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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: 04/24
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation – Civil
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    Our law firm client located in the loop is currently seeking a Temp-to-Hire Workers’ Compensation Attorney for an immediate opportunity. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a well-respected firm. Ideal candidates will have at least 3 years of experience managing...View Details.
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Date Posted: 04/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation – Civil
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    Our law firm client in downtown Milwaukee is seeking a Temp-to-Hire Litigation Paralegal with at least 5 years of solid experience.  Ideal candidates will have extensive experience assisting attorneys with all aspects of trial preparation including drafting pleadings and motions,...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/19
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    Special Counsel in Chicago is currently recruiting for several permanent paralegal roles with law firms in Chicago and the western suburbs.  Specifically, we are looking for candidates with under 5 years of experience involving corporate governance, trust and estates, or commercial...View Details.
  • Location: Deerfield, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Temporary Commercial Litigation Paralegal Job is currently available in Deerfield, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. This is a fantastic opportunity to assist a well-respected corporation in the northern suburbs! The ideal candidate will have at least five years of solid litigation...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/18
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for an AmLaw 25 Corporate practice group?  Would you like to represent large global corporations and have a very busy M & A practice? If so, this Corporate Associate position may just be the right one for you.  This your chance to join a fantastic team...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/14
    Position:
    Practice Area: Health Care
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    A Temporary to Hire Legal Nurse Job is available in Chicago, Illinois area courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Qualified candidates will have practical RN experience (preferable in operating room or with cardiac/dialysis patients). Job responsibilities include reviewing legal...
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  • Location: Rosemont, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/14
    Position: JD
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Temporary Contracts Manager Job is available in the Chicago, Illinois area courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Ideal candidates have practical experience reviewing, red-lining, negotiating, and managing contracts.  In addition, experience with vendor agreements and...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/13
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Our corporate client in downtown Chicago is seeking a Corporate Paralegal with at least 3-5 years of solid transactional experience.  Ideal candidates will have prior M&A and fund formation experience. Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate required....View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/13
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for a well-respected Chicago firm in their Real Estate practice group?  Would you like to work at an elite firm who is dedicated to providing support and growth for its Associates?  This is your chance to join a great team that is dedicated to its clients...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/12
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Want to work with one of Chicago’s top healthcare law firms? If so, this may be a great opportunity for you! A prestigious, national law firm is seeking an associate to join the firm's steadily busy healthcare practice group. This is a great job for someone looking to...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/10
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Health Care
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for a well-respected AmLaw 100 firm that has a Chambers’ ranked Healthcare practice group?  Would you like to work at an elite firm that is known for representing some of the largest companies in the US? If so, this Healthcare Associate position may be...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/05
    Position: Document Reviewer
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel, the largest specialized legal staffing firm in the United States, is immediately seeking college grads and/or JDs for a redaction project to begin this FRIDAY 4/7. This project will take place in our space in downtown Chicago. Overtime is required.
     
    Pay Rate:...
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  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Date Posted: 04/05
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Commercial Real Estate Attorney job in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is currently available courtesy of Parker+Lynch, Legal. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have substantial experience in this field. This is an opportunity to work for a well-respected firm that offers a true...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/04
    Position:
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    A Temp to Hire Contracts Paralegal job is available in the loop courtesy of Special Counsel with our corporate client. Ideal candidates will have 3-5...View Details.
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Date Posted: 03/31
    Position:
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Trust & Estates Paralegal/Accounting Professional job is available in Milwaukee, WI courtesy of Special Counsel Chicago.  Ideal candidates will have trusts and estates experience, including estate planning, drafting probate papers, assisting clients with beneficiary claims, and...View Details.
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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