Dallas 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!"
Finance & Technology Transactions Lawyer
"Jen is consistent with her delivery and communication. We really enjoy working with her!"
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Compare and interview top talent
Track project tasks and deadlines
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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 Should Someone in Dallas Hire a Legal Staffing and Recruiting Company for Temporary Lawyers?
The city of Dallas has one of the most explosive growth rates in the country. From 2015 to 2016, the metro area added 140,000 people. That's the most of any major American city. Dallas is already the fourth-largest region of the country, and it's adding more people every day.
With such a large influx of new residents, small businesses have staffing issues. The demand for top attorneys in Dallas is tremendous. The largest corporations can buy all the top talent. That leaves other companies in a bind.
The process of recruiting lawyers isn't easy. Your company must dedicate resources to the staffing process. You're wasting time and money paying your staff to try to recruit the best talent. You're likely to lose a bidding war, too. When that happens, you'll have lost all the hours and capital that your workers spent during the recruiting phase.
Outsourcing solves this issue. You can work with one of the best staffing services to hire top lawyers. These professionals have more experience with the hiring process. They also have a deep list of contacts in the legal field. They can find the best temporary legal staff for your company. Best of all, you won't have to waste any of your resources.
What Can a Temporary Lawyer Do for an In-House Legal Department or Law Firm?
Your current legal team already has a lot of assignments. You can outsource new work to temporary lawyers. They're just as skilled as your current staff, but they don't have an existing workload, and you can hire the people you need. Once they have completed your tasks, you can end the temp job. You control the hiring process and get less expensive labor to do the job.
The best temporary lawyers can:
- Act as an official advisor for intellectual property licensing
- Assist in multi-lawyer litigations that need teams of top attorneys
- Draft corporate transactions
- Engage in internal labor disputes, negotiating quick resolutions
- Investigate company compliance with government regulations
- Monitor intellectual property infringement, negotiating settlements and suing when needed
- Monitor potential contract breaches and argue these cases in court
- Negotiate contracts
- Perform research and advise on corporate transactions
- Purchase and sell real estate transactions, writing all paperwork
- Research case work and do due diligence on possible mergers and acquisitions
- Suggest needed corporate restructuring and governance
- Suggest patent application filings and advise on the process
How to Interview and Hire a Temporary Lawyer?
A top recruiting agency will give you a list of candidates. You'll still get to handle the interviews, though. This allows you to make sure that everyone in your company fits the business goals that you have.
When you do the interview, you'll want to ask a few questions. The first thing you want to know is why a top attorney is taking a temp job. People spend many years and a lot of money earning law degrees. They don't go through so much effort to work as temps.
What you'll discover in many instances is that lawyers have recently moved to the Dallas area. They want to work as lawyers while getting settled. This is a positive for you, too. You get to hire one of the best attorneys available.
You don't have to commit to the person for the long-term, though. Instead, you hire only when you need legal advice. Your interviews should make this clear. Ask the person whether they're looking for a job that can turn into something with more stability. The answer will help you decide whether the candidate fits your current needs.