Fort Worth 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"
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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!"
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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?
The pioneer spirit of Texas is in full swing in Forth Worth. This thriving city, located in the northern part of the state, presents many opportunities for businesses. Dallas and Fort Worth together have nearly 60 publicly traded companies that took in more than $1 billion in 2015. It is the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States.
Whether you work as an executive at one of the area's major companies or manage a law firm, you might find that on occasion you need extra legal help. When you are facing a lawsuit or a time of expansion, more legal manpower can ease the pressure on you and ensure that you don't miss any key details. If you are an entrepreneur, you might need a temporary lawyer to help with writing a business plan, choosing a business structure, or doing other important tasks.
With your busy schedule, though, you might not have the time it takes to research candidates for a temporary position. A legal staffing and recruiting company can help. They'll examine the credentials of top lawyers in your area and refer you to the ones who might fit what you're looking for.
What Can a Temporary Lawyer Do for an In-House Legal Department or Law Firm?
Temporary lawyers are useful for many legal tasks that might confront your Fort Worth business. For example, you may be facing an overload of legal work when your business is expanding, changing its policies, or dealing with a major incident. The temporary lawyer can take on some basic everyday tasks to lessen your burden.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the technology startup hub of Texas. If you are working at a startup, you might need help with patenting an invention or dealing with other intellectual property laws. If no one in your in-house legal department has extensive IP knowledge, a temporary lawyer with specialized IP experience can be invaluable.
The list of ways in which a temporary lawyer can prove helpful to your business is virtually endless. Here are just a few more examples of tasks that such a lawyer might be able to assist you with:
- Contract Support
- Compliance and Regulation
- Litigation Support
- Corporate Transactions
- M&A Due Diligence
- IP Licensing
- Patent and Trademark Prosecution
- Compliance Regulation
- Real Estate Transactions
- Labor and Employment
- Commercial Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Corporate Restructuring
- Corporate Governance
- Contracts Administration
How to Interview and Hire a Temporary Lawyer?
The experts at a legal staffing and recruiting company will point you toward top candidates who might prove useful to your business. Often, you can have full confidence in their choices. Despite that, you still want to be cautious before you make any decisions about whom to hire.
It would be wise of you to thoroughly interview anyone you're thinking about hiring for your Fort Worth business. Here are some ideas for topics to cover during the interview:
- Which law school did you go to?
- Are you a member of the Texas State Bar Association?
- Tell me about your experience.
- Are you able to easily adapt to new circumstances and new team members?
- Are you interested in eventually transitioning to a full-time position within my company?
- Tell me about your personality.
You might also want to ask questions that relate specifically to your reasons for wanting to hire a temporary lawyer. For example, if you need help handling a large workload, you can ask how the candidate feels about working long hours. You can also ask about any credentials beyond a law degree that the candidate holds.