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General Counsel Legal Administrator

Company name

American Bar Association (ABA)

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 30,2019

Valid Through

Nov 12,2019

Posted on

Jun 04,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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General Counsel - Legal Administrator
The candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support in the General Counsel's Office such as typing, filing, billing and purchase requisition matters, preparation of routine reports, matter assignments, scheduling travel and appointments, answering phone calls, and responding to e-mails and information requests. Provides administrative support and assistance to the legal staff of the General Counsel's Office. Prepares legal filings and documents (e.g., pleadings, motions, etc.) as directed. Manages schedules for multiple attorneys and monitors inbound/outbound legal reviews of contracts submitted by staff members for review. Coordinates with external counsel and other vendors to obtain and exchange information and documentation related to legal matters. Assesses the urgency of situations and determines appropriate actions, monitors status of pending items, and provides updates/feedback to appropriate legal team members. Utilizes cases management systems for electronic data management of all legal files and ensures data integrity of the system. Utilizes firm's purchase, financial and other automated data entry/management systems as required to perform duties of position. Accesses, processes, and ensures the confidentiality and control of highly confidential and/or privileged information related to personnel and business matters. Performs other related duties as required. Should have High school diploma or GED. Must have 3+ years of experience providing administrative support to attorneys in an in-house corporate or private law office. 3+ years’ experience using legal terminology, legal document formatting, and assisting with court filings. Previous experience with legal matter management systems and billing procedures is essential. Should preferably have an advanced level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: adding developer tab, creating a macro, formatting table style, inserting comments and/or creating a mail merge). Possession of a current certification of completion of an firm's-approved paralegal program is essential. Previous experience using an electronic case management system is essential.

Additional info

Req #190

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Bar Association (ABA)
750 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-988-5188

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