Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
WHAT IS YEGAL?
Yegal is a new and innovative online service that connects law students with law firms for contract paralegal work. Yegal provides opportunities for students to earn an income and gain practical experience in various areas of law.
HOW DOES YEGAL WORK?
Yegal provides web based software that enables paralegals to accept and complete paralegal work on behalf of Australian law firms. Law firms that use Yegal are continually posting paralegal tasks in the software application which are then available for paralegals to take action. Paralegals are notified of new tasks and have the ability to log in and complete the task. Yegal is an online workroom for the legal profession.
HOW MUCH DO PARALEGALS GET PAID?
This depends on the needs of the customer though we try to ensure $25 per hour
DO PARALEGALS WORK FOR YEGAL?
Paralegals work for themselves as independent contractors, with a contracting relationship to one or more law firms. Each paralegal therefore needs to operate under their own ABN.
WHEN WOULD I WORK? WHAT SORT OF TIME COMMITMENT IS INVOLVED?
Yegal provides the ability for paralegals to work under a freelancing arrangement, where work is performed at a time that best suits the freelancer. Work is often performed at a home office or other suitable remote work location. The weekly time commitment rests with an individual freelancer.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Yegal is an invite-only freelancer service, with access to the job market only provided to screened and pre-approved candidates. This is to ensure there is a strong match between the requirements of each law firm and our freelancers. This approach also ensures that each freelancer has access to a suitable level of work and we can meet the level of demand from each firm.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE EXPERIENCE? DO I RECEIVE TRAINING?
Don’t worry if you don’t have experience as training will be provided by firms themselves. We expect that you will be trained in specific legal tasks and come to know that firm’s ‘way of work.’ Yegal supplements this training with support materials and manuals relating to our software which you will need to know in time.
I AM INTERESTED WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Send your CV and transcript through and we can start a conversation.