Legal Assistant

$20 - $25 hourly
Job Category: Administrative
Position Type: Contract / Temporary to Hire
Work Model: In Office
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 138904
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LaSalle Network's client, a law firm in downtown Chicago, is actively seeking a skilled Legal Assistant to join their team on a Temporary to Permanent basis. They are looking for an individual with a proven track record in creating legal documents from scratch across various practice areas. This role will play a pivotal part in providing comprehensive legal services to their clients while maintaining an efficient office environment.

Legal Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in crafting original legal documents under the guidance of attorneys
  • Manage the preparation and assembly of legal materials for a range of cases, utilizing both federal and state court e-filing systems
  • Scheduling meetings on behalf of the attorneys
  • Collaborate on the accurate completion of monthly timesheets and assist with billing procedures
  • Independently assess the urgency of tasks, ensuring timely completion of high-priority assignments
  • Fulfill additional duties and tasks as required by the team

Legal Assistant Requirements:
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in the legal field; familiarity with personal injury and litigation matters highly preferred
  • Need to be able to commute to downtown Chicago
  • Experience with eDiscovery and e-filing Federally and Statewide 
    Exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective interactions within the team and with clients
  • Showcase exceptional technical aptitude and keen attention to detail, particularly in the realms of proofreading and document preparation
  • Display advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Adobe and iManage
  • Demonstrate the ability to exercise independent judgment when prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Maintain a highly organized work approach, ensuring accuracy while handling multiple responsibilities
  • Handle all client-related information, conversations and guest interactions with the utmost confidentiality

This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to a legal practice by creating legal documents from scratch, harnessing technical skills and maintaining an organized office environment. If you are an experienced legal professional looking to make a meaningful impact, we encourage you to apply. 

Thank you,

Courtney Ward 
Senior Project Manager 

LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries.

LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets. LaSalle Network offers temporary Field Employees benefit plans including medical, dental and vision coverage. Family Medical Leave, Worker's compensation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave are also provided. View a full list of our benefits here: View a full list of our benefits here.