How Do Legal Recruiters Get the Names of the People They Contact?

Answer: There may be a few reasons why the headhunters are not contacting you, so let's try to figure out what could be happening.

The first thing that comes to my mind is that you may not be listed in Martindale-Hubbell - the multi-volume directory of lawyers and law firms worldwide. If so, there is no way that the headhunters are going to have your name, class year, law school, practice area and/or phone number. If the other associates in your firm are listed in Martindale and you are not, go to the firm's administrator and correct the error for the next edition of Martindale on CD, which is released about three to four times per year. Trust me, that will take care of the problem right away!