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 Entry Level - Mailroom /Messenger

Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn-   Sole Office

16 Attorneys; 11 Staff

Reports to:         n/a

LOCATION:      Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:   H.S. Diploma

EXPERIENCE:  Proven ability to work effectively both independently and within a team. Excellent attention to detail a must.

DESCRIPTION:    Provide support  to paralegals Assistants and attorneys  with scanning, copying and binding projects.  Conduct inventory of office and kitchen supplies.  Daily mail pick up, sort mails and delivers.  Weights and meters outgoing mail. Handles UPS , DHL and Fedex packages.  Responsible for setting up conference rooms for client meetings.  Keeps kitchen clean and organized - Must be able to lift 45lbs.  Reasonable comfortable with word, use of office equipment.  delivers packages and letters interoffice  and to clients and banks.  Other duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:aparada@fvldlaw.com

Posted   March 18, 2019


Case Assistant

Seyfarth Shaw-   Main  Office

400 Attorneys; 800  Staff

Reports to:         Case Manager/Attorneys

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #8000

EDUCATION:   Undergraduate degree required

EXPERIENCE: Exceptional analytical ability, critical thinking, independent problem-solving Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly the ability to concisely summarize researching findings Strong research skills required; academic research experience a plus Proven ability to work effectively both independently and within a team. Excellent attention to detail a must. Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint

DESCRIPTION:   Provide support in various aspects of case management for live litigation matters, including but not limited to: calendaring/docketing; preparation of documents for production; preparation of privilege logs and deposition summaries; and maintenance and organization of evidentiary data and case-related information.  Assist attorneys in development and organization of complex fact patterns through review and issue-based analysis of high-volume evidentiary documents; review and analysis of testimony for relevance to specific facts or issues; compilation and organization of documents for witness preparation, depositions exhibits, hearing exhibits, and trial exhibits; perform fact research and fact pattern development projects under attorney supervision to support motion practice and oral argument; perform research and analysis of discrete topics to support firm publication efforts for PR and marketing purposes.  Provide clerical litigation support for case teams as needed, including but not limited to: reformatting and printing large documents and spreadsheets, converting ESI to hard-copy formats, creating issue-based binders. privilege logs and deposition summaries Maintain best records management practices across wide array of case files and documentation, including tracking and organizing files electronically and in hard copy. Perform data compilation, data cleanup, and QA on data transfer/data integrity. Work closely with dedicated Project Manager, eDiscovery attorneys, and Firm’s Litigation Support Group to integrate and deploy LIMO tools during all phases of discovery

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://recruiting.seyfarth.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReJobView.aspx?Tag=f8d94ae7-3839-4f0b-b26f-6883379deffb&JobID=1012

Posted   March 11, 2019


Attorney Development and Recruiting Supervisor

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates-   Branch  Office

140 Attorneys; 130  Staff

Reports to:         Attorney Development and Recruiting Manager

LOCATION:     155 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

EDUCATION:   Bachelor degree

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of four years' related experience, with a minimum of two years' experience in a law firm or other professional services firm environment. Minimum of one year supervisory experience, or a minimum of three years' leadership experience.

DESCRIPTION:   Partners with department manager to supervise attorney recruiting, training and development. Oversees the Attorney Development and Recruiting Department in the absence of the department manager. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:-Assists the department manager to supervise department projects, day-to-day operations and long-range plans. -Partners with the department manager to administer all programs involving attorney recruiting (recruiting of summer associates, lateral attorneys, entry-level associates and judicial clerks), including: interview scheduling, coordinating on-campus meetings, events planning, hiring meetings, assignment process, orientation, training and development, and evaluation programs. -Assists with the preparation of recruitment and hiring statistics for firm internal use and external dissemination (e.g.,NALP form, end of season results to law schools, etc.). -Travels to campus recruiting events as needed. -Acts as the main point of contact for both lateral associate candidates and search firms throughout recruitment process. -Supervises office/firm-wide attorney events in partnership with Conference Services. -Attends summer associate events and other firm-sponsored recruiting events throughout the year. -Assists in developing and monitoring the department budget. -Supports department manager and CHI Diversity & Inclusion Manager on the implementation of diversity & inclusion programming and initiatives, as needed. -Partners with department manager, NYO, and Professional Development Managers to ensure timely completion of attorney evaluations on an annual basis.-Supervises and provides guidance on CLE accreditation for internal and external courses in partnership with the CHI Attorney Development & Recruiting staff and the Marketing Department.
Ensures current knowledge of firm policies and practices for staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for staff. -Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process. -Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures to higher level management. -Monitors time, attendance, overtime and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with firm policies. -Oversees employees' work performance and provides guidance in the resolution of problems. -Partners with department manager to effectively utilize the firm's performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.  Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the department manager and Human Resources. -Recommends guidelines and practices to promote efficiency, effectiveness, excellent customer service, and improved employee relations, in alignment with the firm's Core Values.
Supports the department manager in the development and communication of departmental guidelines and procedures. -Ensures accurate and timely responses to requests for departmental services. -Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others. -Manages firm resources responsibility. -Complies with and understands firm operations, policies, and procedures -Performs other related duties as assigned. - QUALIFICATIONS: -Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques -Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems -Knowledge and implementation of the annual budget process -Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing- Demonstrates close attention to detail -Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills -Ability to effectively supervise others- Ability to employ coaching and problem-solving techniques -Ability to administer firm policies and procedures -Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities -Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality -Ability to organize and prioritize work and delegate effectively -Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment -Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team -Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment -Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs -Flexibility to travel.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/chicago/attorney-development-and-recruiting-supervisor

Posted   March 11, 2019


Conflicts Analyst

Seyfarth Shaw-   Main  Office

400  Attorneys; 800  Staff

Reports to:         Conflicts Manager

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #8000

EDUCATION:   Bachelor degree and a minimum of two years of conflicts of interest experience in a large law firm environment or a Juris Doctorate degree.

