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    Legal Career Essential: Mastering the Art of Delegation

    Whether you're a legal administrator, managing counsel, legal office manager, or any other legal professional with supervisory responsibilities, you inevitably feel the pressure at some point as you assume increased responsibilities and are assigned more work. You can only accomplish so much in a day's time. Right?

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    Multitasking: A Pre-Requisite for Legal Professionals?

    Have you ever seen a job description for a legal associate, paralegal or legal secretary list "master juggler" under required skills and experience? Likely not, but there's an implied expectation that legal professionals can multitask and do it all regardless of growing project loads and demanding deadlines.


Robert Half Legal – Why Work For Us?

Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of highly skilled legal professionals. With locations in major North American and global markets, we assist law firms and corporate legal departments with staffing lawyer, paralegal, and other legal positions on a temporary, project and full-time basis in high-demand practice areas. We also provide legal project teams, along with dedicated project space and high-tech resources, for a wide range of initiatives including litigation support, e-discovery review and managed review. Our experienced Account Executives provide us with a competitive advantage, as many are former lawyers, paralegals and administrators who understand the intricacies of the legal profession, the requirements of our clients, and the detail necessary for legal positions. In addition, we maintain an extensive referral network and database of outstanding candidates for all types of legal careers.

Highly skilled legal professionals work with Robert Half Legal because we match their skills, interests and career goals with available employment opportunities in a variety of legal positions. In addition, we provide a range of professional development options, such as free online training courses and continuing legal education (CLE), which help candidates develop their skills for use in their legal careers. Our reputation as a leading provider of specialized legal staffing is enhanced by our alliances with premier legal industry groups.

Legal Positions

Robert Half Legal can be an invaluable asset to law offices focused on increasing productivity and profitability as well as candidates searching for legal positions. We take pride in matching employers who have a specific hiring need with skilled legal professionals who are looking for the ultimate legal career.

Robert Half

Robert Half Legal is a division of Robert Half. Our specialized staffing divisions place professionals in the finance and accounting, information technology, legal, administrative, and marketing and creative industries. Robert Half also is the parent company of Protiviti, a leading provider of independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting services.


Robert Half Legal specializes exclusively in providing skilled legal professionals for law firms and corporate legal departments, and understands the intricacies of working in the legal field. Because we work with over 21,000 legal hiring managers across North America each week, we are uniquely positioned to help you find an opportunity that meets your specific career objectives. At Robert Half Legal, we are dedicated to providing superior customer service every step of the way. That's why our candidates tell us they would recommend us to their colleagues. Read our candidate testimonials.

We are dedicated to providing a competitive benefits package, which includes: 

Group Health, Life and Disability Insurance — Access to a low-cost health and life insurance package that provides you a wide range of benefit options, including medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, term life with accidental death benefit and short-term disability*. Coverage is available to both you and your eligible dependents. The cost is conveniently deducted from your weekly paychecks on an after-tax basis. Available only in the United States**.

Free Online Training — Access to free skills enhancement training for registered candidates You can choose from more than 8,000 online courses.

Referral Bonus — Do you know someone who may be interested in working with Robert Half Legal? Tell them about us and you could be rewarded handsomely for your efforts. Once the person you refer works the minimum number of required hours, you may be eligible to receive a cash bonus

Marsh Voluntary Benefits Program — Robert Half Legal provides you with free access to various types of coverage, including auto, homeowners, renters, long-term care and pet insurance. Available only in the United States***.

Holiday Pay — In appreciation for your hard work and dedication, Robert Half Legal provides holiday pay to candidates who meet minimum work requirements. 

Bonus Pay — Robert Half Legal provides bonus pay to those candidates who show a long-term commitment to us. You will qualify for bonus pay of 40 hours, paid at your current base hourly pay rate, each time you meet the eligibility requirements. Program available only in the United States.

CLE and Tuition Reimbursement — In today's career environment, it is critical to continue enhancing your professional skills, career strategies and professional credentials. Robert Half Legal can reimburse you for yourtuition expenses if you meet certain eligibility requirements. Contact your Account Executive for details on eligibility.

Robert Half Legal has a strong commitment to quality and is pleased to support the continuing legal education and professional development of legal professionals. Our Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program is a convenient way for clients and candidates to complete their CLE requirements and stay up to date on the latest issues impacting the legal profession.

