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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  • “Chicago Legal Search filled 2 in-house counsel positions for us. We received prompt and professional service from CLS associates and very qualified candidates were always presented. CLS always makes sure the candidates are prepared for the interview, and know the culture of our company, and desire to live in a rural area before coming in. I anticipate future openings within the legal department as we are a growing company and I would not hesitate to contact CLS first.”

    Heidi T. Mitchell, Director, Human Resources

    Zimmer, Inc.


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