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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: 07/24
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract
    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: Arlington Heights, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently recruiting for several Temp-to-Hire and Direct Hire Corporate Paralegal opportunities with corporate and law firm clients...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago , Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/21
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Corporate Securities Paralegal Job is available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel.
     
    One of our in-house clients is seeking a Corporate Securities Paralegal with 5+ years of experience in corporate governance matters, securities filings, and merger and...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Contracts Specialist Job is available in the Chicago, Illinois area courtesy of Special Counsel.  Ideal candidate have at least 3 years of practical experience reviewing, red-lining, negotiating, and managing contracts.  Paralegal certificate preferred, but not required....View Details.
  • Location: Wood Dale, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Contracts Manager Job is currently available in the northwest suburbs courtesy of Special Counsel. This role will work with the business team to...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Trademark Paralegal Job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel.  At least 3-5 years of experience and a Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate are required. The ideal candidate will have solid experience managing domestic and foreign...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/13
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Commercial Real Estate Paralegal Job is available in Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  Ideal candidates would demonstrate planning, prioritization, and time management skills; the ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments; work independently on assigned projects...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/13
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    A Temporary (possible to hire) Litigation Attorney Job is available in downtown Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  Ideal candidates would have 3 plus years of experience with Civil Litigation, and experience with professional liability matters is a plus.  
     
    If...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/13
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    An AmLaw 200 firm is looking for a mid-level CRE associate with a strong background in finance to join their chambers ranked practice! The ideal candidate would have 3+ years’ experience in real estate finance. The firm has a sophisticated client base of national financial...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/11
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Labor & Employment
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Labor and Employment Attorney Job in Milwaukee, WI
    Are you a labor and employment attorney looking for an opportunity to join an expanding practice group at one of Milwaukee's finest institutions? If so, this opening is exactly for you.
     
    The responsibilities of the...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/11
    Position:
    Practice Area: Environmental Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A high-end boutique is looking for a CRE with 4+ years of relevant experience to join their Chambers ranked practice group.
     
    The firm boasts the following:
    • Competitive compensation and bonus structure
    • A reasonable hours requirement (and expectation) and...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/11
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A top AmLaw firm here in Chicago with a fantastic Technology & IP Transactions team is looking for an associate to join their Chambers ranked practice.
     
    Further, the firm boasts the following:
    • Competitive compensation and bonus structure
    • They have...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/11
    Position: JD
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Parker + Lynch is working with a top client on an amazing opportunity.  This client is an AmLaw 50 firm with a stellar reputation and is looking to add to their IP practice.
     
    Perks include:
    • Global tech client base
    • Lots of client...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/11
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Parker + Lynch is currently assisting a prestigious Chicago-based law firm in its search for lateral bankruptcy partners in Chicago, New York, or Tampa.  Our client is in serious growth mode. This is a great opportunity for lateral partners who are looking to join a growing firm that...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 07/11
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Health Care
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for an AmLaw 50 firm that has an elite Healthcare practice group?  Would you like to work with a practice that is known for representing clients in complex healthcare transactions? If so, this Healthcare Associate position may just be the right one for you....View Details.
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