Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most respected attorney search firm. With 25 locations globally, MLA has earned recognition for an outstanding track record of successful placements throughout the world. The firm has been described as "in a league apart from other legal headhunting firms" and voted "Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S." in the only two national surveys of legal recruiters ever conducted.
MLA helps major law firms meet their permanent staffing needs for associates and partners and expand into specific practice areas and geographies, including through start-ups and mergers. The firm also helps major corporations acquire talent domestically and internationally. MLA has assembled a global network of experienced and committed attorney search consultants who are dedicated to providing exceptional service to clients.
Client Law Firm Recruiters act as account managers for large, mid-size or small law firms with the objective of making several attorney placements throughout the firm. Client Law Firm Recruiters identify or are assigned target law firm clients, cultivate client relationships, maintain database records on clients and satisfy client needs by uncovering attorney candidates in multiple locations. The Sourcing Specialist, known as a Practice Specialist at MLA, calls targeted Partner and Senior Associate level attorney candidates to discuss a predetermined law firm need. If interest in the position is uncovered an introduction to a recruiter is then made. The Practice Specialist will strategically source and begin the process of building long-term relationships with lawyers across the country.
The Practice Specialist (PS) will collaborate and work closely with recruiters in our Client Law Firm team to determine the strategy for each call campaign. With an understanding of the strategy, the PS will conduct preliminary research to create a target list of partner level attorneys. The PS makes cold and warm calls to these targets to build rapport and relationships, and ideally introduce interested candidates to a recruiter. The Practice Specialist schedules introductory meetings for recruiters, ensures follow-up actions are completed and records all data in our database.
We are ideally looking for the following qualifications:
Please see our website for more information about the firm and our Partner Practice Group.