CLS Legal Staffing, a division of Chicago Legal Search, Ltd., provides the best permanent, temporary/contract and temp-to-perm legal staff recruiting and placement in Chicago. Today’s leading law firms and companies rely heavily on CLS Legal Staffing. We are confident we can successfully recruit the best talent for your organization.


CLS Legal Staffing’s top priority is to provide our candidates with outstanding opportunities at Chicago’s most prestigious law firms and corporations. We take a personal approach, listening to your needs to help you achieve your career goals. Working with CLS Legal Staffing, you gain immediate access to a wide range of opportunities and the decision makers.



We are pleased to announce the addition of CLS Legal Staffing's newest consultant, Jonna H. Cottrell, and our company's new Manager of Client Development, Weslie R. Norris. Jonna received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brandeis University in May 2013. She previously worked as a legal assistant in a law firm specializing in immigration law for one year. Prior to that, she interned for the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild in Boston, MA, where she focused on non-profit development and research. Weslie graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago in 2014, with a B.A. in English and a minor in International Business. During her final semester, she worked as an intern for the Loyola Community Literacy Center, assisting individuals in the acquisition of language and literacy skills. Over the summer of 2012, she worked as a legal assistant for the firm Lavelle & Lavelle in Phoenix, AZ.

Assisting Law Firms & Corporations in Their Search for Exceptional Legal Staff

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  • “I recently started working with CLS Legal Staffing as we had a need to hire a paralegal and our current methods of recruiting were not meeting our needs. Simone at CLS assisted us with the search and we ended up hiring one of the candidates they presented to us. Since then, we are now using them for two additional searches. CLS was efficient in their search and presented quality candidates.”

    Carrie Novak, PHR, Assistant Director of Human Resources

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation