Calibrate Legal


Calibrate Legal partners with law firms to help them achieve optimal performance from their business services teams to drive top and bottom line impact. We recognize the significant role business services professionals play in their firm’s ability to achieve progress and sustainable revenue growth in the years ahead.

We are committed to helping law firms position themselves at the forefront of the next era of the legal industry by placing sophisticated talent, engaging firm leadership and building cultures driven by meaningful data. Individually, each is a worthwhile investment, and we believe the intersection of the three will prove transformative.

Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of search consultants, operations experts, legal marketers, leadership coaches, and business owners. Together, we:

  • place Revenue Enablers™ who work in tandem with Revenue Producers to advance the strategies of law firm leadership
  • equip law firm leaders to be and lead the change needed to propel their firms into the next generation of legal services
  • apply our methodology to business services functions to measure and improve performance



Things to Know About Hiring a Search Firm

Hiring top executives who can both effectively manage and lead an organization is a major challenge. When a company makes vital senior-level appointments, the risks are high. For top roles, the base salary is typically more than $150,000. When searching, organizations will be looking for the most suitable candidate who checks off all the boxes, including

Calibrate Legal Names Chief Client Officer

Calibrate Legal Names Chief Client Officer

Calibrate Legal has expanded with the addition of Susan Van Dyke as chief client officer. Her background includes over two decades of legal marketing and communications experience in-house, as a consultant and in the C-suite. “In Susan, we’ve found a fellow advocate for our marketing/BD colleagues, and a seasoned peer advisor for our clients in the C-suite

Calibrate Legal to Offer Search, Leadership, Marketing Services

Johnson Executive Search has announced the launch of its parent company, Calibrate Legal. The organization will be comprised of three main areas of service: executive search, which will be JJES’ purview; a leadership council; and marketing operations. “Calibrate Legal’s expanded mission is to connect the right people, ideas and information to position our law-firm clients at


ROI on law firm marketing expenditure still elusive, study finds

HANOVER, MA, May 17, 2017 – A new research study finds that Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) of the world’s leading law firms are not confident that they can demonstrate a return on their firms’ investment in marketing and business development (BD). The 2017 Law Firm Marketing Operations Index, conducted by consulting firms Calibrate Legal and Totum Partners, surveyed CMOs