Efficient and effective legal recruiting necessitates the transmission of personal and sensitive information among the various parties to the recruiting process. By ensuring confidentiality throughout the process, ethical legal recruiters and ethical legal employers benefit greatly by attracting exceptional candidates who, by that very definition, are gainfully employed and are in good standing with their current legal employer.
At Atticus Recruiting, your confidentiality is of paramount importance. We have been successful recruiters for two decades by building and developing long-term relationships, the cornerstone of which is trust. Protecting your confidentiality is fundamental to our business and our long-term relationship with you.
Holding the highest standards of the legal search profession
Atticus Recruiting is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), a 175–member national professional organization committed to upholding the highest ethical standards of the legal search profession. Best practices and the NALSC Code of Ethics dictate that “A search firm shall treat as confidential all information supplied to it in confidence by a candidate” and that “Candidates shall be submitted to employers only with the candidates’ express prior consent”.
Atticus Recruiting only works with legal employers that respect the confidentiality of the recruiting process and of the candidates we submit. We affirmatively require the employers refrain from contacting candidates current or prior employers without expressed authority from the candidate. Furthermore, while we may retain your resume in our secure database in order to alert you of future searches, we will not send, submit or transmit your resume and other identifying materials or make any inquiries about you anywhere without your written expressed authority.
Attorney candidates can further protect their confidentiality by not submitting their resumes blindly to anonymous job posts placed on law job boards and attorney jobs websites by legal recruiters. The prudent course of action would be to contact the legal recruiter directly, discuss their policies for keeping your information confidential and require that they only submit your materials where you have given them expressed written authority to do so.
At Atticus Recruiting, we always welcome your call and will always commit in writing to proceed on your behalf in accordance with your expressed authority. Because after all, your best interest is in our best interest.