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Associate Attorney â€“ Torts The candidate under general supervision, functions as a junior level attorney responsible for litigating personal injury cases brought against the authority. Works with senior attorneys on complex personal injury, subrogation, and property damage defense cases. Handles own docket of personal injury cases. Interviews witnesses and takes depositions. Prepares witnesses for court testimony, advises them on legal processes, and apprises them of evidence needed to present a substantial case. Conducts legal research and drafts case documents, pleadings, and motions. Reviews and responds to discovery requests. Reviews cases for pre-trial negotiation, attends pre-trial disposition conferences, and advises on settlement. Represents the Authority during jury and bench trials and at hearings and arbitrations. Works with senior attorneys in a "second chair" capacity on large personal injury litigation cases including: examining witnesses, arguing motions, and drafting memoranda, briefs, and settlement agreements. Provides advice and counsel directly to clients. Manages work of paralegals and other support staff assigned to projects. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Law degree from an accredited school of law. Must be licensed to practice Law in the State of Illinois. Should have working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws. Must have working knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence. Should have strong interpersonal skills to effectively interrelate with clients, Authority personnel, and witnesses. Good research, organization and analytical skills to gather and synthesize large volumes of information into a logical convincing case are needed. Must have good verbal and written communication skills to explain important facts clearly, logically, and concisely. should have Good negotiation and interviewing skills.
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