Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up with Legalpeople?
We have a very simple registration process, which begins with your resume submission. You can submit your resume via mail, fax, email, or the resume submission page on this site (link to Submit Your Resume). Once we receive your resume, our recruiting team will review it. If we determine that your background makes you a good fit for the kind of assignments we get from our clients, we will contact you to set up an interview. Once you are registered with us, we will look for opportunities to place you. We ask that you let us know about any significant changes in your career status
As a candidate, is there any fee that I will need to pay for Legalpeople's services?
No. Legalpeople works with attorneys and paralegals with no cost to the individual.
Does Legalpeople handle temporary or permanent placement?
We do both. Legalpeople places lawyers and paralegals in short term temporary, long term temporary, temp-to-perm and direct-hire positions. Many of the legal professionals who register with us are looking for both temporary and permanent positions. If you are on a temporary assignment through Legalpeople, it does not preclude you from later being considered for one of our permanent opportunities.
With what kinds of companies does Legalpeople place lawyers and paralegals?
Legalpeople places lawyers and paralegals primarily in law firms and corporate law departments. Our clients range from small boutique law firms to large, multinational corporate law departments.
Will my resume be submitted for positions without my knowing?
Absolutely not. For your benefit, as well as ours, we will contact you prior to sending your resume to any potential employer. The reason for this is twofold: 1) It is important to us that you be interested in a particular position or assignment prior to our submitting you for consideration; and 2) We do not want to send your resume anywhere it has already been sent, either by you or another staffing firm. It is important that you are in control of your job search. For that reason, while we will inform you of potential opportunities, we will only act on those opportunities with your consent.
How do I get paid for temporary work?
When you are on a Legalpeople temporary assignment, you will complete a weekly timesheet that is signed by a supervisor at the firm or corporation. This timesheet is turned in to Legalpeople following each week worked, and checks are available on subsequent Fridays. Legalpeople also offers direct deposit to its contractors.