A legal recruiter is a human resources professional who assists hiring managers in the legal industry to find, hire, and retain high-quality legal professionals. They assess, project, and determine hiring needs and create a recruiting process that meets their clients’ business strategies. They manage the full lifecycle of the recruiting process to facilitate the hire of qualified candidates. A legal recruiter develops and maintains a pipeline of top talent relationships and finds candidates through outreach to industry partners, social media, and online recruiting tools. They typically work at a law firm or on a recruiting team at a recruiting firm or legal search firm.
Are you a seasoned pro at finding, evaluating, and placing qualified candidates for your clients in the legal market? If so, we’d love to connect. We’re seeking a legal recruiter with strong employment law and human resources knowledge to support staffing needs and find, attract, and retain top legal talent. The preferred candidate has 3 years of talent acquisition experience and excellent communication skills. If this sounds like a position where you could thrive, please start your application today!
Legal Recruiter responsibilities
Collaborate with hiring managers to determine hiring needs, and implement a recruiting process for legal professionals, such as paralegals, legal assistants, clerks, and associate attorneys
Manage the full lifecycle recruiting process (candidate sourcing, screening, qualification evaluation, interviewing, negotiating offers, and follow up) to facilitate the hire of qualified candidates
Oversee and manage a pipeline of top talent relationships and maintain contact with potential candidates that may be a future match for open positions
Bolster candidate search opportunities through multiple channels like colleges, networking groups, and service organizations
Maximize outreach methods to job seekers, such as social media, LinkedIn, job fairs, job boards, seeking referrals, and high volume cold calling
Keep detailed and accurate communication records in the applicant tracking system
Legal Recruiter qualifications
A law degree or completion of law school is ideal - Bachelor’s degree is required
3 years of talent acquisition or legal recruiting experience as a corporate recruiter in the legal market is required
Knowledge of employment law, human resource policies and guidelines, and recruitment best practices are needed
Excellent communication skills, time management, and relationship-building skills are desired
Familiarity with CRM / applicant tracking systems, MS Office, Google Suite, and social media tools
Legal Recruiter compensation
$47,661 (National Average)
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