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.

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  • “After taking a brief hiatus from the practice of law, I was looking for a position which would enable me to enjoy a better balance between work and my personal life. I turned to Gary D’Alessio not only for his assistance in exploring opportunities for me, but to provide me with the counseling and guidance I needed. Gary’s personal experiences, familiarity with the Chicago legal market and timely knowledge of various opportunities ultimately led me to a part-time position at which I have never been happier.”

    Michelle K. Episcope, Associate

    Burke Warren Mackay & Serritella PC