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Amanda C. Ellis, Esq. Perm, Retail & Marketing

Amanda Ellis is the leader of Perm, Retail & Marketing for Special Counsel. Amanda plans, designs and implements all direct hire training, development, integration and mentoring programs for all of Special Counsel. Prior to her current role, Amanda worked as an Attorney Search Director for Special Counsel. Additionally, Amanda also established her own search firm where she placed direct hire attorneys in law firms and corporate legal departments.

Prior to entering the legal recruiting field, Amanda practiced in the area of commercial bankruptcy law in Massachusetts and Texas. Amanda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Centenary College of Louisiana. Amanda obtained her J.D. degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
Professional Memberships/Associations
  • Texas Women Lawyers – Immediate Pas President
  • Dallas Chi Omega Alumnae Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association


  • "Opportunities & Techniques in the Use of Social Media for Legal Recruiting," National Association of Legal Search Consultants Fall Symposium (October 2012)
  • "Recruiting Using Social Media," National Association of Legal Search Consultants Annual Conference (May 2012)
  • "We Want You (In Our Network)," National Association of Law Placement Annual Conference (April 2012)
  • "Social Media for Career Advancement," Austin Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (October 2011)
  • "Social Media in Recruiting," National Association of Legal Search Consultants Fall Symposium (October 2011)
  • "Boot Camp for New Lawyers," New York City Bar Association (September 2011)
  • "Social Media Makeover," State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (June 2011)
  • "Pros and Cons of Social Media," Texas Minority Attorney Program (May 2011)
  • "Creating Your Brand: Image Management for Career Success in the New Millennium," NALP Annual Conference (April 2011)
  • "A Lattice, Not a Ladder," Texas Women Lawyers (March 2011)
  • "Blocking and Tackling: Interviews, Resumes and Social Media," State Bar of Texas Webcast (September 2010)
  • "Social Media Legal Issues," TalentNet Live Social Recruiting Conference (August 2010)
  • "Tackling Twitter for Business Development," 85 Broads Jam Session (July 2010)
  • "Social Media: Catching the Wave," Employment Law Conference (July 2010)
  • "Online Social Networking for Lawyers," New York City Bar Association (May 2010)
  • "Social Networking for Business Development," Frisco Bar Association (April 2010)
  • "Social Networking for Law Firm Recruiting," Recruiting Administrators of Dallas (March 2010)
  • "Tips to Find a Job," Dallas Bar Association's Transition to Law Practice Program (February 2010)
  • "The Art of Client Identification and Retention," Texas Women Lawyers (February 2010)
  • "Social Networking is Here to Stay," Association of Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies Mid-Winter Conference (January 2010)
  • "Surviving these Frightful Times: Career Development in the New Economy," Michigan Network of IWIRC (October 2009)
  • "Social Networking for Law Firm Recruiting," San Diego Legal Recruitment Association (July 2009)
  • "Survive and Thrive," Baylor Law School (June 2009)
  • "Survive and Thrive," University of Texas School of Law (September 2009)
  • "Survive and Thrive," SMU Dedman School of Law (February 2009)

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