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Case Management Assistant 

Federal Defender Program-  Main

40 Attorneys; 50+ Staff

Reports to:    Administrative Office
LOCATION:       55 East Monroe Suite 2800, chicago, IL 60603

EDUCATION:      College  Degree preferred- Associate Degree or  HS
EXPERIENCE:      2+ Preferably in a law firm or other legal enviroment    

DESCRIPTION:            The Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois is now accepting applications for the position of Case Management Assistant for our Chicago office. The position is full-time. The Federal Defender Program operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. §3006A, to provide legal defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters. The Federal Defender Program is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. The Case Management Assistant compiles, analyzes, and maintains case statistics for the Federal Defender Program of the Northern District of Illinois. This position requires opening and closing of case files, organizing casefile updates using specialized software programs, inputting client information, and other statistical information into database, preparing regular statistical reports, and maintaining archived closed files, both on and off site, among other tasks. Qualified applicants must possess a high school degree or the equivalent, at least one year of work experience, preferably in a law office, general understanding of confidentiality issues such as attorney/client privilege, an ability to analyze and apply relevant policies and procedures to office operations, an ability to communicate orally and in writing, the ability to recognize and analyze problems and recommend practical solutions, the ability to use a personal computer. Some knowledge of Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Good benefits apply.The Federal Defender Program is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is April 30, 2018.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO: Qualified persons should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three references via e-mail only (No telephone inquiries please) to: Isela Antunez Assistant to the Executive Director Federal Defender Program 55 East Monroe Street Suite 2800 Chicago, IL 60603  Isela_Antunez@fd.org

Posted: April 11, 2018

IP Trademark Assistant

Barnes & Thornburg  -  Branch

116 Attorneys; 61 Staff

Reports to:     IP Partners      
LOCATION:                 One North Wacker Drive Suite 4400 Chicago, IL 60606  

EXPERIENCE:                two years    

DESCRIPTION:            SUMMARY: ​ Under the direct supervision of a Chicago IP Partner and according to established policies and procedures, the Trademark Assistant is responsible for the general support of the Chicago Office’s trademark practice group. ​ ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ​ 1. Reviews incoming correspondence for the Trademark group from the USPTO, foreign associates and clients, and drafts appropriate correspondence in response. 2. Reviews the Trademark docket; prepares letters, assignments, Revocations of Powers of Attorney, Renewals, Trademark office documents and other appropriate documentation based on the docket review. 3. Prepares and electronically files with the USPTO new applications, Statements of Use, Extensions of Time, Powers of Attorney and other maintenance documents. 4. Orders certified copies; obtains legalization of documents; prepares foreign filing estimates. a. Inputs new, incoming work; b. Maintains trademark database; c. Maintains trademark form letters. 5. Prepares intake and inventory reports for clients and prepares new matter short forms. 6. Reviews, assesses and researches trademark watch notices in consultation with IP partner. 7. Performs trademark searches and review of search results in consultation with IP partner. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: ​ 1. Working knowledge of the Firm’s core applications, including Word XP, Excel, GroupWise, CD Entry and iManage, and Global IP Estimates. 2. Experience with the IP Department’s software application, Computer Packages Inc. (“CPI”). 3. Knowledge and understanding of the office procedures, fees and forms of the USPTO. 4. A minimum of two years’ experience working in a law firm Intellectual Property Department preferred. 5. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Should be able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, both internally (IP attorneys) and externally (clients). 6. Attention to detail. Should be able to develop accurate written materials. 7. Action-oriented. Should be able to follow up on feedback to ensure positive outcomes and be pro-active. ​ EEO       

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     https://careers.btlaw.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=10&FilterJobCategoryID=3&FilterJobID=310

Posted: March 28, 2018