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LEGAL GROUP

 

ASSOCIATES – PARTNERS – IN-HOUSE COUNSEL – LEGAL SUPPORT

Impact Recruitment’s legal group sources top lawyers and legal support professionals. Whether you are a large national law firm, a local boutique, or an in-house legal department, our team of dedicated recruitment specialists have the expertise to find the right candidate for any role you are looking to fill.

Since 2009, Impact Recruitment has been a trusted recruitment partner in British Columbia. Our client base includes leading law firms as well as national and multinational companies. Since 2017, we have continued to expand our service offerings to new markets – including opening a second office in Toronto, Ontario.

Our team’s market knowledge, combined with an ongoing commitment to partner with industry associations and our proactive recruitment approach, make us the ideal partner to help you fill roles of any level – from entry-level administrative positions to senior partners and general counsel.

Partner • Associate Counsel • Associate • Attorney • In-House Counsel • Corporate Secretary • Corporate Counsel • General Counsel • Paralegal •
Legal Assistant (LAA) • Law Clerk • Conveyancer 

2022 LEGAL SALARY GUIDE

The Impact Recruitment 2022 Vancouver Legal Salary Guide is here. Our team of legal recruitment experts share current information on trends, in-demand practice areas, compensation, benefits, and perks relevant to the local Vancouver legal market.

Get your copy of the 2022 Vancouver Legal Salary Guide.

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MEET OUR LEGAL TEAM

 
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Mark Fenwick

Senior Vice President, Corporate + Professional Services

Mark Fenwick is a recruitment professional with over 15 years of industry experience, providing temporary, permanent, managed service, contingent workforce and outsource solutions in both the UK and Canada.

Mark joined Impact Recruitment in 2014 and has played an integral part in the development and expansion of our professional services recruitment teams. Building the legal group from the ground up, Mark signed Impact Recruitment’s first law firm client in 2015 and since then has grown our client base to include leading law firms and in-house legal departments. In his current role, Mark manages recruitment specialists and business developers in our Corporate + Professional Services teams including the legal group.

By prioritizing long-term relationships with clients and key industry organizations, Mark’s partnership approach to professional recruitment has enabled him to grow his team significantly, expanding into new niche markets and servicing an increasing number of clients across Canada.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (Leeds University), a Master of Arts in Criminology (Simon Fraser University), and a Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Westminster).

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Aaron Joseph

Associate Director, Legal, Canada West

As Associate Director with Impact’s legal group, Aaron oversees a team of recruiters and business developers specializing in placing qualified candidates into lawyer and legal support positions with leading law firms across Western Canada.

Throughout his career, Aaron has gained significant experience in sales, marketing, and business development, and is currently managing an extensive client network of leading law firms. Previously Practice Lead with Impact’s operations division, he also managed a large client base in the lumber, manufacturing, and food and beverage sectors.

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (British Columbia Institute of Technology) and a Diploma in Marketing Management and Communications (British Columbia Institute of Technology).

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Steve Dorling

Practice Lead, Legal, US

Educated in business and finance, Steve began his career in the UK, working with the NHS to develop educational public health campaigns. Throughout his impressive career, he has worked in HR, management, business development, and has even been the owner and operator of an art gallery in Vancouver. He has worked with skilled professionals in the areas of accounting, engineering, design, and technical support, assisting professionals to secure new roles in their respective fields.

With more than a decade of his career dedicated to staffing and recruitment, Steve brings significant and diverse experience to Impact’s legal group. As Practice Lead, Steve continues to conceptualize inventive solutions for even the most unique hiring challenges a company may face, now finding ways to overcome such challenges for law firms. Applying his broad market knowledge, Steve focuses on developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with leading law firms, while successfully leading a team of business developers and recruitment specialists who are working to bring in and recruit for exciting opportunities, from entry-level administrative positions to senior partners.

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Don Fraser

Practice Lead, Legal, Canada East

With more than 20 years’ experience under his belt, Don is no stranger to the recruitment industry. He has successfully placed skilled professionals into both permanent and contract roles, and has worked with both enterprise and non-enterprise level clients in the banking, finance and tech sectors.

