San Antonio 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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Why Should Someone in San Antonio Hire a Legal Staffing and Recruiting Company for Temporary Lawyers?
San Antonio is one of the fastest-growing major cities in America. Out of areas with at least one million metro residents, it's growing at the sixth-fastest rate. With so many new people living in the area, San Antonio businesses often need top lawyers.
Recruiting the best attorneys isn't easy, though. That's why so many companies have understaffed legal teams. New businesses in San Antonio face competition from bigger ones that have better cash flow. The larger companies are better at staffing lawyers since they have more money. Many of the best attorneys take jobs that pay better.
Young businesses should view the situation as an advantage. They can outsource legal staffing and recruiting to third parties. A top recruiting company will provide a list of available temporary lawyers. These top attorneys will work for a set fee. They also won't need healthcare or 401k programs.
Another advantage is that the recruiting service will spend their time and money screening applicants. You won't need to waste company resources. Also, the best staffing agencies have more experience and skill in finding the best lawyers. A new company can save a lot of time, money, and energy by staffing temporary attorneys.
What Can a Temporary Lawyer Do for an In-House Legal Department or Law Firm?
You should think of this hiring like any other temp job. You're bringing a top attorney into your company for a short time. The person will handle all of the extra tasks that your current legal team doesn't have the time to do. Generally, you hire a temp lawyer during a busy season, when you've created new intellectual property, or to help with a large court case.
The best lawyers translate well as temps. They're so familiar with the law that they can start working immediately. A top temp attorney can do the following:
- Apply for trademarks and patents as needed
- Advise on the best legal protections for intellectual property, alerting the company to potential infringements
- Argue on your company's behalf in court
- Buy and sell real estate, writing all accompanying documentation
- Identify issues with corporate management, suggesting improved governance and restructuring as needed
- Join large-scale litigation teams, offering organizational structure advice when possible
- License any intellectual property and patents that other companies want
- Keep your company in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations
- Negotiate contracts
- Perform research and offer legal advice on corporate transactions
- Resolve labor disputes internal to the company
- Suggest mergers and acquisitions, performing due diligence as needed
How to Interview and Hire a Temporary Lawyer
The staffing agency that you hire will do most of the work. They'll find candidates who can offer the legal advice that you need. However, you'll still need to do your own interview.
Even though you have to spend some company time on interviews, you should want to do them. If a third-party hires people for your company without you being involved in the process, you run the risk of having a bad personality fit. Even the best attorneys may not blend well with your professional environment. You'll want to talk to all potential workers before you hire them. That's true of temps, too.
Your main questions should involve temp discussion. You should find out why a top lawyer is looking for a short-time job. The answer is probably that the person just moved to the area. You also want to find out whether the attorney wants to find a permanent job. Even if you're not looking for a full-time candidate, you shouldn't refuse if a great one shows up for an interview.