Attorney Job Search FAQ

Why should I choose to work with Chicago Legal Search?

During our 22 years of attorney recruiting and placement, we have developed numerous personal and professional relationships with the hiring attorneys and recruiting coordinators at law firms and companies in the Chicago area. We are often the first to learn of available attorney positions and many of our clients prefer not to advertise. We will only send your resume to our clients with your express authorization. All resumes are submitted in confidence.

Is there any cost to me for using Chicago Legal Search’s services?

No, our service is completely free for our candidates.

What will Chicago Legal Search do to assist me with my job search?

Our recruiters will meet with you to discuss current job opportunities. We will provide you with detailed information about each specific position and the company or law firm, including the compensation, hours, responsibilities and culture. We will give you suggestions on your resume and prepare you for your interviews. When we submit your resumé to a client, we include a detailed cover letter on your behalf with details about why you are looking for a new job, your current responsibilities and other relevant information. We promote you to our clients and assist you in getting the answers to what may be difficult questions. We also can help in scheduling interviews and getting feedback for you.

Will my resume be submitted in confidence?

Absolutely. We never send your resume to our clients without your express authorization. We also ensure that our clients understand the importance of keeping your candidacy confidential.

Can CLS send my resume to an employer if I already have done so?

If you or another recruiting firm have submitted your resume to an employer, Chicago Legal Search may be prohibited from doing so, depending on the employer. Some clients have a window of time (usually six months) in which a submission is “owned” by the person who submitted the resume. It is important that you tell your recruiter where you submitted your resume, so the “ownership” can be determined.

chicago skyline at sunset with purple clouds
  • Gary is an outstanding recruiter who took a sincere interest and active approach in helping to secure a job offer for me.  Gary and I worked together in identifying potential employers, developing a business plan, preparing for interviews, securing phone interviews and office visits, and eventually obtaining the offer.  Throughout this process, Gary was very responsive and provided much appreciated guidance based on his extensive experience in placing attorneys with top law firms.  Gary was truly a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend his services going forward.

    Thomas M. Asmar, Associate

    Latham & Watkins LLP


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