LegalBee specializes in freelance and permanent attorney placements with Chicago law firms of all sizes, with an emphasis on placing diverse and minority attorneys. 



Temporary Freelance Attorneys

LegalBee's "hive" of experienced freelance attorneys are available on-demand to handle temporary workload increases, scheduling conflicts and staffing gaps due to leaves of absence or vacations.

LegalBee freelance attorneys will give you the extra manpower to tackle all of the different scenarios that can occur in your practice.

Furthermore, you can compete for larger matters that you might have had to pass up on due to lack of resources or manpower. 

attorneys for direct hire

There are times when you may have a huge need for a full-time or part-time attorney in your practice but are unable to dedicate the time and effort needed to make a great hire.

LegalBee can take the entire recruitment process off of your plate, so you can get back to what is most important, and that is running your practice. 





contract and direct-hire opportunities

LegalBee provides freelance attorneys with contractual opportunities to create their own schedule and pick which projects they work on, all while engaging in substantive legal work.

For attorneys seeking full or part-time employment, LegalBee matches you with positions that fit your experience, career goals and work style. 

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See how LegalBee assists overworked attorneys In The Chicago Area.


"My law firm began working with Shelley Whitehead and her firm, LegalBee, in 2017 to fill an associate position.  Shelley has been a tremendous help to my firm.  She introduced us to a number of great candidates, she assisted with scheduling interviews, and she promptly called to follow-up after each interview.  Shelley even assisted us with negotiating terms with a candidate to whom we made an offer.  I truly enjoy working with Shelley and I highly recommend her to any law firm looking to quickly hire a high-quality attorney."

— Ron Austin, Grant Law, LLC

"LegalBee has helped me out because it provides an affordable option for court coverage with a competent attorney, who I feel will be prepared to handle any curveballs that might be thrown their way. It allows me to keep cases moving and customers satisfied, where I would otherwise have to ask for more time, or a continuance on a case. I would recommend LegalBee to other small practices who are trying to grow their business, because it prevents you from being forced to stop bringing in new business as a result of being over extended."

— Aasim Cunningham, Cunningham Lopez, LLP

"LegalBee connected us with an attorney consultant with an area of expertise important to our practice. LegalBee and our consultant have become trusted resources. Thank you LegalBee!"

— Jessica Oldani, Oldani Entrepreneurial Law, P.C.

“LegalBee attorneys have excellent writing skills, are extremely organized, and complete writing tasks on time.  A real bonus when an attorney has many deadlines to meet.”

Denise Mercherson, Law Office of Denise M. Mercherson