Frequently Asked Questions

By hiring legal freelancers through Freelance For Law, you save on the usual costs of employees (office space, sick time, benefits, taxes, training, etc.) while hiring qualified professionals on a safe platform.

Freelance For Law is free to join. We only charge you a 6% service fee on all payments to freelancers.

When trying to find the perfect legal freelancer, we find that most members generally look for freelancers who have the required legal skills to get your job done and a track record of satisfying clients. These questions can be answered simply by reviewing a potential candidate’s profile via their proposal. There you will be able to learn more about the freelancer by reading their introduction. You can view their work and education history, client feedback, legal assessment test scores, and much more.

Freelancers are required to set up a basic profile. All profiles have the option of being/getting verified. If this happens, we go the extra step to verify information on their profile. Once approved, we’ll also allow the freelancer to take legal test which will be posted to their profiles. For example, if the freelancer says that they have 10 years of experience drafting small claims complaints, they’ll be given a small claims scenario, with judicial forms in which they’ll have a timed test to complete. Once completed, it’ll be graded and can be posted to their profile. Ultimately, the freelancer can choose which test he/she wants to share publicly on their profile. Freelancers can also upload any licenses, certificates, references, and degrees that they have. Lastly, freelancers will have reviews from other projects that they have completed on our platform. In order for freelancers to receive reviews on their profile, they must have been hired and paid on our platform by one of our users. Once you have narrowed down your selection to a few freelancers, you can then message or chat with them all on the Freelance For Law platform.

In many ways, working with a freelancer online is just like working with any other freelancer. To be successful, start by writing a clear and concise project post. Also, when evaluating candidates, focus on those with proven work on similar projects. (We’ll highlight a shortlist of freelancers and agencies likely to succeed.) Communicate your needs clearly, then choose who to hire.

You and your freelancer agree on the project price and milestone payments before starting the project. You can either decide to make 4 payments (each representing 25%) or 2 payments (each representing 50%) according to your project, scope, and budget. Each project must start with an initial payment to your freelancer. All payments must be paid on the Freelance For Law platform. If any user requests or accepts payments outside of the Freelance For Law platform, their accounts will be blocked and indefinitely suspended.

Freelance For Law makes paying freelancers simple and straightforward. Choose to pay using MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or PayPal. Any payments are subject to a 6% processing fee. All our payments are handled through a third-party partner called Stripe (https://stripe.com).

Freelance For Law developed an app that allows freelancers to track their hours. Once they download it, they can log in and start a session. On the freelancer’s timesheet, you’ll be able to see the exact amounts of time the freelancer tracked, as well as 6 screenshots per hour of the freelancer’s computer screen. The screenshots are taken at random intervals and ensure that you’re being billed only for productive time!

If there’s a disagreement between you and your contractor, we’ll provide dispute assistance and, if needed, connect you with arbitration.

Yes, all payments to freelancers have receipts that can be downloaded or printed.

You will not be responsible for filing 1099-MISC forms for your freelancer. One of the benefits of paying your freelancer through Freelance for Law is that if your freelancer is correctly classified as an independent contractor you are not responsible for reporting payments on Form 1099-MISC or any other tax forms. We are not experts on tax matters for your specific business, we recommend you consult a tax professional if you have questions or concerns about this or any other tax-related issues. If you are not based in the U.S. or have additional questions, please consult your local tax representative for more information on filing tax forms in your country.

When law firms choose to outsource work to freelancers, it provides numerous benefits to both you and your firm. Our platform helps users to increase revenues and profits by decreasing overhead expenses. Allowing you to operate your practice more efficiently, scale productivity by using multiple freelancers, create extra time to spend on business development, improve work-life balance, and more!

To get started, you simply need a computer, an Internet connection, and great legal skills. Your next step is creating an outstanding profile to showcase the services you provide. Think of it as an introduction, resume, and marketing brochure rolled into one, highlighting your:

  • Professional skills and experience
  • Education and accomplishments
  • Online skills test results

The best profiles are complete, well-written, error-free, and feature a professional, friendly-looking picture. Once you have a strong profile, start looking for jobs. Search, submit proposals, interview, repeat. The more you’re active, the more job prospects. Also, consider taking our tests to certify your legal knowledge and skills and strengthen your profile further!

Anyone with professional legal skills and an Internet connection can use Freelance For Law to find opportunities and build a thriving legal freelancing activity. Projects are posted daily, offering a variety of opportunities for those with the right skills.

In many ways, working with a client online is just like working with any other client. To be successful, you should choose work you’re qualified for, communicate well with your clients, and take the time to build great working relationships. How you work with your clients is up to you, but here are a few tips from successful legal freelancers:

Choose your projects carefully:
When you interview for a project, “interview” your client as well. Ask questions about the project and what result is expected. Be sure the project’s needs are in line with the desired deadline and that you’ll have the time to execute it well. If you end up feeling that the client or project isn’t right for you, turn it down and search for another.

Start the project strong:
Once you’re hired, have a conversation with your client to kick off the project. Decide how you will work together and your preferred mode of communication. Agree on project deadlines. Make sure not to overpromise if you don’t think a deadline is reasonable. Then, gather all the information you need to get started.

Communicate clearly:
Be proactive. Even if the client doesn’t ask for it, consider communicating with them at least once per week. Let them know what you’re working on, and what your schedule will be for delivering work. Respect timelines. Agree on deadlines with your client and make sure you keep them. If you won’t be able to meet a deadline, communicate with your client immediately to let them know when you’ll be able to complete the work. When in doubt, ask. If you have a question, ask. This will keep your work on track and on time. Respond quickly. When your client reaches out, responding quickly can help you build a strong relationship. Clients may get concerned if they don’t hear from you.

Ensure client satisfaction.
Consider submitting a small part of the project early on. Ask your client if the work product meets their needs. As you submit deliverables, make sure the client is happy with the results before moving on to the next step. At the end of the contract, make sure your client has everything they need.

That’s up to you. On Freelance For Law, you set and negotiate your rates. As with any business, your earning power is often tied to your experience and the demand for your skills. Once you build your reputation, you’ll typically be able to command higher rates from clients who respect your proven abilities.

Freelance for Law is free to join. We only charge you if you make money from the platform.

We have built an app that lets you track your hours automatically on our platform. Our app also takes screenshots from your screen at different intervals. Those are available to your client and yourself, as a proof of your work, and ensure the payment of all your hours. We also provide a variety of features on the platform for you to manage your activity directly. You can upload documents and classify them, keep track of your contacts, by saving them, and create matters that you’re working on, on our platform