About Lawyer Exchange 5

  • What is Lawyer Exchange? See Answer

    Lawyer Exchange is an online platform that matches law firms seeking support with attorneys seeking work and mentorship. Law firms post specific legal projects, and lawyers looking for work submit proposals to complete the projects. The entire process is done online, from the initial post all the way to invoicing and payment. Created for lawyers, by lawyers, Lawyer Exchange is revolutionizing the way attorneys practice law today.

  • Can the general public use Lawyer Exchange to find a lawyer? See Answer

    Some websites and services provide “lawyer referral networks” to connect the general public to lawyers in their area for representation. Lawyer Exchange is not a lawyer referral network because the platform is only open to practicing lawyers, connecting them with each other for project-based legal work. If you need help seeking legal representation, we recommend checking with your local or state bar association.

  • Is Lawyer Exchange a staffing or recruiting agency? See Answer

    No. Lawyer Exchange simply connects lawyers with each other for project-based legal work. Lawyer Exchange is more flexible and affordable than recruiting or staffing agencies, presenting less financial risk and faster turnaround time to your practice.

  • How much does Lawyer Exchange cost? See Answer

    It is free to join and create an account. Hiring Lawyers are charged a fee of $108-$120 to post a project and Project Lawyers are charged $0-$9 to submit proposals on Lawyer Exchange. There are no additional service fees to the final invoice that the Hiring Lawyer pay once the project is complete. Project Lawyers will not pay a fee on their invoice and receive 100% of their payment. The Hiring Lawyer may choose to pay the invoice through the Lawyer Exchange platform which uses PayPal and Venmo as a convenience for an additional fee of 3% of the total invoice amount.

  • I am looking for a full-time hire. Can Lawyer Exchange help me? See Answer

    While Lawyer Exchange is not a recruiting service, we do provide you a unique opportunity to help you find qualified candidates for your practice. By posting project work, you can screen potential hires to see how they perform on common tasks they would be accomplishing while working with you. By posting multiple projects, you can work with a variety of candidates, allowing you to base your hiring decision off of real results from their project work. Once you have selected a candidate, Lawyer Exchange does not charge a recruiting fee; you’ll simply pay posting fee of $108-$120 to Lawyer Exchange and invoice for the project work completed to the Project Lawyer.

Who can use Lawyer Exchange? 7

How does Lawyer Exchange work? 6

  • How does Lawyer Exchange work? See Answer

    Whether you are looking for help or looking for work, Lawyer Exchange makes the process easy:


    1 - The Hiring Lawyer posts a Project.

    2 - Project Lawyers will submit proposals.

    3 - The Hiring Lawyer connects with the Project Lawyers and selects one to work with.

    4 - Once the project is complete, the Project Lawyer submits an invoice through Lawyer Exchange.

    5 - The Hiring Lawyer pays the invoice either through Lawyer Exchange or any by any preferred method.


  • Is there quality control with lawyers using the platform? See Answer

    Lawyer Exchange provides a rating system for both hiring and project lawyers to leave feedback once a project is complete. This provides peace of mind for both parties. Each user also has a personal profile with their degree information, in-depth questions/answers, work examples, license verifications, and even personal references! You may also upload documents such as resumes and work samples.

  • What if the Hiring Lawyer and Project Lawyer are from different states? See Answer

    Hiring lawyers will indicate if a certain State registration is required for their projects. In most cases, a project lawyer does not need to be licensed in the state where the project’s client is, since the hiring lawyer will be licensed there and is overseeing the work. If finding a project in a specific location is important to you, Lawyer Exchange allows you to filter your search by state.

  • Is there a limit to the number of proposals a Project Lawyer can submit? See Answer

    Project lawyers may submit proposals on as many projects as they like. There is no limit as long as the 3-coin proposal fee is paid.

  • Is there a maximum number of proposals a project can receive? See Answer

    No! Projects can receive unlimited proposals.

  • How does Liability Insurance work? See Answer

    The Hiring Lawyer needs to disclose whether they have a policy that covers another lawyer working with them on a project basis. If they don’t, they will make the project lawyer aware of that. Most policies today cover part-time, freelance, and project based work under the same conditions as your full-time associates - mainly that the work is overseen by the senior lawyer before it goes out to the client.

