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Frequently Asked Questions
How many proposals should I expect to receive?
ContractsCounsel typically delivers 5 proposals in a 24-hour period. Depending on the project, you may expert to receive more.
Will I be notified when I receive a new proposal?
ContractsCounsel will send you an email each time a new proposal has been added to your bid page.
Why am I not receiving any bids?
Projects that lack information typically will not receive bids. Without complete information, a lawyer will not feel comfortable bidding since they do not fully understand the scope of work. If you are not receiving bids, try adding more information to your description and follow our guide to creating a good posting.
How do I pay for services?
ContractsCounsel collect payment through credit cards over the platform. We require 50% of expected fees to be paid before starting work.
Are there any hidden fees?
All proposals presented to our users are all inclusive of fees. There are no other hidden fees that will be charged.
Who are the lawyers on ContractsCounsel?
ContractCounsel's lawyer audience is comprised of solo practitioners or small law firm lawyers from around the world. All lawyers that register to work on our platform go through vetting to make sure we keep the quality of our lawyers high.
What is the vetting process?
ContractsCounsel vets all lawyers that apply to join our platform. First, we review and validate all information provided by the lawyer which includes their state license and confirmation they are in good standing. Second, we vet lawyers on their basic contract drafting and review skills. Lastly, we set up a phone or video screening.
What do I look for when reviewing my bids?
When reviewing your bid page, review the ‘Relevant Experience’ field, ‘Included in Fee’ field, and the industries and document types your lawyer routinely works with that can be found on their profile. These are good information points to reference when finding a lawyer that best fits your project.
How much does the service cost?
There are no set fees for services in our platform. We are an open market and lawyers set their own rates when providing proposals. ContractsCounsel does provide you with analytics on what average fees for your project type based on historical data.
How are ContractCounsel's rates so much lower than law firms?
Lawyers on ContractsCounsel's platform do not have law firm overhead, which allows them to provide the best rates in the industry
Can I speak to someone before hiring a lawyer?
Yes. Our team is ready to speak to you if you have any questions. Please see contact information above and get in touch!
If I hire a lawyer, can I work with them again?
Yes. A lawyer you hire will be added to the 'My Team' tab so that you can easily find and hire them for projects in the future.
What is ContractsCounsel's Dispute Resolution Policy?
Read our Dispute Resolution Policy