Biographies

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    B. Simone Lyles

    Legal Staffing Director

    Simone is the Founder and Director of CLS Legal Staffing, and a graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. She is a sustaining member of the Illinois Paralegal Association, National Association of Legal Assistants and National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc., and a member of the Northwestern College and Wright College Paralegal Advisory Boards. Simone has served as an invited speaker at several major university paralegal programs on legal recruiting and diversity matters. She has conducted mock interviews at the Institute of Paralegal Studies at Loyola University Chicago and was a Career Counselor for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's resume critique program. Prior to joining Chicago Legal Search in 1997, Simone interned for President Bill Clinton during his tenure as governor of Arkansas and interned for U.S. Senator David Pryor. Simone is also a vocalist and has opened for the late Koko Taylor, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars, Joe Lovano, Maceo Park, Raheem DeVaughn and Roy Haynes. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has lent her voice to several award winning television commercials for Wal-Mart and has done projects for Charmin, Toyota, WVON, the Illinois Lottery and the popular dance video game  Dance, Dance Revolution

    Phone: 312-251-2560

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    Tara Teague

    Manager of Client Development

    Tara is the Manager of Client Development for Chicago Legal Search, Ltd., CLS Legal Staffing, and CLS Executive Search. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2009, with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications. After graduation, she worked in Account Management at East Valley Consulting and The Phoenix New Times, creating advertising campaigns, including print, web and event marketing. Most recently, she worked for Howatt HR Consulting as a copywriter, researching and writing print and web content for recruitment companies, website copy and marketing campaigns. In her spare time, Tara enjoys yoga, reading and exploring the Chicago food scene.

    Phone: 312-251-2563

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