“CLS’s efforts in determining client needs and goals are superior. This skill, combined with timely follow up and extensive candidate search capabilities, makes them an extremely effective resource for the legal employer.”
Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd.
“CLS helped us to staff a new internal trademark function in our company. They identified several highly qualified candidates in a short time, which allowed us to make great choices for each of the positions to be filled. We couldn't be happier.”
“Freeborn & Peters relies on Chicago Legal Search for more than mere resumes, we look to them for advice and counsel regarding individuals. Chicago Legal Search consistently takes the time to learn and understand our firm’s special practice needs and goals, as well as our unique philosophy and culture, to help us achieve long-term, rewarding professional relationships. There exists with Chicago Legal Search a sense of trust and commitment that is seldom duplicated by other professionals.”
Freeborn & Peters
“Chicago Legal Search was very thorough about asking the right questions so that they could better understand the requirements of the position we were looking to fill. As a result, there was no time wasted in interviewing candidates that did not have the background or experience we were looking for, and in no time we had one of the candidates working with us. Chicago Legal Search was not only thorough upfront, but they remained actively involved throughout the entire process. Without a doubt, if we ever have the need to fill another position in this field our first call will definitely go to Chicago Legal Search.”
Gary is an outstanding recruiter who took a sincere interest and active approach in helping to secure a job offer for me. Gary and I worked together in identifying potential employers, developing a business plan, preparing for interviews, securing phone interviews and office visits, and eventually obtaining the offer. Throughout this process, Gary was very responsive and provided much appreciated guidance based on his extensive experience in placing attorneys with top law firms. Gary was truly a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend his services going forward.
Latham & Watkins LLP
“The decision to leave my law firm and change practice areas was not easy. Furthermore, doing so in a difficult hiring market made the task that much more challenging. To my good fortune, a colleague of mine recommended Alan Rubenstein. Alan’s contacts and knowledge of the Chicago legal market cannot be understated. However, what truly sets Alan apart is his personal touch. Specifically, in Alan I found a true representative throughout the hiring process. Alan is genuinely interested in his candidates' immediate and long term career goals and spends substantial time preparing and counseling his candidates throughout the process. I am so impressed with Alan’s skills that I have recommended his services to several of my friends. They echo the same praise for Alan as I do. He is simply the best.”
Chuhak & Tecson, Ltd.
“I felt an immediate boost in confidence after meeting with Gary D’Alessio. Gone were the anxiety and stress, replaced instead by focus and an action plan that Gary tailor-made for my needs and desires. Gary’s ability to help you transform your resume is unquestionable. Case in point: I targeted the law firm I wished to join and sent my resume long before meeting with Gary. I heard no response. With Gary's assistance, I overhauled my resume, revitalizing and refocusing it. I heard from Loeb & Loeb within a week.
Gary’s commitment to learning what made me tick, and what truly would make me happy, was as evident in the care he took targeting job opportunities as it was in his unique approach to marketing my skills. Rather than gather my resume and mass reproduce it to the highest bidders, Gary met with me one-on-one, meticulously researched my strengths, consulted his vast network of resources and pursued only those opportunities that made sense for my career aspirations.
I highly recommend Gary’s services. The job search is an exhausting and stress-filled endeavor, but when I started working with Gary I stopped dreading the daily job hunt and approached it with excitement and a renewed sense of hope.”
Loeb & Loeb
“Graduating in May 2001, my outlook on finding employment in the legal field was bleak due to the economy. Fortunately I was referred to CLS and guided by Simone Green. From our initial introduction, Simone was welcoming and forthright. Her sincere candidness was refreshing. As searching for a means of employment, one often encounters evasive tactics. Simone was readily available to answer any questions which I had. She was able to critically evaluate my personal and professional goals and point me in the right direction. My current position is due in part to Simone Green’s honesty, experience, and vast knowledge of the Chicago legal market.”
Lord, Bissell & Brook
“I met Simone Green several years ago. After spending only a few moments with Simone, I knew right away that when I did decide to seek employment opportunities, I would be contacting her for assistance. While I had not yet taken advantage of Simone's undeniable skills as a legal recruiter, I had so much confidence in her ability and expertise that I have referred many of my colleagues to use her services. I can honestly say that everyone I have referred to her has been thoroughly satisfied with her level of professionalism and the manner in which she has represented each of them, taking special care to understand the needs of the candidate while also meeting the requirements of her clients. I found that Simone works extremely hard to make sure she finds the right fit for the candidate. Having spent several years in my former position, leaving was a difficult decision. But when the time came, I entrusted Simone to find the right job for me. And she did!!! Simone was understanding and compassionate and helped me through the transition. Without question, I highly recommend Simone Green of CLS.”
Schwartz Cooper Chartered
“Moving from New York and knowing very little about the Chicago legal market, I expected that my job search would be long and painful, and cause considerable stress. I began working with Gary D’Alessio and quickly learned that I was putting my future in the hands of a very seasoned, skilled and qualified legal search consultant.
Unlike other consultants with whom I have worked in the past, Mr. D’Alessio did not ‘disappear‘ after my first conversation with him. During my job search, he kept in constant contact with me and tailored his searches to exactly what I requested, including the size of the firm, my legal field preference and the firm atmosphere I wanted for my new position. What became clear is that Gary listened to my preferences and with his exceptional knowledge of the Chicago legal environment, he knew where I would be a good fit.
Throughout the interviewing stages of my job search, Mr. D’Alessio called to discuss—at length—a particular firm’s history, environment and culture, as well as his personal impressions of other candidates who had interviewed there previously. He asked me tough questions just like a partner interviewing me would. He mailed several packages of information about firms to me before an interview so I was armed with as much knowledge before walking into an interview.
Needless to say, my transition from New York City to Chicago went very smoothly—I secured several interviews within days of my initial conversation with Mr. D’Alessio, having never stepped foot in Chicago. All in all, I made only two trips back and forth from New York City and got the job I wanted on my second trip. Moving from out of state, I thought it would have taken me at least a month to find my ideal job. To my happy surprise, as a result of working with Mr. D’Alessio, the job search process took only two weeks!!!
I recommend Mr. D’Alessio to any attorney moving from out of state to Chicago. You will not find any legal search consultant who knows the Chicago legal market so thoroughly. He provides up to date information and extensive research about the law firms, is careful to secure interviews that correlate to your personal preferences, and keeps in touch throughout the entire process. In the end, I could not have placed my future in better hands.”
Ungaretti & Harris