July 26, 2011
Nancy Grimes and the GLI team are wonderful to work with. My first experience with GLI was for one of our most difficult searches. Nancy took a significant amount of time working with both the partner in charge and the recruiting department to get a thorough understanding of what we were looking for and did a bang-up job selling the firm to prospective candidates. With her intense enthusiasm and thorough marketing plan, Nancy produced several viable candidates who met all the items on our “wish list”. That was a very rare occurrence. She is truly unmatched in her knowledge of the industry and the Philadelphia legal market and is extremely diligent and responsive. We’ll definitely work with Nancy to fill future openings, especially the difficult ones!
P.M., Director of Attorney Recruiting
July 20, 2011
“My experience with Nancy Grimes and GLI has been pivotal to the future of my legal career. Nancy is a consummate professional who shoots it “straight-from-the-hip”. I was impressed by her knowledge of the market. One of the things I most admired about Nancy is that she easily balanced the sometimes competing interests of providing her client excellent representation and also going to bat for me. I was impressed with her friendly and personable approach. Nancy wasn’t out just to fill another job order. During our initial conversation, we discussed at length my goals and what I was looking for in a new opportunity. Nancy wanted to know what I liked about my current situation as well as what I didn’t like. She got to know me, not just my practice. She said this made it much easier to match my practice and my personality with a like-minded firm whose opportunity matched my experience and raised the odds of our “marriage” lasting. During the interview process, Nancy offered extremely beneficial counsel before the interviews and constructive insight after them to insure I made the best choice for my career. I’ve worked with other headhunters – working with GLI was a completely different experience; like bologna and filet mignon…there is no comparison!!”
July 14, 2011
Consider Our Track Record…
• During the one of the gravest legal markets in recorded history, GLI increased its performance.
• We have been party to thousands of legal placements – associates, counsel, partners, group acquisitions AND firm mergers.
• During our tenure, GLI has had the awesome responsibility of opening many branch offices for some of the world’s most acclaimed law firms. We met this challenge with gusto because our recruiters are some of the best.
• Our razor – sharp focus on attorney placement has led to outstanding success. We place at least one of every four candidates we represent.
Grimes Legal, Inc. (GLI) presents a unique approach among legal search firms, one which focuses on craftsmanship. We cover all disciplines within legal placement, which gives us the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects. To us, effective recruiting is truly an art. It is the ability to be creative, to work outside the boxes which constrain others in our industry. We have a devotion to Diversity Placement. We relish the confidence our clients place in us to solve their recruitment needs. We are particularly proud of the fact that when most companies cannot meet their hiring needs through their normal relationships with placement agencies, GLI can. We are focused. We seek to achieve a deep understanding of what both the client and the candidate want, then, through a targeted search, motivate otherwise happy candidates to move to these select locations.
Partner with GLI – You’ll be glad you did!
July 12, 2011
Carl Jackson joined GLI in July of 2008 and is responsible for coordinating projects in the Washington, DC market. With more than 12 years experience in the legal industry in various positions, Carl has worked with many managing partners, hiring authorities, practice leaders and human resource/recruiting departments in most of DC’s top firms.
Carl has placed both partners and associates in nearly every practice area. He specializes in exclusive and contingency searches at the partner level. Carl is often consulted to consult with firm management on lateral hiring blueprints for individual and group acquisitions.
When asked what attracted him to GLI after years in the law firm arena, Carl stated, “I met Nancy at a recruiting conference and was immediately impressed by her knowledge of the ebbs and flows of legal market. Her approach to the recruiting process is like none I’d ever seen, and she exudes such enthusiasm for legal recruiting and it’s contagious! I had to be apart of what she’s building at GLI.”
Carl lauds the GLI training process. “Nancy is amazing! After 20+ years of legal recruiting, she still has the intense hunger; the “fire in the belly” that combined with hard work almost guarantees success. She sees “the big picture” and walks you step-by-step through a process which allows you to not just navigate but succeed in a legal market that continues to evolve every day. Working with GLI was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I had to take advantage of.”
When Carl doesn’t have his nose to the grindstone (or his ear to the phone), you can find him on a basketball court shooting hoops with his teenage sons, or shopping for antiques with his wife of 22 years. The family also regularly volunteers at a local soup kitchen.
Carl prides himself on establishing long-term relationships with clients and candidates alike. He strives to be an integral part of the shaping of tomorrow’s law firms and companies, and the attorneys therein.
July 1, 2011
by Nancy Grimes
GLI has achieved great success by following our state-of-the-art process time after time. The objective of any search assignment is always the same: to match a client’s specific need with the ideal candidate in a mutually beneficial manner for both parties. GLI considers it part of the assignment to overcome any obstacles which separate the parties, whether they are financially or emotionally rooted. For a full year after each successful placement, GLI conducts regular follow-up with both the client and candidate to ensure we have, in fact, performed the assignment successfully.
The role of GLI is a varied one requiring diverse skills: researcher, private investigator, industry expert, confidant, negotiator and salesperson. It is the blending of these traits which enables GLI to perform consistently at any level. In all cases, GLI must:
•Understand the client’s goals and objectives, as well as position requirements;
•Analyze thoroughly the environment in which the candidate will be required to function competently;
•Comprehensively research the industry for compatible talent and personality;
•Make confidential contact with viable candidates and qualify them via a series of interviews;
•Evaluate the personality and qualifications of the candidate in relation to the position to be filled;
•Motivate the candidate to make a career change by outlining the benefits they would realize;
•Mediate and assist in negotiating the offer and acceptance;
•Conduct regular follow-up to ensure satisfaction for both sides.
At GLI, we don’t follow the crowd…we set the standard! Let us show you!