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Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan Ltd.

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial


USA Chicago, IL

Posted on

Feb 27,2018

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Paralegal Legal Assistant The candidate entails assisting the firm's three attorneys with matters related mostly to employment, labor, public interest, and civil rights law. Ideal candidates will have some general interest in these areas or a willingness to learn about them. The paralegal's responsibilities include calendaring and docketing deadlines and court dates for all attorneys, fielding phone calls, managing legal administrative tasks, conducting legal research, drafting and proofreading pleadings, motions, discovery, and affidavits, assisting in trial preparation, as well as working closely with attorneys to ensure deadlines are met. Attorneys at DSG do a great job of giving paralegals true legal experience, which includes going to court and meeting with clients. Most former paralegals have gone on to top law schools or graduate schools. Paralegal experience or certification is helpful. Should have Bachelor's Degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must have ability to multi-task, juggling multiple, often time sensitive assignments from multiple sources without need for follow-up or close supervision. Applications must be submitted no later than March 9, 2018. Candidates selected to interview for the position will be informed by March 16. Interviews will take place between March 19 and 23. Applicants must be ready to start in the position by April 2, with some flexibility possible for the right candidate.

Additional info

Submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample of no more than five pages.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan Ltd.
77 West Washington Street
Suite 711
Chicago, IL 60602