COO & PARTNER
POTOMAC LAW GROUP
"As one of the first recruiting firms to truly understand new model law firms, Shelton & Steele is ideally suited to identify the right candidates for our firm.
The recruiters respect our time - and the candidates' - by thoroughly educating prospects on our business model, culture, and vision before making an introduction.
We are thrilled with the high caliber and collaborative lawyers they have placed with our firm.
We highly recommend Shelton & Steele."
The best interest of the attorney will always be our number one priority. This works out better for our clients in the long run.
The highly intelligent and educated professionals who entrust us with their careers (and in the case of mergers, firms) are sophisticated enough to know that. They don't want the sales pitch, they want authenticity.
So we will construct a Client Narrative that will cover everything. Do your attorneys bill a higher number of hours than average? For many attorneys, that’s fine. Those will be the only attorneys you see.
Do your attorneys get paid on a formula-based platform? The only attorneys you will see from us, will be those who do not ask about guaranteed salaries etc.
So, while our law firm and corporate clients pay our fee, we make clear the priority is the best fit for the attorney. We're happy to provide references who will verify this approach ensures one thing: The attorneys we place with you stay and flourish with your system.
The NALSC Code of Ethics: How Recruiters Screw Their Clients.
The national trade organization for legal search consultants has a code of ethics which, when carefully read makes very clear the lack of ethics they abide by. If one reads their Code of Ethics states the following:
1. After being paid a fee from you, they can immediately recruit your attorneys from all offices except the one in which they made the placement.
2. They can even recruit attorneys from that same office six months and one day later.
3. They can actually recruit attorneys from you while collecting fees from you, if they just pretend, they believe you would have no problem with that.
That’s what our competitors call “Ethical”. We call it cannibalism.
At Shelton & Steele, once a fee has been paid as agreed, we offer a Five Year, Firm-Wide Recruiting Prohibition. That’s called ethics and better yet, loyalty.