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Legal Recruitment Manager

Washington DC, DC, US Kansas City, MO, US Dallas, TX, US

Sep 19, 2022

Dentons US LLP is currently recruiting for a Legal Recruitment Manager to support our US offices.  The position will reside in our Dallas, DC, Kansas City or any location near a Denton’s office.  The Legal Recruitment Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of attorney recruiting from entry-level  law students and associates to partners.  The Manager works closely with the Office Managing Partners, Practice Group Leadership, Chief Practice Officer, Office Administrators and the wider Legal Recruitment team to fill hiring needs.  The successful candidate will have strong organizational, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.  Candidates must be able to juggle multiple responsibilities while working independently and demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness and discretion given the highly confidential nature of the recruiting process.




  • Supervise Legal Recruitment Coordinator.

  • Serve as an ambassador for the Firm in interactions with potential candidates, search firms, and law schools.

  • Manage all aspects of the interview process including; scheduling interviews, collecting evaluation feedback, processing conflict and background checks, manage offer decision process and preparing offer letters.

  • Build strong relationships with Partners and across regions of the Firm.

  • Formulate job descriptions for active attorney searches and facilitate searches.

  • Through a strong understanding of the practices and recruiting needs, screen and communicate with  practice leadership and search firms regarding potential candidates.

  • Facilitate and drive forward into relevant teams all checks for candidates including conflicts.

  • Attend recruiting events and assist with Firm wide recruiting initiatives.

  • Lead and support Partners proactively through all stages of the recruiting process. Work closely with Practice Heads to navigate final stages around approval and offer.

  • Maintain strong knowledge of the legal market and trends of the region.

  • Other duties as may be assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position.




  • Minimum five years of experience with all aspects of the legal recruitment process including direct experience with lateral partner hiring.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Experience with Lawcruit database strongly preferred.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong commitment to client service and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, professional environment.

  • Possess confidence and the capability to interact with the Firm’s Practice Group Leadership on a regular basis.

  • This is an exempt position and occasional work outside of business hours will be required.

  • Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Occasional travel may be required.






Dentons offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.