Frequently Asked Questions:

What's the deal with this website?

Firecite is a website where attorneys can privately post projects that they need done. Freelance paralegals, law clerks, and JDs submit proposals on the projects. The attorney selects the provider best suited for the project and gets the work done. Secure payments, encrypted messaging, and project management are handled through the website.

Can anyone other than licensed U.S. attorneys post projects on Firecite?

No. Firecite is designed exclusively to allow U.S. attorneys to independently contract with freelance law clerks, paralegals, and other legal support professionals. Licensed attorneys with active state bar numbers may create an account on Firecite and post projects for bidding.

What kind of projects can a Firecite provider help with?

You can get help fast on almost any project. Whether you need 30 minutes of assistance or 30 hours, you can find the perfect freelance law clerk or paralegal for the job on Firecite. Once you post a project in Firecite, you will receive proposals from highly qualified legal support professionals. You can select the provider that is best for the project and your budget. Here are some of the things you can get help with on Firecite:

  • Legal research
  • Drafting
  • Editing
  • Document review/organization
  • Presentations
  • Transcription
  • Motions
  • Trial prep
  • Correspondence
  • Formatting
  • Proofreading

Need help with something special or unusual? Post the project and review proposals for free.

How much can I expect to pay for a project?

You set your own budget as a simple flat fee when you post a project. Providers will review your project brief and give you their best price. You can choose the provider that is best suited to the project and your budget. It is free to create an account, post projects, and review bids. You only pay if you select a provider and are completely satisfied with the work performed.

How much does it cost to create an account with Firecite?

$0. Nothing. It is free to create an account with Firecite. It is also free to post projects, browse projects, and bid on projects.

How does Firecite help protect project confidentiality?

Firecite takes confidentiality and data security seriously. Our provider base is limited to U.S. based legal support professionals. Provider accounts are on an invite only basis and manually reviewed by Firecite staff. Regardless of whether your project will involve the passing of confidential information, Firecite provider’s agree to be bound by the Provider Confidentiality Agreement which requires that the provider (1) treat all project information as secret and confidential; (2) not disclose any project information to anyone; (3) safe-guard and secure all project information at all times; and (4) destroy all project information in their possession at the conclusion of the project unless agreed otherwise.

Is my connection to Firecite secure?

Yes. All browser connections to Firecite are secured and encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), both frequently referred to as "SSL", are cryptographic protocols that provide communications security over a computer network. TLS refers to the process of securely transmitting data between an app or browser being used and the server being used. The term “SSL” continues to be used colloquially when referring to TLS and its function to protect transmitted data. Furthermore, messages between you and your provider and all document uploads are encrypted in transit and on disk with AES 256 encryption.

Does Firecite charge extra fees to promote projects or specific bids?

No. All project submissions and all bids on those projects are treated equally and are displayed in chronological order.

How does Firecite get paid?

Firecite charges providers a 15% transaction fee on every transaction. This amount is deducted from the amount paid to the provider upon completion of the transaction. Firecite charges attorneys a 5% project fee on every transaction. This covers our business expenses, merchant fees on credit card transactions, and continued improvement and investment in the Firecite marketplace. 1% of every transaction fee is donated to non-profit access to justice organizations.

Who is eligible to become a Firecite provider?

Provider accounts are on an application only basis. We manaually review all applications to determine whether the applicant has skills and experience that will add value to the Firecite marketplace. All Firecite providers must certify that they have read and understand (1) ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.7 through 1.11 governing conflicts of interest; and (2) ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6 governing confidentiality of information. For individual projects, every provider must also certify that they have read and understand the rules of professional conduct in the attorney’s jurisdiction governing conflicts of interest and confidentiality and agree to abide by these rules to the extent they are implicated during the course of any contract work they are hired to perform. Finally, providers must also certify that they maintain an adequate conflict checking system prior to submitting a proposal on a project.

Is Firecite awesome?

We think so. But we are more concerned about what you think. Please don't hesitate to drop us a line with any and all feedback. You can reach us at firecite@firecite.com or 303-800-8193.