01/18/2013 11:26 am ET

New-Model Firm Plans Hiring Spree, 50 To 100 Lawyers A Year

One part law firm and one part business entity, Washington D.C.-based Clearspire aims to expand its nontraditional legal services model across the country with the addition of 50 to 100 former BigLaw lawyers each year for the next five years.

With brick-and-mortar outposts recently opened in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and more planned for Chicago, Atlanta and a handful of other cities, Clearspire operates primarily through a $5 million online platform that connects lawyers and clients through virtual offices and high-end videoconferencing systems. The company's business operation aims to raise another $3 million from outside investors in 2013.

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