Elias Recruitment delivers great opportunities to lawyers and sources top legal talent for employersA leading specialist in executive search and consulting for legal recruitment across Australia, with offices in Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane. We have an enviable track record filling hundreds of assignments for the legal industry.



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We focus on one industry and have done so since opening our doors in 2000. By partnering with us, you’ll benefit from our years of experience, well established connections, and networks to assist with your legal recruitment and placement requirements.

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From top tier
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Across industries including IT, financial services, FMCG, entertainment/media, telecommunications, automotive, medical devices


Including councils,
native title,
local government,
and representative bodies





From grads to associates, senior associates and partners


HR, finance, operations and management


Secretaries, paralegals



Massive upswing in jobs in Q1 FY2019- Elias Legal Job Index

  The first quarter of the 2018/19 Financial Year has seen an incredible 58% surge in advertised legal job vacancies from the previous quarter, according to the Elias Legal Jobs Index. In total we reviewed 380+ roles in NSW and 230 in Victoria in the research. The practice area with the greatest increase was insurance law, with an increase of 133% [...]

All I want for Christmas is…a more fulfilling job.

No doubt you have worked hard to get where you are today. Achieving the required education and qualifications takes years of dedication and late nights. Life's too short to be in a job you don't enjoy. This holiday season is a great time to take stock of your career. Without the pressure of doing the work, you can make a [...]

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The reverse interview | Top 3 interview questions to ask a potential employer

Most of the time when we’re job searching, we’re focused on how we can impress our future employer and get to the top of their candidate list. We present all the information they may need to know about us, do whatever we can to put our best foot forward and secure that job offer.  But how do we know if [...]

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Career health check for lawyers

[As appearing in the SMH 23-May edition ‘Job-hunting made easy’] To be happy at work, many of us seek out a positive culture, good relationships with co-workers and an understanding or inspiring boss. But while it’s reassuring to be in a company we like with people we know, being too complacent has the potential to derail our career. If we’re [...]

Legal market surges in third quarter FY18

Following a small seasonal Christmas dip, the market bounced back by nearly 50% in most areas. The first three calendar months of 2018 have seen a major growth in legal hiring, with a 50% increase in legal jobs advertised from the second to third quarter FY18 (compare results 'Legal market cools slightly in Second Quarter FY18'). According to the Elias [...]

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What our clients and candidates have to say

In a word, I found Jason to be very targeted and effective at finding the right candidate, presumably because Jason really understood the type of person I was looking for and took the time to ask the necessary questions to really understand not only our needs but what we were like ourselves. With other recruiters, I found that the candidates they recommended were of good quality but just not quite the right fit.
Mike Krsticevic Senior Legal Counsel - Suez Environment
I have been really impressed with Jason in his capacity as Chief Organiser of NPA Australia over the last year or two, he is personable, energetic and passionate about what he does and the industry . He will be greatly missed when he steps down from the job BUT that gives him time to be an even better recruiter!
Chris McGinty
Jason is excellent at what he does. Jason is a results-focused recruiter who utilizes his legal industry expertise to effectively advise both candidates and clients throughout the recruitment process. I highly recommend Jason as he is passionate about his work and is one of the best specialist legal recruiters in Australia
Dean Haxhimolla, Principal at Dean Haxhimolla
Jason was able to secure me a full-time graduate legal position in a hugely competitive market. I would highly recommend Elias Recruitment.
Laura Morley, Lawyer at O'Neill Partners
Jason helped me find my current position. He was personable, approachable, and provided advice that was personally tailored to my experiences and skill set. I appreciate his help and wish him all the best with his business.
Jemma Arman, Legal Officer at Kimberley Land Council
Jason actually sourced my erstwhile position for me – I highly recommend him not only as an excellent and diligent recruiter for employers, but more importantly, a prospective recruitee’s delight. Jason is motivated, resourceful, switched-on and a pleasure to deal with.
MELANIE (HAMILL) ORR, Practice Manager at Polczynski Lawyers
I was most fortunate to be recruited into my current role by Jason. At all times his approach was global – from both the client’s and prospective’s interests. He was always available, personable, open and honest. With such vast experience within the profession, it was reassuring to have such personal attention from someone so passionate about what he does. I am indebted to him and would have no hesitation in recommending Jason.
Nicholas Pidcock, Principal Lawyer at Fletcher Pidcock Commercial & Property Law
I immediately contacted Jason again when I came into a position seeking staff in the legal publishing industry. Having worked with him in a similar capacity previously, I knew I can rely on him to get the result I need. I have worked with a number of other recruiters but with Jason, I always felt he genuinely cares for his client’s and candidate’s best interests. He has a down to earth and no nonsense approach who gets the right people at a minimum fuss. He is my recruitment solution.
Jae Redden, Chief Executive Officer at AMPCo - Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Jason is an enthusiastic and innovative recruiter, working well through his networks to come up with good candidates.
Michael Beilby, Director at She's Apples Consulting
As Editor in Chief for CCH, I needed to recruit new legal editors, and turned to Jason on a number of occasions. He understood the type of candidate I needed for the work in terms of both skill and cultural fit. We had a number of successful hires through Elias Recruitment. Jason was a pleasure to work with and produced great results.
Laini Bennett, Executive Director - Content Solutions at LexisNexis
Jason is a highly experienced legal recruiter with excellent contacts and a thorough knowlege of the market. He works hard to deliver on a brief and provides realistic advice in a timely manner. Most importantly, Jason always acts with integrity.
Charles Biscoe, Director at Practice Builders
Wavelength recently required a Migration Agent at very short notice. Elias Recruitment provided an excellent level of service, responding rapidly to source candidates who met our very specific needs. Jason’s professionalism and friendly manner assisted greatly with the recruitment process and we were impressed with the results.
Emma Trehy, People & Culture Manager at Wavelength International
Jason helped me to assess work opportunities objectively, through the window of skills, experience and career development. He has excellent knowledge of the legal industry and is friendly, thorough, professional and effective. I’d recommend Elias Recruitment to any lawyer looking for top shelf support in making their next career move.
Louahna Lloyd, Director, Social Impact Solutions Pty Ltd