Our well respected law firm client has an immediate need for a Mid-Level Project Finance Associate with 3-4 years experience to join its busy Washington, DC office. Korean or Spanish language skills are desirable. Candidates should have experience drafting and negotiation financing documents. If you have strong academics from a top 30 school and are […]
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.”
Patent Prosecution Associate Need in Los Angeles – Our law firm client has a need to add an experienced Junior to Mid-Level Patent Prosecution Associate with 1-5 years of experience to its LA office. Ideal candidates will have a EE, CS or Physics technical background and law firm experience preparing and prosecuting applications and office actions […]
Patent Prosecution Associate Need in San Diego – Our law firm client has a need to add an experienced Junior to Mid-Level Patent Prosecution Associate with 1-5 years of experience to its San Diego office. Ideal candidates will have a EE, CS or Physics technical background and law firm experience preparing and prosecuting applications and office […]
Patent Prosecution Associate Need in San Francisco – Our law firm client has a need to add an experienced Junior to Mid-Level Patent Prosecution Associate with 1-5 years of experience to its San Francisco office. Ideal candidates will have a EE, CS or Physics technical background and law firm experience preparing and prosecuting applications and […]
Top law firm has a need in it's NY office for a Mid-Level M&A/PE Associate with 3+ years of corporate, M&A and private equity experience at a major law firm. Energy experience is desirable. Candidates should have a JD from a top law school, strong academic credentials and a history of major firm employment. Please […]
Patent Prosecution (Software) Need in Houston – Our client is a top firm, paying California/NYC market salaries in Houston, who desperately needs several patent agents to handle a lot of new work for a very well known and high-quality company. Candidates need to be USPTO admitted and have a minimum of two years experience prosecuting patents […]
Health Care Associate Need in Chicago – our client has a need to add an experienced Mid to Senior Level Health Care Associate with 4 years of experience in health law. Ideal candidates will have strong experience in health care transactions, compliance and regulatory – government investigation experience is strongly preferred as is AmLaw law […]
Health Care Associate Need in Cleveland – our client has a need to add an experienced Mid to Senior Level Health Care Associate with 4+ years of experience in health law. Ideal candidates will have strong experience in health care transactions, compliance and regulatory – government investigation experience is strongly preferred as is AmLaw law […]
Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse, full-service business law firm, announced that Scott A. Boyer and Cassandra J. Jeffries have joined the firm in South Florida as Partners. Mr. Boyer, who joins the firm’s Miami office, focuses his practice on Insurance and General Liability Defense, including Premises Liability, First Party Property Insurance, Negligent Security, Product Liability, Automobile […]
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Doug Bacon has joined the Firm as a corporate partner in the Houston office.
DLA Piper announced today that Edgar Romo has joined the firm’s Finance practice as a partner in the Mexico City office, which is known locally as DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano.
The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Lisa M. Ropple has joined the Firm’s Boston Office as a partner in its Cybersecurity, Privacy, & Data Protection and Government Regulation practices.
DLA Piper announced today that Rachel Ehrlich Albanese has joined the firm’s Restructuring practice as a partner in New York.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP welcomes two partners to the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Intellectual property (IP) attorney Leland P. Schermer and corporate attorney James A. Baldwin enhance the services offered in Dinsmore’s Steel City location.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added James Browne to its Dallas office as a partner in the Corporate Department.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today the addition of Terence P. “Terry” Ross as a partner to the firm’s Intellectual Property group. He will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Mr. Ross is widely recognized as one of the nation’s pre-eminent first-chair IP trial attorneys. He concentrates his practice on the litigation of […]