NALSC, The National Association of Legal Search Consultants

is the national professional organization for the legal search profession and is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in the field.

The field of legal search consulting evolved in the late 1960’s as a response to developing demands for specialized consulting services in the hiring of attorneys. Since then, the industry has grown dramatically and continues to do so. However, in the early days of the profession, dialogue among legal search practitioners was virtually nonexistent and lack of consistent standards of practice marred the credibility of the legal search profession.

To provide an effective forum for dialogue among legal recruiters and develop consistent standards within the industry, the National Association of Legal Search Consultants was founded in 1984 by a group of the nation’s leading legal search experts. NALSC’s primary goal continues to be elevation of the professionalism of the field by establishing a standard of ethical business conduct. Today, NALSC members agree to abide by the NALSC Code of Ethics®. NALSC also provides an educational forum for members and for the legal and business community, and allows NALSC members to learn, discuss best practices and socialize together.

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Setting a Gold Standard in the Legal Search Industry


The National Association of Legal Search Consultants

For leading ethical standards in the legal search community, look to NALSC® members. NALSC® is the only national professional organization for the attorney search industry.

Our members include many leading search firms across the country that adhere to the NALSC Code of Ethics® which helps enhance your recruiting and placement experience.

Visit the NALSC® directory website or call us at
(954) 862-1761 for a full directory of our members.

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From Our Members

“The best part about attending NALSC conferences and symposia is the opportunity to learn from our peers across the country. For the past several years we’ve successfully partnered on searches with other NALSC member firms. In addition to adding to our business, we’ve made some great friends.”
“You could tell how much effort was put into the conference. The space was wonderful as was the food. It was great to hear tips from fellow recruiters as always. Of course the networking was great as usual too.”