Business of Law
When law firms need short-term legal help, they typically turn to a temporary legal staffing agency. While these staffing companies can be helpful in some situations, they aren’t a good fit for many law firms. Plus, their fees can be expensive. That’s where an online legal marketplace – like LAWCLERK - can help.
A legal marketplace provides an online platform where firms can post projects they need completed and connect with freelance lawyers who are available to help. This differs from staffing agencies in 3 main ways:
Companies who provide temporary legal staffing are often geared towards large law firms, leaving solos and small firms with few cost-effective solutions. These firms particularly benefit by the wider selection of candidates and control offered by a legal services marketplace.
LAWCLERK operates nationwide with qualified freelancers at every level of experience. Our freelance lawyers – aka Lawclerks – range from former big-law associates, to stay at home parents, to former judicial clerks, to retired lawyers with decades of experience.
In addition, our services are designed to comply with the ethics rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law. Lawclerks are employed as paraprofessionals so they can provide services anywhere in the country in compliance with state ethics rules. Our platform provides detailed information on applicants, including their resume or bio, writing sample, and his/her Lawclerk ratings given by attorneys who have worked with them already.