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

Sun Life is seeking to add a Legal Counsel, Retail Advice & Solutions, to their industry leading team. This is a growth role within the team supporting the insurance distribution business and is an excellent opportunity to join an industry leader. Candidates should have 3 to 5 years of experience with insurance law, financial services, and regulatory matters. This is an excellent opportunity to join a top employer that offers sophisticated work, a company-wide focus on talent development, and excellent benefits including hybrid working options.

In House

Policy & Governance

We have a unique opportunity for a highly motivated and business-minded lawyer to move into an in-house role with a close-knit team in downtown Toronto. This role will involve interesting and varied work including policy, research, and corporate secretarial matters. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience and a background in business, finance or accounting would be preferred. This is a great opportunity for a corporate, securities, banking, or tax lawyer interested in making the transition to a quasi-legal/policy role.

In House

Legal Counsel

Sun Life is seeking to add a Legal Counsel, Commercial & Technology. This is an exceptional opportunity for a business-minded corporate/commercial lawyer to work on complex and global matters. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience with corporate/commercial matters and a strong understanding of technology matters including experience drafting and negotiating SaaS and vendor agreements.

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

Who’s Hiring? A Closer Look at Trends in the Legal Market

In the ever-evolving legal landscape, and in the face of sustained inflation and rising interest rates, staying abreast of market trends is crucial for both seasoned lawyers and those embarking on their legal careers. We delve into the latest market trends, with a focus on the notable rise in demand for lawyers in practice areas including municipal law, planning and development, charity law and increased demand for commercial lawyers from our in-house clients. 

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.

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