The subscription model is spreading across legal services, from e-discovery to lawyers’ client services. Now, lawyer staffing agencies are also offering subscription-based options to their clients to help those facing consistent, voluminous legal matters.

Previously, most lawyer and paralegal staffing agencies offered a “success fee,” or contingency arrangement. At lawyer and paraprofessional staffing agency Hire an Esquire Inc., for example, the client only had the option of paying a success fee—a one-time placement fee that was a percentage of a direct hire’s first-year salary for an ongoing hourly markup on contract attorneys or paraprofessionals billed through the agency, explained Hire an Esquire CEO Julia Shapiro.

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