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, based on a review of your resume, 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.
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 your questions.
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
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. Our recruiters
include experienced in-house counsel with a numerous years
of involvement with various in-house and public-sector
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 any APL Lawyers to an interview for a
direct hire position APL will determine a reasonable salary
range and communicate such to you.
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.