In April of 2003, Melissa Sachs graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English Language and Literature and a minor in economics.   Following undergrad, Melissa went to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law – yes, she was a “straight-through” – and she graduated from there in 2006.  She worked as a plaintiffs’ attorney for two small firms before she decided to combine her legal background, sales experience, and networking capabilities as a legal recruiter for a contingency search firm.

Her experience recruiting lateral attorneys for top law firms and in-house positions taught her about the business of the practice of law. As she connected with decision-makers at top law firms worldwide, she gained insight about the management and operations of the legal industry.

With years of web development under her belt, she brainstormed on one question: how should the legal industry use technology to create a more efficient platform from which to provide legal services?

In 2009, Melissa decided to tackle this question full-time. From law firm branding to capturing business intelligence, she analyzes industry trends and consults on cost-effective technologies and tools legal professionals can use to distinguish their services in this competitive market.

Ultimately, RecruiterEsq.com seeks to serve as an ongoing resource for legal professionals – attorneys, legal professionals, paralegals, academics, legal secretaries, E-Discovery groups, and anyone else who contributes to the practice of law – who want to utilize new technologies to lower the cost of legal services without lowering the quality of the legal services provided.