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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: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/19
    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...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Parker + Lynch is working with a top client on an amazing opportunity.  This client is an AmLaw 100 firm  looking to add to their Commercial Litigation practice.
     
    Perks include:
    • Well-respected global firm
    • Market level...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/18
    Position:
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    Special Counsel is seeking an experienced and polished receptionist to join a mid-sized civil litigation practice in downtown Chicago. This client is seeking someone to start immediately, and there is the potential for this role to turn into a permanent role. The ideal candidate will have...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/15
    Position: Non - Traditional
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is looking for Directors of Legal Recruitment to join our Chicago office.
     
    This position focuses on both recruitment for temporary and temporary to hire attorneys, paralegals, and/or other legal professionals as well as recruitment for permanent positions for...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/14
    Position:
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Legal Billing Analyst job is available in Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Responsibilities:
     
    • Handling and processing of outside counsel and other legal related legal expenses
    • Ensuring that all invoices are in compliance with...View Details.
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
    Date Posted: 09/13
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: 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 the Saint Louis, MO, suburbs. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience and training in subsidiary legal matters to assist the team's legal...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/11
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Top Chicago firm with a Chamber's-ranked practice group is looking for a corporate associate with a focus on M&A with at least three years experience.
     
    Further, the firm boasts the following:
    • Very sophisticated work stemming from a broad range of...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/11
    Position: Administrative Assistant
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    A Temp-to-Hire Administrative Assistant job is available right now at Special Counsel in Chicago, IL.  If you seek an opportunity to foster your organizational and interpersonal skills or have an interest in the legal field then please continue reading.  Your competitive...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/11
    Position:
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is seeking an experience Family Law Attorney to join a mid-sized firm in Downtown Chicago. We are considering candidates with 5+ years of litigation experience, that have focused on family and divorce law. Candidates should have experience handling complicated divorces,...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/07
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
     
     
    Parker + Lynch is working with a top client on an amazing opportunity.  This client is an AmLaw 100 firm looking to add to their White Collar Litigation practice.
     
    Perks include:
    • Collegial environment
    • Extremely reasonable billable...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/06
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Commercial Real Estate Paralegal job is available in Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.
     
    Responsibilities Include:
     
    • Coordinate due diligence for a variety of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions,
    • loans,...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/06
    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: 09/06
    Position:
    Practice Area: Immigration
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    An Immigration Paralegal Job is available courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Ideal Candidates would have 3 to 5 years experience working with in Business Immigration and Spanish fluency.  
     
    Experience working at a large firm is preferred, but not required....
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  • Location: Schaumburg, Illinois
    Date Posted: 09/05
    Position:
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking a qualified Contracts Admin for one of our clients in Schaumburg, 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 assistant...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/31
    Position:
    Practice Area: Insurance
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking a full-time experienced Legal Secretary for a large law firm in downtown Chicago. The firm prides itself on its culture and growth opportunities, so the ideal candidate will be professional, motivated, and energetic. The preferred candidate will have...View Details.
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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