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan — Enables you to make pre-tax deferrals through payroll deductions to save for your retirement. Plan available only in the United States. Contact your Account Executive for details on eligibility.

*Available only in states that do not provide state short-term disability benefits.

** Please note these products and services referred to you are not sponsored by Robert Half Legal or Robert Half International Inc. Robert Half Legal and Robert Half International Inc. make no assurances, warranties, or guarantees as to the quality of the products and services referred to you through the program. The providers of these programs are independent organizations and are not affiliated with Robert Half Legal. Healthcare benefits are not offered to our New Hampshire employees.

***Please note this insurance referral service is made available to employees at competitive prices. Such service can be purchased on a voluntary basis through the Mercer Voluntary Benefits program. The provision of group prices should not be construed in any way as an endorsement or warranty of the insurance referral service.

Tracy Emken

Tracy Emken, Princeton, N.J.

"Robert Half understands the importance of recognizing employees for their dedication and achievements. Excellence is rewarded here. I've never had an employer that made me feel this valued, empowered or motivated to succeed."





Brian Hitchen

Brian Hitchen, Sydney

"The company, and in particular my managers at the time, really supported me … They provided training and mentoring, and I emerged a better supervisor as a result, with skills that still serve me well today."





Mark Hopkins

Mark Hopkins, San Ramon, Calif.

"Robert Half has supported my career development by giving me the opportunity and the training to explore new career paths. This cannot be overstated because it's allowed me to grow and evolve professionally."





Nikki Roberts

Nikki Roberts, San Ramon, Calif.

"Since joining RHI, I have held seven different roles, ranging from finance to IT, and I've worked in multiple countries."






Neil Owen

Neil Owen, London

"I started my career with Robert Half as a resourcer in London, focusing on recruitment in banking and capital markets. With hard work and support from management, I steadily advanced. I'm now a director and feel lucky to be in a position where I can help others reach their goals."



At the heart of our business are people – our employees, our clients, the job candidates we place, and those who make up the communities in which we live and work.

Our philanthropic program, called Leading by Example, includes matching gifts, volunteerism, national partnerships and other outreach initiatives.

We host an annual suit drive to provide disadvantaged job seekers with professional attire and holiday drives, which benefit Dress for Success and Boys & Girls Clubs, respectively. We also support a number of youth-oriented, health and workforce development nonprofits through our other national partnerships and grants programs.

Read our corporate citizenship report to learn more about Robert Half's ongoing commitment to the people and businesses we serve through our diversity, education, professional development and environmental stewardship programs.

Robert Half Legal Reviews

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    Former Contractor - Legal Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Legal Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Robert Half Legal as a contractor (less than a year)


    I was placed in positions that gave me an opportunity to succeed. I had a wonderful experience with all of the members of the staff at Robert Half, and genuinely felt like they cared about placing me in positions. The company provides people with training, although I never took advantage of it. Great way to get an entry-level position in the legal profession.


    It's a little stressful to work yourself out of a job, and it can be a little unreliable financially to go from fixed term position to fixed term position.

    Positive Outlook
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Robert Half Legal Interviews

Updated Feb 16, 2015
Updated Feb 16, 2015

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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Robert Half Legal.

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    If you have a JD and need to work as a paralegal, seriously consider pursuing another line of work. If you are stuck in the doc review hamster wheel, they really don't want you-- even of licensed. However, if you have an area of expertise, even in the volunteer realm, give them a call, but you have to be persuasive.

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    • General questions probing as to why I want a job of lesser prestige , whether i would stay in a position of placed and not run to a "big law" job.   Answer Question
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Robert Half Legal Awards & Accolades

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World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2014
World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2013
World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2013
Greenest Big Companies, Newsweek, 2012
Tier-Two Corporation of the Year, Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council, 2011
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Additional Info

Headquarters Menlo Park, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1948
Type Company - Public
Industry Business Services
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Located in major North American and international markets, Robert Half Legal specializes exclusively in providing highly skilled legal professionals for law firms and corporate legal departments. We also offer managed review and e-discovery services. We understand the intricacies of working in the legal field. Most of our account executives have had extensive experience working in the legal field as lawyers, legal administrators, paralegals and other legal support professionals. They’re uniquely qualified to match your skills, interests and career goals with the ideal... More

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