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Special Counsel Special Counsel
200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 700 Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.814.0240
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: 04/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal to join one of our mid-sized boutique clients in the loop. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in business litigation. Relativity experience is also required, as well as extensive document...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Contracts 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...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    An IP Docket Clerk job are available courtesy of Special Counsel in the Chicago, Illinois.
    Ideal candidates will have experience maintaining and updating the IP docket database timely and accurately.  
     
    Duties include, but not limited to, creating new records, updating...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Bankruptcy Paralegal Job is available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel.
     
    Our law firm client located in downtown Chicago is seeking a Bankruptcy Paralegal with 1+ years of experience.  Ideal candidates will have experience with credit rates, foreclosure,...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/18
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Parker + Lynch is working with a top client on an amazing opportunity.  This client is a mid-sized boutique firm with a stellar reputation and is looking to add to their Real Estate practice.
     
    Perks include:
    • Lots of early client contact
    • Culture that...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/18
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Senior Conflicts Analyst position is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago, Illinois.
     
    Ideal candidates would have 3-5 years of experience in a legal conflicts department. This position supports a busy Litigation team at a great mid-size law firm downtown. JD is...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/17
    Position:
    Practice Area: Health Care
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is seeking full-time legal nurses for one of our downtown clients. Qualified candidates will have practical RN, LPN, or CNA experience (preferable in neo-natal or pediatrics).
     
    Requirements: A minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience. They need to be...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/16
    Position: Contracts Administrator
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking a qualified Contracts Administrator for one of our clients in Chicago, IL. Our ideal candidate has a minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with contracts and transactional documents at a law firm or at a mid-sized or larger company as a legal...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/16
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently looking for an in-house corporate governance paralegal to join the team of one of our national clients in downtown Chicago. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience and training in subsidiary legal matters to assist the team's legal counsel. A...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/13
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Contract
    An Intellectual Property Paralegal job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago, IL. Our client is looking for a temporary candidate to start immediately! Please see below for further details.
     
    The Paralegal Job Responsibilities include the following:
    •...
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  • Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/12
    Position:
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is seeking an experienced and polished receptionist to join a mid-sized law firm in the Northwest suburbs. This is a full time opportunity. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of receptionist experience, and will have stellar customer service.
     
    Requirements:...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/12
    Position: Legal Secretary
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is looking for an executive assistant to join one of our top law firm clients. The team is fast-paced and this position will require that you are extremely detail-oriented, a strong multi-tasker, and a quick study!
     
    Responsibilities May Include:
    •...
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  • Location: Lake Forest, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/10
    Position:
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking a Senior Corporate Paralegal for an international corporation in the Northern Suburbs. This candidate will serve as an integral member of the legal department, and will provide assistance to attorneys on a broad range of legal matters. The ideal...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/09
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Parker + Lynch is working with a top client on an amazing opportunity.  This client is a boutique firm   looking to add to their Construction Litigation practice.
     
    Perks include:
     
    • Early hands-on experience
    • Highly specialized large...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 04/09
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking a Senior Paralegal for one of our corporate clients in the loop. The ideal candidate will have previous financial services, asset management, or private equity experience. We are ideally looking for a candidate with over 5 years of professional...View Details.
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