Hiring Contract Attorneys? You don’t have to choose between
compliance and convenience

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

Hire an Esquire Traditional Agencies Lawyer Marketplaces (Legably, LawClerk, UpCounsel, Priori) UpWork
Manages Payment
License + Identity Verification
Legal Specific
Direct Communication with Candidates
Transparent Fee Structure
Payroll Services
Federal + Local Employment Compliance
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Legal Industry Specific Professional Liability Insurance for Contractors
Compliant with Model Professional Responsibility Rules ABA Opinion 88-356 permits staffing/ placement agencies as not a violation of fee-sharing
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Advanced Vetting + Screening
Direct Hire Services
Fit Score Psychometrics
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Instant Matches
W-2 Fee 50% 60-100%
Not transparent
Not Offered Not Offered
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

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


We’re the only freelance legal marketplace that combines technology-driven on-demand convenience with the thorough vetting and employment and professional responsibility compliance benefits of a traditional 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.