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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: 05/24
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    General Litigation Associate Job in Chicago, IL
     
    Are you interested in working for at a top AmLaw firm with national prestige? One that is consistently ranked as a top litigation firm in Chicago? If you are, this may be the right opportunity for you. You would be...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/24
    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: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/23
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for a well-respected Chicago firm in their Real Estate practice group?  Would you like to work at an elite firm who will focus on professional development? Do you want more client contact?  This is your chance to join a great team that is dedicated to its...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/23
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for a top AmLaw firm in their Bankruptcy practice group? Would you like to be with a firm that focuses on developing and empowering associates? Would you like to work for a growing practice with revenue on the rise?   Well then this just might be the...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/23
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Patent Prosecution Attorney job in Chicago is immediately available!  Consideration requires at least two years’ large law firm experience in patent prosecution work, as well as a degree in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
     
    This position...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/23
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Corporate Attorney job in Chicago, Illinois is currently available with a TOP AMLAW firm courtesy of Parker+Lynch. If you are ready for a change and the opportunity to work on sophisticated matters, this may be the perfect job for you.
     
    To be considered for this...
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  • Location: Wood Dale, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/22
    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: 05/19
    Position: Litigation Support
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    Become the newest member of one of Chicago's top law firms to work for!  Growing firm with a history of recognizing the talents of its staff and known for promoting within is seeking Help Desk Support for their winning team. It is a very professional office with a solid IT...View Details.
  • Location: Skokie, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/16
    Position: Admin Legal Support
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    An Executive Legal Assistant Job with a corporation in the northern suburbs of Chicago is immediately available courtesy of Special Counsel.  Qualified candidates will have experience directly supporting C-level professionals.  Primary duties include managing the calendar of the...View Details.
  • Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/16
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Real Estate Legal Assistant Job is currently available in the Chicago courtesy of Special Counsel. Our law firm client is seeking an experienced Real Estate Legal Assistant with solid experience supporting attorneys in a law firm environment.  Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/12
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    A Commercial Real Estate Paralegal job is available in Chicago, IL.  Ideal candidates would demonstrate planning, prioritization, and time management skills; the ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments; work independently on assigned projects with minimal daily work...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/12
    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: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/12
    Position: Admin Legal Support
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Real Estate Executive Legal Assistant Job is available in Chicago, Illinois.  
     
    Ideal candidates would have experience as an executive assistant in the real estate industry.  
     
    Responsibilities may include screening calls, making travel and meeting...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/03
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for an AmLaw 50 firm that has an elite Real Estate practice group?  Would you like to work with a practice that is known...View Details.
  • Location: Wheaton, Illinois
    Date Posted: 05/02
    Position: Contracts Administrator
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    Our corporate client located in the western suburbs is currently seeking a Temp-to-Hire Junior Contracts Paralegal for an immediate opportunity. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a well-respected company. Ideal candidates will have 1-3 years of experience with contract database...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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