Direct-Hire Placement is when a lawyer introduced to a
client by APL, works for the client, and the client pays the
APL Lawyer directly.
employs legal professionals who are also human resources
specialists in order to provide you, the candidate, and the
client with the best lawyer fit. APL operates under a team
approach. So you are assured of the fruits of co–ordinated
efforts rather than of competition.
Every order that comes in is assigned to, and managed
by, one recruiter. Whether you apply directly for that
position or whether your resume comes up in a search,
the recruiter will contact you if your resume appears to
meet the criteria for the position.
With detailed telephone and in-person interviews, the
recruiter fleshes out the specific factors required by
the client to see if there is a match with your
attributes and stated goals. After the interviewing and
screening, if there is a match, then, with your express
authorization, the recruiter will present you along with
other suitable candidates to the client.
the client requests, APL will set up an interview solely
between you and the client at a time that is mutually
convenient. We suggest that you research the potential
employer and prepare your speaking points. To assist
you, we provide a preparatory phone call before the
interview. We encourage you to ask questions at the
interview and do sufficient "due diligence" to satisfy
Once a client chooses a candidate, the chosen candidate
will be contacted by APL immediately. Those candidates
who are not selected by the client will also be
contacted. The terms of employment are negotiated and
finalized between you and the client.
APL works hard to ensure that the matches it makes between
lawyers looking for work and its clients looking for lawyers
rest firmly on a solid foundation of shared values,
expectations, and work modes. We believe in relationship
marketing, and go to great lengths to understand the
detailed needs of both client and candidate.
It is very difficult, and sometimes impossible, for lawyers working
at full time permanent positions to canvass the market for
appropriate new opportunities. You come to us. Clients come
to us. Then we come to you with the clients. You simply have
to let us get to know you so we can "find the fit" for you.
"Fit" in APL terms means far more than just compensation and
legal tasks. We look at personality in a variety of
important contexts such as client relations, co-worker
relations, lifestyle expectations, and work habits. Such
variables as work assignment, training and development,
promotion, compensation, performance evaluation, internal
and external interpersonal style, and lifestyle issues are
all explored. Using APL’s rigorous analytical tools and
asking many questions, APL consultants will come up with the
best fit for all concerned.
APL proudly advertises that it is the single source for the most
lawyer career options. Besides the high profile big law firm
jobs, we find lawyers positions in small firms, government,
in-house (e.g. large corporations or emerging
entrepreneurial companies), boutique firms, and
If a Placement is made, our fee is paid by the client. The
fee is a percentage of the APL candidate’s reasonable
starting annual draw in the first year of the relationship.
You and the client will decide upon the reasonable compensation to
be paid to you for the first year. However, prior to sending
you to an interview for a direct hire position, APL will
determine and relay to you a reasonable salary range.
Throughout this process, APL takes great care to protect
your privacy. We never forward your resume without your
agreement and emphasize to our client’s the need for
discretion and confidentiality at all times. If you have
further questions, our
further outlines our responsibilities and practices.