Understanding your needs is one thing — fulfilling them is quite another. That's where Robert Half Legal comes in. As North America's leading provider of legal professionals on a temporary, project and full-time basis, we offer you access to the top law firms and legal departments in your area. Because our Account Executives understand the intricacies of the legal industry, we can act quickly to pinpoint and fulfill your needs. No matter what type of legal opportunity you seek, we have the experience to assist you. Opportunities include:
Junior-level Associate (1-3 years of experience) — Duties involve basic lawyer-level litigation or transactional work in a variety of practice areas. Work product could include legal research and writing, client interviews, deposition and discovery work, motion practice and contract drafting and review, all under the supervision of an experienced lawyer. Position requires superior academic credentials and basic knowledge of the law in the applicable practice area, including familiarity with local practice and procedures.
Mid-level Associate (3+ years of experience) — Duties involve experienced lawyer-level litigation or transactional work in a variety of practice areas. Work product could include legal research and writing, high-level deposition and discovery, second-chair litigation practice and contract drafting, negotiation and review. Collaborates closely with senior-level lawyers and clients. Position requires superior academic credentials and advanced knowledge of the law in the applicable practice area, including expertise with local practice and procedures.
Partner/In-house/Junior Partner/Senior Associate (7+ years of experience) — Duties involve decision-making litigation or transactional work in a variety of practice areas, often with a supervisory component. Responsibilities may involve extensive client contact and consultation, case or deal strategy and management, first-chair litigation practice, and supervision of junior and mid-level associates and legal support personnel. Position requires extensive knowledge of the law in the applicable practice area, including a high degree of expertise with local practice and procedures.
Paralegals and Law Clerks (4+ years of experience) — Duties encompass basic paralegal responsibilities but also include advanced functions in support of attorneys and clients, particularly in litigation. Paralegals conduct extensive case research, and prepare detailed reports and memoranda. They often handle technical aspects of case management. Advanced knowledge of concepts and procedures is also required.
Senior/Supervising Paralegal or Law Clerk (7+ years of experience) — Duties encompass those detailed for other paralegal and law clerk positions but also include supervision of discovery and litigation support teams. Participates in evaluations and hiring decisions. Works closely with lawyers and clients on high-level matters. Position requires advanced knowledge of the law and legal procedures along with superior leadership and management skills. Experience in a specific legal practice area is highly preferred.
Other positions placed:
- Case Clerk (up to 2 years of experience)
- Junior Paralegal or Law Clerk (2-3 years of experience)
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Legal Management and Support Professionals
Legal Secretary (6+ years of experience) — Duties encompass those detailed for junior legal secretary. Should possess precise knowledge of court forms and filing procedures and an understanding of one or more specific practice areas. Often maintains lawyer calendars and may be responsible for scheduling. Additional responsibilities include maintaining lawyer time and billing sheets. Ability to multitask and prioritize is critical, as position may support up to five lawyers. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail required.
Other positions placed:
- Administrator/Office Manager
- Contract Administrator
- Automated Litigation Support Manager
- Docket/Calendar Clerk
- Law Library Clerk
- Records Clerk
- Legal Word Processor
- Data Entry Clerk
- Office Clerk (office services, files, etc.)
- Legal Receptionist
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Wide Variety of Practice Areas
We can provide the experience and expertise you require in practice areas such as:
- Corporate Transaction
- Employment Law
- Real Estate
- And more...
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Cost-effective Project Teams
Project lawyers, paralegals and law clerks can enable law firms and corporate legal departments to enhance productivity, control costs and access immediate specialized assistance for full-time staff during sudden and often unexpected workload increases.
If you’re a licensed and credentialed lawyer, paralegal or law clerk, Robert Half Legal provides opportunities for you in both short- and long-term assignments as well as available full-time positions.
- Drafting pleadings, trial motions, interrogatories and trial and appellate briefs
- Drafting contracts, agreements, disclosures, loan papers and documentation for corporate transactional matters
- Reviewing and analyzing key materials such as documents from opposing counsel, research from paralegals, law clerks and other associates, privileged information, or information produced for opposing parties
- Handling required court appearances such as motions, appeals, preliminary or arbitration hearings
- Interviewing expert witnesses
- Conducting or defending depositions
- Overseeing litigation support teams to ensure projects are accomplished in accordance with the lead lawyer's directions
- Assisting in the development of case and trial strategies
- Filling highly specialized needs for matters that require specific expertise (medical, high-technology, government, etc.)
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