Frequently Asked Questions


Why use Newman Hawkins Legal Search?

Newman Hawkins is the leading legal placement search firm in the state of Michigan. We specialize in in-house and law firm placement for Michigan clients with a practice built by referrals from satisfied clients and candidates.

Founded in 1989, in Michigan, Newman Hawkins Legal Search is one of the oldest attorney recruiting companies in the state. Our firm is trusted throughout the Michigan legal community for our ethics, integrity and commitment to our clients, as well as our outstanding recruiting results. We truly enjoy the business of recruiting and work diligently in assisting you in finding the best candidate for your search.

We also strive to present our clients with as diverse a pool of candidates as possible. We support and applaud our clients’ efforts to recruit and retain legal talent of diverse backgrounds so their staff reflects their community and clients.

In addition, your position may be confidentially advertised on our website which is consistently identified at the top of the search engine results for attorney jobs in Michigan.

Newman Hawkins adheres to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), the highest ethical standards in the legal recruiting industry and has been a member of NALSC since 1989.

Why use a recruiter?

Using a legal recruiter is both cost effective and time saving. We can provide you with the most qualified, desirable & well-credentialed candidates. Frequently, the “superstar” candidates are not looking at ads or opportunities. Our job is knowing who the best candidates are, be they in Michigan or wishing to return from out-of-state.

We also cultivate contacts with out-of-state attorneys who have a “Michigan connection” and desire to relocate to Michigan for the right opportunity. Our expertise is knowing who and where the most qualified candidates are. Also, through our network of affiliates and contacts, we have access to a nationwide pool of highly qualified attorney candidates who wish to return to Michigan. We do not inundate a firm with resumes. Rather, we limit our presentation to only those candidates who are uniquely qualified for the position.

Additionally, we interview and screen each candidate prior to submitting them to a prospective employer. This allows us to learn more about the candidate, as well as educate the candidate about the prospective opportunity. Our goal is to locate lawyers who have the experience you desire, as well as personality to fit well within your company or firm.