Austin Legal Staffing and Recruiting

Ideal for short-term staffing and higher volumes of routine
and bespoke legal work.

Our Enterprise Customers

Legal Depts

Streamline routine work and easily address bespoke needs

Law Firms

Flexibly and profitably expand firm capacity and expertise


From contracts to general counsel, prudently tackle "legal"

A Legal Solution Built For Scale


Tap 5,000+ experienced legal experts for any project


No retainers or commitments. Save 60% over firms.

Account Mgmt

Talent and project coordination by management pros


Find talent quickly to scale any size team in days


Easily tackle bespoke projects or ongoing needs


Securely manage sourcing, work, and billing anywhere

They trust us to handle their legal needs

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Home to the world's top freelance legal talent

  • 5,000+ lawyer community
  • 15 years' average experience
  • 70% worked at top law firms
  • 70% have in-house experience
Erin McClarty
Securities and Compliance Attorney
"Erin is highly knowledgeable in dealing with both for-profits and non-profits. I have found a gem indeed, as I am a part of both worlds."
Gloria M. Steinberg
Patent Attorney
"Gloria is an incredibly fast and efficient patent filer. We had spoken with many attorneys before finding her on UpCounsel."
Liz Oliner
Brand and Trademark Specialist
"Great experience working with Liz, plan to reengage her on additional projects."
Alejandro Maher
Business, Finance and Tech Attorney
"Alejandro continues to provide excellent service to our start-up. I highly recommend him."
Neeta Toprani
Tech Transaction Attorney
"Amazing. Super fast service and very through. Look fwd to working together again!"
Sanjiv Dhawan
Corporate Attorney
"Great attorney, fast-working, cost-efficient, great work."
Geoffrey Amend
Real Estate Transactions Lawyer
"I enjoyed working with Geoffrey. He is very efficient and straight to the point and provides services exactly as requested!"
Joshua Garber
Employment Advisor
"Working with Josh has been an amazing experience: he’s smart, effective, prompt and his communication & follow up are incredible!"

Easily manage great talent


Compare and interview top talent

Project Management

Track project tasks and deadlines


Best-in-class security at every turn


Simple, detailed, and transparent

"UpCounsel gives HotelTonight seamless access to the high quality legal subject expertise that we’d expect from a big law firm but at a substantially lower price."

Karen Klein

General Counsel at HotelTonight

Why Should Someone in Austin Hire a Legal Staffing and Recruiting Company for Temporary Lawyers?

Texas' population has grown more than any other state. Over a six-year period, it added 432,957 people. As people flock to Texas, many of its cities have seen huge population growth.

Austin is one of the places where Texas residents are most likely to live. It's the second fastest growing city in the United States. Over a six-year period, Austin increased its population 16 percent. It now hosts 1.9 million residents in the metro area.

While Austin's growth is great news for businesses in the area, it comes with a problem. The largest businesses can afford to recruit the best attorneys. Smaller companies face staffing issues in the legal department.

Hiring a top lawyer takes time and money. Members of your staff must spend part of the day looking through resumes to find potential attorneys. Then, these lawyers might choose a higher bidder. You're risking a lot of company resources but have no guarantees.

A better strategy is to use a top recruiting company. These workers hire the best attorneys. They have a strong roster of professional contacts. They can mine this list to help your company have a top legal team when you need it. Because the lawyers are all temps, you don't have to pay them when you don't have any legal work.

What Can a Temporary Lawyer Do for an In-House Legal Department or Law Firm?

When you need immediate help with legal aid, a temporary lawyer is an ideal candidate. These workers have no current assignments. You can hire one to do the work you need. Then, when the job ends, you can end the contract. You only pay for the legal tasks that you have available. You also save on the other costs of salaried employees, such as health care and retirement benefits.

A top attorney can do many tasks. Some of the most important ones are:

  • Advise on patent applications
  • Assign and negotiate intellectual property licenses
  • Evaluate the company's compliance with any applicable government regulations
  • Evaluate mergers and acquisitions and do due diligence
  • Handle all labor disputes and contracts
  • Join team-based major litigation
  • Maintain real estate investments, paying taxes and suggesting purchases
  • Notify the company of contract breaches and other business disputes, suing if needed
  • Sue for intellectual property infringement when required
  • Suggest and handle corporate restructuring and governance
  • Write corporate transaction documents

How to Interview and Hire a Temporary Lawyer

A top recruiting company will do most of the work for you. They will create a list of the best attorneys available for your jobs. You're still in charge of the process, too. You'll get to do all the interviews. This is a huge advantage.

You get to see whether a potential hire is a good fit for your business. While the best staffing agencies are great at finding top attorneys, they don't know what your company is like. You want to keep the right to choose your workers. A staffing service will give you that option.

When you do the interview, have a list of questions ready. The main one is to find out why a top attorney wants a temp job. It's a great profession, and most top lawyers want stability. In most cases, the answer is that the legal expert has just moved to the city. A temp job will let the worker earn money while finding a permanent job. It's a great situation for both parties. You get one of the best attorneys for a time. The worker can make money while learning about the new city.

Ready to start working on your legal project?