North Carolina Bar Assn. Taps Young Mayden to Find Director

November 24, 2015 – Legal search firm Young Mayden, LLC, has been selected by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) to lead its search for an executive director. Ken Young, a principal at Young Mayden, is leading the search. Current executive director Allan Head will be retiring in 2016 after being with the organization since 1981.

“We expect to have many top candidates interested in the position, as the NCBA is one of the largest and best bar associations in the country,” said Mr. Young.

The North Carolina Bar Association is a voluntary statewide organization composed of more than 19,500 lawyers, paralegals and law students. The NCBA was founded 1899 and is based a Cary, NC.

Young Mayden is a boutique legal search firm providing services in legal search, consulting, and career counseling. The firm has offices in Charlotte and Nashville, TN.

Young Mayden has previously conducted searches for the American Bar Association’s executive director and director of law school accreditation in Chicago, the executive director and assistant executive director of the New York State Bar Association in Albany, and the executive director of the Uniform Law Commission in Chicago.

Legal recruiting has been booming this year. According to Hunt-Scanlon Media, lawyers employed by government agencies are on the move — a direct result of President Obama’s second term nearing its end. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses, and all levels of government require legal services in the U.S. and internationally as global economies expand.

Major, Lindsey & Africa recently launched a solutions practice group across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to assist companies and law firms manage variations to complex legal workloads without adding to permanent headcount resources. Laura Fellows leads the group for this region. This addition follows the appointment of Cloud Schnoebelen as a managing director in its solutions practice group in the U.S. in September. Mr. Schnoebelen works closely with corporate legal departments and law firms to identify contract attorneys and legal professionals to fulfill clients’ interim legal needs.

In addition, international legal recruiter Laurence Simons recently named Clare Butler as its new global managing director. She oversees the firm’s global operations as well as expand the business internationally.

Fox Rodney Search expanded its global legal search practice on the West Coast with the opening of a new office in San Francisco/Silicon Valley. Led by director Kelli Fiore, the West Coast office joins three other locations across the U.S. tasked with identifying and recruiting candidates in the legal profession. The firm also appointed Raj Selvadurai as a director to lead its New York office. He specializes in international legal executive search and consulting.

This past summer, RSR Partners added Michael Fahey as principal in its financial services and legal & regulatory search practices. Mr. Fahey has 15 years of international experience leading legal, M&A, and business development strategy and execution.

Executive search firm Zolowicz Group launched in June to serve the search and recruitment needs for the legal sector. With over 20 years of experience in litigation support and intellectual property, Mr. Zolowicz, its founder, has developed and nurtured a professional network that positions him to reach and influence key decision makers and top-level candidates. He previously worked with Shepard’s, Manning & Napier (IP), Westlaw (Gov), Lexis (IP), and IP.Com, after which he served as an executive recruiter for the industry.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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