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What kind of legal recruitment firms are found on the list?
The 2017 Most Influential Legal Recruiters List features 250 legal employment agencies. These are the best legal recruitment agencies in terms of influence in America. Unlike the previously offered directory of legal recruiters or the database of legal recruiters provided by other sources, we provide a ranking of the most influential legal staffing agencies. Although we include legal staffing agencies that place attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants, we only rank the legal placing agencies that focus solely on the law in terms of the legal recruitment firm's website.
Which legal recruitment agencies are the most influential?

Influence extends beyond a legal staffing agency to the legal recruiters ability to reach candidates. The most influential legal recruiters are the legal placement services that candidates are most likely to encounter. Additionally, when an employer wants to hire an attorney, generally, an employer seeks out the best legal recruiters with the influence to reach the candidates. The influence ranking is determined by a number of factors, which are discussed in detail in a separate article.

How did LawCrossing create the legal employment agency ranking list?

After analyzing 250 legal recruitment agencies across the United States, LawCrossing put together the 2017 Most Influential Legal Recruiter List in America based on a series of criteria. We ranked each legal placement firm's level of influence by utilizing more than 20 weighted factors. After months of research, we finalized the factors. The factors vary from the number of years the legal recruitment agency has operated to the use of social media.

Carpenter Legal Search, Inc.

Rank 236

Carpenter Legal Search, Inc.

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2017 Legal Recruiters List Rankings


Lori J. Carpenter founded Carpenter Legal Search, Inc. (CLS) in 1994, after establishing her niche in legal search and recruitment as a top biller for a local recruiting firm. With over 25 years in the legal search industry, Lori has leveraged her extensive knowledge and experience to conduct permanent attorney searches at all levels for corporations and law firms nationally. Since the inception of CLS, Lori and her highly trained search consultants have partnered with clients to build legal departments and practice groups across all industries in all legal specialties. Utilizing a detailed and comprehensive search process and a vast network of client and candidate relationships, CLS identifies first-rate legal talent for our clients, accessing not only those candidates who are seeking a new opportunity, but also uncovering those top quality passive candidates who are not currently seeking a new position. As such, we are able to present our clients with high caliber candidates not readily found by other legal search firms. Our mission... At Carpenter Legal Search, we build and foster working relationships as a profession. We do not just send resumes and set up interviews. We are dedicated to seeking out the most qualified attorneys and to assessing that diversified pool of talent to identify the best overall candidates for our clients. We take into account not only experience and education, but also other unique qualities that make an individual successful in a particular client's work environment. We assist our clients and our candidates in evaluating every aspect of a potential opportunity, leading our clients to find the most qualified attorneys to augment their legal teams and our candidates to take the next successful step in their legal careers. We focus on the fit, always mindful that we are investing in both our clients and candidates for the long term. Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy... Carpenter Legal Search is a woman owned small business and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation or other protected bases. CLS conducts candidate searches that are inclusive, not exclusive, providing clients with applicants that represent the available pool of legal talent.

Past Years Rankings

  • 2016 Rankings - 233
  • 2015 Rankings - 33
  • 2014 Rankings - 45

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