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The Standard in Attorney Search and Placement
How do legal recruitment agencies work? READ MORE >
Learn more about the entire process BCG Attorney Search goes through for every legal placement it makes. READ MORE >
Learn how legal recruiters have harmed so many attorneys and why you should never use one in this article. READ MORE >
How does a good recruiter get their candidates differentiated? By creating a Unique Selling Proposition – or USP. Here’s how they do it. READ MORE >
These are the qualities which distinguish good recruiters from poor ones. READ MORE >
Use this sample annotated retained search agreement in drafting an agreement with a legal recruiting firm.
This article discusses many of the questions most often raised by law firms about their search firm relationships. There are very few "right" or "absolute" answers to questions about search firm relationships. READ MORE >
CEO of BCG Attorney Search
The very foundation of BCG Attorney Search is built upon the ever-present need to constantly improve. This is evident in several aspects of this business. I personally feel that BCG Attorney Search is the greatest recruiting firm in the world and always has been. We have touched the lives of thousands of attorneys in a positive way and, through our commitment and contributions to this sector, we have helped shape the American legal job landscape like no other company in existence. READ MORE >
The stakes—time, money, or firm-wide resources—are always high when you embark on a search for a lateral hire. And these costs often have nothing to do with due diligence or questions of fit and synergy. Instead, it's a matter of sheer economics. Because some headhunters' fees now run in the six-figure range, managing such relationships on the front-end can be crucial. READ MORE >
As we grow and our organization experiences various changes, I think it is important that everyone here understand what we are doing as a group. Whether or not we realize it, these philosophies are something that guide us on a daily basis. READ MORE >
In our effort to provide a truly national recruiting service to America's top lawyers, we at BCG Attorney Search have opened our newest office in the nation's capital. The D.C. legal market is one of the largest and most fluid in the country and our newest office is designed to make it easier for the best legal job candidates to find employment in one of the busiest markets in the country. You can read more about our new office and BCG Partner by clicking the link below. READ MORE >
The first and most important step of the legal-recruiting process, building long-term client relationships with law firms, is too often ignored or underestimated by many recruiters. Strong relationships are what allow a firm to trust a recruiter with its hiring decisions and are actually critical to any recruiter's effectiveness. Building this trust is far more rewarding than making an individual deal or placement, although it often takes much more effort and consideration for the client's needs. To this end, a good recruiter must always look to deepen its business relationships into partnerships and take into account whether an attorney he/she represents will benefit that attorney's partners as much as that attorney's placement will benefit his/her own interests. READ MORE >
I. IntroductionYou've received a call from the managing partner in your firm's intellectual property practice, who needs to hire three new associates, pronto. READ MORE >
His character's fate sealed by mortal wounds suffered on a historic battlefield, the actor casts his glance heavenward and breathes forth an elegant final soliloquy, imparting timeless words of honor, courage, and love. When he finishes, all is silent, save for the clatter of his falling sword and shield as the hero slumps and falls. The story has concluded. The curtain falls. The audience, moved by the dramatic scene just witnessed, erupts in applause, shouting its adoration. Another fantastic stage production has ended for the theater company. READ MORE >
Top 10 Reasons to Use a Professional Search ConsultantThere are numerous reasons to use a legal recruiter. In choosing a legal recruiter, it is extremely important that you know what to look for. Good legal recruiters are firmly established as some of the most valuable fixtures in the legal community. Through their aggressive research, instinct, and knowledge of the legal-job market, a good recruiter affects the lives of attorneys, the lives of their families and friends, and the success of entire law firms. A good legal recruiter can also make the difference between your career's stalling and taking off. With so much effort put into becoming an attorney, it is of utmost importance that you choose a legal-recruiting firm that takes your career as seriously as you do. READ MORE >
Yes, if you want a search firm that's focused and instinctively knows the appropriate steps to take while conducting your job search.
Our recruiters are usually able to promptly locate excellent opportunities that produce the types of offers our candidates want to receive. However, when a candidate is looking for a somewhat unusual position, we are prepared to work with that individual for a period of months or even years. Rest assured that we do not simply scatter your resume all over the country, blindly hoping that we can find you a job in that manner. Our goal is to help you find the job you want, no matter how long it takes. Most of our candidates really do find jobs or receive attractive offers. READ MORE >
Law firm recruiting managers are called upon daily to handle a myriad of responsibilities for their firms, including coordinating fall recruiting programs at law schools, planning and managing summer-associate programs, managing lateral hiring, professional development, and conducting partner and associate evaluations. Some of these professionals also handle human resources and marketing functions. These professionals are highly skilled and most often overworked. READ MORE >
BCG Attorney Search has recently opened an office in Atlanta, our second office that services the Southeastern United States. Located in the heart of Midtown, the Atlanta office is headed up by Raffaele Murdocca, an experienced and established attorney recruiter in the Atlanta area. READ MORE >
At BCG Attorney Search, it is one of our goals to always be expanding. We feel that being able to represent clients locally from various cities all over the country is a great benefit to our clients, who can be sure that the regional recruiter that they are working with is familiar with the local market. To that end, we are proud to announce that our efforts have spawned yet another office. The Orange County office, located in Newport Beach, California, will help our Los Angeles office to better serve the busy Southern California legal market. READ MORE >
Continuing our national expansion efforts, we are pleased to announce that BCG Attorney Search has opened an office in Philadelphia, our second office in the Northeastern United States. The Philadelphia office will specialize in attorney placements in the tri-state area, Boston and abroad. Dan Binstock currently serves as Managing Director of our newest location. READ MORE >
BCG Attorney Search has recently opened an office in San Francisco, our third office in California. We hope that this expansion will allow us to better serve our Northern Californian law firm clients as well as the vast number of our candidates interested in living in the Bay Area. Recruiter James Fant is heading up the new office. READ MORE >
There is a pervasive opinion among attorneys and firms that all recruiters work out of a spare room in their lofty mansions, pocketing 100% profit from their commissioned attorney placements. While some legal recruiters do indeed operate like this (usually minus the lofty mansions), BCG Attorney Search incurs many traditional and many more "invisible" costs, most of which go into solidifying our clients' position in the legal market. Recruiting businesses, like all businesses, have expenses-advertising, payroll, office overhead-that are sunk costs. Additionally, all businesses have the choice of how to allocate the rest of their funds, with the traditional options being putting those funds straight into the President's pocket or reinvesting them in the company. Putting the time and effort (and money) back into the company in our efforts to provide the most full-service legal-recruiting agency is what sets us apart. READ MORE >
"My favorite things about BCG Attorney Search is that the staff were very knowledgeable,..." Read more
Jesse MondryUniversity of Minnesota Law School, Class Of 2008Placed at Harris Bricken
"[The best part of working with BCG is] the interface in terms of selecting or looking for jobs. It's easy to deal..." Read more
K. H.University of Chicago, Class Of 2001Placed at Enterprise Counsel Group, A Law Corporation
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Things at..." Read moreTinh NguyenFranklin Pierce Law Center, Class Of 2011Placed at Vedder Price, P.C.
"I would say Becca's responsiveness and thoroughness with explanations providing as much..." Read more
Amber HilliardGeorge Washington University Law School, Class Of 2008Placed at Seyfarth Shaw LLP
"[My favorite thing about BCG was] the communication, with everyone working together across..." Read more
Ebonee TinkerUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, Class Of 2016Placed at Ballard Spahr LLP.
"I'm glad to be working with my recruiters in California again, as they were very helpful in my 2010 job search."Chris GarrettColumbia Law School, Class of 2009San Francisco, CA