Candidate Information

CLS Legal Staffing, a division of Chicago Legal Search, Ltd., is a results-oriented company focused 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.

Candidate Services

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

  • permanent, temporary, temporary-to-permanent;
  • a comprehensive, ongoing evaluation of the Chicago legal staffing market;
  • current informative profiles of employers’ staffing needs and cultures;
  • resume preparations and revisions;
  • effective interviewing techniques and strategies;
  • salary negotiations; and
  • ongoing counseling throughout your career

We function as a valuable intermediary in the search process, helping you define and refine your objectives in changing positions, informing you of viable job opportunities and assisting you throughout the hiring process. We advise you on the myriad of issues involved in securing your ideal position.


CLS Legal Staffing’s top priority is to provide our candidates with outstanding opportunities at Chicago’s most prestigious corporations and law firms.

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.


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 discretely.

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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  • “CLS was very accommodating and provided quality paralegal staff to meet our specific needs.”

    Judith Borenstein, General Counsel

    Swedish Covenant Hospital

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