Our freelancers offer a variety of legal services to attorneys. The LawTova network of freelancers consists of Paralegals, Private Investigators, Web Designers, Legal Secretaries, Process Servers, and more.
Start by writing a clear and concise job post. Each freelancer submits a cover letter and link to their LawTova profile covering:
You'll get applications from independent professionals and receive our personalized recommendations within minutes then just interview your strongest candidates and hire your favorite.
You can pay a freelancer per hour or per job, whichever you choose. For fixed-price projects, we release funds to your freelancer on a milestone completion basis. For those hourly projects, you are billed by your freelancer weekly, and we'll send a secure payment to your freelancer.
Payments are processed through our secure system, where you can choose from the following billing methods:
How do I know my freelancer is going to get the job done? First describe the skills and knowledge necessary for the job or project, then post the job. Next freelancers will submit their best proposals for your review. You can also invite our top rated freelancers to submit proposals or search our entire freelance market for your ideal professional.
Does LawTova screen freelancers? At LawTova we strive to provide a fair and trusted marketplace. This includes working diligently to verify that freelancers are representing themselves correctly. We begin by authenticating the email address of registered users. We then provide many forms of screening for clients to use, from online tests (where freelancers can demonstrate their expertise) to our Job Success score. Ultimately however, it is your responsibility to do the final screening to help ensure that the freelancer is a great match for you and your project. We do have features in place to help facilitate the screening process, from LawTova Messages for real-time communication with freelancers to custom screening questions to assist you in identifying the best matches.
What is the Top Rated Program? Freelancers who achieve this level display a Top Rated badge on their LawTova profile, representing great work, excellent relationships with clients, and other critical factors in creating successful projects.
How do I know my freelancer is actually working on my project? LawTova has several processes in place to enable you to confirm work completed on your projects. On hourly contracts, this includes the Work Timeline. It’s a visual billable time system that records work completed. It also takes screenshots of the freelancer’s screen six times per hour to verify work, as well as counting keystrokes during sessions. We also include LawTova Messages which allows for simple, real-time communication with your freelancer.
What if I’m not happy with the results? Most projects on LawTova get completed on-time and as expected. If there’s a disagreement between you and your freelancer, we’ll provide free dispute assistance and, if needed, connect you with arbitration.
How can I ensure that my IP is safe? The Service Contract terms in our User Agreement set forth confidentiality obligations and your right to ownership of intellectual property. You can also add additional terms to your job, and you can have your freelancer sign an additional Non-Disclosure Agreement if needed.
Who owns the legal rights to work product developed by a freelancer engaged on LawTova? Once a freelancer receives payment for work completed on a project, our Terms of Service specify that ownership of that work transfers to the client. If desired, freelancers and clients may also agree on different or additional terms regarding work product ownership. For details, see Section 8.6 of our User Agreement.
How does LawTova make money? LawTova charges freelancers a 20%, 10%, or 5% service fee depending on the total amount they’ve billed with a client. We also offer freelancers optional premium memberships and subscription services.
How often will I be charged? How are payments and invoices handled? When/where do I provide my CC info? You have two options for working with your freelancer: hourly or fixed-price. With hourly projects, you must have a payment method on file before your freelancer begins work. Using our automated billing system, your freelancer will bill you each week. Once you review and approve each weekly invoice (you have one week to do so), LawTova charges your payment method and releases funds to your freelancer through our escrow service. Or, with fixed-price projects, you have the option of dividing a large project into agreed-upon milestones. Before each milestone begins, you must fund escrow for that portion of the project with a payment method on file. Once a milestone is completed by the freelancer, and you review and approve the work, your funds are released to your freelancer from escrow. For additional information, see our Terms of Service, hourly escrow instructions and the fixed-price escrow instructions.
What methods of payment do you accept and what do they cost? You can pay using MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or PayPal. Any payments are subject to a 2.75% processing fee.
How do I work with and pay freelancers? Beginning with the hiring process and through project completion, LawTova makes it easy to communicate with and pay your freelancers online. This includes LawTova Messages, which allows for real-time sharing and collaboration. You make payments to your freelancer through our escrow service, using a credit card or PayPal.
What should I do after I register? Once registered as an attorney, it's time to craft the details of your job or project. Define goals, deliverables, necessary skills, knowledge and deadline.
How do I hire on LawTova? What do I look for in a freelancer? Here you will want to clearly describe the requirements of the job you want completed.