Job Details

Paralegal/legal Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 18, 2021

Valid Through

Oct 01, 2021

Posted on

Dec 25, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 20 to 27 Hourly

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Arlington Heights, IL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Responsibilities: Draft initial docs for e-filing (in proper form & updated content) including acquiring of hearing dates via TCs with Ct. Draft FCJs & Vital Statistics form. Draft FDS – beginning to end. QDROs – beginning to end. E-filing of any/all docs for an attorney. Calendaring of all hearings (new clients / existing clients – continuous updating from email notifications, etc.). Prepare Interrogatories & Request for Production of Documents. Prepare Answers to Interrogs & Requests (compile all documentation, scan, categorize, tag & draft the written responses & preparing copies per attorney instructions). Prepare Request for Pretrial: Certificate of Compliance-Request for Pretrial, Order for Pretrial-Order to Appear, FDS signed by the client, Declaration of Non-Military Service, Obtain Military Status Reports for each party, Letter to Ct, TC to acquire date, calendar date, Advise attorney, client & serve OP. Update attorneys with any/all changes in e-filing requirements. Client contact regarding mail – next steps. Opt into existing e-filed cases – request conversion to e-filing of older cases; Process payments. Prepare other documents for e-filing (Notice of Retainers, Request for GAL, etc.) all per attorney request/task. Follow-up communication to the client (updates, mail, new hearing dates, scheduling meetings with an attorney, etc.). Mail – review, prioritize, distribution to attorney & client (if instructed by the attorney) including calendar events, e-file returned/signed AoS, QCDs, etc. Prepare Quit Claim Deeds & electronic Real Estate Transfer Returns. Prepare documents for Process Service, including ltr of instructions, details, pics, etc. TC to Process Server, follow-up until served & inform the attorney/client of same. Organize Opp & physical file: Ct. case #, participants, folders setup, correct county, Judge, OC, GAL, etc. (continue to update as more info is provided). Filing of the attorney’s in/out box into physical files. Closing of files – review that the attorney has sent closing email, notes of any financial info that billing needs awareness to complete the closing process. Filing & Organizing the Physical File. Fill paper in printers, change of printer cartridges when needed, add money to the postage meter, etc.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: 1-3 years' experience as Paralegal, Legal Assistant with Family Law a plus. High level of professionalism and confidentiality. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient computer skills; Microsoft Office. Ability to work independently. Strong organizational skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sterling Law Offices, S.C.
875 N Michigan Ave,
31st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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