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Litigation Legal Assistant

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Feb 16,2018

Posted on

Jan 08,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Legal Assistant Duties: Under limited supervision, draft the following: Appearances, Answers, Affidavits, Motions, Appeal Briefs, Pleadings, Discoveries, Notices, Certificates, Reponses, and any general communication with the courts or opposing counsel. Ensure all documents are drafted to meet deadlines and prioritized based on urgency. Prepare exhibit packages, including: reviewing internal databases and client sites, requesting needed documents to include as exhibits; review documents extensively and redact all non-public information. Work case files through entire litigation process. Meet with assigned attorney on a daily basis to discuss cases, drafting needs, upcoming hearings, and case strategies. Manage attorney calendar for hearing dates, follow-ups, conference calls, copy due dates, and other miscellaneous appointments. Prepare spreadsheets of upcoming hearing dates and statuses on assigned files for attorney’s review. Research, analyze, and evaluate assigned litigated files and provide local appearing counsel and covering attorneys with instructions regarding hearings on said files. Submit fee requests internally for litigated matters on behalf of the attorney.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor Degree. Paralegal Studies is a plus. 1+ year litigation experience. 1-2 years experience working within a real estate, banking or foreclosure environment. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel &Outlook. Capacity to train the litigation process and policies to others. Understanding of Local, State & Federal Supreme Court Rules and Procedures. Ability to conduct & report research results, conduct audits, and ensure legal compliance. Documentation Skills. Strong written and oral communication skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC
1 North Dearborn Street
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60602

Review:

"Hunt Leibert"

Former Employee paralegal in Hartford,CT City, - Reviewed on June 01, 2017

Get new management and discourage backstabbing. Close your doors and find a new niche. People were should not be treated as dirt

Pros : None there were no good experiences there. They people were very rude. Quick to criticize but never an apology when they are wrong
Cons : It was a horrible place to work. Very unprofessional with management screaming profanities at staff members. No appreciation for anything done there. I would not recommend the experience
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Approve of the CEO[?] : No
Recommend this employer to a friend? : No
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : down
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2016
Job type : Full time
Length of Employment : 5-7 years

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