Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
As Lateral Recruiting and Integration ("LRI") Manager at KRCL, you will oversee all aspects of attorney recruitment and integration for the Dallas and Houston offices. The LRI Manager will optimize the firm’s hiring methodology, market presence and core relationships to maximize the firm’s ability to recruit the highest caliber candidates in strategically advantageous practice sectors, and will support all administrative department and practice group efforts to integrate new attorneys hired laterally and promoted internally.
The LRI Manager Will Also Be In Broader Communication With Other Members Of The Lateral Attorney Recruiting And Integration Teams While Accomplishing These And Other Critical Functions
As well as reporting to the COO and Director of Human Resources, the LRI Manager will work closely with firm leaders involved in the recruitment of lateral candidates and the integration of new attorneys into KRCL. Essential functions include:
Assisting with the development and implementation of a strategy to plan and manage the future growth of the Dallas and Houston offices through lateral attorney recruitment
Implementing such strategy by means of market mapping research, client-sourced intelligence, and external consultancies
Managing the relationship with search and contingent recruiters with respect to lateral attorney recruitment
Running the lateral attorney process for the Dallas and Houston offices from start to finish, in conjunction with external consultants where appropriate, including arranging all interviews and tours, collating and disseminating feedback, and managing all steps in the hiring process with office, firm and practice leadership
Supporting the attorney recruitment process, including creating and communicating schedules, handling logistics, and tracking feedback in a timely manner as needed
Drafting documentation and memoranda where appropriate
Liaising with candidates or their representative throughout the recruitment process, ensuring that they are kept fully informed and updated at every stage
Arranging, in conjunction with the Dallas and Houston offices administrative teams, orientation and on-boarding for new attorneys
Developing, in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders, an integration strategy and roadmap for each lateral and newly hired lateral attorneys, including social and other Firm culture-related functions, and regularly assessing progress, addressing issues and concerns and augmenting strategies as necessary
Maintaining a reliable organizational system to ensure data related to candidates is accessible and useful over the course of a candidate’s recruitment process
Preparing and communicating statistics, advertising/information materials, and progress reports
Completing special projects as needed
Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers.
As a Lateral Recruiting and Integration Manager, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful LRI Manager must have exceptional organizational skills to manage time, prioritize and handle multiple deadlines, as well as well-developed and professional interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with and interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm. The ability to develop a sophisticated understanding of KRCL's various practice areas is desired, along with the ability to perceive and analyze complex problems, and a capacity to make or recommend sound decisions. The successful Manager must be able to undertake large, long-term projects, develop alternative methods to complete them, and implement solutions. The ability to use independent judgment and discretion when making majority of decisions is desired.
Bachelor's degree required; Graduate degree a plus
Minimum of 6 years relevant professional experience including leadership or management experience required
Law firm or recruiting agency experience required
Strong interpersonal skills, charismatic, and high energy level
Team player, leader, and good collaborator
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task
Communicate effectively with practice group heads, team members, lawyers, search firms and others
Ability to work with vendors and negotiate best price
Ability to travel
About Kane, Russell, Coleman & Logan
Kane Russell Coleman Logan is a full-service law firm with offices in Dallas and Houston. Formed in 1992 with five lawyers, today KRCL employs more than 70 attorneys. The Firm provides professional services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to medium-sized public and private companies to entrepreneurs. KRCL handles transactional, litigation and bankruptcy matters in Texas and throughout the country.
The success of our Firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values and commitment to our legacy plan.