Read about what our clients & candidates have to say about working with us.


Partner, Associate and In-House Legal Recruitment - Industry References for Stacy Cowan (President):


I had a wonderful experience working with Stacy to transition between firms as a mid-level associate in Calgary. Stacy was very diligent and worked hard to help me find the right fit at this stage of my career. She was attentive to the specific criteria that were important to me and was careful to ensure they were met. Stacy has very strong connections in the Calgary legal community and has a wealth of knowledge regarding the characteristics that set the various law firms apart. She is trustworthy, reliable, and very professional. I highly recommend Stacy for anyone looking in the legal field.

Sarah Magee
Securities Lawyer at Dentons Canada LLP


I could not have asked for a steadier hand, a more knowledgeable ally, or a more encouraging coach than Stacy. She was extremely easy to work with from the get-go, and took all the stress out of what would have otherwise been a harrowing process. Stacy handled every detail with precision, handled all of my questions with professionalism and patience, and perhaps most important of all, she gave me the confidence to know that my best foot was being put forward at all times.

I've already recommended Stacy to a colleague, and I won't hesitate to recommend her again at every turn.

Michael MacIsaac
Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright


Stacy was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is not only very knowledgeable about the Calgary legal market, she works tirelessly to seek out opportunities that are a good, long-term fit. Her professionalism, experience and industry connections are invaluable when looking to make a change in your career. Stacy's diligence and insight were instrumental in making the process as seamless as possible, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Stacy to any friends or colleagues in the future.

Bijan Bhimani
Associate at Dentons Canada LLP


Stacy is an absolute pleasure to work with. She acts with integrity and truly understands the value of confidentiality in her role. Stacy is unique in that she works with candidates to ensure they find the right fit; she does not pressure you into accepting opportunities that are not the right fit! I really enjoyed working with Stacy - she cares a lot! She is always responsive, always willing to chat and is super well connected. I have recommended Stacy to several of my friends and colleagues.

Stephanie Henry
Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright


I am very grateful for Stacy's excellent assistance in a career shift for a junior associate position in Calgary. Stacy is a consummate professional and I was very impressed by her efficiency. Her scope of industry connections and depth of each of those relationships is unparalleled. Stacy helped make the process entirely seamless and hassle-free. High recommendation.

Prateek Gupta
Associate at Stikeman Elliot LLP


Stacy assisted me with relocating from Ontario to Calgary; working with her was nothing but an absolute pleasure, from start to finish. She is deeply connected with Calgary's best firms, highly professional, very responsive - having kept me informed in real time - and most importantly, honest! Thank you Stacy and UrbanLegal for helping me bring my career to the next level. I would highly recommend Stacy to any legal professional for assistance with recruitment in the Calgary legal market.

Neil K. Harris
Business Transactions, Financial Services and Infrastructure Development Lawyer | Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


What sets Stacy apart from other recruiters is her strong focus on relationships. She is committed to helping clients to find opportunities that fit their professional experiences, and also their individual personality styles and needs. I worked with Stacy in 2014. Stacy invested time getting to know my me. She was responsive in her communications, and actively stayed in touch throughout the process. She was a true pleasure to work with throughout the process. Stacy helped me find a position that was a great match for me professionally, and personally. I highly recommend Stacy to legal professionals looking to move to or within the Calgary market.

Ryan Edwards
Senior Legal Counsel at Alliance Pipeline


Stacy is an experienced, committed and talented recruitment professional. Stacy will not hesitate to invest the time and energy required to ensure a placement that satisfies both the professional ambitions of her candidates and the needs of her clients. It was an absolute pleasure working with Stacy. If you are interested in advancing your career or are seeking advice on potential opportunities, I highly recommend that you contact Stacy.

Stefan Ali
Corporate Counsel at Enerflex Ltd.


Stacy is an excellent recruiter who worked relentlessly to find a position that matched my skill set when I relocated to Calgary. She provided constant updates throughout the search process and was always quick to respond when I had any questions.

I would highly recommend her to any legal professionals seeking to move to the Calgary market.

Justin Dunphy
Counsel at Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada


I was lucky enough to work with Stacy when I wanted to transition from Toronto to Vancouver. Stacy took the time to understand exactly what it was I was looking for, while offering guidance and searching out new opportunities for me throughout the process. Because of her efforts, I was able to land a position at a great firm. 

Stacy is a joy to work with. She is professional, always responsive and very well connected. In short, she is exactly what one looks for in a great legal recruiter. I would recommend Stacy to anyone looking to make a career transition. 

Andrew J. Robertson
Lawyer at Lawson Lundell LLP


Legal and Administrative Recruitment - Industry References for Shona Tischner (Director of Legal and Administrative Support):


I was fortunate enough to have Shona as my recruiter. Shona helped me find my dream role! Shona's professionalism is outstanding. She sets the bar high assuring your resume gets noticed. She is the leader in legal recruitment as she truly goes to bat for you by getting results. Thank you Shona for all your support and effort! 

Anita Gryckiewicz


My entire experience with Shona and Urban Legal Recruitment has been an absolute pleasure. I couldn't have met a nicer person than Shona. Not only did she offer awesome suggestions on how to improve my resume but her friendly nature and encouragement took the stress out of job hunting. Thanks to her I was successful in my job search. I would not hesitate to use Urban Legal Recruitment again and would give Shona the highest recommendation to anyone I know. Exceeds expectations! Thank you Shona, you are fantastic!

Lisa Dow
Legal Assistant 


Shona is very personable and very well versed in understanding the needs of both the employer and employee. She seeks only to find the equivatable balance on both sides. She demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and positivity in her approach for job seekers while maintaining a realistic approach. Her multi-faceted background with experience in HR only adds to her skill set and understanding for job seekers seeking the right fit. I would highly recommend Shona whether it be for employers or that of job seekers just entering the work force, or those well versed that are looking for a bright new opportunity. During my acquaintance with Shona she has demonstrated the skill set of a leader in being highly professional, confidential and encouraging.

G. MacLean
Legal Assistant


I truly enjoyed working with Urban Legal Recruitment. Shona is amazing at what she does. She found me a placement that has been the perfect fit for me since returning to the workforce.

Sarah Strom
Legal Assistant

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