7 Reasons Legal Employers Choose SeltzerFontaine to Find Lateral Lawyers

7 Reasons Legal Employers Choose SeltzerFontaine to Find Lateral Lawyers

SeltzerFontaine offers a highly experienced team of consultants focusing exclusively on the recruitment and placement of top quality lawyers with premier legal employers.

  • We know the legal market:

Our network of connections in the legal market is broad, deep, and longstanding, efficiently allowing us to find the right candidates with the background you seek.  We focus solely on the legal sector, including law firms, corporations, and public interest/non-profits as well as public entity/governmental lawyers.  We offer a fresh approach, a thorough search, and a broad slate of candidates.

  • We are known in the legal community:

Founded almost 30 years ago, SeltzerFontaine is one of California’s oldest and most prominent legal search firms in California. Our team is comprised of highly skilled recruiters and former practicing lawyers with outstanding credentials and excellent reputations in the legal community. Together, our consultants have nearly 150 years of legal search experience.  Moreover, we are active, visible, and respected members the legal community.

  • We are experts in legal search:

We have resources enabling us to not only understand the history and workings of the legal profession but also stay abreast of trends and changes affecting recruiting and job search strategies. Through years of experience specializing in the placement of top lawyers, we have developed extensive information systems, research materials, and referral networks.

  • We are thought leaders: 

SeltzerFontaine consultants are sought-after speakers, writers, and sources for quotes on issues relevant to the legal marketplace. Our articles appear frequently in the national—and international—legal press.

  • We understand the candidates:

Also important is our ability to assess subjective qualifications and cultural fit. Because we work exclusively with lawyers, and several of our recruiters are former practicing attorneys, we really “get” the candidates and have credibility with them.  We understand their backgrounds, expertise, and motivations.  Once we work with you to refine the ideal candidate profile, we know where to find those lawyers and how to engage them, vet them, and match them with the requirements of the role you wish to fill.

  • We have an impeccable reputation for integrity and professionalism:

We respect and value our obligations to all stakeholders in the legal recruiting process.  Since its founding, SeltzerFontaine has been an active member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), a voluntary professional organization, and the only one representing the legal search profession.  Not only do we meet the requirements of its Code of Ethics®, we exceed them.

  •   We present a strong and diverse candidate pool

SeltzerFontaine is committed to fostering diversity in the legal profession and has a track record of making good on that commitment. We have been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by Suppliers Clearinghouse since 1995.  We are a signatory to the Call to Action promulgated by the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Joint Task Force on the Retention and Promotion of Women.

Valerie Fontaine

Valerie Fontaine

Valerie A. Fontaine earned her JD from UC Hastings College of Law and her BA, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, from UCLA. She was on the Editorial Board of COMM/ENT, a Journal of Communications and Entertainment Law. Valerie practiced law with a prominent Los Angeles law firm and entered the legal search profession in 1981. Valerie serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC).
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