Executive Recruiters for Legal


Your legal recruitment agency

Contracts, Compliance, Trade

There are over 35,000 law firms in Canada. Competition for Law talent has never been greater, particularly with the rise in business activity:  corporate, commercial, and private transactions are at a multi-decade high. Growing international trade is expected to create further demand. Law firms are turning to recruiters for assistance in securing needed talent.

We are steadily growing the number of recruiting engagements with law firms.  Our chosen areas of expertise include Corporate/Commercial Law; Tax Law; Intellectual Property Law; Civil Litigates; International Law; General Practitioners; Labour/Employment Law; and Environmental Law.

As with every business sector, Law is undergoing digital transformation. AI is being used by progressive law firms to research cases and process documents with unprecedented speed and accuracy. ICT and online meetings are changing the nature of client engagement, as well as the digital literacy expected of current candidates.

We understand new technology and use AI and CRM in the assessment and onboarding processes. Contact us today for further discussion of how Lock can assist with your Legal requirements.

We work with a diverse set of legal companies

Corporate law professionals are in high demand, especially those with specialized expertise in areas like intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and regulatory compliance. The talent pool is further limited since these roles often call for legal experience that makes them inaccessible to entry-level candidates. Lock Search Group has a broad network of both active and passive job seekers to help our clients find the corporate counsel, contract attorneys, and other key players in the corporate law sector.
Not only is employment law a highly-specialized area of the legal industry, but these laws are subject to frequent changes and often vary between geographic areas. This makes it critical that employment law professionals are up-to-date with the latest developments, both for the industry at large and the specific locations they work in. The legal recruiters at Lock Search Group can help clients navigate these complexities to hire the best legal consultants, labor relations attorneys, arbitrators, and other key employment law talent for their team.
Environmental laws and regulations can be complex and are frequently evolving in response to new scientific, political, and social developments. To ensure your business or construction project is in compliance requires professionals with highly-specialized and up-to-date knowledge. The many sub-disciplines within this field can make hiring the right people even more of a challenge, and one that partnering with an experienced legal recruitment firm can help you overcome.
Navigating intellectual property laws has become even more complex as these regulations adapt to the rise of generative AI and the impact of other emerging technologies. This adds to the technical proficiency companies look for in the IP litigators, paralegals, and patent and trademark attorneys that companies and firms need. The legal recruitment experts at Lock Search Group help our clients find experienced IP attorneys with the right skills and expertise to protect their brands.
Businesses across industries rely on tax law professionals to minimize their tax liability while staying in compliance with these complex and ever-evolving regulations. Failing to do so can be costly, resulting in unnecessary overpayment or expensive fines and penalties. Hiring an experienced tax attorney can help organizations stay in that Goldilocks zone, but these professionals are also in high demand, and just finding people with the right expertise can be a challenge. This is where Lock Search Group can be a valuable partner, connecting our clients with this critical legal talent.

We fill a variety of legal roles

  • Director Legal Service
  • Director Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Head of Legal Services
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Associate
  • Legal Reception
  • Patent Agent
  • Vice President, Legal
  • VP Government Affairs

Why choose Lock Search Group

Track record of success

Since day one, our formula for success has been simple: care deeply, and deliver. We know that your next hire could be the one who changes everything for your team, and we pride ourselves on helping you close the deal with the talent who can take you to the next level.

Our founder’s entrepreneurial grit reaches from coast to coast, and you can expect the same delivery-driven, passionately-proven partnership in any one of the Lock team’s 12 offices. With consultants who boast average tenures of a decade or more, we’re not messing around –– we’re here to make the match that measures up.

Leaders and listeners

What is your story, and what’s the story behind it? Our client-centric focus puts you and your specific goals firmly at the heart of our search process. We’re here to listen.

You’ll receive an individual action plan when you work with Lock, and we’ll be right on the same page every step of the way: what we will do, how you’ll see it happen, and when to expect results will all be clearly defined from the very beginning.

Industry-savvy insiders

We’ve been building incredible teams at Lock since 1983. In that time, we’ve crafted a strong network of business leaders, decision makers, and influencers.

But that’s only half of the story. Our recruiters make genuine connections because they’ve lived their industries, and they understand the field’s unique nuances, needs, and subtleties from the inside out. No matter your business, the cutting edge is where you’ll find us.

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Ben Lamarche

General Manager, Partner

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Michelle Belzile

Recruitment Consultant

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Mike Davis

Recruitment Consultant

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Dave Dureno

Recruitment Consultant

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Matt Frost

Recruitment Consultant, Partner

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Jack Gawen

Recruitment Consultant, Partner

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Pierre Lussier

Recruitment Consultant

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Patrick Parent

Recruitment Consultant

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Jean-François Sauvé

Recruitment Consultant

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Michael Villeneuve

Recruitment Consultant

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Brent Dodge

Recruitment Consultant, Partner

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Cameron Lappin

Recruitment Consultant, Partner

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Jackson Stewart

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Jay Harvey

Recruitment Consultant

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Alexandra Ungureanu

Recruitment Associate

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Martiquea Mclean

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