Shelton & Steele's
CANDIDATE CODE OF ETHICS
1. The best interest of the attorney(s) always comes first. Firms pay our fees, but we make clear to them the best outcome for them is the best outcome for the attorney.
2. We will never submit your resume or identifying material anywhere without your prior consent. At S&S, this is grounds for immediate termination.
3. We won't lie to you. You always get both the upsides and the downsides about any position we discuss with you.
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We Don't Recruit Attorneys, We Represent Them
While the law firms and corporations seeking premium talent pay our fees, the attorneys we represent are our first priority. There is nothing more important that you will voluntarily entrust to a professional, than your career. We must be worthy of that trust.
Our job is to first protect you but we’re also here to help you leverage what you have now, into something clearly superior. To that end, our methodology is different and much more comprehensive than other recruiters. The first thing we’ll do is provide an analysis of factors such as demand level for your practice area, pedigree, client base, soft skills, etc.
Then we’ll listen. We need to know exactly what both your short- and long-term objectives are. We’ll help you identify factors or attributes you might not have thought of but would benefit from evaluating. You’re the brand. Our job is to know exactly who you are, what you want and the most effective strategy to present your narrative to the market.
CONSULTING & RAINMAKING DEVELOPMENT
Honestly, you have a really good deal where you're at. You should stay put.
Actually, the best thing for you to do, is start your own firm.
You need to make a move as soon as possible.
Because they know our income is predicated on moving them to a new firm, it often surprises attorneys when we tell them to stay put. The reason we do so is simple: Because our assessment of their situation makes clear that staying where they are would be in their best interest.
By making sure we adhere to our core philosophy (The best interest of the candidate will always come first), we receive more referrals and "return candidates" than our competitors.
We've said all of the above and more, on numerous occasions. We've also helped attorneys figure out whether they should go in-house, into the public sector or leave the law altogether, to take a risk on a new business venture.
Moreover, we provide strategic career mapping that enables attorneys to plan months and even years into their current or new positions. For example, if an attorney has the goal to eventually go in-house at a Fortune 500, we offer specifics as to what practice areas and experience to gain, what type of firms or companies would give them best leverage in the future, when they should move and how.
We offer a flat fee structure and if our attorney clients aren't sure they are getting their money's worth at any time within the first half hour, we refund the entire amount.
WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANYONE REQUEST A REFUND.