an APL Contract Placement, you, the APL Lawyer, work for the
client, and APL acts as the agent for paying you.
process for an APL Contract Placement is virtually identical
to our Direct Hire service.
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
We help you find the right fit in a contract legal
placement, whether you are looking for contract work to
supplement a private practice, need part-time work while you
devote the rest of your week to raising children, or prefer
contract work for whatever reason. In addition, contract
work can very often lead to a permanent fulltime position.
Employers like to hire on contract as a type of no-risk or
low-risk trial run. Likewise, this opportunity allows you to
see if the employer and the position are right for you.
APL prides itself on providing the
widest possible job market for its lawyers. Besides
the high profile big law firm jobs, we find lawyers contract
positions in small firms, government, in-house (e.g. large
corporations or emerging entrepreneurial companies),
boutique firms, and associations. Many of our contract
placements have culminated in long–term or permanent
positions. Moreover, APL is a pioneer in the provision of
medical and dental benefits to contract lawyers.
We save you the time and expense of
job hunting. We know the market and we know what works, and
who works well with whom. Our approach is thorough, and
includes resume review, telephone screening and in-person
interviewing. As both lawyers and professional recruiters,
we can help you find the right position
painlessly. Above all, the utmost confidentiality is assured
to all individuals and organizations dealing with Advocate.
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.