When a firm’s culture, philosophy, mission, and goals align with a candidate’s working style, past experience, and professional vision—we’ve achieved our mission.  We work diligently and time-efficiently, deftly analyzing your needs and matching them with our industry’s highly qualified legal staffing candidate pool.

Law Firm Recruiting. In-House Legal Recruiting. Legal Support Recruiting. Legal Contract Staffing. 

The only question left is: when can we start? 

We are proud members of NALSC, an organization that is “committed to the highest ethical standards” in legal recruitment. Founded in 1984, it now has 200 members (law firms and recruiting firms alike) from the US and further afield. A glance at some of the names on this list shows a veritable who’s who of the legal recruiting industry and BigLaw. Please see the NALSC Code of Ethics for the policies Shuart adheres to.

Our Process

Unclear about where to go with your talent acquisition strategy?
Call us. That’s Step No. 1. What’s next?

  • You don’t staff for legal firms for more than 25 years without knowing how to help a client define challenges, goals and tactics for success. We’ll ask the right questions, evaluate your current resources, and establish a plan of action and price based on our compensation data.
  • We’ll design a path specifically for you, with a mix of strategically-placed job postings on respected sources and a review of our daily-updated database. We also comb our network for worthwhile referrals and reach out to our pool of passive candidates.  
  • We'll conduct interviews and narrow down our candidate pool to the right people for your position. Typically, we’ll send three to four resumes to you within two weeks. Our clients usually conduct two or three interviews before selecting the right candidate.
  • We’re here to help you package your offer in a way that works for you and the candidate. 
  • We love to hear that our work has created a productive, long-lasting match. If that's not the case, every Shuart team member possesses the experience and professionalism to guide you through a replacement transition, should the need arise. Because of our guarantee period, our clients have the security of knowing that they can rely on Shuart for help even after a candidate is hired. 

Law Firm Recruiting

We can help you find the perfect new associate. We can help you grow your practice group. 

The time you spend with us is valuable: we use it to illuminate your firm’s “big picture.” With a big picture view, we can collaborate with management partners and teams to identify lateral partners, uncover quality mid-level and senior associates to fill positions in rapidly growing or understaffed practice areas, assist with small group acquisitions, and more. Trust Shuart to help you target the talent you need and think proactively about the latest trends in law firm business models. 

In-house Legal Recruiting

Corporate legal department face constant challenges. You need superlative candidates to support, propel and maybe even lead your business. You, however, may not know the best way to seek, attract and on-board those professionals.

We're here to help. No matter if you’re looking for first-time corporate counsel or filling out a larger, well-established legal department, our candidate pools are filled with professionals possessing outstanding skills, experience and talent.

Turns out, it’s not just what you know, it’s also who we know.



Paralegals and legal secretaries. Administrators and human resource managers. Marketing staff, accountants and so many other roles are critical to keeping your law firm competitive in today’s fast-moving, interconnected world.

Our recruiting and consulting services are comprehensive and precise, deftly pairing the right person for whatever position is at hand. How do we do it?

  • Like many recruiting firms, we maintain a pool of candidates who are passively looking for new positions. But unlike many recruiting firms, we go farther, actively recruiting for open positions. What does this mean for you? A selection that includes both active and passive job seekers. The only recruits off limits are those we've already placed. As Texas and Louisiana members of the NALSC (and the only legal recruiting firm in Louisiana with this distinction), we conform to the highest ethical standards.

  • We prescreen candidates for skills that fit your firm’s specific needs and criteria, reducing the time you spend winnowing out candidates who just don’t fit.
  • Our interview process reveals valuable insights into a candidate’s personality and career ambitions. We know what to ask and how to ask to elicit the most honest answers. It’s the only way to ensure that the people we introduce will fit your company culture.

  • References provide valuable information about candidates, but having a fruitful conversation with a reference takes time. At Shuart & Associates, we handle these tasks for you.
  • We usually provide you with three or four candidates within two to three weeks.  Our clients usually select the right candidate after two or three interviews. 

Legal Contract Staffing


Sometimes you need an exceptionally proficient attorney, administrative person, paralegal or legal secretary on a temporary or locum basis.

Our rich database of available contract staff for legal projects is regularly  updated. Whether you need contract assistance for one week or several months, we can identify and provide the staff you need. We administer testing and screening. When requested, we conduct background and security checks. We handle the on-site management and offer an easy-to-process hourly charge rate.

Our aim is to help you develop a well-oiled, fully functioning team that gets the job done efficiently, expeditiously and professionally.


Our one focus is to provide you with the most qualified candidates that best fit your temporary, project-based, or direct-hire needs. It’s only natural that you’ll wonder what that costs.

For direct-hire, our fees are based on the employee’s annual compensation. And, of course, we include a guarantee period. What’s more, our team will work with you to ensure a smooth and pleasant transition for your new employee and organization.

When it comes to temporary/contract placement, we offer a competitive hourly rate that covers the cost of the Shuart employee, all payroll taxes and related insurance costs. At Shuart, there are no hidden costs. Our employee will submit a time sheet to you each week for your review, and you will also receive a weekly invoice for approved hours.

Shuart works to deliver an expeditious, thorough, and cost-effective experience.