Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Lawndale Christian Legal Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Mar 31,2018

Posted on

Mar 29,2018

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Profile

Paralegal / Legal Assistant Duties: Works directly with the legal team, providing support for 6-9 attorneys with juvenile and criminal defense caseloads. This person will report directly to the Litigation Director. Collaborating with attorneys to develop and maintain case management system, including: maintaining physical and electronic files, including scanning and “bates stamping” records; managing discovery and records logs; and entering client and case data into electronic database. Drafting standard motions and appearance forms. Preparing and serving subpoenas. Preparing cover letters and other correspondence. Answering and responding to telephone inquiries. Assisting with filing pleadings in adult and juvenile court. Transcribing video and audio files. Facilitating community and lawyer training sessions.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: 3 years of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant. Paralegal certification or Bachelor’s degree preferred. Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills. Passion for social justice, particularly as related to the criminal justice system. Familiarity with urban settings. Ability to work in teams and independently. Ability to take direction. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff, clients, and community partners. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro. Individuals from, or with connections to, North Lawndale or adjacent neighborhoods will be given special consideration. Willingness to live in North Lawndale preferred.
Start Date: April 1, 2018

Additional info

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Company info

Cathryn Crawford
Litigation Director
Lawndale Christian Legal Center
1530 South Hamlin Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623