Litigation Legal Assistant

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly

Job Category:Administrative

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:In Office

Location:Chicago, Illinois  [In Office]

Job ID:131050

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Job Description

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. 


Thank you, 
Katie Binswanger 
Associate Principal 
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.