Contract Attorneys

Chicago Legal Search, Ltd. provides contract, project, temporary, and temp-to-perm attorneys to law firms and corporate legal departments. We have a comprehensive database of more than 45,000 legal professionals, which allows us to identify the best-qualified candidates to meet your needs.

Our clients range from premier law firms and Fortune 500 law departments to mid-sized, small and boutique law firms and privately-held companies, all of which demand the superior quality offered by Chicago Legal Search, CLS Legal Staffing and CLS Executive Search. Many of our clients have worked with us for a number of years and were often our former candidates.

When should a company or law firm hire a contract/temporary attorney?

  • Trial preparation, including taking depositions, attending hearings and responding to discovery
  • Public offering or private placement, due diligence or regulatory compliance
  • Contract review
  • Compliance
  • Legal research and writing

Temporary attorneys can be utilized for the length of time necessary to complete your particular project, whether it is for two weeks or two years. Utilizing a contract lawyer is often the most productive and cost-effective way to fill your temporary needs. For more than 22 years, Chicago Legal Search has prided itself on recruiting and placing only the best legal professionals. This has earned us a reputation of excellence. With its finger on the pulse of Chicago’s legal community, Chicago Legal Search is well-positioned to help you with your temporary attorney needs.

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  • When I worked with Sarah Jane I received a job offer less than two weeks after I first contacted her. She connected me with a firm that was a good fit for my skills, offered a competitive salary, and reduced my commuting time by half. She was extremely prompt in responding to my emails and phone calls. I would highly recommend that any attorney who is searching for a new job work with her. I should also note that working with her did not cost anything. She is paid by the firms who are looking to hire. 

    Ryan Larson, Associate

    Kopon Airdo, LLC


Chicago Legal Search, Ltd. 180 N. LaSalle St., Suite 3525, Chicago, IL 60601 312.251.2580.