Retained Search (General Counsel and Lateral Partner Search)
The Advocates’ Retained Search is the right choice for strategic searches focused on:
Adding lateral partners or groups of lawyers who align with your firm’s culture and goals.
To add C-Level legal talent to your corporation.
Designed for instances when:
There is a small pool of highly sought-after applicants.
You have had difficulty identifying appropriate candidates or successfully recruiting them.
You need assistance with differentiating yourself to lateral attorneys.
You are looking to add specific skill sets and clients in a defined time frame.
We are able to “tell your story” in a unique way, differentiating you to talent.
You will have candidates sourced specifically, and only for you. They are interested in and matched to your firm or your corporate legal opportunity.
True Finalists in a guaranteed time frame.
Cost effectiveness: We manage all aspects of the process with you and your team, tracking down every lead, interviewing every potential prospect and even managing other leads for you.
How? Our success in helping firms add laterals and companies add C-Level talent is based on unique methods we have developed for each step of the recruiting and screening process including:
Our unique client interview protocol. We interview an average of 12-15 key partners or corporate managers, including each leader in your organization to generate our Search Document.
This Search Document guides every aspect of our partnership. It outlines:
the metrics you seek,
your differentiators with regard to attracting laterals,
and the traits of your best people and your culture.
This diligence process allows us to differentiate you and to tell your story in a unique way.
Highly trained Search Consultants utilizing a distinctive approach to recruiting potential candidates based on an adaptation of Miller-Heiman’s “Strategic Selling” and “Conceptual Selling” methodologies.
Our proprietary CBI (Chronological Behavior-based Interview). We extensively interview candidates over the course of several meetings to gain insight into their career goals, demonstrated traits, and priorities to identify cultural similarities and differences with your firm.
A well-defined methodology to manage both the interview and offer phases of the hiring process to ensure the successful recruitment and on-boarding of candidates.
Executive Search or “Direct Hire” services for law firms and corporations
We will send you only 1-3 of pre-qualified finalist(s) for any opening. We’re so confident in our process that if, after meeting with us, you have to interview more than 3 candidates we will actually pay you for that time!
Access to candidates unavailable through other means: We provide access to passive candidates who don’t respond to ads and are generally happy with their current position by understanding their goals and yours.
Improved productivity: We help clients improve productivity and save money through reduced turnover over the long term. Our candidates have a much lower rate of attrition due to our extensive screening.
Time and money savings: We save you time and money in the interview process by providing only true finalists for your open positions and fill your open position twelve weeks faster, on average, than when you fill it yourself. Call for a cost benefit analysis.
Guaranteed: We back all of our processes by offering our clients the strongest Direct Hire and Temporary staff guarantees in the industry.
Staff Retention / Interviewing / Compensation Consulting as needed
We have provided consulting in staff retention, interviewing, law firm marketing and compensation programs to firms of all sizes, from local to international firms.
Letting people go, for whatever reason, is always difficult. The Advocates can help with a cost effective outplacement program that provides career counseling, resume consultation, interview coaching and networking opportunities for your former employees.
Access pre-screened, top-notch legal professional(s) when your workload requires it — a targeted resource for a specific case(s) or project. Whether you require a single person to cover temporary vacancies or a team of people to help with a large case.
Savings through flexibility
A targeted resource based on your workflow
Increased revenue and profits for your firm as you bill out your virtual associate’s or paralegal’s time at market rates.
You practice law — we provide you with top legal talent.
The Advocates is the employer – we take care of all taxes and administrative work. We can invoice you in almost any way you require, charging the work back to different projects for example, via the web, electronic file or in paper format, making it easy and efficient to utilize our services.
Need help with special projects or heavy workloads? We don’t compete with outside counsel. We provide targeted legal professionals that allow you to keep appropriate work in-house. This can be a single employee or a multi-disciplinary team to work at your company. It is not a turnkey solution. You control and manage the work; we supply legal professionals.