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Legal Recruiting Manager

Cleveland, OH
United States

Benesch is a growing mid-sized corporate law firm based in downtown Cleveland, OH with other office locations in Columbus (OH), Wilmington (DE), Chicago (IL), San Francisco (CA), Hackensack (NY) Shanghai (CHINA). We are a firm committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our clients, and a positive work environment to our employees. Benesch offers many benefits to its employees including competitive pay, medical, dental and life insurance, paid time off, retirement plans, paid holidays, flexible work schedules, and flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care. Benesch has been ranked on the Plain Dealer's Northeast Ohio Top Workplaces list from 2016-2021; as well as earned a coveted recognition on the NorthCoast 99 Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio for the 19th year. The Firm has also been named to the AmLaw 200 list, placing us among the top 200 law firms in the country and is a result of our continued strategic growth.

Position Summary:

The Legal Recruiting Manager is responsible for supporting the Firm's Chief Talent Officer (CTO) in managing lateral attorney, paralegal and other timekeeper recruiting firm-wide, onboarding and integration efforts, recruiting materials, and technology/social media related to our recruiting efforts.

Essential Functions:

1. Conduct attorney and paralegal searches for all practice groups across all office locations; compile job posting language, identify search tactics, identify and recruit top talent, engage recruiters when necessary, manage interview, selection and offer process.

2. Serve as Integration Manager for lateral hires.

3. Establish and maintain vendor relationships, such as external recruiters, as appropriate.

4. Work closely with CTO and DEI Committee to push DEI goals forward related to recruiting and hiring.

5. Manage ApplicantPRO, the firm's resume database, including demographics on candidates for Mansfield Rule Certification and other initiatives.

6. Manage content on Careers page of the Firm's website.

7. Work closely with CTO, IT and others to identify ways to use technology to recruit top talent and brand Benesch as an employer of choice.

8. Maintain up-to-date and fresh recruiting videos with outside vendors; work closely with Marketing Department to share content on Firm social media sites regularly.

9. Work closely with Marketing Department to maintain recruiting materials.

10. Send periodic communications firm-wide regarding current openings.

11. Communicate new timekeeper hires Firm-wide.

12. Work closely with Practice Group Chairs to manage the lateral recruiting process, such as posting jobs, sourcing talent and communicating with candidates.

Additional Responsibilities:

1. Assist with special projects as needed.

2. Perform other duties as assigned.


The Legal Recruiting Manager must have a Bachelor's Degree. Experience in a law firm environment preferred; recruiting experience required. An ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, along with strong organizational skills and a client service attitude are required. Must possess a strong desire to learn and be part of a team, have an interest in technology, and be social media savvy. Ability to travel as needed and work overtime/evenings periodically required.