Our client, a multi-practice Chicago-based law firm, is looking for a Litigation Legal Assistant to support their attorneys and administrative team. As a Litigation Legal Assistant, you will be maintaining a large amount of documentation and records, assisting with heavy court filings, preparing files, entering attorney time, billing, managing multiple calendars and secretarial work. This is an essential role that will expose you to multiple departments within a successful, fast-paced environment.
Litigation Legal Assistant Responsibilities:
Create, proofread, format, and edit legal documents such as correspondence, pleadings, memoranda and agreements within tight deadlines
Handle substantial court filings in county, state and federal court, including the service of pleadings to courts, opposing counsel and associated parties
Maintain attorney and client files, both in paper and electronic formats, including email and electronic files
Schedule appointments, depositions, meetings and maintain calendars
Track litigation deadlines, collaborate with the docketing team to ensure accurate scheduling, and confirm deadlines are recorded correctly
Track, prepare and submit attorney time and billings
Litigation Legal Assistant Requirements:
3-5 years as a legal assistant or administrative experience in a litigation law firm setting required
Understanding of litigation terminology and process
Strong word processing and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple requests
Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, to interact with colleagues at all levels within a professional services organization.
Ability to follow work instructions with minimal supervision and adhere to client confidentiality guidelines.
If you're a highly organized, detail-oriented professional with experience in the legal field, we invite you to apply.
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