The Barcelona, Spain office of our client, an elite AmLaw 100 global firm, is seeking a recent law school graduate up to a 2nd year, with a strong academic background to join their highly regarded and growing Corporate Tax team. The Junior Associate will have the opportunity to work with multinational and domestic clients in […]
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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.”
The Barcelona, Spain office of our client, an elite AmLaw 100 global firm, is seeking a recent law school graduate up to a 3rd year, with a strong academic background to join their Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department. The Junior Associate will have the opportunity to work with multinational and domestic clients in a multicultural […]
The Barcelona, Spain office of our client, an elite AmLaw 100 global firm, is seeking a recent law school graduate up to a 3rd year, with a strong academic background and special interest in corporate, M&A, private equity, capital markets and general commercial law to join their Corporate Law Department. The Junior Associate will have […]
Patent Attorney Need in Seattle (EE) – our client has a need to add a USPTO admitted Patent Prosecution Associate with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Ideal candidates will have 1-5 years prosecution and portfolio counseling experience in a law firm. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a established Seattle practice that pays top […]
Our client is an International Firm with an opening in their internal Finance Department for a tax attorney to act as their Manager of Regulatory Compliance. This position will report directly to the CFO and the COO of the firm and the responsibilities will span a wide variety of tax, insurance and transactional matters. In […]
Wir suchen für eine mittelständische Wirtschaftskanzlei einen Rechtsanwalt (m/w) für die Bereiche Gesellschaftsrecht / M&A für den Standort im Rheinland. Die Kanzlei hat insbesondere vor Ort ein ausgezeichnetes Renommee und zählt sehr namhafte Unternehmen zu seinen Mandanten. Im Gesellschaftsrecht berät man vielfach mittelständische und eigentümergeführte, aber auch börsennotierte Unternehmen und Konzerne umfassend. Die Beratung erstreckt […]
Our client, a premiere AmLaw international law firm, has an immediate need for mid-level litigation associate for the business litigation practice group of its Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of experience in the area of complex commercial litigation. You will further have experience with case management, legal research and writing, […]
Life Sciences Patent Agent Need w/Advanced Degree in New York – 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 […]
Haynes and Boone, LLP and London-based Curtis Davis Garrard (“CDG”) are pleased to announce that they have agreed to merge and are seeking regulatory approval for a trans-Atlantic firm that would number over 600 lawyers and offer enhanced capabilities in global transactions and dispute resolution. Haynes and Boone, which currently has 585 lawyers in 14 […]
Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Dr. Melissa Hunter-Ensor as a shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group in the Boston office. She is joined by registered patent agent, Elbert C. Chiang, Ph.D. Both Dr. Hunter-Ensor and Dr. Chiang were previously at Saul Ewing LLP in Boston.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Dirk Oberbracht and Wilhelm Reinhardt will join the firm as partners. Both lawyers are currently with Latham & Watkins, and Oberbracht previously served as head of Latham’s Frankfurt office. They will anchor Gibson Dunn’s new Frankfurt office and continue their merger and acquisitions and corporate […]
Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that James Nicholas and Donald Schroeder have joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice as partners in the Boston office.
Global law firm Dentons will open its Munich office tomorrow with a team of nearly 20 lawyers. The Munich office is Dentons’ third in Germany, after Berlin and Frankfurt.
National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is pleased to welcome a new partner and a new senior counsel to its Century City office.
Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Tram Nguyen and Yousuf Dhamee have joined the firm as partners in New York and Los Angeles, respectively. Both lawyers are investment management/private fund partners who were formerly partners with Stroock & Stroock.
FisherBroyles is pleased to announce the recent addition of two new partners to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office: Owen J. McKeon and Geoffrey M. Goodale. These attorneys bring unique expertise and bolster the firm’s existing practices in the areas of commercial litigation, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, export controls, customs and international trade, regulatory compliance, and […]