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Legal Assistant Commercial Litigation

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jul 25,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Assistant - Commercial Litigation The candidate will provide administrative support for up to 3 attorneys. Will be responsible for a variety of tasks associated with all stages of litigation matters. Electronic filing in state and federal courts as needed Manage assigned attorneys calendars, dockets, and appointments. Maintain and complete attorney time entry and billing. Maintain client files in DMS (Netdocs) as well as the physical file. Screen incoming calls and correspondence and respond as necessary. Transcribe dictation and compose and prepare confidential correspondence, reports, and other complex litigation documents. Provide back-up support to other legal assistants as assigned or needed. Maintain confidentiality of all firm and client matters. Perform other duties as assigned. Must have 5+ years of experience as a Litigation Legal Assistant. Working knowledge and experience of state and federal court e-filing procedures, e-discovery, and trial preparation is essential. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills when interacting with attorneys, staff, and clients Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is essential.

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Job #702794641

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Howard & Howard
200 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604-2401

Review:

"Fantastic small firm"

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 23, 2018

I think at the end of the day, my only advice is to hire more quality workers on and try and get the workload better split between each of us. As I've said in my cons, this is work before life and that only works for so long, for so many people.

Pros : My time spent at Howard & Howard has been and surely will continue to be an amazing experience. With a friendly work environment all the way from the bottom, up to our CEO Mark Davis. It's definitely a positive experience and a great place to start out at.
Cons : While I can personally handle it thanks to my lifestyle, I'll be the first to tell anyone that this is a work-before-life type of ordeal. Work will come before anything else and this can really burn out a lot of people.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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