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Who pays the recruiter?

Fast & Furious Jul 13, 2021

Always the law firms, never the candidates.

Recruiting firms enter into fee agreements with law firms that spell out the terms of compensation. Typically a law firm pays a recruiting firm 20-25% of the placed attorney's first year of salary, which is then split with the recruiter who made the placement.

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Julia DiPrete

Biglaw survivor. Former Assistant Dean of the Duke Law Career Center. Currently exploring the magical world of legal recruiting. Yeah, I've pretty much seen it all. And I love to write.

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