Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
Fennemore Craig, a Mountain West business law firm with six offices in three states, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Recruiter. This new role will be responsible for designing a programmatic approach to recruiting lateral legal talent, particularly partner level candidates. The position will research, identify and recruit high-quality candidates and maintain a robust pipeline to ensure firm hiring goals are met. The position will work with the CEO and CTO to identify and implement the most effective short- and long-term strategies to place highly qualified attorneys.
Develop and execute lateral recruiting efforts, thinking creatively about sourcing talent and ensuring the firm attracts and hires impressive and diverse candidates
Effectively use social media, online recruiting tools, in-person networking, and other creative means to execute a targeted marketing approach to identify and directly source desired attorneys throughout the firm’s markets.
Promote the firm's brand in a positive and professional manner that effectively exemplifies its purpose, mission, vision, and values.
Stay abreast of changes in the industry and share competitive market intelligence such as hiring data and potential opportunities that could contribute to the firm’s growth.
J.D. from an accredited law school and at least two years of experience practicing law at a firm post-graduation – OR – Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and at least two years’ experience as a full-time legal recruiter
Knowledge of the legal market and industry trends, with a willingness to learn
Highly-motivated and able to successfully perform responsibilities with minimal supervision
Ability to work well with all levels of firm personnel and establish effective working relationships
Strong organizational and time management skills and careful attention to detail
Good judgment and adept at finding creative solutions to difficult problems
People-oriented with strong interpersonal skills and ability to quickly build rapport
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
Skilled in using technology to achieve goals
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Proven ability to influence professionals to try new approaches and drive progress
A sense of urgency and the ability to quickly prioritize recruiting needs appropriately
Professional and friendly demeanor and a service-minded approach
A commitment to confidentiality and strong professional and ethical standards
Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule that may require travel
Familiarity with recruiting tools and applicant tracking systems desired
Prior experience in a consultative/sales or recruiting role is strongly preferred
We have everything you are looking for in a law firm. We have some of the most experienced, talented, creative and passionate lawyers in the country. We are one of the Southwest’s oldest and most well-respected firms (dating back over 130 years with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Nogales, Arizona, Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, and Denver, Colorado), but we aren’t stuck in our ways. We have high-profile corporate clients, but we aren’t stuffy. We have sophisticated legal work, but we aren’t afraid to give our younger lawyers meaningful experience. We take our professional careers seriously, but not ourselves. Our work environment and management style is best described as progressive, collegial and collaborative.