Charlotte Legal Staffing and Recruiting
Ideal for short-term staffing and higher volumes of routine
and bespoke legal work.
Our Enterprise Customers
Streamline routine work and easily address bespoke needs
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.
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
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
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
"Gloria is an incredibly fast and efficient patent filer. We had spoken with many attorneys before finding her on UpCounsel."
Brand and Trademark Specialist
"Great experience working with Liz, plan to reengage her on additional projects."
Business, Finance and Tech Attorney
"Alejandro continues to provide excellent service to our start-up. I highly recommend him."
Tech Transaction Attorney
"Amazing. Super fast service and very through. Look fwd to working together again!"
"Great attorney, fast-working, cost-efficient, great work."
Real Estate Transactions Lawyer
"I enjoyed working with Geoffrey. He is very efficient and straight to the point and provides services exactly as requested!"
"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
Track project tasks and deadlines
Best-in-class security at every turn
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"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."
General Counsel at HotelTonight
Why Hire a Legal Staffing and Recruiting Company for Temporary Lawyers?
Finding trustworthy and reliable legal counsel to support your startup or small business can pose a challenge. An increasing number of companies are relying on temporary attorneys to take on certain aspects of legal protection and review. If your Charlotte, North Carolina, business is looking to bring on temporary lawyers to help with legal tasks, consider hiring a legal staffing and recruiting company to make the process easier.
Hiring a legal staffing and recruiting company to provide you with temporary lawyers can save you a lot of time and trouble. Over the past few decades, the number of laws regarding employment has increased from about 150 to well over 2,000, and that number continues to increase. Between the Affordable Care Act, requirements for providing certain benefits, and handling the regulations set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the tasks can quickly cause a headache for any business owner. Working with a legal staffing and recruiting company can reduce the strain because the agency takes on these employment risks.
Relying on a legal staffing and recruiting company can help you find skilled legal professionals who are ready to accept positions on a temporary basis. When you post your own positions for temporary workers, you could end up getting a high number of applications from people who don't read through the job description very well and come in thinking they're interviewing for a full-time position. Agencies that specialize in legal staffing often have connections and wide networks, allowing them to find more talented lawyers who are interested in working on a temporary basis.
What Can a Temporary Lawyer Do for an In-House Legal Department or Law Firm?
A temporary lawyer in your Charlotte business can handle a variety of tasks. You likely won't have to worry about offering benefits, paid time off, or other perks since these employees won't necessarily be accepting full-time employment with your business. It's also easier to mix interim legal professionals in with your core staff, adding unique perspectives and opinions to the interactions with clients.
Most temporary lawyers handle tasks that relate to their skill sets. A temporary lawyer can support your company in any of the following areas:
- Review, draft, and administer contracts
- Ensure your company's compliance with various regulations
- Offer litigation support for lawsuits, commercial litigation, and other court appearances
- Advise your company about any corporate transactions
- Ensure due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
- Assist with and review IP licensing
- Review and assist with patent and trademark prosecution and other intellectual property litigation
- Help with real estate transactions
- Deal with labor and employment issues within your company
- Help with corporate restructuring and governance
Offloading some of the legal tasks associated with starting and running a business to a temporary lawyer could reduce the cost, helping your company's bottom line.
How to Interview and Hire a Temporary Lawyer?
As long as the temporary lawyer you plan to hire is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, he or she should be able to handle just about any legal task. If you're looking for legal support on specific tasks, you can take advantage of the benefits of bringing in a temporary attorney.
After you have selected your top candidates for a temporary legal position in your Charlotte-based business, it's important to ask the right questions. Include questions about the candidates' strengths and weaknesses, areas of law that they find most appealing, and cases or tasks that best show their talents. Talk to the candidates about the culture at your company to make sure there's a good fit, even on a temporary basis. Clearly lay out the expectations and expected workload within the temporary position so that everyone is clear about what will be handled from day to day.