How Do I Select A Attorney Case?

To hire a Attorney for your case, simply post your case on Hiremelegal and choose from the candidates who respond with their Proposals. Alternatively, you have the ability to search for specific Attorneys and invite them to your case by clicking Hire Me on their profile page.

Once your case is posted, you will start receiving Proposals,  learn more about what you should look for in a Attorney’s Profile and Proposal.

When you’ve decided on your Attorney and want to proceed with awarding the case, log in to your Hiremelegal account and follow the steps below:

  1. Click Dashboard in the top navigation bar.

  2. Next, click name of the case that you wish to award from your post cases list. From here, your list of candidates and their Proposals is visible.

  3. When you have chosen a candidate to work with, click on the Select button to the right of the proposal. 

  4. Review the proposed terms, if you agree click Confirm. If it is necessary to make adjustments, click Edit Terms to make changes, including the start or end date, the Milestones, amount or other contract documents. Once you are satisfied, click the Continue button near the bottom of the page.

  5. Your Attorney will then review the terms and Milestones that have been submitted and will either accept the case or propose new terms.

  6. If the Attorney updates the terms, you will be notified and will have the chance to accept, decline or modify before the case begins.

When evaluating Attorneys, consider the following before making your decision:

The Proposal should be tailored to your specific needs, demonstrate knowledge and expertise, and fit within the parameters you set.

view the Attorney’s profile for their Recommend Score, Level ranking and Feedback from other Clients, view their Portfolio, see what skills they possess, as well as the additional information they provide in the Summary Section.

Each case post has an expiration date, but you are free to select a Attorney before the deadline or extend your case post availability if needed.

How do I view Proposals that I received?

       To see the Proposals for your case, log into HireMeLegal and follow the steps below:

  1. Click Dashboard in the top navigation bar.

  2. Click on the case name or number of Proposals received for the case in question.  Some Proposals will be submitted with sponsored placement to get better visibility.  HireMeLegal does not endorse these Proposals with sponsored placement, as they are submitted as such at the Attorney’s discretion.

  3. Review the Proposal comments. Click on a Attorney’s username to view their detailed profile, Portfolio and Feedback.

  4. Click on the Message Board icon on the far right of the Attorney’s Proposal if you wish to schedule an meeting.  If a Attorney has placed a Proposal without an amount specified, it means that Attorney is requesting additional information in order to submit their Proposal. Make sure to answer their detailed questions so you can clarify the scope of the case, allowing the Attorney to then place an accurate Proposal amount. Please note, a proposal amount is not required in order for you to select and hire a Attorney for your project.

    How do I rate Proposals?

    Proposals are initially displayed under the Main Proposals tab. From here, you have the option to select, hide or rate any of your proposals for easier sorting.  Note when you choose to hide a proposal, it will be placed under the Other Proposals tab. 

    To rate a Proposal, log into your hiremelegal account and follow the steps below:

    1. Under Dashboard click the open cases link.
    2. Click the case name you for which you want to evaluate your Proposals.

    To sort all of your Proposals, click the Sort link at the top right of the Proposal list.

    How do I hire multiple Attorneys from one case Post?

    You can hire multiple Attorneys for your case by repeating the selection process for different candidates on the same case. Just award the same case to as many Attorneys as you want to do the work. This can be useful for testing multiple candidates with small cases before selecting a Attorney to move forward with.

    To hire multiple Attorneys from one case post, please log in to your hiremelegal account and follow the steps below:

    1. Click Dashboard in the top navigation bar.
    2. Click on the case name.
    3. Scroll down and choose the first Attorney you wish to hire by clicking on their Select button on the far right of their Proposal. If you wish to leave the case posting open for additional proposal submissions, please be sure to check the box After I award, keep the case open so more Attorney may apply.
    4. After hiring is completed, return to the My cases page by clicking Dashboard.
    5. If you opted to leave your case posting open, repeat the steps above for your second, third, etc. hire. If you opted to close the posting with your first hire, click on the title of your new, Working case. Click Proposals from the menu on the left.   
    6. You will then see the list of all the Attorneys who originally submitted a Proposal. Scroll down to click on the Select button of the next Attorney you would like to hire.

    You may repeat this process as many times as you like to hire multiple Attorneys from the same case post.

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