"LegalBee has helped me out because it provides an affordable option for court coverage with a competent attorney, who I feel will be prepared to handle any curveballs that might be thrown their way. It allows me to keep cases moving and customers satisfied, where I would otherwise have to ask for more time or a continuance on a case. I would recommend LegalBee to other small practices who are trying to grow their business, because it prevents you from being forced to stop bringing in business as a result of being over-extended."

- Aasim Cunningham, Cunnigham Lopez

LegalBee's "hive" of experienced freelance attorneys can perform the following services on a contractual basis:

  • Court appearances in Cook, Will, DuPage, Lake and McHenry Counties; 
  • Drafting pleadings, substantive motions, memoranda, legal opinions and briefs;
  • Attendance at hearings, mediations, depositions, witness interviews and site visits;
  • Written discovery, including discovery requests and responses, deposition preparation and motions related to discovery rdisputes
  • Trial preparation, including jury instructions, preparing clients and witnesses to testify, exhibit lists, motions in limine, opening and closing statements; 
  • Post-trial motions and appellate briefs;
  • Transactional matters, including real estate, contract review, intellectual property, business entity formations and appellate briefs;
  • and MORE!
 

Practice Areas Covered

  • Probate, estate planning, wills and trusts;
  • Family law;
  • Employment law;
  • Personal Injury;
  • Real Estate;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Intellectual Property;
  • Securities
  • and MORE!

Benefits of Hiring a LegalBee Freelance Attorney

Extra Manpower

There are times when you may be overwhelmed with all of the cases on your plate. You may have a trial in one case and a brief due in another and there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to handle everything efficiently. Perhaps another associate at your firm is on a leave of absence or vacation and there aren’t enough people left to handle that person’s work while they’re gone. Utilizing LegalBee will give you the extra manpower to tackle all of the different scenarios that can occur in your practice without you having to feel burned out. Furthermore, you can compete for larger matters that you might have had to pass up on due to lack of resources or manpower. LegalBee’s hive of freelance attorneys is available to handle temporary workload increases and fill staffing gaps due to leaves of absence or vacations. Therefore, law firms can easily expand their workforce according to need without the expenses or commitment of hiring permanent, full-time support.

Profits and Cost Savings to the Firm and its Cients

In November 2008, the American Bar Association recognized the benefits of outsourcing work in ABA Ethics Opinion No. 08-451: “Outsourcing affords lawyers the ability to reduce their costs and often the costs to the client to the extent that the individuals or entities providing the outsourced services can do so at lower rates than the attorney’s own staff. “

Outsourcing reduces your firm’s expenses in two major ways:  First, LegalBee freelance attorneys are independent contractors and not an employee which means that the hiring firms do not pay taxes, insurance, workers compensation or provide any other employee-related benefits. Second, LegalBee offers their services at a lower rate than what firms typically charge for their full-time attorneys. Thus, you save on overhead and increase your profits and the client still gets high-quality work done at a lower rate.

By hiring a LegalBee freelance attorney, you can bypass the cost and commitment of hiring permanent, full-time support. Since you’re outsourcing your project needs, you’re only employing LegalBee on an as-needed basis and aren’t paying someone to sit idly by when the workload is slow. However, you may want someone more permanent, but don’t know if you have the workload to sustain a full-time employee. Using LegalBee can be an interim step to gauge whether hiring someone full-time is right for you and your practice

Work-Life Balance

Sometimes the rigors of practicing law can cause you to miss out on the simple joys of life. Retaining LegalBee can give you some of those joys back. You can now take that much-needed vacation you’ve been putting off or you can finally catch your kid’s games or recitals without having to be constantly “hands-on” in your practice.

Resources and Accountability

LegalBee freelance attorneys bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. They are the extra eyes and ears when you want to bounce ideas off of someone or have issues pointed out that you may have missed. LegalBee treats their clients with the same professionalism and attention to detail as they would their own clients and is directly accountable for every project.