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


Municipal Law

Our client, a leading national firm is seeking a lawyer with at least 10 years of experience in all aspects of municipal law including appearances before the OLT and municipal councils, to join the firm at the counsel or partnership level. This role offers a collegial team and leadership opportunities. A leading mid-size firm is also seeking a municipal lawyer with at least 3 years of experience in municipal law, with a general focus on planning. This team offers strong mentorship and interesting work with direct client contact.


Insurance Defence

A well-established boutique firm is seeking a lawyer with at least 5 years of experience with a broad spectrum of insurance defence matters to join its collaborative team. This is an excellent opportunity to work with leading practitioners and explore a variety of niche practice groups. The firm offers flexible remote working options and enjoys a strong reputation in the market.

Senior Associate


We have a rare opportunity with a leading mid-sized firm for a driven candidate seeking to advance their career. The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of experience with sophisticated private M&A transactions, corporate finance transactions, and have strong experience providing general commercial advice. This firm provides a well-established platform and excellent opportunities for progression and leadership and does not require a book of business.

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

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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