Lucas Group Report Discusses Cost Savings Offered When Working with Elite Legal Contractors

3 May 2018

Atlanta, GA – May 3, 2018 – Lucas Group, ranked third on Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms list for 2018, announced the publication of its latest report, “The Legal Field’s Best Kept Secret: How to Find and Hire Elite Legal Contractors” authored by Managing Partner Myra Mendizabal.

The white paper considers how the seismic shifts in the legal landscape are creating new opportunities for organizations to access elite legal talent. By partnering with a recruiting firm, legal firms and companies can now access this talent at a fraction of the cost typically associated with high-profile legal hires.

“This elite legal talent is at the top of their game in specialized fields, like data privacy or health care regulation,” says Mendizabal. “Knowing how to access this talent can be a game-changer for cost-conscious organizations. Firms can offer more competitive pricing and companies can receive expert advice that would previously be beyond their budget.”

For example, law firms can now add immediate bench strength on an as-needed basis for specialized projects without the carrying costs typically associated with top legal talent.

Mendizabal also stressed that this legal talent is different from larger “contract farms” that serve more general legal needs.

“Specialized legal contractors have made an intentional decision to leave high-profile firms and in-house positions for the lifestyle benefits of contract work,” says Mendizabal. “They’ve graduated from top law schools and worked at prestigious firms. Now, they’re making a conscious choice for more flexible hours and greater autonomy over their projects– and organizations can benefit.”

The report outlines steps for accessing this legal talent and how to ensure a successful partnership.

“Partnering with a recruiting agency to source this elite talent offers additional benefits, such as fully vetted contractors, payroll and benefits management, and year-to-year continuity of services,” says Mendizabal.

In addition to Legal contractor placement, Lucas Group provides full-time placement services for lateral firm hires at the associate and partner levels. Lucas Group also provides corporate in-house placements for general, regulatory, compliance, and litigation counsel.


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