Attorney Job Search FAQ

Why should I choose to work with Chicago Legal Search?

During our 30 years of attorney recruiting and placement, we have developed numerous personal and professional relationships with the managing partners and recruiting coordinators within the Chicagoland area. We are often the first to learn of attorney openings, as many of our clients prefer not to advertise. We will only send your resume to our clients with your express authorization and all resumes are submitted in strict 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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  • “The decision to leave my former firm was difficult, but the thought of conducting a job search in Chicago while continuing to practice in Indianapolis was simply overwhelming. Fortunately, I was referred to Alan Rubenstein by a friend. Alan’s knowledge of the Chicago legal market and the different cultures within various law firms was invaluable. The information and resources Alan provided gave me a competitive advantage and allowed me to negotiate a superior arrangement, but most importantly, he helped me select the firm best suited for my personal and professional goals. I have since referred several of my friends to Alan and they have each had equally rewarding experiences.”

    Robert T. Buday, Partner

    Latham & Watkins