More than you expect.
Everything you deserve
from a legal staffing agency.
At AGG Legal Recruiting and Staffing, our 25-years of experience working for law firms in-house legal departments as well as recruiters for attorneys, paralegal and staff in California and Nevada, taught us that good just isn’t good enough.
“We have worked with Amy and her team for over a decade. She is enthusiastic, responsive and invested in knowing exactly what we need and finding that great match.”
– EC, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
We are known for providing only highly qualified candidates to fill all attorney, staff and support positions, from administrative professionals to paralegals. As veterans in the legal field ourselves, we understand the unique and challenging hiring needs of legal organizations in California and Nevada and know how to find just the right match. We personally and thoroughly vet all candidates only presenting those who are a complete match for your firm.
We have the experience and history of success finding great homes for attorneys, professionals throughout California and Nevada. Matching the needs, experience and skills of each candidate with that of the legal organization, we pride ourselves on listening, understanding and delivering just the right opportunities. Whether you are looking to advance your career, hone new skills, or find a home that offers a better lifestyle, we have the network to get you where you want to be.
For law firms facing temporary increases in work volume, contract employees offer a great alternative. They also provide extra assurance you have found the ideal candidate for a tough-to-fill position.
Contract positions can offer a good fit for candidates seeking a bit more flexibility in their work schedule. It can also provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to prove themselves in a new practice area and/or new environment. And we are known for custom tailoring our search efforts to match your specific needs.
It is not unusual these days for a firm or law department to bring on a contract hire only to wind up offering the candidate an opportunity to move from a contract position to a full-time one. Starting out on a contract basis provides a unique opportunity for both the legal organization and the candidate to try things out and then develop the position into a more lasting one.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
For over 20-years, the professionals at AGG Legal Staffing Agency have been sensitive and responsive in our efforts to be inclusive during our recruiting process. And we have a track record of successfully placing diverse candidates. Over 70% of our placements, over the past three years, have been with women and minority candidates. Over the years, we have been leaders helping law to fulfill their needs for more diverse candidates. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – it’s a mandate here.
What is a legal staff recruiter?A legal staff recruiter is a person or agency that specializes in job placement for legal professionals for temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Jobs can be with law firms or with in-house legal departments. Legal staffing recruiters usually serve as a valuable liaison for job seekers and employers.
How does a legal staff recruiting agency work?AGA Legal Staffing candidates who are deemed suitable for job openings at law firms and at in-house legal departments are fully vetted and pre-screened. Screening involves letting the candidate know who we are, how we work, and what we can do for them. Current openings are presented, and candidates are given a “game plan” for employment application. Screening also includes going through a candidate’s background and experience, as well as obtaining legal testing and professional references. AGA presents open positions to candidates, then prepares them for the interviews. Contact is maintained with hired candidates to ensure that they are a good fit for both employee and employer
What is the difference between a staffing agency and an employment agency?A staffing agency often offers a range of employment opportunities such as permanent employment, contract employment, temp-to-hire, and temporary positions. Employment agencies usually offer only jobs for permanent employment.
How do legal staff agencies get paid?Staffing agencies have agreements with firms (clients) for receiving a percentage of a candidate’s salary when an offer is made. The payment amount is based on the agreed annual salary of the candidate but does not come out of the candidate’s salary. The employer is the client, and they pay the staffing agency after a position is filled.
Do recruitment agencies take a cut of a worker's salary?No. This is a common misconception. Staffing agencies pay the candidate what they are seeking and the remaining fees comes from the client. There is also a common thought that agencies use high markups to obtain super high fees. AGA works with each client on an individual basis and considers market trends in order to get the candidate everything they are seeking and more, depending, on their levels of experience.
What makes an outstanding legal staff recruiting agency?An outstanding legal staff recruiting agency will work to their best ability to find the right fit for a candidate. Communication is key – being open and honest with your clients and candidates and getting accurate details about both candidates and employers help staffing agencies match the right candidates for open legal positions and job opportunities. It is also imperative that a strong recruiter continues contact with clients and candidates alike, even after hiring.