To post a case, you must first create an account on Hiremelegal. Once you’ve verified your email address, you can post your case by following the steps below.
If signed out, click the Sign In button on the homepage, sign into your account and click Post Your Case Now!. If signed into your Hiremelegal account, click the red Post Your Case button to get started. Cases are not published immediately and may go through a short moderation process.
On the case post form fill out the following information:
If you chose either the Featured or Urgent option, you will be prompted to pay the fee. Proceed to enter in your payment details on the next page and finalize the case post.
Choosing the right category for your case will help you reach the most qualified Attorneys. It also ensures that you receive proposals from Attorneys that have the expertise and skill set that you require for your case.
If you feel that the case was posted in the wrong category, You can edit it.
When you post a case on Hiremelegal, you can specify whether you want to work with your Attorney on a Fixed Price or Hourly basis.
Fixed Price Cases are best when you have well-defined scope and structure for the work. You and your Attorney will agree upon a Fixed Price at the start of the case based on the requirements and scope of what needs to get done. It’s a good idea to set up specific milestones so that you and your Attorney have appropriate checkpoints. As the case progresses, you and your Attorney can update the milestones and scope at any time.
If the case scope is less certain and you would like to work with your Attorney on a more flexible basis, then choose the Hourly option. You and the Attorney will agree upon an hourly rate, and the Attorney bill you on a weekly basis for the hours worked the prior week. You can also specify authorized hours for the subsequent weeks.
Whether you choose a Fixed Price or Hourly option, be sure to define and document your requirements clearly and establish frequent checkpoints to ensure success.
To search for and invite Attorneys to your post, log into your account and follow the instructions below:
Note: You can also invite Attorneys directly from their profile page by clicking the Hire Me button to the top right.
Once your case is posted, you can address Attorney questions or clarify your case by communicating directly with Attorneys via the Workroom or by editing the Case Post.
To edit your Case Post, log into Hiremelegal and follow these steps:
Note: Budget, Privacy and Work Arrangement (Fixed Price or Hourly) cannot be edited after a case post has been awarded.
Once your case is posted, you have the option of extending the bidding period. You can only extend the bidding two times, up to 6 months from the date of the original posting.
To extend the bidding, log in to Hiremelegal and follow the steps below:
All Cases posted on the Hiremelegal site are posted with a Public—Visible to everyone in the Hire Me Legal community options. If you would like for your case to only show to the attorney you invite for, during the case posting process, check Location, Privacy and Other Options at the bottom of the case posting page. Then checked the box, private – Do not show on Hire Me Legal cases list. Only attorneys I invite can respond.This will prevent your case to show all attorney.
Note: Once your case is published publicly, it cannot be changed to private. However, you may change a private case posting to public at any time.
Featured Posts are case posts that receive enhanced prominence on the site and attract the highest quality proposals. You can set up your case from the beginning as a Featured Post or re list an existing Case Post as Featured.
There is a $30 cost to feature your post.
If you are not ready to post your case description on Hiremelegal, you can save it as a draft. Some Clients do this to review their budget or time-frame, or to make sure they have a detailed description prior to posting a case.
When you are ready to review/edit/post your case, log into your account follow the steps below:
A well-written and thoughtfully crafted case description is a great way to attract the best candidates with the right skills and expertise for your case. Here are some specific tips:
Write a good case description
Describing your case in a clear and concise manner is a great way to increase the number and quality of proposals you receive. It helps Attorneys craft targeted proposals with accurate pricing. Some things to include may be your goals for the case, detailed scope requirements and time frame expectations. Using examples as references is a great way to make your ideas more concrete.
Determine your approximate budget
When posting a case on Hiremelegal, the budget you set in the beginning does not lock you into a price range. Attorneys can propose higher or lower amounts based on what they estimate the case will cost to complete and how much they want to win your business. Communicating an estimated range helps Attorneys target their proposals to your needs. If your budget range is unrealistic for the amount of work to be done, Attorneys may not think it is a serious case, and the likely result will be fewer and lower-quality proposals.
Choose the category that best matches the skills you need
Choosing the right category is important as it defines the group of professionals that will be able to submit proposals for your case. Choosing a relevant subcategory helps Attorneys search for your case, but does not limit which Attorneys can submit a proposal within that Category.
Select the appropriate skills
When posting your case, you have the option to select the top 5 skills you are looking for in the Attorney you hire. The skills selected will be used to tag your case so Attorneys easily find it by searching case postings.
Choose the right posting type – Featured or Basic
Featured Posts get extra attention that help them stand out to high-quality Attorneys. Featuring your case post is a great way to attract high quality proposals from the most experienced Attorneys on Hiremelegal. Additionally with a featured post, you can invite as many Attorneys to the case post as you like and can relist your case as Featured up to two times.
Expect multiple responses within days
You should start to get multiple proposals from qualified Attorneys within the first few days. Every situation is different, but the quality of the proposals is more important than the number of proposals received. if you don’t feel like you are getting the right quality proposals for your case, we highly encourage you to give us a call or send an email to give us the opportunity to help you out.