Legal Placement & Staffing
At some point in time almost all law firms find themselves in need of extra help. This can be because they have a big case that they need extra help with. Or it could be because their practice is expanding and they need new employees. Whatever the reason that they need help a legal placement and staffing company can help any law firm to get the extra employees that they need.
The main reason that you would need legal placement and staffing is if you need to hire somebody with specialized skills. For example you may need to hire a lawyer who specializes in a specific field. Most lawyers these days specialize so the chances that you will need to find somebody with a certain specialty are pretty good. Especially as your practice grows you will probably want to be able to take on a wider range of clients. It is unlikely that you will be able to find the lawyer you need by placing an ad in the newspaper. A legal placement and staffing service will bring you much better candidates.
The other time that you will likely need to use a legal placement and staffing service is if you have a specific case that requires specialist skills. If you really don't need somebody as a full time employee but you just need somebody that can help you out for the duration of the trial you will probably want to use a legal placement and staffing service. They can provide you with the temporary help that you need to get you through the case.
Of course these companies don't just supply lawyers. They also provide paralegals and legal secretaries who can come in on a temporary basis if you need extra help. If you get busy or if you have a really complex case that requires extra work you can bring in some temporary employees who can help you out. In most cases they will also be able to provide you with people like court reporters when you need them since it is unlikely that you will need to employ one on a full time basis. The kind of help they can provide you with will depend on the size of the company you are working with and what they specialize in. some companies will focus exclusively on certain areas of the law while others will provide a full range of staff.
Clearly you are going to want to thoroughly research any legal placement and staffing company before you start working with them. You are going to want to check the qualifications of anybody they send over to work for you. These people are supposed to ease your burden not add to it by sending you unqualified employees. Make sure about the quality of the people you are going to get before you start working with a company.