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Conflicts Researcher

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Main Office
800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to National Conflicts Manager
LOCATION: 233 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 8000, Chicago, IL
EDUCATION: Bachelor degree, highly preferred, however if the candidate has prior conflicts experience they may be considered.
EXPERIENCE: Prior work experience in a legal or professional service environment desired. Experience with relational databases, such as LegalKey or CompliGuard Analyze or MS Access, desired. Previous online research experience preferred, including Duns & Bradstreet. Proficiency with Microsoft programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel and the ability to learn new software is required. Experience working with PDF software is a plus. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
DESCRIPTION:  The qualified candidate will provide Conflicts Attorneys with accurate, real-time information and reports utilizing conflicts software, CompliGuard Analyze, and online research tools. Candidates should have familiarity with legal terminology used for common business structures. He or she must be highly attentive to detail and have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. He or she must possess effective communication skills with the ability to work with all levels of staff and attorneys utilizing tact and diplomacy. Job Responsibilities include: Generate new business conflicts of interest reports according to department procedures, utilizing conflicts software and available online research tools. Have a working knowledge of all department standard operating procedures and understand conflicts request workflow. Understand basic conflicts of interest principles as taught by the Conflicts Supervisor and Conflicts Attorneys. Demonstrate sound judgment in managing his or her assignments in relation to Firm and department priorities. Ability to interpret and analyze information. Demonstrate ability to compile, review, filter, synthesize, and determine logical conclusions or recommendations based on data and information which is varied in content and format. Must be a self-starter; able to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment; and exercise independent judgment in performing all aspects of the assignments. Other responsibilities, as required.
Send Resumes to/Apply Online By Visiting: https://seyfarth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SSStaffCareers/job/Chicago/Conflicts-Researcher_170362

 Posted: October 31, 2017

Practice Support Clerical Assistant

Chapman and Cutler LLP  - Main Office

150+ Attorneys; 200+ Staff

Reports to:          See job posting            

LOCATION:           Chicago                         

EDUCATION:        See job posting

EXPERIENCE:           See job posting
DESCRIPTION:        Chapman and Cutler LLP is seeking to hire a Practice Support Clerical Assistant to join our Chicago office. Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, this position will perform a variety of clerical duties for administrative assistants and attorneys and assist with projects as assigned. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: Reports to the Office in a reliable and punctual manner. Ability to work as part of a team to meet the clerical and administrative requirements of the Firm. Provides direct administrative/clerical support for administrative assistants and attorneys, including, but not limited to, time keeping, expense reports, scheduling, running work-related errands, photocopying, blacklining, collating, preparation of packages/labels/envelopes for mailing, and assistance with closing binder transcripts. Operates standard office equipment. Familiar with standard computer applications such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Works one-on-one with attorneys and administrative assistants for projects that require special or specific instruction. Creates and maintains all client and general files. Handles incoming and outgoing mail as necessary. Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship. Makes appointments for attorney(s) and updates attorney calendar(s) using Firm software regarding court dates, meetings, conference calls, in-house meetings, travel, etc. Makes necessary travel arrangements; obtains travel advances; completes expense reports in a timely manner. Exhibits an understanding of, and properly utilizes, the Firm’s reference materials, including training materials and internal online information. Respects the Firm’s policies and procedures. Attends scheduled training sessions and utilizes information in daily work production. Ability to proofread material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Assists in any other area of the Firm as assigned. Communicates and follows instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and provides information in person or by phone with courtesy and tact. Develops familiarity with Chapman and Cutler standard formatting and document production procedures; assists staff with light edits when needed to meet deadlines. Is proactive in establishing helpful working relationships with coworkers; shows initiative in seeking additional tasks to maintain steady workload. Minimum Qualifications: Excellent typing skills, spelling, grammar and punctuation skills Must have ability to use handbooks and other reference materials Must be oriented toward teamwork High degree of organization Computer knowledge and office experience preferred including use of Microsoft Office College degree preferred To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. All applicants will be considered; however, the hiring decision will be based on qualifications for the position. Chapman and Cutler LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:         https://apps.viglobal.com/chapmanselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=133            

