Top 5% Lawyers: Legal Staffing and Recruiting in Jacksonville, FL on UpCounsel

Jacksonville 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

Management

From contracts to general counsel, prudently tackle "legal"

A Legal Solution Built For Scale

Talent

Tap 5,000+ experienced legal experts for any project

Savings

No retainers or commitments. Save 60% over firms.

Account Mgmt

Talent and project coordination by management pros

Speed

Find talent quickly to scale any size team in days

Flexibility

Easily tackle bespoke projects or ongoing needs

Tech

Securely manage sourcing, work, and billing anywhere

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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!"
Jennifer Wang
Finance & Technology Transactions Lawyer
"Jen is consistent with her delivery and communication. We really enjoy working with her!"

Easily manage great talent

Recruiting

Compare and interview top talent

Project Management

Track project tasks and deadlines

Security

Best-in-class security at every turn

Billing

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?

Florida is a thriving state with many bustling cities within its borders, and Jacksonville is no exception to the rule. This coastal city is home to Florida's third-largest seaport as well as multiple military bases. In fact, the city has the third-largest military presence in the nation. Tourism and transportation also play a key role in the city's economy.

With so much going on in Jacksonville, it's easy to see why Forbes ranked it among the top 50 best places for business and careers.

If you own a business in Jacksonville — or you're thinking about starting one — it might take you a while to get your footing. You have to pay attention to local regulations as you're establishing your business, gathering clients, and training your staff. You might require legal assistance for many everyday business operations.

Within your busy schedule, however, you might not have time to research all the top attorneys in Jacksonville. That is where a legal staffing and recruiting company can come in handy. They can sift through available lawyers and refer you to one whose qualifications best match your needs.

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

There are many tasks for which a Jacksonville business might want to reach out for legal help. For example, you might be entering into a contract with a local military unit, or you might have questions about zoning for your new business. A legal staffing and recruiting company can point you toward attorneys who know contracts or zoning laws inside out.

An increase in workload can creep up on your Jacksonville business at any time. If you run a tour company, for example, and someone gets injured while on one of your tours, you may need a temporary lawyer to perform research to help you during litigation.

Issues involving your employees, your services, and your intellectual property might benefit from the assistance of a temporary attorney. Your law firm or in-house legal department can also use a temporary attorney for the following:

  • 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 will direct you toward lawyers who will might be able to fulfill your current legal needs. The ultimate decision of whether to hire any of those lawyers rests with you.

You want a temporary lawyer whose expertise matches your situation and whose personality you'll be able to work well with. Interview your potential temporary lawyer using the following questions:

  • Are you interested in temporarily working for me? Why or why not?
  • Are you looking to eventually transfer into a full-time role within my business?
  • Can you easily adapt to a new environment and new team members?
  • Tell me about your experience. Do you more often enter into litigation, or are you prone to settle? Tell me about a specific incident that makes you believe you'll do well with my company.
  • Tell me about a mistake you made and how you handled the consequences.

Depending on why you're hiring the temporary lawyer, you might ask other questions as well. For example, if you are hiring a contract lawyer, you can ask about past contracts they've handled. What type of contracts were they? Are there any loopholes in Florida contract law that businesses should be aware of?

You could also ask basic questions as well, such as which law school the attorney attended and whether they are a member of The Florida Bar.


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