About Us

Established in 1988, Chicago Legal Search, Ltd., a diversity-owned business, is the preeminent legal search firm in Chicago. Our clients range from the largest law firms and corporations in the Chicago metropolitan area to unique boutiques and privately held companies. Our primary focus is attorney recruitment and placement. Clients and candidates alike can expect a pro-active, tailored search on their behalf. Employers, as well as attorneys seeking new opportunities, consistently tell us how satisfied they are with our performance. In 2001, we established CLS Legal Staffing, a division that places outstanding paralegals, legal secretaries and support staff. In 2011, we officially launched CLS Executive Search, a retained division that focuses exclusively on providing executive-level recruiting and consulting services.

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  • Alan and his team went above and beyond on my behalf. I had an idea about marketing myself and they not only helped me to develop my idea, but also got behind me 100%, stuck with me FAR longer than most recruiters would and landed me the job of my dreams. Alan and his team LISTEN and truly made me feel like I was something special! I cannot recommend Alan and his team highly enough.

    Charles Gardner, Vice President, Business Affairs and Legal

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