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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawyer Exchange is open to all active, licensed attorneys in good standing and new law grads in the United States and its territories.
Yes! Lawyer Exchange is open to both fully licensed lawyers as well as law students and recent grads who have their bar exam scheduled or are awaiting results.
We are not open to legal professionals (paralegals, law clerks, consultants, etc) at this time.
We require lawyers submit their state registration information. Each registration is manually verified before they are given full access to the platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No! Projects can receive unlimited proposals.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. We support any area of law Hiring Lawyers need help with.
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!
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
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.
Coins are available to purchase in packages from 10-100 and cost between $1.80-$2.95 each depending on the amount purchased.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
No. Each set of communications you have between yourself and the Project Lawyers will remain private.
Your payment history can be found under your "Settings" tab on Lawyer Exchange.