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.



September 19, 2017

We are pleased to announce the hire of our newest legal search consultant, Nicholas Holzkopf!


May 8, 2017

We are pleased to announce the hire of our newest legal search consultant, Layla Contreras!

 March 29, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our Legal Staffing Director, Simone Lyles, is being honored by Chicago Defender as one of their 2017 Women of Excellence!

February 1, 2016

We’ve passed a milestone and we’re celebrating! This month marks the 15th anniversary of CLS Legal Staffing! We’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our loyal clients and exceptional candidates for contributing to our success over the years. It has been a pleasure recruiting and partnering with our law firm and corporate clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. We look forward to continuing our effort to provide the finest legal staff recruiting and placement services in Chicago.




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

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  • It has truly been a pleasure to work with Layla Contreras of the CLS Legal Staffing team.  Layla connected with me via LinkedIn and presented me with an opportunity that I consider my "dream job".  Within days of reaching out to me, Layla put me forward for an interview.  The day following my interview I received an offer for employment.  Throughout the entire process Layla provided me with support and encouragement in what would typically be a stressful process and for that I am truly grateful.  

    Tali Hyland, Estate Planning Paralegal

    Dykema Gossett PLLC

CLS Legal Staffing. 180 N. LaSalle St., Suite 3525, Chicago, IL 60601 312.251.2588.