Posted: October 20, 2017

Insurance Coverage Associate

Aronberg Goldgehn  - Sole

40 Attorneys; 30 Staff

Reports to:       Insurance Coverage Partner           

LOCATION:          330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 1700                       

EDUCATION:         Licensed to practice in Illinois          

EXPERIENCE:          1 to 3 years
DESCRIPTION:       Well established, mid-size law firm with growing insurance practice seeks insurance coverage associate with 1 to 3 years’ experience. Excellent academic credentials with strong verbal and writing skills necessary. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to analyze insurance policies, draft coverage opinions and provide coverage recommendations for various lines of business. Other duties include evaluating claims, reviewing documents associated with claims, strategizing favorable outcomes in order to prepare coverage position letters, and preparing pleadings, motions, and discovery in coverage litigation. Position may also involve limited participation in the defense of personal injury litigation. Competitive salary and benefits, convenient downtown location and collegial office atmosphere.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     hr@agdglaw.com             

Posted: October 20, 2017

IP Trademark Assistant

Barnes & Thornburg - Branch Office
97 Attorneys; 55 Staff

Reports to the Chicago IP Partner
LOCATION: One North Wacker Drive Suite 4400 Chicago, IL 60606
EXPERIENCE: IP experience desired, not required
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 group. It is desirable, but not required, for the assistant to have familiarity with patent procedure.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Reviews incoming correspondence for the Trademark group and drafts appropriate correspondence in response. 2. Reviews the Trademark docket; prepares letters, assignments, Reservation of Powers of Attorney Renewals, Trademark office documents and other appropriate actions 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 responses to Office Actions. 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.
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. 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. 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. EEO
APPLY ONLINE BY VISITING: https://careers.btlaw.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=10&FilterJobCategoryID=3&FilterJobID=274
: October 15, 2017

Family Law Associate Attorney

Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP - Main Office
10 Attorneys; 10 Staff

Reports to the Principal Partners
LOCATION: 55 W. Monroe St., Ste 990, Chicago, IL 60603
EDUCATION: J.D.; Admitted to IL Bar
EXPERIENCE: At least 4 years' experience
DESCRIPTION: Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP, a highly respected, boutique family law firm, seeks an associate attorney licensed to practice in Illinois with at least 4 years’ experience for a full-time position. Applicants should have excellent law school credentials, strong research and writing skills, and the analytical ability necessary to resolve complex matters. Persuasive oral communication is a must. Experience in family law strongly preferred. Applicants must be organized and have the ability to take on substantial responsibility and case management.
SEND RESUMES TO: mhorn@gmrfamilylaw.com 
Posted: October 10, 2017

Securities Fund Assistant

Chapman and Cutler LLP  - Main

150 Attorneys; 200 Staff

Reports to:       Securities Fund Coordinator                 

LOCATION:    111 West Monroe Street       

EDUCATION            N/A   

EXPERIENCE:           N/A

DESCRIPTION:      Chapman and Cutler LLP is seeking to hire a Securities Fund Assistant to join our corporate and securities practice in the Firm’s Chicago office. This individual will be responsible for preparation and maintenance of Securities Fund documents as assigned by the Securities Fund Coordinator. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: • Prepare and maintain Securities Fund documents as determined by the Securities Fund Coordinator; prepare letters, memos, bills, documents, and labels utilizing the Document Management System • Make document edits; maintain attention to detail; create best practices for routine and repetitive tasks • Assemble documents according to client and/or State specifications; coordinate obtaining copies of signed pages; keep track of missing items and work with appropriate staff to obtain those documents • Prepare copies of documents for delivery to clients and for internal files • Package Securities Fund documents and send out utilizing appropriate carrier service • Communicate effectively with clients via telephone and email; maintain organized email folders • Maintain organized files and binders; includes prompt sorting and filing of permits, postcards, and related documents; burn CD’s for client distribution • Coordinate with various departments, such as Accounting for check requests and billing concerns; Canon for copying/scanning/binding of documents and batch mailings; Records Center for shifting of files • Keep Securities Fund Coordinator informed of the status of all Securities Fund work; follow all procedures for Securities Fund documents and files; maintain a calendar of production schedule deadlines and prepare documents in advance of due dates • Assist with attorney work, including entering timesheets, submitting expense reports, preparing and editing requested documents, document redlining; maintain all document work in the Document Management System Minimum Qualifications: • Excellent interpersonal skills • Self-motivated, responsible individual able to work under minimal supervision and able to meet deadlines • Must possess good communication and organizational skills • Attention to detail, especially during repetitive work and routine tasks • Excellent typing (+40 wpm) • Computer knowledge including use of Microsoft Office preferred • Oriented toward teamwork Please submit a cover letter and resume. All applicants will be considered; however, the hiring decision will be made based on qualifications for the position. Chapman and Cutler LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:       https://apps.viglobal.com/chapmanselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=128    

