One of the first things I did upon arriving in DC is apply with a few temp agencies. There are loads of agencies that specialize in legal work in the DC area and there are even more attorneys that are unemployed. Also, there are firms and companies that are looking for temporary workers because they are cheaper. Gotta love this economy!
So today, I got my first contract and I start tomorrow. I am relieved. Although I have a nice little nest egg that I am prepared to live off of for the next while, I have been feeling rather uneasy about the finiteness of this sum and the added income takes the pressure off. And I'm getting bored and need a change of scenery. I will most likely hate this job, as it will be document review of some sort and possibly the most tedious task that a lawyer could be asked perform. However, the beauty of temp work is that it pays alright and won't last forever.