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Special Counsel Special Counsel
200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 700 Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.814.0240 Fax: 312.814.0241
Special Counsel TurnKey Legal Center
17 North State Street, Suite 890 Chicago, IL 60602

Special Counsel Chicago

Since 1998, the experienced Special Counsel staff has been exceeding expectations in Chicago. We are the leading provider of legal contract staffing, document review and direct-hire services to law firms, corporations and government entities in the greater Chicago area. Our temporary placements have ranged from a small group of paralegals assisting with transactional matters, to a team of over 150 attorneys performing document review in preparation for litigation. Our tenured direct-hire staff has developed strong relationships with clients ranging from small, mid-size and large law firms to regional and international corporations, to assist with strategic hires.

Located on Michigan Avenue across from Millennium Park and the Art Institute, our Chicago office offers:

  • Contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire services
  • Local-market expertise, coupled with Special Counsel’s national resources
  • Knowledgeable, professional, and efficient services
  • Staffing and management of on-site and off-site document review teams, discovery and eDiscovery projects
  • On-demand access to configurable TurnKey Legal Center document review project space, computers and equipment for your next eDiscovery project—conveniently located on State Street in the heart of the financial district "Loop"
  • Our exclusive SightManager® document review management software featuring cutting-edge monitoring and reporting tools that allow you to manage multiple projects securely and efficiently without leaving your office

We have strong alliances with legal professional organizations, such as:

  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • Women in eDiscovery (WiE)
  • Chicago Association of Litigation Support Managers (CALSM)
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA)
  • Illinois Paralegal Association (IPA)

Recent Legal Job Postings in Chicago

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/16
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    A Transactional Legal Secretary job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago, Illinois.
     
    Ideal candidates would have experience working with Corporate and/or Real Estate matters.  
     
    Duties include formating documents scheduling meetings, maintaining...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/16
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
     
    Parker + Lynch is working with a top client on an amazing opportunity.  This client is an amazing AmLaw firm with a stellar reputation...
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  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Date Posted: 02/16
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Are you seeking a non-traditional legal career with great earning potential?  If so, Special Counsel is now recruiting an outside sales representative for one of North America’s leading Public Adjuster and Loss Consultant Company.  The company is in the niche business of...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/15
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    Temporary Litigation Legal Secretary job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago, Illinois.  The ideal candidates will be highly organized, have excellent communication skills, be efficient, and be able to multi-task with the ability to perform at an executive level with...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/14
    Position:
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is currently seeking an experienced paralegal for a long-term contract with one of our corporate clients in the western suburbs. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and legal research experience. Please see below for further...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/12
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    An IP Associate job is currently available with a top high-end boutique in Chicago, IL, courtesy of Parker+Lynch Legal.
     
    To be considered for this opportunity, you must have 2+ years’ of IP law firm experience. This position requires a high level of sophisticated work...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/12
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Corporate Paralegal Job is available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel.
     
    One of our in-house clients is seeking a Corporate Paralegal with 5+ years of experience in corporate governance matters, securities filings, and merger and acquisition transactions....
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  • Location: Hinsdale, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/12
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is currently staffing a long-term contract Real Estate Attorney position in the northwest suburbs. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience, and a strong background working in commercial real estate.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Reviewing and...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/08
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Trademark Paralegal job is available at an growing downtown law firm courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago, Illinois.
     
    Ideal candidates would have experience working in a law firm setting and have exposure to trademark work such as docketing, filing, and/or research....
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/08
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Conflicts Attorney Job is available in downtown Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel.  This position will be responsible for...View Details.
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Date Posted: 02/07
    Position:
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is currently seeking a contract Attorney to assist with Legislative History and Brief Checking at one of our national clients in Milwaukee. The ideal candidate will have performed Wisconsin legislative history search pre-1990, and ideally will have an illustrative work...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/07
    Position:
    Practice Area: Estate Planning
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Tax and Estate Planning Paralegal Job is available at a fantastic law firm located in downtown Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Ideal candidates would have experience with preparing and filing taxes as well as a strong background in tax and probate trust...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/07
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A leading regional firm with a national presence, courtesy of Parker + Lynch Legal, is seeking a highly-qualified and motivated corporate attorney for...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/07
    Position:
    Practice Area: Immigration
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    An Immigration Legal Assistant Job is available at an excellent boutique law firm located in downtown Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  Ideal candidates would have experience with family immigration and deportation defense matters.
     
    If you would like to learn...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/07
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Parker + Lynch is working with a top client on a great opportunity.  This client is a sophisticated mid-size firm with a national presence and is looking to add to their corporate practice group.
     
    A few things to consider are:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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