications, and reference materials used to prepare writing assignments.
  • Drafting support letters for employment-based immigration petitions for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and National Interest Waivers


The ideal candidate will possess a 4-year degree, experience in legal or technical writing, with strong analytical and research skills.  Immigration and/or law firm experience is a plus. 

Additional Information

This is an Independent Contractor role.  The Independent Contractor will have the right to accept or reject individual assignments and may provide services for other entities.  When applying, please include a cover letter, writing sample and a Word/PDF copy of your resume.


At the commencement of each assignment, we will provide a purchase order that sets forth the scope of the work and the compensation you will receive.  The hourly rate will be between $38-$53/hour.