We Are Lawyers Who Understand Lawyers

The Heller Group Legal and Executive Search is a Toronto based legal recruitment firm specializing in the placement of lawyers. We attract top legal talent across Canada and internationally. Our legal recruiters are all experienced lawyers who provide a deep understanding of the legal search and recruitment process to law firms and corporations seeking to add a lawyer to their organization, or to candidates contemplating a career move. The Heller Group’s experienced legal recruitment professionals and our comprehensive process, which includes headhunting and over 20 years of experience, distinguish us from other recruiters. As a leading Canadian legal recruitment agency, our headhunters are renowned for service excellence and focusing on finding the right fit for our clients and candidates. Read what our clients and candidates say about us.

Featured Opportunities

In House

Legal Counsel

The University of Guelph is seeking a collaborative lawyer with at least 3 years of experience to join its team as Legal Counsel. Reporting to the General Counsel, the successful candidate will work across a broad variety of commercial matters including advising on commercial and IT contracts, real estate and procurement matters, human rights, and charitable donations. This is an exceptional opportunity for a candidate with excellent judgement and strong communication skills to join a collegial team and work on complex and varied matters.


Class Action Litigation

Our client, a leading Bay Street firm, is seeking an experienced litigation lawyer to join its team. The ideal candidate will have 6 to 9 years of experience in litigation, ideally with significant expertise in complex class actions. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading practice group with a well established client base while maintaining work/life balance.

In House

Legal Counsel

The City of Vaughan is seeking a real estate lawyer with at least 3 years of experience with development matters to join its well-established and collaborative team. Reporting to the Deputy City Solicitor, Real Estate and Development Law, you will be responsible for advising across the full spectrum of real estate and development matters including capital projects, Planning Act and Condominium Act matters, and development finance matters. This role will suit an adaptable lawyer with superior communication skills and strong business acumen who can provide practical legal advice.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At The Heller Group, we know that diversity is key to building a strong and successful organization and we recognize the important role that inclusive hiring practices play in achieving a diverse workforce. This is why we have committed to partnering with our clients to promote diversity and inclusion best practices throughout all our searches. We believe that diversity and inclusion efforts have to go beyond just a statement. With this in mind, we have taken active measures to ensure our practices promote inclusive hiring practices through the following initiatives:

  • Education of our Consultants
  • Inclusivity Informed Interview Practices
  • Thoughtful and Unbiased Job Descriptions

Latest From The Blog

An Inspiring Evening: The 12th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala

This October, The Heller Group was thrilled to again sponsor the Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala which featured its much-anticipated keynote speaker, Lisa LaFlamme. The event brought together over three hundred members of our legal community to celebrate the experiences of being a woman in law and to support Canadian Woman for Women in Afghanistan.

Asking the Right Questions: How to Have More Meaningful Conversations about DE&I

We spend a significant amount of time at work and therefore ensuring that a prospective employer promotes a culture that you believe in is an important ingredient to long-term job satisfaction. Evaluating an organization or firm’s perspective on and commitment to DE&I is a great place to start in determining what kind of culture or values you can expect to see if you were to start there as an employee.

Reducing Bias in the Interview Process

Traditional interviews can be prone to bias, may not provide a complete picture of the candidate’s abilities, and may not be a reliable predictor of job performance. As a result, organizations may benefit from using additional assessment tools, such as competency or behavioural interviews, to supplement traditional interviews and gain a more accurate assessment of candidates and reduce bias.

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