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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 • In-House Counsel • Corporate Secretary • Corporate Counsel • General Counsel • Paralegal •
Legal Assistant (LAA) • Law Clerk • Conveyancer • Document Specialist

MEET OUR LEGAL TEAM

 
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Mark Fenwick

Vice President, Corporate Services

Mark Fenwick is a recruitment professional with over 13 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 the team of recruitment specialists and business developers in our Corporate Services Division 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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Ellen Gavin

Practice Lead, Legal

Ellen Gavin began her recruitment career sourcing legal support staff for law firms and in-house legal departments, before moving into her current role as a Practice Lead, where she works with top law firms in Canada. Prior to joining Impact Recruitment, Ellen worked as a legal administrative assistant for a leading boutique law firm in Vancouver.

Having worked both the candidate and client side of legal recruitment combined with her past experience as a LAA, Ellen has unique insights into the legal industry’s operations and corporate cultures which has contributed to her success working with our clients.

Ellen holds an honours Bachelor degree in Social Work (Institute of Technology Dublin).

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Steve Dorling

Business Development Manager, Legal

Steve Dorling, Business Development Manager, brings more than a decade of industry experience to Impact’s Legal group. Throughout his career, 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.

And although his last ten years have been dedicated to staffing and recruitment, Steve Dorling has a diverse professional background that allows him to conceptualize inventive solutions to even the most unique hiring challenge a company may face.

Educated in business and finance, Steve began his career in the UK, working with the NHS to develop educational public health campaigns. From there, he has worked in HR, management, and business development, and has even been the owner and operator of an art gallery in Vancouver.

Steve uses his impressive background and broad market knowledge to help leading law firms fill roles at any level – from entry-level administrative positions to senior partners.

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Don Fraser

Business Development Manager, Legal

Don Fraser is no stranger to the recruitment industry. With more than 20 years experience under his belt, Don 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.

In his current role, Don works closely with Impact’s legal clients, using his knowledge and decades of experience to assist some of the country’s most prestigious law firms in hiring and onboarding top talent to support their continued growth

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

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Hamasa Shir-Mohammad

Strategic Account Manager, Legal

As a Strategic Account Manager, Hamasa Shir-Mohammad manages relationships with some of Canada’s top law firms. With over a decade of experience in client facing roles, Hamasa is highly professional, dedicated, and compassionate. Truly valuing each unique client relationship, her focus is on building long-term partnerships which has resulted in numerous successful placements with legal clients across the country.

Hamasa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Law and Society (University of British Columbia).

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Joe Gorman

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

Joe Gorman brings extensive executive-level recruitment experience to Impact Recruitment’s legal group. Having started his career in London, England, sourcing finance professionals for the hedge fund and private equity sector, Joe transitioned into lawyer recruitment upon returning home to Canada.

As a Senior Recruitment Specialist, Joe connects leading lawyers, at both the associate and partner level, with private practice and in-house counsel opportunities. His large network of contacts combined with thorough industry knowledge and a high degree of professionalism have contributed to Joe’s success as a legal recruiter.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in History (University of British Columbia).

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Darryl Keong

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

Darryl Keong has experience recruiting both lawyers and legal support staff, providing him with a broad understanding of the legal industry. In his current role, he focuses on recruiting lawyers for law firm and in-house counsel roles. Darryl’s market knowledge and network provide him with the breadth of experience to source legal professionals at any level.

Darryl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Simon Fraser University).

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Olivia Truong

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

With experience in both agency and in-house recruitment, Olivia Truong works with the legal group to source highly qualified lawyers for both private practice and in-house roles. Olivia is highly skilled at candidate sourcing as well as relationship building, and her partnership approach to recruitment has been a key factor in her success.

Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of British Columbia).

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Natalie Wozencroft

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

For more than a decade, Natalie has connected talented professionals with top organizations across the country. Experienced in both in-house and agency recruitment, Natalie has worked with clients spanning a wide range of industries, including finance and accounting, operations, marketing and communications, and customer service.

In her current role, Natalie sources skilled professionals for Impact Recruitment’s legal clients. Her tenacity, industry knowledge and impressive background allow Natalie to provide efficient, professional, high-quality service to both clients and candidates.

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Shruti Gandhi

Recruitment Specialist, Legal Support

Educated in business and human resource management and with a background in customer service, Shruti’s experience is an asset in her current role as a Recruitment Specialist. Working with Impact’s legal team, Shruti’s focus is on candidate sourcing and relationship building as she works to match qualified legal support professionals with exciting new roles in various areas of law.

Shruti holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management (Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

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Cindy Huang

Recruitment Specialist, Legal Support

Bringing with her more than a decade of experience in sales and customer service, as well as a background in business administration, team development and management, Cindy Huang is a perfect fit for her current role – a Recruitment Specialist with Impact’s legal team.

Passionate about connecting with people, Cindy helps skilled legal support professionals take the next step in their professional careers by understanding their goals and connecting them with exciting new opportunities with growing law firms.

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management (Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

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Eimear O'Driscoll

Recruitment Specialist, Legal Support

Educated in both business and music, Eimear has a diverse skillset and unique background, as well as over three years of agency recruitment experience. Beginning her professional career in Ireland, Eimear relocated to Vancouver in 2020, where she joined Impact Recruitment as a Recruitment Specialist.

Highly adept at sourcing skilled professionals, Eimear has found continued success filling a variety of roles with top organizations and understanding the unique motivators of the individuals she connects with.

Eimear holds a Master of Business (Athlone Institute of Technology) and a Bachelor of Arts joint Honors in Business and Music (Maynooth University).

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Cherity Smith

Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

Prior to joining Impact Recruitment, Cherity spent 13 years as a practicing lawyer in Alberta. During the course of her legal career, Cherity gained experience in private practice as well as in-house – working with a top-ranked national law firm and multinational organizations.

Cherity’s professional background allows her to be intuitive to a client’s needs, utilizing her first-hand experience and industry knowledge to assist organizations in hiring the country’s top legal professionals for their growing firms.

Cherity holds a Bachelor of Laws (University of Calgary), and a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Alberta).

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Mariam Grigoryan

Client Services Coordinator, Legal

Educated in economics, development and social entrepreneurship, Mariam joins the legal division as a Client Services Coordinator. Skilled in successful customer relationship management and project coordination, Mariam works closely with the legal team for the duration of the recruitment process, supporting business development efforts and assisting in the management of key accounts in Western Canada.

Mariam holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies + Economics, with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship (McGill University).

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NOTABLE + RECENT PLACEMENTS

 
  • Associate Counsel – Real Estate (boutique firm)
  • Associate Lawyer – Insurance Defence (promoted to Partner)
  • Sole In-House Counsel – Real Estate Developer
  • 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
  • Partner
  • Associate Counsel
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA)
  • Law Clerk
  • Conveyancer
  • Document Specialist

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). We can even help you fill temporary or contract positions.

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.
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LOOKING TO HIRE FOR A CONTRACT POSITION?

We can help with that, too!

Learn about our temporary staffing solutions.