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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: 03/22
    Position:
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    A Contract to Hire Contracts Paralegal Job is available in Chicago, Illinois. Ideal candidates would have experience with HIPAA compliance and familiarity with Novatus software is a plus. A Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate are preferred.
     
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy Law
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    One of our top law firm clients in downtown Chicago is seeking a Bankruptcy Litigation Paralegal with 3-5 years of solid experience.  Ideal...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/17
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Insurance
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    A Temp-to-Hire 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 three years of solid experience handling insurance defense...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/15
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Risk Management Paralegal Job is available in Chicago, Illinois. Ideal candidates would have experience 3 to 5 years' experience with corporate insurance program, insurance claims and consultant contracts. A Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate are...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/13
    Position:
    Practice Area: Administrative Asst
    Employment Type: Temporary
    A Temporary Legal  Assistant job is available courtesy of Special Counsel with a law firm in Chicago, Illinois.  The ideal candidate will be...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/13
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Receptionist Job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. Our law firm client is seeking an experienced Receptionist for a temporary assignment.  The Receptionist's primary responsibilities are management of incoming phone calls, greeting of...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/09
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Trust & Estates
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Multiple Estates and Trusts Paralegal Jobs are currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. These positions require experience in preparing probate documents, assisting with estate planning, and preparing tax filings.  Paralegal certificate and bachelor's...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/08
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Do you want to want to work with a nationally recognized and respected firm that still prides itself on its Midwest collegiality and culture? Does working with top clients on sophisticated intellectual property issues interest you? If so, this patent litigation associate job in Chicago...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/08
    Position: Admin Legal Support
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    There is a Litigation Support/Trial Coordinator Job available courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago, Illinois. This role requires at least two years of relevant law firm experience.
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  • Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/07
    Position: Admin Legal Support
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Temporary Commercial Lease Abstractor Job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel.  Ideal candidates have experience abstracting commercial or retail leases into a lease administration database.  The anticipated duration is 2-3...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 03/06
    Position:
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Commercial Real Estate Paralegal Job is currently available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel. This position requires experience in...View Details.
  • Location: Oswego, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/24
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Contract
    A Temporary Compliance Paralegal job with a corporation in the western suburbs of Chicago is available courtesy of Special Counsel. Ideal candidates will have 3+ years of corporate maintenance experience (filing annual reports, minute books, etc).  Additionally, ideal candidates will...View Details.
  • Location: Hinsdale, Illinois
    Date Posted: 02/24
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel/Parker + Lynch Legal is working with a corporate suburban client that is seeking a senior level attorney with extensive experience drafting and negotiating retail leases.  This counsel-level role reports directly to the Deputy General Counsel and involves work in real...View Details.
  • 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.
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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