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Associate Attorney

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Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Location

Edwardsville, IL

Date Last Verified

Oct 07,2017

Posted on

Oct 06,2017
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Associate Attorney Duties: Performs various legal duties in support of the Attorney staff and authorized to appear and represent our clients in court. Weekly and daily appearances for court calls with the Federal Court, Bankruptcy Court, and Illinois courts for all cases which our office has filed a Complaint, Summons, Alias Summons, Motion, or Post Judgment documents. Presents or drafts Orders for approval of the court for each case. The Orders may be for, judgment, continuance, trial, dismissal, or prove up. Drafting of various motions and responses to motions from Defendants and/or Defendant’s Counsel. Prepare and respond to discovery requests with interrogatories, notices to produce documents, requests to admit, and attend depositions for those discovery requests. Review of and signing off on all pleadings printed for filing with the Courts such as Complaints and Motions. Argue motions that are contested before the court as well as conduct Trials and Arbitrations.. Management of both telephonic and written contact with opposing counsel. Represent firm in a professional capacity. Requires effective interaction with opposing counsel, circuit clerks, judges, and judge’s clerks, both on the telephone and in writing.

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REQUIREMENTS: JD Degree and admittance to Illinois Bar. An added bonus would be an attorney also licensed in Missouri and/or Kansas. Knowledge of various court rules, legal proceedings, and terminology. Accountability- Ability to work independently and make responsible decisions. Must be able to maintain time lines, meet deadlines, keep accurate records and be detail oriented. Ability to assist and train co-workers on specific job duties. Ability to handle stress, pressure and assigned deadlines. Demonstrates capacity for organization, prioritization and management in a dynamically changing environment. Flexible and creative problem solver. Strong communication skills. Ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff. Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines. Requires a substantial knowledge of all court procedures, office procedures, collections procedures, litigation process and transacts the general legal business of clients, subject to general supervision.

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