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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: 09/20
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Special Counsel Chicago is currently seeking experienced compliance paralegals looking for new and exciting temporary opportunities.  If you meet the requirements below and are currently available, please submit your resume below!
     
    The Temporary Compliance paralegal will...
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  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Immediate opportunity for experienced Compliance Analysts!  Do you have 4+ years’ experience in AML compliance and/or law enforcement investigations, forensic investigations or similar role?  We are seeking professionals experienced in these areas and who are interested in...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Special Counsel is currently recruiting for a Temporary Commercial Real Estate Paralegal.  Qualified candidates will have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a legal or corporate setting. You should have experience in assisting with commercial sales, acquisitions, leases and...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position: Legal Secretary
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Temporary
    A Temporary Legal Secretary position is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. This is a great opportunity for a candidate with at least 2 years of relevant experience, to gain even more exciting law firm experience!
     
    The ideal candidate will...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Special Counsel is pleased to offer a Temporary Recent Graduate Litigation Paralegal position in downtown Chicago, in the Loop.  This is a great opportunity for recent grads who have little or no previous work experience.  This position will assist attorneys with all phases of...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Special Counsel is currently looking to fill a Temporary Corporate Paralegal position in downtown Chicago.  If you have at least 3 years experience, either at a firm or with an in-house legal team, this may the position for you!
     
    Responsibilities may include:
    - Assist...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Calling all Corporate Paralegals!  
     
    Special Counsel is currently recruiting for Corporate Paralegals looking for temporary positions.
     
    Ideal candidates will have:
     
    Previous in house experience, and 4+ plus years of experience overall....
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Special Counsel is looking for paralegals with real estate experience, who would be interested in temporary contract positions.  If you meet the below requirements, and would be interested in learning more, please submit your resume below!
     
    Requirements:
    - Required a...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Temporary
    Special Counsel is looking for recent graduates, of either Paralegal Bachelor degrees or Paralegal Certificates, specifically classes of 2016 and 2015, who are interested in gaining more experience.  If you meet the below requirements, and would be interested in learning more, please...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    Special Counsel is excited to offer a Project Coordinator position, specifically for recent college graduates!  This is a great career entry...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Commercial Real Estate Paralegal job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. Our law firm client is seeking a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal with 3-5 years of solid experience. Ideal candidates will have prior experience assisting with all aspects of...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Commercial Litigation Paralegal Job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. At least 5 years of litigation experience and Bachelor’s Degree required. Ediscovery, document management, and trial preparation experience also...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Trademark Docket Specialist Job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. This role will assist with docketing of incoming correspondence from foreign associates and from the USPTO for trademark matters. A Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years in...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Corporate & Securities Paralegal Job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. At least 5 years of experience as a corporate and securities paralegal is required. Bachelor’s Degree required. Paralegal Certificate a plus. The ideal candidate will...View Details.
  • Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Corporate Paralegal Job is currently available in Arlington Heights, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. At least 2 years of previous experience is...View Details.
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