Our Culture and Philosophy

Our Culture and Philosophy

With more than 25 years of providing premier search consulting services to the legal profession, we know lawyers. 



We connect with you.

We partner with our clients and candidates to achieve their long-term business growth and career development goals. We act as trusted advisors and strive to exceed their expectations in the most efficient and effective way possible.  We are known for our integrity, reliability, responsiveness, expertise, and professionalism.




We truly listen.

We respect our clients, candidates, and colleagues, looking out for their best interests. To truly understand the career aspirations of the top candidates in the legal field, and the needs of the firms and companies that hire them, our consultants first listen carefully. Then they utilize their experience, focus, and in-depth knowledge of the legal profession to make the best possible match.




We maintain the utmost discretion.

Our clients entrust us with their growth strategies and inside intelligence, and our candidates divulge their career aspirations and detailed personal and professional information.  In return, we never violate a client’s or candidate’s confidence, nor do we submit a candidate for consideration without prior consent of both parties.




We act according to the highest ethical standards.

We respect and value our obligations to all stakeholders in the legal recruiting process.  Since its founding more than 25 years ago, SeltzerFontaine has been an active member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, meeting and exceeding the requirements of its Code of Ethics®.




We have deep market knowledge and experience.

Through years of experience specializing in the placement of top lawyers with premier legal employers, we have developed extensive information systems, research materials, and referral networks enabling us not only to understand the history and workings of the legal profession but also to stay abreast of trends and changes affecting recruiting and job search strategies.




We serve as thought leaders.

We are sought-after speakers, writers, and sources for quotes on issues relevant to the legal marketplace. Our consultants regularly present programs for colleges, law schools, professional organizations and law firms on topics related to job search, career development, and trends in the legal profession. Our articles and quotes appear frequently in the legal press, both in print and online.