As Practice Lead for Impact’s legal group, Don plays a key role in the growth of this team and client base, assisting some of the country’s most prestigious law firms in the hiring and onboarding of top talent for their current and future vacancies. Using his vast knowledge and decades of experience in the recruitment field, Don also oversees a group of experienced recruiters, all with a shared goal for finding exceptional legal clients and talent alike.

Don holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (York University).

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Christopher Lauria

Business Development Manager, Legal, US

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Hamasa Shir-Mohammad

Strategic Account Manager, Legal

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Darryl Keong

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

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Aisling Lane

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

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Hannah Browne

Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

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Aine Buckley

Recruitment Specialist, Legal Support

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Ria Eustace

Recruitment Specialist, Legal

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Laura Grenon

Recruitment Specialist, Legal

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Pinya Lu

Recruitment Specialist, Legal

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Pinaki Patel

Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

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Andrea Paterson

Recruitment Specialist, Legal Support

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Supriya Sharma

Recruitment Specialist, Legal

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Raymond Zhou

Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

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NOTABLE + RECENT PLACEMENTS

 
  • Associate Counsel – Real Estate (boutique firm)
  • Associate Lawyer – Insurance Defence (promoted to Partner)
  • Attorney – Corporate/M+A
  • Attorney – Employment
  • Attorney – Marine + Admiralty
  • Attorney – Real Estate + Construction
  • In-House Counsel – Real Estate Developer
  • Principal (Partner) – Land Use + Real Estate
  • Senior Paralegal – Civil Litigation
  • Senior Paralegal – Estate Litigation
  • Paralegal – Commercial Litigation
  • Paralegal – Corporate
  • Paralegal – Insolvency and Foreclosure
  • Senior Legal Assistant – Immigration
  • Legal Administrative Assistant – Commercial Real Estate
  • Legal Assistant Intellectual Property
  • Legal Executive Assistant – Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Records Supervisor

Additionally, our team has placed legal counsel with a Big Four accounting firm, as well as international forest management and national property management companies.

LOOKING TO HIRE?

 

Impact Recruitment speaks your language because we understand your business. We have the knowledge and resources required to screen and qualify legal candidates, effectively. Unlike some of the other agencies out there.

Let’s get the conversation started.

Ready to start hiring? Email our Legal team directly.

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FILL ALL LEVELS WITHIN YOUR FIRM

From LAAs to Senior Partners and General Counsel, Impact Recruitment can fill any level position within your organization.

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EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR INDUSTRY

Our Recruitment Specialists specialize in specific niche areas. Their knowledge and in-depth understanding of your industry allows them to source top talent and rare skill sets.

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EXCLUSIVE CERTIFIED CANDIDATES

We partner with our clients. When we find top talent, we let you know first. Learn more about our Certified Candidate® System here.

CORE ROLES

 

Core roles are a focal point for our continuous recruitment efforts and our growing networks. We work hard to connect with these professionals – even when you are not actively hiring – so we are ready to meet your needs when you are growing your team.

If your law firm or legal department is hiring for a unique role, we will work with your team to ensure your needs are met. We are always open to working with you on the most challenging roles, for any positions you need to fill.

Our focus includes both lawyer and legal support positions.

Law firms

  • Associate
  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • Associate Counsel
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA)
  • Law Clerk
  • Conveyancer

In-house

  • General Counsel
  • Corporate Counsel/Associate Corporate Counsel
  • In-House Counsel/Legal Counsel
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA)

Have a role that’s not on this list? No problem! We can help you fill most roles in your organization (even non-legal roles – check out our specialties page to learn more about our full recruitment services).

Reach out to our legal team to discuss your hiring needs!

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HONEST RECRUITMENT. PROVEN RESULTS.

We’re ready to win you over, one quality placement at a time.
Ready to get started?

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LOOKING TO HIRE FOR A CONTRACT POSITION?

We can help with that, too!

Learn about our temporary staffing solutions.