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Construction Law Group Legal Assistant

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Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff


Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Mar 21,2018

Posted on

Jan 23,2018
Practice Area
Construction >> Construction
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Construction Law Group Legal Assistant Duties: Becoming thoroughly familiar with each assigned case by understanding the nature of the documents and their relationship to the case in order to be responsive to document requests by attorneys/clients; Maintaining and organizing attorney/client files—including correspondence, pleadings, legal research, witness files and produced documents (both hard copy and electronic files); Preparing documents for production—including numbering/bates labeling, copying, organizing, indexing, shipping, or arranging for scanning/imaging of documents to be produced electronically; Assisting attorneys in preparation for depositions, trials, hearings and mediations—including performing searches of document databases to identify pertinent documents, and printing and suitably organizing the documents for use by the attorney/client; Assisting in preparation for court filings and mediation statements – including drafting of the document and collecting, organizing, numbering and indexing exhibits; Assisting with fact research—including locating articles, documents and published cases, and printing and organizing them for review; Analyzing construction project documentation including change orders, invoices, time sheets and labor logs for analysis of construction cost claims; Analyzing construction project documentation including correspondence, change orders, RFIs, Applications for Payment, and Lien Waivers as directed by attorney; Taking an active role in business development planning by researching and summarizing press releases, news articles and financial reports to identify potential target opportunities; Researching target clients for business development meetings and summarizing large amounts of information for attorneys; and Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) or equivalent from a four-year program at an accredited college or university as well as strong technical skills particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, Adobe and a Document Management System. Any experience or familiarity with legal research and case management tools, for example, Westlaw, LexisNexis, LiveNote, Concordance and CaseMap, is a plus. Graduates to obtain experience in the legal field prior to law school. College graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and the ability to commit to the position for 2 years prior to attending law school. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, paralegals, coordinators, clients and vendors. Must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and be able to multi-task and prioritize competing commitments in a deadline-driven environment. Should work well under pressure and be willing to work overtime as needed. Long hours and travel may be required.
Start date for this position will be May or June 2018.

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Hiring Coordinator
Schiff Hardin LLP.
233 South Wacker Drive
Suite 6600
Chicago, IL 60606-6473


" Law Firm with Some Culture"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

The law office is losing track of having a much more presentable presence in terms of culture and growth. The firm should embrace positive changes.

Pros : The law firm is composed of a management team that has made it easier for them to collaborate with staff. Employees do have a saying in contributing to improving the environment of the law office.
Cons : The law firm has had to consider working on its presence in terms of the culture and the way it presented itself professionally. There is not much investment being placed into the firm to grow.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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