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Search and Placement

Our Top Legal Talent: Your Competitive Advantage

Since 1987, Special Counsel has been the national leader in placing attorneys, paralegals, and legal support candidates with law firms and corporate legal departments. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable Search Directors have unique insight and a deep understanding of the legal industry as a whole, as well as of each local market they serve. Our clients leverage this expertise to connect with top talent across all areas of law and experience levels.

Our Direct Hire Legal Search Services Are Built Around an Executive Search Model

We continuously reach out to legal professionals who are currently employed and not actively seeking new opportunities. Our pursuit of these "passive" job seekers gives our clients access to candidates who ordinarily would not respond to job postings.

The core strengths of our Search Directors go far beyond simply sending a resume or setting up an interview and screening a candidate—they include the ability to carefully assess a client’s needs and a candidate’s career goals; the experience to exercise discretion and good judgment; and the capacity to assist all parties in making an informed employment decision.

Our Recruiters Have Strong Relationships with the Country’s Top Legal Candidates

Our Search Directors have solid reputations in their local markets, which helps to attract leading candidates. Our success in capturing referrals from clients and candidates we know and trust gives us unique—and often exclusive—access to high-caliber talent.

To learn more about our Search and Placement services, please contact your local Special Counsel office today.