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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
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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: Lake Forest, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/21
    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: Hoffman Estates, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/21
    Position:
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking a Legal Department Administrator to join the team of one of our international clients in the Northwest suburbs. This candidate will work within the legal department to support daily contract operations, as well as non-contract matters. The ideal...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking an HR Generalist to help pilot a formalized HR program for one of our mid-sized family law clients in the Loop. The ideal candidate will have several years of human resources or recruiting experience, and will come from a legal background....View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/14
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    Job duties include, but are not limited to:
     
    • Maintains trademark and other intellectual property (copyright and patent) database, records and corresponding files for global portfolio containing 1,000+ trademarks. Manages correspondence and contact with network of...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/10
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    A Commercial Litigation Paralegal job is available immediately with a boutique litigation firm in the Loop courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago.  
     
    Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years of substantive complex commercial litigation experience, including e-discovery...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/10
    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,...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/10
    Position:
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    A Litigation Legal Secretary Job is available in downtown Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  Ideal candidate would have direct experience supporting Attorneys in all aspects of the litigation process.
     
    Responsibilities Include:
     
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/10
    Position: Attorney
    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 100 firm with a stellar reputation and is looking to add to their IP practice group.
    Perks include:
     
    • Direct client contact
    • Sophisticated and complex...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/10
    Position: Attorney
    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 100 firm with a stellar reputation and is looking to add to their IP practice group.
     
    Perks include:
     
    • Collegial...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/09
    Position:
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking an Executive Director, or high-level Legal Administrator, to join the team of one of our mid-sized law firm clients in downtown Chicago. This role exercises broad responsibility for firm business, including: operations and financial management,...View Details.
  • Location: Lemont, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/06
    Position:
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Legal Secretary Job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  
     
    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...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/03
    Position: Litigation
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Commercial Litigation Paralegal job is available in downtown Chicago courtesy of Special Counsel.  Qualified applicants should possess 2-5 years of defense-side commercial litigation experience.  Additionally, candidates should possess e-discovery and Relativity experience,...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/02
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    A 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 and/or patent agents that requires prosecution, litigation, and administration.
     
    Job Duties...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/02
    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...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 11/02
    Position: IP
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    An IP Docketing Coordinator job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in the Chicago, Illinois.
     
    The ideal candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, organizational skills and have a high level of attention to detail.
     
    Minimum...
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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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