About Hire an Esquire

MLA’s Hire an Esquire has been changing the way attorneys work and organizations hire since 2011. Our cloud-based hiring tool instantly connects law firms and legal teams with top-quality, vetted legal professionals to take on overflow work, support matters and fill in expertise gaps.

Contract attorneys, legal assistants, and paralegals can create profiles within the platform and easily apply for roles that match their expertise and interests, allowing them to design a career path that fits their lifestyle and passions.

Small to mid-size law firms and startup legal departments can take control of the hiring process and hire an agile workforce of top talent they need at a moment's notice, while lawyers can adeptly manage their own careers.

Our proprietary online platform takes hiring a step further by analyzing an applicant’s experience and expertise to best match them with available positions—giving both the hiring manager and the applicants a head start on finding a perfect fit. Our goal is to make the legal hiring process as straightforward and user-friendly as possible.

In 2023, Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world's largest legal search firm, acquired Hire an Esquire, marrying their proven methodology for talent recruitment and market knowledge with our innovative technology.

Meet the Team

Julia Shapiro JULIA SHAPIRO Executive Director & Founder
Catherine Enck CATHERINE ENCK Executive Director, Operations
Ben Locher BENJAMIN LOCHER Director of Technology
Whitney Norris WHITNEY NORRIS Managing Director, Client Development
Alex Hackworth ALEX HACKWORTH Director of Candidate Development
Tiffany Taylor TIFFANY TAYLOR Director of Accounting and HR Operations
Jose Sanchez DARIO SANCHEZ Sr. Software Engineer
Brandon Savka BRANDON SAVKA Sr. Software Engineer
Scott Bowles SCOTT BOWLES Software Engineer
James Duty JAMES DUTY Software Engineer
Tim Johnson TIM JOHNSTON Software Engineer
Lisa Harrison LISA HARRISON Office Administrator

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