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Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area



USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Sep 14,2017

Posted on

Apr 10,2017

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Project Assistant The candidate will provide support to paralegals and attorneys on daily assignments and ongoing projects in support of active legal matters. Will report to the Regional Director of Administration. Retrieve file material and information promptly and completely upon request of attorneys or Paralegals. Data entry of documents (i.e., Excel, Word, Relativity, FileSite, LegalKey, etc.). Update and accurately index case files. Perform case database retries and searches. Generate various reports as requested. Prepare and distribute docket updates and incoming materials to attorneys and paralegals. Assist in compiling, Bates-labeling and preparing documents for production. Coordinate photocopying. Assist in the production of produced document indexes. Create deposition, hearing and trial notebooks and assist with deposition and trial preparation. Assist in maintenance of client and witness files. Maintain organization of all file rooms and content. Set up new files in accordance with procedures for new cases. Develop files in accordance with case demand. Handle file close-outs and transfers. Special duties and projects as assigned. High school diploma is required. Four-year college degree in any discipline preferred. Degree or certificate in Paralegal Studies is a plus. Should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially the use of good grammar. Strong research and investigative skills are needed. Should have strong proofreading skills. Must be proficient with the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.). Advanced computer and software skills (LexisNexis, Westlaw, etc.) are needed. Flexibility for travel and overtime is required.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
191 N. Wacker Dr.
Ste. 3700
Chicago, IL 60606-1698