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Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Robbins Schwartz

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required

Location

USA Chicago, IL

Posted on

Jan 17,2018

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Legal Assistant The candidate will be responsible for opening new matters, maintaining all active client files, maintaining internal firm files on attorneys’ matters, and preparing documents accompanying court filings including certificates of service, notices of filing and notices of motion and courtesy copies. Other essential duties include maintaining a thorough and up to date docket, inputting attorney billable hours, completing expense reports, managing attorney calendars and contacts, assisting in trial and/or due process hearing preparation, proofreading and formatting documents, and providing assistance to other attorneys with overflow work or by covering for other assistants.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and prior law firm experience. A paralegal certificate is preferred. 2-5 years of experience to support assigned partners and associates. Must have a proficiency in federal court e-filing, state court e-filing, and Cook county paper filing as well as a working knowledge of court and judge rules for litigation-related filings and deadlines. A successful candidate will be extremely organized, detail-oriented and thorough, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and have experience supporting multiple attorneys and interacting directly with clients in a professional and courteous manner. A candidate who is proactive, willing to take on any task, communicates effectively, and can anticipate problems or documents that will be needed in advance is ideal. Outstanding proofreading and writing ability, as well as the ability to prioritize, remain calm under pressure, and work under time restraints, are essential in this role.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Robbins Schwartz
55 West Monroe Street
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603