El Paso 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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Why Hire a Legal Staffing and Recruiting Company for Temporary Lawyers?
With a growing number of startups and small businesses in Texas, many of the owners of these companies are looking for legal support to take on necessary tasks. Company owners in the El Paso area may be searching for a temporary lawyer to handle startup-related tasks without having to pay the salary for full-time legal counsel.
If you're considering the option of hiring a temporary lawyer for your business, you may want to consider going through a legal staffing and recruiting agency to find the right candidates. Posting your own temporary positions can be challenging, especially if you own a smaller company that doesn't have time to filter through stacks of resumes and applications. Staffing and recruiting agencies can also manage the complexities of hiring, including keeping up on employment laws and taking on the risk. The agency is the employer of record for any temporary workers that come through it, even when the attorney is working for your El Paso company.
Finding employment opportunities through a staffing and recruiting agency can also benefit the employees. They can look for temporary jobs that offer more flexibility than a traditional full-time position. Skilled workers can take on roles to gain more experience in a certain area instead of having to commit to an extended period of time doing work that they don't always enjoy. When you set clear expectations for what the temporary lawyer will do for your company, you can find a candidate that has the necessary skills. Working through a legal staffing and recruiting agency is mutually beneficial for your business and the candidate.
What Can a Temporary Lawyer Do for an In-House Legal Department or Law Firm?
As long as the lawyer you choose has passed the Texas State Bar, he or she should be able to handle just about any task. Your business can also seek lawyers with skills in certain areas of the law to take on specific work, such as the following:
- Ensure your company's compliance with various regulations
- Review, draft, and administer contracts
- Help with corporate restructuring and governance
- 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
- Deal with labor and employment issues within your company
- Help with real estate transactions
- Offer litigation support for lawsuits, commercial litigation, and other court appearances
A contract-based attorney can do the same work as a full-time attorney, but often for a lower fee. This means you won't have to worry about the legal risks associated with starting a new company. Most temporary attorneys seek this type of employment because they want more autonomy and flexibility than they would get in a full-time role with a law firm. This doesn't mean that these attorneys are inferior or less skilled than other lawyers.
How to Interview and Hire a Temporary Lawyer?
When hiring a temporary attorney, it's important to be very upfront throughout the entire recruiting process. Since the position will be offered on a temporary basis, you should clearly outline the expectations of the role and length of time that the applicant would be working. When you work with a legal staffing and recruiting agency, the recruiters can typically handle the first steps of the hiring process, although you should perform your own interview to make sure that the candidate is a good fit with your El Paso company.
When conducting interviews, make sure to ask questions about any work that the applicants are doing for other clients to avoid conflicts of interest. You can use this time to learn more about their skill level and areas of expertise, which could help you decide whether they are a good fit for what your business needs from its legal support.