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As An Employer, Why Should We Use A Legal staffing firm To Help Our Law Firm Or Company Hire Attorneys? What does JD hiring stand for?

As a legal employer, the reasons for using a Legal staffing firm are many. Using a search firm can be a great time saving device when a firm or company is too busy to prepare advertisements and sift through candidate resumes. Using a Legal staffing firm is the best way to target the most desirable and appropriate candidates for a particular position. The most desirable candidates for employment often are doing very well in their current positions, are not actively seeking new positions, and must be specifically targeted for a particular position. Because these attorneys are not actively looking for a new position, they may not be perusing the job ads or submitting resumes for open positions directly.

 

Targeting and recruiting the most desirable candidates is where JD hiring can be an invaluable asset to your hiring process. At JD hiring, we know and understand the legal markets in which we search. Our professionals practiced as lawyers at top firms, and in addition to our knowledge of the legal community and the network of contacts that we have established as practicing attorneys. As a Legal staffing firm we have many combined years of recruiting, consulting and law firm hiring experience. At JD hiring, we take our job as a Legal staffing firm very seriously and we put applicant through a rigorous process that you can tailor to fit your workplace culture.

As An Employer, How are we sure JD hiring Will Target And Present Appropriate, And Interested, Candidates?

When JD hiring Legal staffing firm recruits for a position, we try to learn as much as possible about the firm or company and the position itself. We spend valuable time with the employer to gain a thorough understanding of its culture and the criteria for candidates. This process allows us to approach appropriate candidates with the most in-depth information possible.

 

Then, as described above, JD hiring, as a Legal staffing firm meets with each candidate to ascertain information that may not be fully expressed on a resume. This information will usually include reasons for any job moves, results of performance reviews, professional goals, and how a person presents him or herself. Then, if the attorney is appropriate for a position, we tell them as much as possible about the firm or company and the position. These specific efforts help to ensure that the candidates that we present are both a good fit for the position and well informed.

How Does JD hiring Legal Search Charge For Its Services?

Employers will be charged for our services only if the employer hires a candidate presented by us. Specifically, with limited exceptions, our fees are on a contingency basis, thus eliminating the risk that a client will be forced to pay for a service without the desired end result. As a Legal staffing firm, we are paid only when we place a candidate with a firm or company.

As A Recent Law Graduate, Should I Work With A Legal Search Firm?

As a general rule, a legal search firm may serve as an impediment to a recent law school graduate (less than a year out). Reputable law firms and corporations rarely are willing to pay a placement fee for candidates with less than 1 year of legal experience, there are only few exceptions to this case. As a recent law school graduate, it is important to use the resources available to you through your law school placement office, as well as through advertisements and networking.

Can JD hiring Legal staffing firm Assist Me in My Search and Placement Process If I Am Interested in Moving Outside Of California?

Yes, we are not limited to just California. As a Legal staffing firm, JD hiring has links throughout the nation and we have facilitated placements throughout the country. We have relationships with outstanding recruiting firms in virtually every major metropolitan area, and we work closely with these recruiters in order to assist a candidate who intends to relocate to another part of the country. The truth is that it can be quite an intimidating process to approach a new legal market without knowing where to go for assistance. JD hiring can help to direct you to an appropriate search firm who shares our commitment to ethics, integrity and client service.