Habeas Corp. is freeing the legal industry from dependence on middlemen. The headhunter system of recruiting drives up costs for employers and keeps the job market opaque for lawyers. We use technology to create a better way for lawyers and employers to connect.
On Habeas Corp., lawyers create a private profile and connect directly with employers that are interested in them. They can then chat with firm representatives and get inside information about opportunities upfront. They only apply if the role is a good fit, at which point, we’ll review their submission materials and help them prepare them for interviews.
Firms and companies use Habeas Corp. to connect with active candidates and to conduct targeted searches using our attorney database. For employers, it’s a one-stop recruiting solution that significantly reduces hiring costs.
Habeas Corp. is currently invite-only. You may have received an invite from an employer or from us, but you can also request an invite on our homepage.
We’re a team of lawyers, legal recruiters, and engineers who saw up close how the industry works (we previously founded a leading recruiting company) and who saw how technology could improve the legal hiring process.
The current headhunter model of recruiting has not been working for some time. Headhunters are often just sharing job descriptions posted online by firms, but are rarely able to provide credible, detailed information about roles early in the hiring process. We believed that if there were a central location where firms and companies could meet candidates, it would produce positive change in the way hiring is done.
With this in mind, we started building Habeas Corp. in 2018. In the summer of 2019, we began testing it with select firms in the Bay Area. In the fall of 2019, we invited lawyers onto the platform for the first time. We immediately helped a number of lawyers find their next great roles and have been expanding since.