Signing up and Signing In 3

  • How do I sign up for Lawyer Exchange? See Answer

    To sign up for Lawyer Exchange, simply visit our Sign Up page. Here you will see there are two options:

    "I am a lawyer SEEKING legal work", and

    "I am a lawyer OFFERING legal work"


    Select the first option ("I am a lawyer SEEKING legal work") if you would like to join as a Project Lawyer  Select the second option ("I am a lawyer OFFERING legal work") if you would like to join as a Hiring Lawyer.

  • I'm having trouble signing in. See Answer

    If you're having sign-in issues, there could be a few problems:

    1 - Your password may be incorrect. You can reset your password here.

    2 - You did not verify your email address within 24 hours.
            Once you have created your account, you'll receive an email from notifications@lawyerexchange.com - this is to verify your email address. You'll need to click the link in this email within 24 hours in order to verify your email address; if you do not receive this email, send us a note at support@lawyerexchange.com, and we will help.

    3 - The email address you used to sign up was incorrect.

            If you check your email for the verification email from notifications@lawyerexchange.com and it is not there, you may have used an invalid email address upon signing up. Be sure to check your spam folder as well. If you don't see the email, send us an email at support@lawyerexchange.com, and we will help!

  • Can I sign up as both a Hiring Lawyer and a Project Lawyer? See Answer

    At this time, you can sign up EITHER as a Hiring Lawyer OR a Project Lawyer. In the future we will allow you to toggle between accounts. However, in the meantime if you are looking to both hire and look for work, you can create two separate accounts on Lawyer Exchange to do so.

Questions for Project Lawyers 13

  • What is a Project Lawyer? See Answer

    Lawyer Exchange has two types of members - Project Lawyers and Hiring Lawyers. The Project Lawyers are those looking for work, and the Hiring Lawyers are the ones posting projects and looking for help.

  • What kind of work can I find on Lawyer Exchange? See Answer

    Lawyer Exchange hosts legal project work in a variety of areas. The most common types of work we see include drafting, research, review, appearances, and client interaction.

  • How do I get paid on Lawyer Exchange? See Answer

    Lawyer Exchange makes billing and payment easy. We use Venmo, through Braintree/PayPal, to process payments. Before submitting a proposal, you will verify your account through Braintree and connect either your bank account or an existing or new Venmo account. As a Project Lawyer, you will create invoices when you complete Projects, and the Hiring Lawyer will pay you through Lawyer Exchange into your bank or Venmo account. The Hiring Lawyer has the option to either pay you through the Lawyer Exchange platform or any other method that you prefer and agree upon. Using the convenience of the Lawyer Exchange platform will add an additional 3% to the invoice to be paid by the Hiring Lawyer.

  • Who can be a Project Lawyer? See Answer

    You can be a Project Lawyer if you are a registered attorney with an active license in good standing. You can also join as a Project Lawyer if you are registered for the Bar exam or have taken the Bar and are awaiting results.

  • Do I have to be young or a new lawyer to join as a Project Lawyer? See Answer

    No! Any attorney meeting the above requirements can join as a Project Lawyer. Many of our members have changed career focuses, rejoined the workforce after taking time away, or are simply looking for extra work outside their practice.


  • Is Lawyer Exchange restricted to specific areas of law? See Answer

    No. We support any area of law Hiring Lawyers need help with.

  • Do projects on Lawyer Exchange have to be completed remotely? See Answer

    No. Hiring Lawyers can indicate whether work needs to be completed on-site or if it can be done remotely. This means you can find work throughout the country or locally to you!

  • How do I create an invoice on Lawyer Exchange? See Answer

    Creating invoices on Lawyer Exchange is easy and done directly through your Project page. No need to upload anything - we have an easy form where you simply fill out the dates, tasks, time spent, and payment amount. We then automatically submit the invoice to the Hiring Lawyer to pay you.


  • How will I know when the Hiring Lawyer has paid me? See Answer

    If you and the Hiring Lawyer agree to pay the invoice through the Lawyer Exchange platform you will receive an email notification when an invoice has been paid, and you will see the payment amount in your bank or Venmo account within 1-3 business days of payment. If you choose to pay outside the Lawyer Exchange platform you will agree on method and timing between

  • Where can I find detailed invoices for each Project? See Answer

    Detailed invoices are available under your "Invoices" tab on Lawyer Exchange.


  • What are coins? See Answer

    Lawyer Exchange uses coins for the purpose paying for and submitting proposals to interested projects. Project lawyers may purchase coins at the time of submitting proposals if needed. Each proposal costs 3 coins (approximately $9). There is no limit to the amount of projects you may submit proposals on.