Posted: September 1, 2017 

Word Processor Coordinator

Dykema - Branch

63 Attorneys; 38 Staff

Reports to:          Office Administrator             

LOCATION:          Chicago, IL or Michigan Offices

EDUCATION         High school diploma.     

EXPERIENCE:          1. Minimum 5 years’ work related experience preferably within a medium to large law firm. 2. Minimum typing speed of 55 wpm required. 3. Advance knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. 4. Excellent communication (oral and written), telephone manner and interpersonal skills. 5. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and solve problems. 6. Ability to work independently, as well as a part of the team. 7. Overtime may be required at short notice.

DESCRIPTION:     Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm is recruiting for a Word Processing Coordinator. The incumbent may reside in either the Chicago, Illinois office or one of the Michigan offices. The WP Coordinator will complete a variety of word processing assignments including but not limited to: scheduling and monitoring projects to ensure high quality document preparation and production by department personnel; troubleshooting document and/or technical inquiries; performing initial input and/or extensive typing of legal documents from handwritten notes or tapes utilizing Word and other software for various practice group attorneys; formatting and revising legal documents; providing support for E-Filing documents at State and Federal Courts in CA, D.C., MI, MN and TX; and, assisting with attorney time entries.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:          Attention: Cindy R. Stahler, HR Manager Dykema 10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2300 Chicago, IL 60606 http://www.dykema.com/careers-staff-opportunities.html

Posted:  August 31, 2017 

Mailroom/Docket Clerk

Berger Schatz   – Main Office

40 Attorneys; 70 Staff

Reports to:            Human resources           

LOCATION:               Downtown Chicago       

EDUCATION                   n/a     

EXPERIENCE:        1 year

DESCRIPTION:              Law Firm Mailroom/Docket Clerk Full or Part-Time Smart Docket/Mailroom Clerk needed for our prominent mid-sized law firm to handle a fast paced, on-your-feet, assignment. To join our small first-class team, you will need to be a self-starter, with high-energy, the ability to take direction and work with or without supervision, professional demeanor and appearance, excellent communication, basic computer skills, a positive attitude and good judgment and excellent customer service skills. Prior mailroom or docket experience in a professional environment a plus. The successful candidate will be based in our office services department, but also represent the firm while doing court runs and outside deliveries. Competitive pay rate and full benefits for full-time. We would consider two students for part-time job sharing. Email cover letter and resume in confidence to: careers@bergerschatz.com

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:            careers@bergerschatz.com

 Posted: August 3, 2017

Matrimonial/Family Law Associate

Berger Schatz   – Main Office

40 Attorneys; 70 Staff

Reports to:         Confidential              

LOCATION:               Downtown Chicago       

EDUCATION                   5+ years of civil litigation, domestic relations preferred; exceptional writing skills and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication abilities     

EXPERIENCE:       5+ years of civil litigation, domestic relations preferred; exceptional writing skills and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication abilities   

DESCRIPTION:             Matrimonial/Family Law Associate Berger Schatz, one of the largest and most highly regarded matrimonial law firms in the nation, is seeking an associate for our Chicago office. Minimum requirements for candidates include 5+ years of civil litigation, domestic relations preferred; exceptional writing skills and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication abilities. A tax or financial background is a plus. The ideal candidate will demonstrate confidence handling multiple cases with an upscale, high-profile clientele and enjoy working in a team environment. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and the opportunity for advancement. Qualified candidates should forward their resume, cover letter and writing sample in complete confidence to: Berger Schatz 161 North Clark Street, Suite 2800 Chicago, IL 60601 Email: careers@bergerschatz.com bergerschatz.com

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:            careers@bergerschatz.com

Posted: August 3, 2017