Chicago Attorney and Legal Staff Recruiting

Est. 1988. Greater Chicago Area. Minority-Owned and Managed. NGLCC Certified. Committed to Diversity and Inclusion.

Years in Business
Candidates in Customized Database

As the only diversity-owned, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)-certified Chicago-based legal recruiting firm, we are committed to diversity in attorney recruitment and placement.

What We Do

If you are looking to make a move to a boutique law firm or a Fortune 500 company, we have established, long-standing and successful working relationships within Chicago’s legal and business community, including law firms of all sizes and corporations.

Resume preparation and revisions

A current and ongoing evaluation of the Chicago legal job market

Help evaluating employment offers

Effective interview techniques and strategies

An inside look into employers’ hiring trends and cultures

Career advice

The number one reason employers use recruitment agencies? Save time. We work to streamline the hiring process and fill vacancies more efficiently.

Specificity. Oftentimes, your hiring needs may be finite or within a niche practice area. We work to identify and shortlist only those qualified for the position.

Identify qualified candidates who are also a cultural fit, which improves employee retention.

Obtain access to passive candidates who likely will not be aware of your job opportunity.

Provide valuable market intelligence and industry-related developments, including hiring trends and competition.

Provide vital updates relating to employment legislation.



Working with Gary to find a lateral position in the Chicago market was a great experience. Gary was diligent, thoughtful, and supportive throughout the entire hiring process. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to make a move to a new position.

Jeffrey M. Goldberg, Real Estate Associate Gould & Ratner LLP


CLS Legal Staffing really came through for us when we were trying to fill a very unique opening for a legal secretary. Simone responded to our requests by providing us with a large selection of not only qualified candidates, but candidates who were also a perfect fit for the culture of our firm. The team listened and took the time to understood how best to meet our needs and this spoke volumes about their client service. They were very responsive and efficient throughout the entire process and we will certainly be using them again for future hires.

Jennifer A. Thomas, Human Resources Manager REED SMITH LLP

A Personalized Strategy

We have a customized and comprehensive database of over 75,000 candidates as well as a substantial confidential network, and a 30+ year track record of successfully placing hundreds of legal professionals. Whether you are a candidate or an employer, you can expect a proactive and tailored search.

Our Commitment

Candidates’ resumes are always kept in strict confidence. We never send a candidate’s resume to a client without his/her express authorization. You can be assured that inquiries to potential employers will be handled professionally, ethically and discreetly.

In a market as fast moving as Chicago, legal staffing needs typically evolve on a daily basis. Your career decisions should be made with as much accurate and informative market intelligence as possible as well as an understanding of all potential opportunities.

Our top priority is to find candidates better job opportunities and employers the best candidates.
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