Top-Quality, Vetted Legal Professionals On Demand

Hiring contract attorneys, paralegals, and other freelance legal professionals has never been easier with our intuitive hiring platform. The power to connect to, interview, engage, and manage vetted legal professionals is at your fingertips.


Modern Legal Hiring Solutions for Today’s Challenges

MLA's Hire an Esquire can help you:

Fill expertise gaps on your team.

Retain work that you might otherwise refer out.

Manage overflow work—both long- and short-term.

Reduce outside counsel costs.

Why Use Hire an Esquire?

  • Exclusively for Legal
  • Flexible
  • Intuitive
  • Full Cycle
Why Use Hire an Esquire

Exclusively for Legal

Tired of sifting through long lists of unqualified candidates who aren’t even in the legal profession, let alone a fit for your specific role? Hire an Esquire was built with your legal hiring needs in mind.


Our subscription plans give you the flexibility to hire who you need, when you need them, when it’s convenient for you—whether that’s at 5 p.m. or 2 a.m.


Our mad lib–style job posting wizard and hourly rate calculator take the guesswork out of creating job descriptions. Then receive instant recommendations of professionals who are a fit for your role.

Full Cycle

Applications include our built-in workstyle assessments, providing data on applicants’ hard and soft skills so you can quickly identify top applicants for your role.

Leverage our optional payment services—from 1099 to W-2 engagements, we’ve got you covered.


unique, legal-specific expertise areas

50 States

+ 3 US Territories where we have clients and talent


average relevant applications per job

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How It Works

01. Sign Up

Create a login and choose a subscription plan that fits your legal outsourcing needs and team size. After subscribing, you’ll have the option to customize your plan to accommodate ebbs and flows in your hiring needs.

02. Post a Job

Our intuitive job posting wizard helps you publish a job opening in under five minutes. Receive instant custom recommendations from within our network.

03. Review Talent

Review the Fit Scores—including our researched-back assessments—of applicants and use our in-app messaging and video tools to further vet, interview, and connect with potential hires.

04. Hire

Extend offers to applicants directly on the platform. You have the option to leverage our easy-to-use payment service (1099 or W-2) or pay them directly using your own systems.


25,000 Legal Professionals and Growing

Every day new contract attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals are joining the Hire an Esquire network, ready to take on their next opportunity.

Vetting includes:
Identity & Qualifications

We verify bar status for contract attorneys to ensure they are in good standing in the legal community. For legal professionals, we verify education and employment history after an offer has been made.


We require 3 professional references from previous clients, employers, or colleagues.

Job & Cultural Fit

We ask applicants questions about their hard and soft skills relative to each role to be sure that it’s a good match.

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50 States

+ 3 US Territories where we have barred attorneys

Discover some of the talented contract lawyers and paraprofessionals within our network.

Labor & Employment Lawyer who Owned Her Own Firm for 28 years

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Former BigLaw Associate with Civil Litigation & Commercial Transactions Experience

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Former Law Firm Partner with Corporate Transactional & Commercial Real Estate Law

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Still Have Questions?

Schedule a demo with one of our team members!