Our client, a top international law firm, but with a strong regional flavor, is seeking a corporate associate with 2-6 years of experience with technology transactions, M&A and general corporate matters to join its Corporate Services Group. Candidates should have a strong academic record from a nationally respected law school and an equally impressive undergraduate […]
KINNEY RECRUITING is home to some of the most respected legal recruiters in the world, proudly serving markets around the globe. Kinney's Asia practice includes Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Singapore, among others. Our U.S. services focus on New York, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Ft. Worth, Phoenix, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Denver. Additionally, Kinney Recruiting is active in Dubai, London, Moscow and the rest of Europe. We have placed countless attorneys at many of the best law firms and major in-house legal departments in the world.
Founded by one of the most successful Texas legal recruiters of all time, Kinney Recruiting began with a simple philosophy: If we work as hard and smart, and if we are as responsive to client needs as the best of our clients and candidates, we will become the premier legal recruiting firm in every market we serve. We have succeeded by gathering over fifty years of attorney recruitment and top law firm experience within our organization and leveraging technology to help us help our clients. We also have structured our organization to promote teamwork. As a result, we believe that we know of more "real" jobs, we have more clients who know and respect our work, and we provide more help to more people than any legal recruitment agency in any market we serve.
If you are interested in legal staffing services for your organization, or if you are a potential candidate for our services, please browse our site until you are comfortable with our philosophy and practices. Kinney Recruiting is committed to serving our clients' interests in an ethical and effective manner, ultimately matching the right candidate with the perfect job. Contact us today to start your search! <<
We’re proud to present our Guidebook for Potential Candidates, a free resource to anyone considering a legal career change. With detailed information on the in’s and out’s of working with a legal recruiter, resume tips and samples, hints on offer negotiation, and so much more, this guide is a great place to start!
Our series is back, and this week we caught up with Candace Rodriguez. Candace is currently based out of Houston and is one of the newest members on the Kinney team — we’re excited to have her on board.
How did you become a legal recruiter?
I fell into legal recruiting almost 19 years ago. After being a legal assistant for a couple of years, I was frustrated working with attorneys. (Sorry, please don’t take that personally.)
Soon after I left, I helped out a friend on a temp basis at a legal placement agency, and then she begged me to come help them on a contract position. As it turned out, when I stepped into the fast-paced environment of recruiting, I loved the rush. I stayed with that company for 10 years.
What’s the best part of your day?
The best part of my day is when I am connecting with clients and candidates, building relationships and learning their stories. I like the versatility in my job — wearing many hats and stopping everything to fill an urgent contract need.
What’s your favorite part of the placement process?
When I am able help someone! It’s a great feeling to know you have helped to better a candidate’s life and career. The gratitude and the joy I see in my candidates is overwhelming! It’s nice to know that your job matters in ways you can’t comprehend.
What’s been the best trip you’ve taken as a recruiter?
Winning a trip to Cancun for top sales in the legal support division over 7 offices! It was 5-stars, from the food to the spa and snorkeling. Team building exercises, bonding, meeting different colleagues from across the country and becoming life-long friends really made the trip memorable. It was the best trip I’ve ever taken.
If I wasn’t a recruiter, I would ____________.
I would own a Latin Fusion restaurant with amazing guacamole and margaritas!
You’ve heard it all before: It’s all about who you know. You have to put yourself out there. You need to build your network.
So, needless to say, it has been interesting to see the counterpoint to this old adage presented in articles such as ‘Networking Tips for Contrarians’ and ‘99% of Networking is a Waste of Time.’ These pieces brought up many good points, some of which warrant further development.
Networking is a big part of my job. If I don’t have the right connection with the right person who trusts my judgment enough to interview a candidate I like, then I need to find someone who does. That’s part of the reason we operate as a group.
I can’t be everywhere and I can’t know everyone and, as hard as it is to admit this even to myself sometimes, not everyone is going to like or trust me. So the more people with whom I have a positive, trusting relationship, either my own or by proxy through a colleague, the more our candidates will benefit. It seems pretty simple and it is the reason all of us at Kinney spend a fair amount of time every year on the road cultivating our “friendship garden.”
Our client is the Dallas office of a large international firm seeking a very accomplished mid level to senior level real estate associate attorney. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience with a major law firm in complex real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and financings for broad national and international […]
Life Sciences Patent Agent Need w/Advanced Degree- Our law firm client, with one of the fastest growing IP practices in the country – they have doubled in size in the last 24 months – has a need to add an experienced Patent Prosecution Agent with a minimum of 2 years of prior law firm practice and technical background in molecular […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Mid-Level Capital Markets Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of capital markets experience. Candidates must have experience at a strong, well-regarded law firm and have a JD from a prestigious law school (and have graduated towards the top of the class). Admission to NY bar is not necessarily […]
Our client is the Dallas office of a large national firm seeking a very accomplished mid level to senior level real estate associate attorney. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience with a major law firm in complex real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and financings for broad national and international real […]
Our client is a growing personal injury firm in Fort Worth with an immediate need for a case manager to join their busy practice. The proper candidate for this role has personal injury experience for at least the past two years in a firm. Responsibilities will include speaking with clients, organization and management of medical […]
Our client is a premier Texas-based litigation firm with an immediate need for skilled contract attorneys to join a new project on full-time basis (40 hours/week) that will last for months. This project is not your typical mass document review and requires from its participants greater depth of analysis and interaction with the law firm […]
A busy and growing personal injury firm based in Fort Worth needs to hire a receptionist to join their team. The proper candidate will speak both spanish and english fluently and be friendly and pleasant. The team atmosphere in this firm is second to none and this is a chance to grow with a young […]
Orrick announced today that Evan Hollander, an authority on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters, has joined the firm’s restructuring group. He will be based in the New York office.
Lisa Prager and Lara Covington have joined Holland & Knight as partners in the firm’s National White Collar Defense & Investigations practice. Ms. Prager and Ms. Covington focus on government investigations and enforcement actions relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). They come to Holland & Knight from Schulte Roth & Zabel and will […]
National law firm Wilson Elser announced today that Michael Lowry has joined the firm’s Las Vegas office as a partner.
Garen E. Dodge has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the Labor and Employment practice group. Dodge joins from Jackson Lewis P.C. where he led the firm’s Government Relations practice and was co-coordinator of the firm’s Government Contracts and Background Checks industry groups.
Real estate and land use attorney Michael Phalen has joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as a partner in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group.
Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow its Washington, D.C. office with the addition of former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Division Senior Officer Elaine C. Greenberg as a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Practice.
Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Andrew Hurst has joined the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice as partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Hurst joins Foley with more than two decades of experience litigating matters related to civil fraud and white collar criminal defense.
Prominent employment and labor attorneys Eric L. Barnum and James D. Levine have joined the Employment and Labor Group as partners, resident in the Atlanta office of BakerHostetler. Barnum and Levine join more than 50 attorneys in Atlanta who practice in the areas of healthcare, intellectual property, corporate, real estate, litigation and tax. Barnum joins […]