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

"Curtis, on behalf of (not-for profit organization whose work includes prevention, policy reform, community engagement, and legal services), I want to express intense gratitude to you for stepping in the way you did – it means so much to us, and it also means so much for our ability to get our work done for our clients. Thank you for finding Elena for us! We are so grateful. Your generosity is incredible. Thank you so much, and please let me know if we can do anything for you---I will of course be singing your praises."

~ Kathy

"Thank you so much Curtis. My contract lawyer assignment has been terrific. I am so thrilled to have received an offer from (Linder client - boutique Chicago ligation law firm). You and Nancy have been so wonderful to work with – I can’t thank Linder Legal Staffing enough!"

~ Connie

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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