Our Team

Linder Legal Staffing Owner Curtis Linder

Started in the fall of 2003, Linder Legal Staffing Inc. provides as-needed, law-related staffing solutions to Chicago area law firms and corporate legal departments. We focus on project support staffing on a contract, hourly basis and direct-hire placement for attorneys, paralegals and administrative professionals.

About Our Team

Curtis A. Linder is the President of Linder Legal Staffing Inc. Curtis began his career in legal staffing in 1984, as a contract paralegal on the MCI v. AT&T (damages portion) federal antitrust case in Chicago. He was on assignment through a large, locally-owned Chicago staffing company. Curtis quickly found his passion – temporary staffing – and was hired by the staffing company to interview and place lawyers, paralegals and other support professionals on assignments with law firms and corporate legal departments throughout Chicagoland. Curtis managed the legal divisions of two staffing companies before founding his own firm.

Nancy Roberts Linder is the CFO of Linder Legal Staffing Inc. Nancy has over 20 years of experience working with Chicago-area law firms, most notably in the business development and marketing arena. For 18 years, she consulted with law firms in a variety of client development and client relationship management areas including strategic planning, communications development, attorney skills enhancement/coaching, as well as marketing department structure and marketing professional recruitment. Today, she also serves as the marketing director of a Chicago-based national law firm. When Linder Legal Staffing is involved in a direct-hire candidate search or contract assignment placement for a law firm marketer, Nancy is our key point person.

Kim Israel is our Staffing and Marketing Coordinator and joined Linder Legal Staffing Inc. in the winter of 2012. Kim plays a vital role here at LLS in streamlining our business processes, applicant intake/interview/placement timeline, and reference checking, along with ensuring our compliance with government mandated employer responsibilities. Kim holds a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University with concentrations in environmental policy and sustainable development.

What Our Candidates Say

"Thank you again for the excellent contractor James. Our Chicago office and the firm abroad could not have been more pleased with his attention to detail and efficient work on the very important project. It worked out better than expected and I am pleased that my urging of going this route was so well received. We already miss James at the office - I hope some of us will keep in touch with him as he is a bright individual and a joy to be with."

~ Kristina

"Curtis: I am sure Michael [hiring partner] already filled you in, but I am starting on Tuesday at his law firm.  I am so grateful for this opportunity you arranged.  I just wanted to take one more opportunity to thank you for this excellent placement.  I'm so glad I walked into your office that day and not a week later.  I am most grateful for your efforts.  I enjoyed our interaction and your kind words over the phone in setting up my interview.  I will not hesitate to recommend you if I hear that any of my peers from law school are looking for placement. All the best, Ted"

~ Ted

Employers, Get Bi-monthly Updates Straight To Your Inbox.

If you are a hiring contact in a Chicago area law firm or corporate legal department, e-mail a request to Curtis Linder and you will receive In The Queue, our twice monthly candidate availability announcement/e-newsletter.

Our Credentials

  • Illinois Search & Staffing Association
  • International Paralegal Management Association
  • American Staffing Association
  • Illinois Paralegal Association
  • Illinois Paralegal Association
  • Illinois Search & Staffing Association
  • International Paralegal Management Association

Our Office

Linder Legal Staffing

Suite 824

53 West Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, Illinois 60604

Office: (312) 236-6400

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