Habeas Corp. is freeing the legal industry from dependence on middlemen. 

The current headhunter model of legal recruiting keeps the market opaque for lawyers and drives up costs for employers. We use technology to give lawyers the best, least-risky way to test the job market and give employers a chance to meet potential candidates without needing a headhunter.


On Habeas Corp., lawyers select the employers that interest them and are connected confidentially with hiring managers when there's mutual interest. This gives lawyers a chance to learn about employers and get the inside scoop on opportunities before having to commit to going through a formal application process.  When it is a good mutual fit, employers will guide lawyers through the application process and Habeas Corp. will help them prepare their materials and get ready for interviews.

For firms and companies, Habeas Corp. is a one-stop recruiting solution that significantly reduces hiring costs. Employers can connect with active candidates as well as conduct targeted searches using our attorney database. 

Habeas Corp. is currently invite-only. You can request an invite on our homepage or learn more from our FAQs.

Our Story

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 no longer makes sense in a digitally connected age. Headhunters often do little more than  share job descriptions posted online by firms and companies, and rarely have credible, detailed information about opportunities. We believed that if there were a central location where lawyers and employers could meet, it would transform the way lawyers find jobs. 

With this in mind, we started Habeas Corp. in early 2019. In the summer, we began testing it with select firms in the Bay Area. In the winter, we invited lawyers onto the platform for the first time. We immediately helped a number of lawyers find their next roles and have been growing ever since.