Candidate FAQ

Our Commitment to you

HireRoos is committed to helping you find your ideal position in the legal field in a discreet manner. Our recruiters are trained to listen to your specific career aspirations and to use those as a guide to find a role that matches your experience and skillset.  Let HireRoos support you on your journey to finding your next job or the career of your dreams.

General Candidate FAQ

No. We pride ourselves in maintaining our candidate’s search confidential. We will only send your resume with your approval.

It depends on the role for which you are applying. Please refer to the list of qualifications below.

When a qualified candidate is identified, the candidate’s resume is reviewed by a recruiter. A video or a telephone interview is set up in order to gauge whether the candidate possesses the experience, skill set, and qualities required by the client. If no open positions meets the requirements or qualifications of a candidate, we will keep the resume active until told otherwise.

Assuming that a position is available, the candidate may be tested for the specific skills required by the client. If the candidate passes the required test(s), a recruiter may conduct an in-depth interview with them via video or in person. Depending on the position, the client may conduct several interviews with the candidate.

All candidates under consideration have to fill out a general application form. We will also call employment references to confirm candidate’s dates of employment and their title. A background check may also be required by the client.

All chosen candidates will receive a message informing them they were selected. If the candidate accepts the position, they will receive information regarding when and where the assignment will begin and will receive onboarding paperwork. Direct hire candidates will be onboarded by the client.

It depends on whether you are looking for a permanent job or a temporary job.  

If you are looking for a permanent job, it could take several months.  Law firm search can typically take anywhere from three to six months, while in-house searches can take up to 12 months.  

Temporary placements tend to be much faster ranging from days to weeks.  You may even start an assignment within one day.

The duration of an assignment is rarely fixed. Some projects are short-term, ranging from days to weeks, others are long-term lasting several months. The end date is usually not known upfront, but whenever possible, an estimate is provided. 

You will be provided with all the benefits required by law based on what relationship you have with HireRoos, what role you are placed in, and where you are located. You may be able to obtain health insurance and retirement benefits from one of our affiliates.

Perks vary, they depend on the client.

Ready To Apply?

Direct Hire

Below are the qualifications for attorneys and non-attorneys seeking permanent jobs. These may differ for specific
positions. If you would like a confidential consultation regarding your qualifications, please contact us.

Attorney Jobs at Law Firms

Associate Jobs at Law Firms

Work experience

· 2+ years of experience of law firm experience at a similarly ranked firm.
· If you are a government attorney applying for a law firm job, they will also look for deep substantive expertise and a wide acquaintance with agency personnel.

Grades

· The importance of good grades depends on the particular firm and whether you are a junior, midlevel, or senior associate. The further along you are in your career the importance of grades will diminish.
· It will be easier to place you if you attended a top 20 school and were in the top 25% of your class. The most prestigious law firms look for high ranking schools and stellar grades.

Support Lawyers/Staff Attorneys

Work experience

· 1+ year(s) of experience of law firm experience as a support lawyer.

Grades

· Grades are less important in this role, but they may be looked at.

In-House Attorney Jobs

Law firm attorneys moving into an in-house role

· 3+ years of legal experience that fills the strategic need of the company.

Government attorneys moving into an in-house role

· 3+ years of legal experience, substantive experience that fills the strategic need of the company, and leadership skills including experience managing teams.

Non-Attorney Jobs - Legal Support Roles

· 1+ year(s) of experience in the role they seek to enter.

· Candidates must have strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure.

Temporary & Temp-To-Hire

Below are the qualifications for attorneys and non-attorneys seeking temporary positions. These may differ for specific
positions. If you would like a confidential consultation regarding your qualifications, please contact us.

Substantive Project Attorneys

Clients prefer candidates with excellent academic and employment credentials. This might include prior work at a top law firm or work as in-house counsel focusing on the area of specialization required. We staff entry level and experienced substantive project attorneys.

All candidates must have a Juris Doctor, be actively licensed, and in good standing with all state bars they have (unless the job description specifically says these requirements are not needed for the job). Some jobs require specific state bars and additional skills such as foreign language skills.

Clients prefer candidates with strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure.

Document Review
Attorneys

All candidates must have a Juris Doctor, be actively licensed, and in good standing with all the state bars they hold (unless the job description specifically says these requirements are not needed for the review). Some jobs require specific state bars and additional skills such as knowledge of specific area of law or foreign language skills.

Non-Attorney Temporary Work
Legal Support Professionals

· 2+ year(s) or more of experience in the role they seek to enter.

· Candidates must have strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure.

Specific Information About Document Review Work

Document review attorneys are required in a variety of situations where large numbers of documents need to be analyzed, separated, and coded. For example, a document review team might be hired for lawsuits, regulatory investigations, compliance matters, fraud investigations, or mergers.

Document review can be conducted by physically examining documents, or screening e-mails and other electronic files for relevance, privilege, and confidentiality concerns. Document review platforms such as Relativity are usually used to accomplish this task. The reviewing attorney follows a detailed series of specifications provided by the client. Although most document review assignments involve strictly reviewing documents, some positions may include research, writing, and translating. Document review teams are often supervised by at least one client attorney or a project manager.

Document reviews can be conducted at a law firm office, at the site of a corporation, at a recruiter’s office, at a third-party location, or remotely. Currently, almost all document review work is done remotely.

Specific Information
About Substantive
Project Work

Substantive project attorneys are needed when an organization needs more attorneys for an on-going case or the organization wants to take on a new project but does not want to (or is not ready to) hire permanent staff.  Attorneys are then contracted to work on projects such as trial preparation, research, writing, acting as temporary general counsel, contract review, contract preparation, and most other tasks performed by permanent attorneys.

A supervising attorney will provide feedback to the project attorney during the project to make sure the work product matches the supervising attorney’s expectations.  

At a law firm office, at the site of a corporation, at a recruiter’s office, at a third-party location, or remotely. During the pandemic most of the work is being done remotely.

Have Further Questions?