How eJD Search Got Started
January 22nd, 2014
I’ve decided to move into the 21st century and while I may be over a decade late-I now have a blog. I’ll be honest, in the past, I have been somewhat dismissive of blogs to the point of ridicule. I’ve been known to sarcastically remark to people who repeatedly express their opinion to…”put it on your blog.” It seemed to me that blogs were for celebrity gossip (photos with genitalia doodles), lifestyle info (Gwyneth Paltrow extolling the virtues of a caviar facial) or for my neighbor (posting her recipe for Monkey Bread and her gripes about the Olive Garden).
But, I have come around. I know see that blogs and twitter and Facebook and all the rest can be a useful tool for connecting with people and expressing and exchange of ideas. Just don’t be looking for any tweets in the near future.
A little about me and eJD Search: I moved to Denver in 1992 after graduating from law school. I had no connection to Denver. I had never even been to Denver except brief stops at Stapleton to switch planes from Milwaukee to San Francisco when I was in college. I completely understand the potential challenges of relocating to Colorado when the only relatives or friends you have here are imaginary.
I practiced law for seven years before I became a legal recruiter. I worked in the U.S Attorneys’ office as well as national and local law firms as a commercial litigator. I switched jobs…a lot. I was really good at getting a job and really liked looking for a job but once I got the job, I didn’t like it. It seemed that helping other people get jobs just might be my calling. So, I became a headhunter for attorneys and here I am over 15 years later still placing lawyers in firms. Ironically, some of the same people that I talked to back when I was looking for jobs for myself are still in recruiting at firms here in Denver.
I own my own business and do not have any recruiters that work for me. If we work together, I will be tenacious to find you the right fitting position. Unfortunately, I can’t work with everyone. If you are a new law school grad or if your have been out of law school much more than 10 years (without a significant portable practice), I probably will not be a good resource for you. I work with junior to senior associates and partner level attorneys and most of my placements are with mid-size to large local and national/regional law firms. Even if I may not be able to place you with one of my clients, I am happy to discuss the Denver legal market and discuss potential career options with you. I know that it is a big decision to change jobs or to make a new hire, and I am here as a resource for you.