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Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Law Firm Staff

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff


USA Chicago, IL

Posted on

Aug 08,2018

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Law Firm Staff brings you up to date and high quality legal staff openings in law firms and in-house legal departments of business organizations. In addition, we help solo attorneys hire experienced personnel from the legal industry. We not only have the best law firm staff positions, but we also have the most. Paralegal RESPONSIBILITIES: Organize and maintain documentation to large complex case management matters. Advise attorneys of status dates and changes. Coordinate and make recommendations for case staffing. Draft subpoenas and arrange for service of process of same. Coordinate document retrieval under the supervision of the supervising attorneys. Maintain familiarity with key witness files. Assist in the preparation of documents for trial. Assist attorneys with complex caseload research, subject and topic research, and briefing of court cases. Determine and maintain electronic database needs for large case management; monitor databases. Summarize depositions, arbitration transcripts, briefs, etc. Prepare draft responses to pleadings, interrogatories, and requests for admissions for discovery matters. Coordinate the set-up of electronic media for trial purposes. Maintain up-to-date time reports to ensure accurate client billing.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree and 10+ years progressive work experience in the litigation practice area preferably in a law firm environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) procedures is required. Legal research knowledge and ability to use law library are required. Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited paralegal program a plus. Must have solid class action experience from discovery phase through actual trial, as well as solid experience handling numerous class action suits at the same time. Must have applicable knowledge of the principles of judicial and administrative processes and filing requirements, and experience working with methods of legal research, court rules and procedures, litigation terminology and documentation, docketing procedures, and bates numbering. Computer proficient with experience and working knowledge of Westlaw and other litigation-related databases and litigation support software (Concordance, Relativity, TextMap), including, but not limited to, running and monitoring complex electronic document productions, Internet research, due diligence, Excel, Outlook, and MS Word preferred.Exhibit high degree of initiative with excellent analytical, technical, and critical-thinking skills requiring an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic in order to analyze and research litigation-related data, process information, conduct legal research, and perform essential duties. Excellent organizational skills including record keeping, data collection, and system information. Ability to compile and analyze data and furnish concise, detailed information in report format, written correspondence, e-mail, or verbally. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with courtesy and diplomacy, efficiently follow written and verbal instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of attorneys, clients, staff, and outside contacts. Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment. Ability to act independently and make decisions within scope of the position responsibilities. Ability to organize, prioritize, and oversee numerous tasks from inception to completion, and ensure work is completed within strict deadlines. Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment, and adapt to changes in workflow. Proactive with excellent troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills. Possess excellent knowledge of reading, writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, proofreading, and formatting in order to interpret source data, prepare litigation documents and forms, proofread material for grammatical, typographical, and spelling errors, and perform file maintenance.

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Law Firm Staff