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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: 06/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Legal Billing Specialist Job is available with one of our law firm clients in downtown Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel....View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    An Intellectual Property Legal Secretary Job is available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel.  This role is a full secretarial support to three or more attorneys that requires prosecution, litigation, and administration.
     
    Job Duties Include:
    Advanced...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    A Commercial Real Estate Attorney Job is available in downtown Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    This is a long-term temporary opportunity with one of our Firm clients.
     
    Ideal candidates would have experience negotiating and drafting leases for...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation – Civil
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    A Litigation Legal Assistant Job is available in a great law firm in downtown Chicago courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Ideal candidates would have experience a minimum of 3 years of experience of litigation experience including, but not limited experience with: e-filing...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Insurance
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking temporary Insurance Defense Attorneys to join one of our well-known clients in the loop. The ideal candidate with have 4 to 6 years of civil litigation experience, and must be able to work strategically and independently during the litigation process....View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Real Estate Tax Appeals job in Chicago, Illinois is currently available with a top Chicago firm with a growing real estate practice, courtesy of Parker+Lynch Legal.
    To be considered for this opportunity, you must have at least 5 years of real estate tax law firm experience. If you...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is looking for a Commercial Real Estate Legal Secretary for one of clients who would be willing to relocate to their Tampa, FL office. The Legal Secretary's primary responsibility is to support one of the firm's partners in their commercial real estate...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking an experienced full-time Patent Paralegal for one of our best IP law firm clients in downtown Chicago. The candidate must have 2+ years of experiance in IP and be able to work autonomously and meet strict deadlines. Please submit your resume for...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/18
    Position:
    Practice Area: Legal Nursing
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is seeking temporary legal nurses for one of our downtown clients to assist with a long-term case. The position is slated to last at least 3 months, and there is the opportunity to work several days per week from home.
     
    Responsibilities will include: reviewing...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/16
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Commercial Real Estate Paralegal job is available with one of our firm clients in Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Ideal Candidate would have experience preparing title and survey reviews, reviewing leases, filing UCC statements, coordinate post-closing...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/16
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    A Litigation Legal Secretary job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago, Illinois.  
     
    This is a Contract to Hire opportunity, and our firm client is looking to hire on someone ASAP!
     
    The ideal candidates will be highly organized, have excellent...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/12
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Labor & Employment
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY
     
     
    Would you like to work with a nationally recognized and ranked L&E practice known for having a great mentoring program? If so, this L&E Senior Associate job in Chicago may be the right fit for you. This is an outstanding...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/12
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work with a top AmLaw firm with a nationally ranked RE group known for superior handling of a wide range of domestic and cross-border real estate transactions, covering acquisitions and dispositions, and financings? If so, this RE Senior Associate job in Chicago may be...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/12
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Temporary
    An Attorney position is available courtesy of Special Counsel.  This is a temporary opportunity slated to start ASAP.
     
    Looking for a Temporary Litigation attorney to appear at hearings, depositions, pre-trials and conduct settlement negotiations in Hannibal, MO. Solo...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 06/12
    Position:
    Practice Area: Immigration
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    We are looking for a self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented person to work as a paralegal at a world renowned Immigration firm.
     
    The ideal candidate will be responsible for the collection and submitting of various immigration forms. This candidate should also feel...
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