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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: 02/23
    Position: Administrative Assistant
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    Temporary to Hire Legal Assistant Job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Downtown Chicago. Candidates MUST have Quickbooks, billing, or bookkeeping experience.  
     
    The ideal candidates will be highly organized, have excellent communication skills, be efficient,...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/21
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Labor & Employment
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    A Litigation Legal Secretary Job is available in downtown Chicago courtesy of Special Counsel. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/21
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    A Commercial Litigation Attorney Job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-respected firm in the city! The ideal candidate will have at least five years of solid experience handling commercial litigation...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/17
    Position: Administrative
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    A Temporary (Possibly to Hire) Billing Clerk job with a law firm in the Loop is available courtesy of Special Counsel. Ideal candidates will have 3+ years of prior law firm billing experience.  Elite software experience is a plus!
     
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/15
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    A IP Docket Clerk job are available courtesy of Special Counsel in the Chicago, Illinois.
    Candidate will be responsible for maintaining and updating the IP docket database timely and accurately.  Duties include, but not limited to, creating new records, updating existing records...
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  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Date Posted: 02/14
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Contract
    Immediate opportunity for experienced Compliance Analysts in Milwaukee!  Do you have 4+ years’ experience in AML compliance and/or law...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/14
    Position: Admin Legal Support
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Temporary
    A Temporary (Possibly to Hire) IP Legal Secretary job is immediately available courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago.  This is an exciting opportunity to support patent and trademark attorneys at a top AmLaw firm in the Loop.  Ideal candidates will have 5+ years of IP...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/13
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Banking and Commercial Finance
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    One of our top law firm clients in downtown Chicago is seeking a Corporate Paralegal with at least 2 years of solid experience in Global Finance.  Ideal candidates will have prior experience preparing and maintaining corporate legal documents, preparing and filing UCC statements and...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/10
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Temporary Commercial Real Estate Attorney job is available right now courtesy of Special Counsel.  If you have at least two to three years’ experience then you may be the perfect candidate for this tremendous opportunity with an AmLaw firm in Chicago. Ideal candidates will...View Details.
  • Location: Sussex, Wisconsin
    Date Posted: 02/08
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Temporary Contracts Specialist job with one of our corporate clients is available in Milwaukee, WI courtesy of Special Counsel.
     
    Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of experience reviewing, red-lining, negotiating, and managing corporate contracts.  
     
    If...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/07
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Temporary-To-Hire Attorney job is available right now courtesy of Special Counsel.  If you have at least three years’ experience then you...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/06
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Temp-to-Hire Trademark Paralegal Job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel.  At least 3 years of experience...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/03
    Position: Admin Legal Support
    Practice Area: Immigration
    Employment Type: Contract
    A busy immigration law firm has a job opening for a Temporary Immigration Legal Assistant Job courtesy of Special Counsel.  Ideal Candidates would have experience with a variety of employment-based, family-based, and/or deportation related cases.  
     
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/01
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Corporate Attorney Job in Chicago, IL
     
    Would you like to work with a regional law firm that is nationally recognized for its sophisticated corporate practice?  If so, this Corporate Attorney job in Chicago, IL may be the right fit for you.  You would work with a team...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/01
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Real Estate Attorney Job in Chicago, IL
     
    Would you like to work with a national law firm that is recognized for its sophisticated commercial real estate practice?  If so, this Real Estate Attorney job in Chicago, IL may be the right fit for you.  You would work with...
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