About Us

Founded in 2001, CLS Legal Staffing, a division of Chicago Legal Search, Ltd., a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise, is a results-oriented company. We focus on recruiting and placing only highly qualified and exceptional paralegals, legal secretaries, management and legal support staff in permanent, temporary/contract, and temp-to-perm positions.

We have established close-working relationships with Chicago’s large, medium and small law firms and Fortune 500 companies, and the individuals within them who make the hiring decisions. Working with CLS Legal Staffing, you gain immediate access to an array of opportunities and the decision makers.

To help you secure your ideal position, we offer a broad range of services, including:

  • a comprehensive, ongoing evaluation of the Chicago legal staffing market;
  • current informative profiles of employers’ staffing needs and cultures;
  • resume preparation and revision;
  • effective interviewing techniques and strategies;
  • salary negotiations; and
  • ongoing counseling throughout your career.

CLS Legal Staffing strictly adheres to the Illinois Code of Paralegal Ethics. We treat all of our candidates and clients fairly, honestly and with the highest degree of integrity. Candidate resumes are kept in strict confidence. We never send your resume for any position without your express authorization. You can be assured that inquiries to potential employers will be handled professionally, ethically and discreetly.

Today’s legal staffing market changes daily. Your career decision should be made with the most accurate and up-to-date information. Let us share our in-depth and cutting edge market intelligence with you. Call us whether you have begun your search or are thinking about exploring other opportunities.

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

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  • Simone has always been a great and straighforward legal staffing advocate that I turn to for paralegal positions. She is trustworthy, handles confidential information very well, and has a good handle on assessing candidate skills and qualifications that match great job opportunities.

    Marcus Bell, Litigation Paralegal

    Schopf & Weiss LLP


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