Abelson Legal Search / 215.561.3010
Legal Placement Services
"Three deceptively simple practices distinguish Abelson Legal Search from the rest of the market. Responsiveness: Abelson promptly, enthusiastically, and regularly communicates with both candidates and clients and does not content itself with mere lip-service about team-members' availability. Responsibility: Abelson ensures great matches through in-depth analyses of client needs and candidate experience in addition to its years as a leader in the legal recruiting business. Customer Satisfaction: The relationship among recruiter, client and candidate does not simply evaporate when a placement is made, as the Abelson team monitors every placement to make sure that all parties remain fully satisfied." Former Partner, Major Law Firm, Senior Government Attorney


Abelson Legal Search has built its reputation as the first name in legal recruiting through our exceptional, in-depth market knowledge and personal service. We get it, and it shows in our successful placement record. Since 1990, recognizing the need for client-focused, legal placement services, we deliver distinctive, confidential and effective recruiting. Veteran recruiter President Cathy Abelson and her highly accomplished team are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal placement services

  • to law firms and corporate legal departments of all types and sizes, from AmLaw 50 firms to sole practitioners, Fortune 100 to start-up companies and
  • to highly-qualified attorneys and paralegals in all practice areas.

We differ from other legal staffing firms in many ways because we:

  • work only with members of the legal community;
  • use our competitive intelligence of and unique access to the legal community to make matches that last;
  • commit ourselves to developing genuine relationships with our clients and to knowing the intricacies of every job search;
  • take the time to understand our candidates, assessing carefully their qualifications and, evaluating those personality characteristics which ensure long-term matches;
  • have an exceptional team of trusted, resourceful professionals from a variety of legal backgrounds - law firm practice, paralegal education and placement, legal educational administration and business;
  • have an unrivalled reputation, working extensively with law firms and corporations in the Greater Philadelphia region;
  • have met rigorous screening requirements to work with national and international law firms and corporations;
  • are available and accessible - sharing cell and home telephone numbers;
  • are known for our knowledgeable, personalized interactions with clients and job seekers - answering every call, considering every candidate;
  • secure relevant positions for attorneys and paralegals at every practice level and in almost every legal specialty;
  • cherish our hard earned relationships, which means we have continued to work with many individuals, firms and corporations for more than twenty years;
  • use our personal and technology-based recruiting skills to identify the best candidate for each position quickly and efficiently;
  • have been members of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, the governing body of our profession, since our founding.
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