Looking to Hire Contract Attorneys? Don’t choose between compliance and convenience

Get instant access to vetted attorneys, data to improve hiring decisions, and comply with professional responsibility and employment regulations.

We uniquely combine the technology-driven on-demand convenience of a marketplace with thorough vetting and employment and professional responsibility compliance benefits of a traditional brick and mortar staffing agency. And we’re the only ones who provide predictive analytics on how a candidate is likely to perform in your role tailored to the legal industry. 

Hire an Esquire Traditional Agencies (Axiom, Robert Half, Special Counsel) Lawyer Marketplaces (Legably, LawClerk, UpCounsel, Priori) UpWork
Direct access & communication with candidates
Manages Payment
Payroll Services
Federal and Local Employment Compliance
Compliant with Model Professional Responsibility Rules
ABA Opinion 88-356 permits staffing/placement agencies as not a violation of fee-sharing
License and Identity Verification
Legal Specific
Advanced vetting and screening
Fit score - soft skill assessments that predict success for your role
Instant matches
Transparent fee structure
W-2 Fee 50% 60-100% (for specialized staffing)
Not transparent
No Employment Services/Not Staffing/Placement Service No Employment Services
1099 Fee 20% Not transparent 28% (LawClerk)
15% (Legably)
Fee not transparent (Priori, UpCounsel)
20% paid by freelancer, 3% payment processing fee paid by hirer
Direct Hire Services

According to the California bar, Hire an Esquire is the most established attorney marketplace.