  • Why do you use coins? See Answer

    Using a coin/wallet system allows for flexibility in supporting payments. This small fee is charged to encourage that proposals are serious and selective 

  • How much do coins cost? See Answer

    Coins are available to purchase in packages from 10-100 and cost between $1.80-$2.95 each depending on the amount purchased.

Questions for Hiring Lawyers 17

  • What is a Hiring Lawyer? See Answer

    Lawyer Exchange has two types of members - Project Lawyers and Hiring Lawyers. The Project Lawyers are those looking for work, and the Hiring Lawyers are the ones posting projects and looking for help.


  • What kind of help can I find on Lawyer Exchange? See Answer

    You can submit any type of legal project work you need on Lawyer Exchange. The most common types of work we see include drafting, research, review, appearances, and client interaction.

  • I am looking for a full-time hire. Can Lawyer Exchange help me? See Answer

    While Lawyer Exchange is not a recruiting service, we do provide you a unique opportunity to help you find qualified candidates for your practice. By posting project work, you can screen potential hires to see how they perform on common tasks they would be accomplishing while working with you. By posting multiple projects, you can work with a variety of candidates, allowing you to base your hiring decision off of real results from their project work. Once you have selected a candidate, Lawyer Exchange does not charge a recruiting fee; you’ll simply pay the 20% Lawyer Exchange fee for the project work they have completed.

  • How do I post a Project on Lawyer Exchange? See Answer

    Posting a Project on Lawyer Exchange is easy. Simply sign up, and you'll be guided through our Project Wizard. The Project Wizard will ask for details such as starting date, pay range, type of work, and more. You can learn more details about posting a project here. Once you have completed the Project Wizard, you will be asked to provide your attorney license information. Once your credentials are verified, your Project will be posted to Lawyer Exchange.

  • Who can be a Hiring Lawyer? See Answer

    You can be a Hiring Lawyer if you are a registered attorney with an active license in good standing.

  • Is Lawyer Exchange restricted to specific areas of law? See Answer

    No. We support any area of law you need help with.


  • Do projects on Lawyer Exchange have to be completed remotely? See Answer

    No. You can indicate whether work needs to be completed on-site or if it can be done remotely. This means you can find support throughout the country or locally to you!

  • How often do you verify license credentials? See Answer

    We verify these daily. If we run into any issues with your license information, we will reach out to you.

  • How can Project Lawyers find my Project? See Answer

    Your Project will appear for Project Lawyers under their "Available Projects". An email notification will go out to Project Lawyers within 24 hours of your Project being posted.

  • How much does it cost to post a Project on Lawyer Exchange? See Answer

    It is free to open an account and enter your basic information and use the project creation wizard to create your project posting and prepare it for viewing. The fee to complete the posting so that it is available for viewing is $108-$120 per project. There are no additional fees after the initial posting fee except for the fees charged and paid directly between you and the Project Lawyer.

  • How do I select someone for my project? See Answer

    Once you have reviewed your proposals, you can select one or multiple Project Lawyers for your Project right from the Project Brief page. Simply "check" their names, and then click the "Start Project" button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

  • If I select more than one Project Lawyer for a Project, will they be able to talk with each other? See Answer

    No. Each set of communications you have between yourself and the Project Lawyers will remain private.

  • When do I make a payment to Lawyer Exchange? See Answer

    The Hiring Lawyer will pay the posting fee at the time you post your project. At the conclusion of the project the Hiring Lawyer will pay the invoice submitted by the Project Lawyer. The Hiring Lawyer has the option to pay for the invoice by any method and terms agreed to with the Project Lawyer. As a convenience only the Hiring Lawyer may pay the invoice through the Lawyer Exchange platform for an additional fee of 3% of the total invoice amount.


  • How will I know when the Project Lawyer has submitted an invoice? See Answer

    You will receive an email notification when an invoice has been submitted.

  • What payment methods do you accept? See Answer

    If the Hiring Lawyer chooses to pay the invoice through the Lawyer Exchange platform for convenience they will be directed through our Paypal or Venmo processing and can pay with credit or debit card. The Hiring Lawyer can agree to pay using any method including printing the invoice and, for example, paying by check. 


    For all purchases of coins to be used to post projects or proposals we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB.

  • Where can I find detailed invoices for each Project? See Answer

    Detailed invoices are available under your "Invoices" tab on Lawyer Exchange.

  • Where can I find my full payment history? See Answer

    Your payment history can be found under your "Settings" tab on Lawyer Exchange.