Detroit 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"

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Tap 5,000+ experienced legal experts for any project


No retainers or commitments. Save 60% over firms.

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Talent and project coordination by management pros


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Easily tackle bespoke projects or ongoing 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!"

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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."

Karen Klein

General Counsel at HotelTonight

Why Hire a Legal Staffing and Recruiting Company for Temporary Lawyers?

Businesses across the country are looking for ways to cut costs while lowering legal risks. One way that your Detroit, Michigan, business can do so is by hiring temporary legal counsel to take on your critical legal tasks. Temporary attorneys often tackle tasks such as document review, contract preparation and administration, and financial investigations. 

Using a legal staffing company can make it much easier to find skilled legal professionals who want to work on a temporary basis. These recruiting companies have skilled employees on staff who stay up to date on the latest employment trends, best practices in recruiting, and laws around hiring employees. By relying on their experience, the HR professionals within your Detroit business won't have to break down the laws around hiring contract workers. This is especially useful because these types of laws are constantly changing, making it very difficult to keep up.

Posting your own positions for temporary attorneys can also require your recruiting team to spend hours filtering through resumes and applications. Many applicants skim the job descriptions and may think they are applying for full-time positions instead of jobs that are open on a temporary basis. When you turn over the task of hiring to a legal recruiting agency, you can take a step back from the challenges that come with hiring. The agency will typically be as involved as you want it to be, whether that includes conducting the first round of interviews or simply sending over their top candidates for your review. 

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

A temporary lawyer can usually handle any task that a full-time lawyer would manage. Some companies choose to use temporary attorneys for specific tasks, such as the following:

  • Reviewing contracts
  • Ensuring your company's compliance with various regulations
  • Helping with corporate restructuring and governance
  • Ensuring due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Advising your company about any corporate transactions
  • Assisting with and reviewing IP licensing
  • Reviewing and assisting with patent and trademark prosecution and other intellectual property litigation
  • Offering litigation support for lawsuits, commercial litigation, and other court appearances
  • Helping with real estate transactions
  • Dealing with labor and employment issues within your company

Incorporating a contracted attorney into your Detroit company's business plan can improve flexibility and save you money in legal fees. As long as a temporary attorney is licensed to practice law in Michigan, you can outsource just about any legal task to him or her. The main benefit of using a temporary lawyer is that it gives you more control over the cost of legal services. As a startup or small business owner, you're probably trying to keep as much capital within the company as possible instead of shelling out cash for a full-time lawyer's salary.

How to Interview and Hire a Temporary Lawyer?

As you prepare your list of questions to ask your top candidates, make sure to incorporate a few that will help the candidate understand the expectations of the job. If your business plans to use the temporary attorney to handle all contract preparation and document review tasks, it's important to communicate that to the candidate. You can also ask questions about where the candidate plans to be in the next 5 to 10 years and his or her major professional achievements.

Those working on a temporary basis will typically want to focus their work in an area of law in which they specialize and have an interest. If you're seeking legal counsel for your startup, make sure to look for temporary attorneys who focus on business law. When you have decided on a candidate, you can extend an offer of employment, but it's smart to have the person sign a contract. The contract should detail the period of time and specific tasks on which the temporary attorney will be working.

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