Our Exclusive Legal Recruiting Process Entails:
- RESEARCH: We believe round pegs fit best in round holes. Our research starts with a thorough understanding of your search criteria for the ideal candidate. We look for talented lawyers with stellar academic credentials and excellent legal training in accordance with the demands of the position.
- TARGETED PROSPECTING: We personally contact and carefully screen only attorneys with the requisite legal skill, training and educational background for the position. We are not a job board that flips resumes.
- IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS: Many candidates appear qualified on paper. Our experienced recruiters interview each candidate in person to confirm credentials and skills, expectations and goals and most importantly personality and temperament alignment with the hiring practice group and law firm.
- SELECTIVE SUBMISSIONS: We don’t subscribe to the “spaghetti on the wall” approach to legal recruiting. We provide detailed submissions of only highly qualified, on-point candidates accompanied by resumes, law school transcripts, deal sheets and where required, writing samples. We follow your submission instructions completely and, in all cases, adhere to the guidelines of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) of which we are members.
- SCHEDULING AND FOLLOW-UPS: We work closely with law firm recruiting professionals to schedule screening and follow-on interviews, obtain references, writing samples, and business plans and negotiate and convey offers. Our candidates show up on time and well prepared for their interviews.
Year after year, Atticus Recruiting paces the local Chicago legal market in the placement of highly talented relocating attorneys. Our success in this area stems from our strong relationships with top local law schools and from the recommendations and referrals from our vast network of former clients, candidates and law students cultivated over our three decades as legal recruiters, career services consultants and law school clinical lecturers.
Most of our law firm clients prefer to know when an exceptional candidate has an interest in their firm or a particular practice group regardless of whether or not they have an open position to fill. In these instances, we submit confidential inquiries to our hiring contacts which preserves the confidentiality of the attorney candidate as well as the integrity of the legal recruiting process for the firm.