Legal Recruiter
Job Description

Legal Recruiter Job Description

Legal Recruiter Job Overview

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.

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Legal Recruiter Job Summary

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!


Ashburn, VA

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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