Monthly Archives: August 2011

ClientSpeak – GLI Delivers!

Grimes Career Breakthrough Covers - 0003I find the team at Grimes Legal, Inc. to be professional, responsive and sensitive to the needs of our law firm. Nancy Grimes has been extremely creative and diligent in helping our firm find the right matches each and every time we’ve called. We appreciate the opportunity to work with consummate professionals like those at GLI. I have been more than pleased with the candidates GLI has placed with our firm.

J., Firm Chairman

Legal Placement – Some Do It Well…We Do It Right!!!!

grimes-career-breakthrough-covers-0026Grimes Legal, Inc. (GLI) presents a unique approach among legal search firms, one which focuses on craftsmanship. We cover all disciplines within legal placement, which gives us the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects. To us, effective recruiting is truly an art. It is the ability to be creative, to work outside the boxes which constrain others in our industry. We have a devotion to Diversity Placement. We relish the confidence our clients place in us to solve their recruitment needs. We are particularly proud of the fact that when most companies cannot meet their hiring needs through their normal relationships with placement agencies, GLI can. We are focused. We seek to achieve a deep understanding of what both the client and the candidate want, then, through a targeted search, motivate otherwise happy candidates to move to these select locations.

Many clients have been on our books for decades for one reason – WE GET RESULTS!! They have come to us with a need time and time again, and we have filled that need with the best talent available in the market.


These are the three keys to success in legal placement. At GLI, we listen intently to both the client and the candidate to determine exactly what each is looking for. This background information – the wants, needs, and requirements of the new hire – forms the image of the ideal candidate by which we will conduct our search. If these steps aren’t properly executed, the candidate will not be an ideal match.

In today’s market, to stay on top, it is imperative that we execute the fundamentals. We at GLI are confident that when others are unable to get the job done, we can.



Carlos Riaz is the Project Coordinator for the New York, NY market. After graduating college with a degree in Human Resource Management, Carlos spent 4 years working in the HR department of a large law firm in New York. During his tenure in human resources, Carlos discovered his favorite aspect of the job was his interaction with the attorneys. His “people skills” and his love for the legal arena were two characteristics that drew Carlos to legal recruiting. His desire to work with a top-notch, well-respected recruiting firm where he would have an opportunity to assist attorneys in reaching their career goals led him to GLI.

Carlos’ human resource background and law firm experience assist him in coaching attorneys throughout their job search process. Carlos takes a personal interest in helping each candidate determine what their “perfect law firm job” is and then strive to locate that opportunity. “Every candidate’s “dream job” is different, so it is imperative that I listen intently to get a full understanding of what he/she is looking for.

Carlos was attracted to GLI because of the firm’s principled and progressive methodology. “I remain impressed by the level of personal attention GLI recruiters gives their candidates. These attorneys genuinely have representatives working on their behalf in the marketplace; people going the extra mile to locate opportunities that not just met but exceeded their expectations each and every time. THAT is recruiting at its best”.

Carlos is an avid arts buff, so when he’s not working with candidates, you can usually find him checking out the newest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the latest opera at the Metropolitan Opera, an interest he shares with Maria, his wife of 7 years. Carlos and Maria also stay very busy with their twin 3-year-old sons, Javier and Miguel.