Director of Legal Recruiting and Placement (Attorneys & In-House Counsel)

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No more billable time. Leverage your legal experience without practicing law. Help other attorneys meet their professional and personal goals. Experience meaningful work as part of a highly driven, supportive, and FUN team. This is a Charlotte-based position with work-from-home flexibility.

Latitude is seeking a Director of Legal Recruiting & Placement for the company’s Charlotte office. This is a rare opportunity to leverage your experience practicing law and knowledge of the legal industry without billing time in six-minute increments. Help in-house counsel, BigLaw attorneys, paralegals and legal operations professionals find satisfying, engaging and often life-changing positions – without pulling any more all-nighters. We are a team of high-performing, former lawyers who have chosen to use our legal know-how for good by supporting the whole-person success and wellness of our peers in the legal industry. If you are a lawyer with a positive, can-do attitude looking for an exit ramp off the traditional law firm or in-house career path, we’d like to meet you.

Applicants must communicate well (in person and in writing) and have a genuine curiosity for what makes others tick and thrive. If you are looking to make the switch over to the business side of legal services and want a job full of meaning and happy clients, then this could be your dream job.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Source, recruit and screen experienced attorney and paralegal candidates for in-house counsel and law firm contract engagements and permanent positions with leading companies and corporate law firms.
  • Thoroughly interview promising candidates to ascertain their career goals and objectives.
  • Communicate with references to ascertain candidates’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Effectively present (both orally and in writing) proposed candidates to in-house counsel and law firm partner clients.
  • Onboard and manage Latitude attorneys and paralegals on engagement.
  • Develop and nurture a candidate referral network to enable a consistent stream of qualified candidates in and outside of the Charlotte area (including through the use of networking, associations, CLE, training, marketing, social media, on-line tools, etc.)
  • Coordinate events for prospective and existing Latitude attorneys and paralegals (e.g. CLEs, social events, etc.).
  • Create and maintain accurate candidate files in company’s electronic Client Management System (CMS).
  • Negotiate innovative and highly customized staffing solutions and draft necessary deal documents.
  • Work as part of an energetic, service-oriented, highly communicative, cohesive, collaborative, supportive, fun and sometimes funny team.
  • Minimum of four years of successful experience as a practicing attorney, preferably in a mid-to-large corporate law firm or in-house setting.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with experienced lawyer candidates and clients.
  • Ability to effectively use social media, online recruiting tools and in-person networking to source new candidates and market open positions.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills and ability to perform effectively without close supervision or micro-management.
  • Service-minded approach and strong client-service skills, including the ability to communicate (both orally and in writing) at a high level with sophisticated law firm and corporate legal department attorneys.
  • Highly dedicated, dependable, detail-oriented, capable of using document management and database management software programs, highly discreet, high-integrity and a team player with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to identify priorities and pivot or adjust focus/work as appropriate.
  • Willingness to be part of a collaborative and supportive team that helps one another out and plays nice.
  • Proficiency in tech-based platforms (i.e. online research and networking platforms/tools, CMS, LinkedIn, Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Stellar references
Position Details:
  • This is a full-time position that offers a flexible, work-from-home schedule, but which also includes occasional in-person meetings and participation in social/professional activities after traditional business hours (e.g. bar association events, meetings in clients’ offices, breakfasts/coffees/lunches/dinners with candidates or other team members, etc.).
  • Given the client-service nature of our business, we are expected to respond to our clients in a timely manner. All of us are expected to communicate with team members, candidates, clients or others as needed, including sometimes responding to emails during evenings and on weekends – though we try to keep this to a minimum.
  • We work hard, act professionally, laugh a lot, have each other’s back, take vacations and change the lives of our clients (and the legal profession as a whole) one placement at a time.
  • Compensation is comprised of a base salary plus bonus; full benefits (e.g., group medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life, AD&D, 401k, CLE reimbursement, etc.).
Applications will be kept in strict confidence. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Only qualified applicants should apply.

About Latitude
Latitude specializes in providing former Big Law attorneys and in-house counsel for contract engagements and permanent positions nationwide. From Global 50 law firms to boutique practices, and from Fortune 500 corporations to small privately held companies, we provide peer-level talent that is personally matched for each client’s need.

Peer-to-Peer Client Service Experience
Latitude’s Client Services and Recruiting team members have themselves practiced in corporate law firms and legal departments and understand first-hand our clients’ challenges and high expectations. Our ability to put ourselves into our clients’ shoes is the reason they rely on us to provide them with the right talent for their unique situations, and highly credentialed candidates trust us to match them with roles that will support their professional and personal goals.

Experienced Flexible Legal Talent
Because of our deep roster of former in-house counsel and Big Law attorneys, clients nationwide seek our help when they need proven legal talent who can immediately handle sophisticated legal work. Outstanding attorneys are attracted to Latitude because of the meaningful work, great clients, highly competitive pay and benefits we provide, along with a refreshing combination of flexibility and boundaries.

For more information about Latitude, please visit us at https://latitudelegal.com.

Latitude is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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We place legal professionals in permanent, temporary, and flexible roles. Latitude Engaged Professionals are usually W2 employees of Latitude and, if located in the United States, are eligible for full benefits when working in roles for 20 hours or more per week, including complimentary Group Life, Long term disability, AD&D, and a qualified 401k plan (subject to a qualifying period). A CLE and Professional Expense stipend is also available to benefits-eligible Latitude Attorneys. Latitude provides complementary professional liability insurance coverage to all Latitude Engaged Professionals for their Latitude engagements.

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