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Special Counsel Special Counsel
200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 700 Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.814.0240
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: 08/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Paralegal
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
     
    If you are a Corporate Paralegal, looking to work hard, for a top law firm, and to be fully compensated and appreciated for your efforts, Special Counsel is looking for you.
     
    A Corporate Paralegal job is available with a top firm in downtown Chicago via...
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  • Location: Winnetka, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Immigration
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Immigration Paralegal Job is available at a small law firm located in northern suburbs of Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Ideal candidates would have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a Business Immigration Practice and be familiar with H1B visa...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Commercial Real Estate Paralegal job is available with one of our firm clients in Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Ideal Candidate would have experience preparing title and survey reviews, reviewing leases, filing UCC statements, coordinate post-closing...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation – Civil
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Docket Supervisor Job is available at a Large Chicago law firm courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Provide Firm calendaring support to US practice groups.
    • Add new cases, court rule sets, jurisdictions and all relevant data...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/19
    Position: Paralegal
    Practice Area: Immigration
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A Immigration Paralegal Job is available at a great large law firm located in downtown Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Ideal candidates would have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a Business Immigration Practice and be familiar with H1B visa...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Environmental Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    An Environmental Litigation Paralegal job is open with large firm in the downtown Chicago courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    Qualified candidates would have experience with Clean Air Act and Clean Water/Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Comprehensive...
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  • Location: Winnetka, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Immigration
    Employment Type: Temporary
    A Legal Administrator job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.  
     
    The role is a temporary Legal Administrator to help with a large filing project with a great small firm
     
    The ideal candidates will have a...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Temporary
    A Litigation Paralegal job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago, Illinois.  
     
    This is a temporary assignment slated to last approximately 4 to 5 months
     
    The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of litigation experience within a law...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/17
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal to join one of our mid-sized boutique clients in the loop. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in medical malpractice or personal injury work. Candidates must have experience preparing for trial....View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/17
    Position:
    Practice Area: Labor & Employment
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is currently seeking an experienced Labor & Employment Attorney for a long term temporary assignment in the loop. The ideal candidate will have at least 7+ years of experience. The role will be focused on labor and employment law, with an emphasis on litigation on...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/17
    Position:
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    Special Counsel is currently seeking a temporary IT Litigation Paralegal to join a long-term contract with one of our in-house clients. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of litigation experience, and strong Microsoft Office and Sharepoint proficiency. Candidates should also have...View Details.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/17
    Position:
    Practice Area: Real Property
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is currently staffing a long-term contract Real Estate Attorney position in the loop. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience, and a strong background working in commercial real estate and leasing.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Reviewing and...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/17
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    A Litigation Legal Assistant job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Chicago, Illinois.
     
    Ideal candidates would have experience with e-filing in District Court.  This position supports a busy Litigation team at a great mid-size law firm downtown.
     
    If...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/15
    Position:
    Practice Area: Workers Comp
    Employment Type: Temporary
    A Workers Compensation Attorney Job is available in downtown Chicago, IL courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    This is a long-term temporary role with the possibility of becoming a permanent position.
     
    Ideal candidates would have a minimum of 5 years of experience...
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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Date Posted: 08/15
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation – Criminal
    Employment Type: Temporary
    A Civil Rights Attorney Job is available in downtown Chicago courtesy of Special Counsel.  
     
    This is a Part-Time position to perform client in-take/vetting of client's potential civil right claims.
     
    Ideal candidates would have a minimum of 3 years of...
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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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