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Robert Half Legal Overview

Menlo Park, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
Staffing & Outsourcing
Less than $1 million (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 ... Read more

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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 once again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and was the highest-ranked staffing firm. (February 1, 2018)


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.

As a temporary professional working with Robert Half Legal, you are eligible for our benefits package, which includes: 

Group Health, Life and Disability Insurance* — Access to insurance packages, including health plans that meet the individual mandate requirements of the Affordable Care Act. These packages provide you a wide range of benefit options, including medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, term life with accidental death benefit and short-term disability plans. Coverage is available to both you and your eligible dependents. The cost is conveniently deducted from your weekly paychecks on an after-tax basis. 

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

Referral Bonuses — Know someone who may be interested in working with Robert Half Legal? Refer a friend and you may be eligible to receive a cash bonus

Voluntary Benefits Program* — Robert Half Legal provides you with access to various coverages, including auto, homeowners, renters, long-term care and pet insurance. 

Holiday Pay — You can receive additional pay on designated holidays after you work a minimum number of hours with Robert Half Legal.

Bonus Pay* — Once you've reached minimum work requirements, Robert Half Legal rewards your loyalty and hard work with bonus pay. 

Tuition Reimbursement — In school or thinking about enrolling? Robert Half Legal can help you foot the bill. Program pre-approval is required. 

401(k)* — Enables you to make pre-tax deferrals through payroll deductions to save for your retirement. Contact your staffing manager for details on eligibility.

*Available only in the United States. Please note that all benefit plans and products may not be available in every state.

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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Robert Half Legal Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr
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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Robert Half Legal full-time (More than a year)


    Energy, comp, fun and good reputable company


    Competitive, constantly have to meet activity metrics

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Robert Half Legal Photos

Robert Half Legal photo of: Our team attends the recent St. Louis Paralegal Association's Annual Paralegal Day where we were awarded Business Partner of the year!
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Robert Half Legal photo of: The Robert Half Legal team poses at the ALA annual conference.
Robert Half Legal photo of: We're having a blast at the ALA annual conference!
Robert Half Legal photo of: Members of our Philadelphia team attending the Philadelphia Business Journal Awards.
Robert Half Legal photo of: RHL’s Dallas team at the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) conference
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Robert Half Legal Interviews



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    Contracts Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Robert Half Legal (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2015.


    its very one sided, where recruiter asked about strengths and experience, i applied for contracts manager but got more of paralegal job of legal consultant, something am not very interested but ok to do.

    Interview Questions

    • not many questions, just asking about yourself, experience.   1 Answer
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Robert Half Legal Awards & Accolades

  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms, Forbes, 2017
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2017
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