Legal recruiters offer you the benefit of experience with the job search and knowledge of the legal job market. As a national legal recruiting firm focused on in-house attorney search and placement, ESQ Recruiting offers prospective candidates a wide choice of in-house attorney positions. The majority of in-house attorney positions are never advertised to the public. Therefore, ESQ Recruiting’s legal recruiters can provide you with access to more in-house positions than you would be able to find on your own or through your contacts. Our legal recruiters also know how to present you in the best light for a particular company and how to advocate for you. Our attorney recruiters review your resume, prepare you for interviews, provide you with company information, and advise you on the right questions to ask.
To begin a relationship with ESQ Recruiting, we recommend registering with us by submitting a copy of your resume. Your resume will be kept strictly confidential within our legal recruiting firm. This information will be used internally to conduct a preliminary evaluation to determine your career options and advise you accordingly. None of the information provided will be released to any employers or third parties. For more information, please review our Privacy Policy.
Our advanced matching technology helps us determine whether you are suitable for any specific opportunities that we are handling on behalf of our clients. Our legal recruiters review registered candidate resumes in our database prior to every search and will contact you immediately if a match has been determined. Our attorney headhunters will contact you only when a search professional qualifies you as a potential match for a current opportunity.
No. All placement fees are paid directly by the company looking for a candidate. We do ask, however, that you refer your friends and colleagues to our legal recruiting firm for their search needs.
ESQ Recruiting focuses strictly on placing legal professionals with companies and we only work with experienced legal professionals. Candidates must have at least three to five years of professional legal experience as an attorney and be barred in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
Going in-house is the dream of many attorneys. Certain practice areas produce great numbers of in-house attorneys, whereas others produce relatively few. For example, attorneys specializing in certain areas of corporate law (such as investment management, fund formation, securities, etc.), intellectual property law, and employment law tend to have greater options to go in-house than do litigation attorneys. Because an in-house move is highly coveted, there is often major competition for these positions. Attorneys are the most marketable for an in-house move after about four to seven years of practice at a major law firm.
All information, including your candidacy, is kept confidential. Many will extend an offer subject to satisfaction of due diligence matters, however, we will not submit your resume without your consent and our attorney recruiters will not check current employer references until an offer has been made.
The best way to reach us is though our website’s Contact Us page. To begin a relationship with ESQ Recruiting, we recommend Registering with us by submitting a copy of your resume. We will contact you only when a search professional qualifies you as a potential match for a current opportunity.
Most law companies with in-house legal departments are not looking for excuses to incur large fees for legal recruiting services. On average, companies spend somewhere between $100,000 and $500,000 on contingency recruitment fees a year with a small percentage spending upward of $5 million! On the other hand, recruitment is an extremely time-consuming process, meaning hundreds of hours of internal down time. Therefore, our clients do not see our fee as a ”necessary evil,” but rather a cost of properly doing business. In many instances, we have exclusive relationships with our clients where they forward all resumes to ESQ Recruiting for processing. Sending them directly to clients only creates delays.
If you experience difficulties during the registration process, you can e-mail us at techsupport@esquirerecruiting.com. Most enquiries are responded to within 24 hours.
We take data security very seriously. We realize the sensitivity of the situation, which is why we have taken steps to ensure a completely confidential process. For more detailed information, read our Privacy Policy.
Once you have completed registration, you may update or edit your profile as often as you like by logging in and editing your profile. You will be able to update your personal contact details, update your resume, search locations, and other relevant information.

We match opportunities according to the industry and practice areas designated in your profile. Therefore it is important that you provide us with the most accurate information possible.

Simply click on the Forgot your password link located directly below the user name/password fields on the Log In page. Next, enter your registered email address and we will email your user name and password. If you still encounter difficulties, please email us at: techsupport@esquirerecruiting.com.
If you no longer wish to keep an online profile with us, please email us at techsupport@esquirerecruiting.com and we will remove your profile for you.
Once registered, you are entered into our database. Our advanced matching technology helps us determine whether you are suitable for any specific opportunities that we are handling on behalf of our clients. Our legal recruiters also review registered candidate resumes in our database prior to every search and will contact you immediately if a match has been determined. We will contact you only when a search professional qualifies you as a potential match for a current opportunity.
Yes, registering with ESQ Recruiting is absolutely free.
In various way, we will match your experience and aspirations to new opportunities and contact you by email when we think you might be interested.
If you experience difficulties during the registration process, you can e-mail us at techsupport@esquirerecruiting.com. Most enquiries are responded to within 24 hours.