Indianapolis 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


Find talent quickly to scale any size team in days


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!"

Easily manage great talent


Compare and interview top talent

Project Management

Track project tasks and deadlines


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Simple, detailed, and transparent

"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?

Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving Midwestern metropolis. The city long held a reputation as being a center of manufacturing, but that has changed in recent years. Now, Indianapolis is home to a bustling tech scene.

Thanks to a wealth of colleges in the area and affordable housing, many talented graduates are flocking to the city to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

Whether you are a young entrepreneur at the helm of a start-up or an executive in an established business, you may find that you need temporary legal help. However, you might not have the time it takes to research potential lawyers and find the one who best fits your needs.

A legal staffing and recruiting company may be able to provide the solution you need. They can sift through available options and refer you to top attorneys who have the necessary experience and expertise. The temporary help you acquire can help you handle extra work and navigate the Indianapolis legal scene.

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

There is a range of tasks for which a temporary lawyer could prove useful. For example, if you are an Indianapolis tech startup, you might need assistance with intellectual property laws. When you are innovating new products, you want to make sure that you aren't infringing on existing patents. You may even want to patent your own inventions. An IP lawyer can help with that.

If you work at an Indianapolis law firm, you might need temporary help when the work load at your firm suddenly increases. There may suddenly be a rush of businesses that need help with writing employment contracts, reviewing lease information, or dealing with lawsuits. The extra manpower that a temporary lawyer provides can be indispensable in such situations.

A temporary attorney might also be useful for your law firm if there are gaps in expertise among lawyers at your firm. For example, you might need to hire someone who has specialized knowledge of property transactions or patents.

There is even more that a temporary lawyer might be able to do for a law firm or your business's in-house legal department:

  • 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?

A legal staffing and recruiting company in Indianapolis is able to handpick attorneys who might fit your current needs. However, the decision of whether you'll hire these individuals still rests with you. You should interview any potential help so you can welcome them to your team with confidence.

Here are some questions you might choose to ask during the interview:

  • Which law school did you attend? Are you a member of the Indiana State Bar Association? What about the Indianapolis Bar Association?
  • Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how you fixed it.
  • Do you do well when you work with others? Are you also comfortable working alone?
  • Do you hope to eventually transition into a full-time position within my company?
  • Can you easily adapt to new environments and new coworkers?
  • How much do you expect for payment?

You can also ask specific questions that relate to your reasons for needing a temporary lawyer. For example, if your firm has suddenly been swamped with extra work, you might ask how the temporary lawyer would feel about working long hours.

If you are a tech firm that needs help with intellectual property, you could ask about the attorney's experience with software patents, patent research, and copyrights.

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