EXPERIENCE: Ability to interpret and analyze information. Demonstrated ability to compile, review, filter, synthesize, and determine logical conclusions or recommendations based on data and information which is varied in content and format. -Demonstrate ability to transfer knowledge and experience from one situation to handle another while maintaining department standards. Internal candidates must exhibit excellent working knowledge of the department’s conflicts databases CompliGuard Analyze and the Firm’s new business intake application. -Demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of online corporate research tools and common business structures and legal terminology and types of representation. -Proficiency with Microsoft programs, including Outlook, Word, and Excel, as well as, PDF Converter Enterprise and have the ability to learn new software as required. -Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. -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.

DESCRIPTION:   All Conflicts Analysts will generate new business conflicts of interest reports utilizing conflicts software and available online research tools. -All Conflicts Analysts will participate in the training of department staff. They will also work with the Conflicts Supervisor to assign conflicts requests, new business and lateral, in an equitable manner. -All Conflicts Analysts will assist with the development of workflow efficiencies for processing both new business and lateral conflicts requests. -All Conflicts Analysts will be responsible for additional conflicts analysis projects as assigned by the Conflicts Attorneys and Conflicts Supervisor. -New Business Conflicts Analysts will analyze and review conflict requests with the ability to determine if additional information is needed. If additional information is needed he or she will communicate directly with the attorney or assistant to gather such information in a concise and professional manner. -Lateral Conflicts Analysts will generate lateral conflicts of interest reports utilizing former representation criteria based upon the information provided by the lateral attorney candidate with guidance from the reviewing Conflicts Attorney. -Lateral Conflicts Analysts will analyze and review lateral candidate’s conflicts of interest information with the ability to determine if additional information is needed. When additional information is needed he or she will communicate directly with the lateral candidate to gather such information in a professional manner. -Lateral Conflicts Analysts will utilize Pacer or other court tools to identify missing parties. Also they will need to research jurisdictional Rules of Professional Conduct or equivalents, as needed.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted   March 5, 2019


Conflicts Clerk

Dykema-   Branch Office

65 Attorneys; 71 Staff

Reports to:        Director of Risk Management

LOCATION:     10 S Wacker Dr, Chicago

EDUCATION:   Post high school education helpful

EXPERIENCE:   Two years' work-related experience in law firm conflicts and/or new business department required and two years' general record keeping and/or filing experience required. Prior experience utilizing automated conflicts and/or workflow system preferred.

DESCRIPTION: Dykema, a leading national law firm, has an opening in either our Chicago or Detroit office for an experienced Conflicts Clerk to perform conflict-of-interest searches in database and other required sources for all new clients/matters, internal searches and updates. Conflicts Clerk will perform conflict of interest checks and make preliminary review of the results for lateral hires. Conflicts Clerk will monitor the integrity of the system’s operations and ensure accuracy of data maintained in the system.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://www.dykema.com/careers-staff-opportunities.html

Posted February 20, 2019


Director of Lateral Recruiting

Dykema-   Branch Office

65 Attorneys; 71 Staff

Reports to:        Equity Member

LOCATION:     10 S Wacker Dr, Chicago

EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience. Law degree would be a significant benefit.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of five years related work experience with a strong record of recruitment success. Large law firm or professional services experience preferred. Knowledge of the legal industry and best practices, sources of information and commonly accepted standards of lateral attorney recruiting is beneficial. Highly developed decision-making and negotiation skills required in addition to excellent written and oral communication, organizational and management skills. Resourcefulness in analyzing problems and evaluating, proposing and implementing solutions. Ability to exercise sound business judgment and diplomacy in complex situations. Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion

DESCRIPTION: Dykema, a leading national law firm, recruits for a Director of Lateral Recruiting. The position will be located in either the Chicago or Detroit office. The Director will be responsible for strategically planning, implementing and managing all aspects of firm-wide recruiting and integration efforts relating to lateral Members, Senior Counsel and Government Policy Advisors. The Director will work closely with the Chairman, Department Directors, Practice Group Leaders, Office Managing Members and the Lateral Hiring Member (“Recruiting Attorneys”), to prioritize and coordinate the recruitment and integration activities in accordance with pre-approved Department Business Plans. Acts as primary contact with attorney search firms and lateral candidates.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://www.dykema.com/careers-staff-opportunities.html

Posted February 12, 2019


Intellectual Property Operations Manager

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg-   Sole  Office

140 Attorneys; 160 Staff

Reports to:         Practice Group Leaders and COO

LOCATION:      2 N LaSalle St. Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60602

EDUCATION:   Bachelor's Degree

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 5 years working in a supervisory/managerial role in a law firm

DESCRIPTION: 

 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP is a midsize Chicago Loop law firm seeking an Intellectual Property Operations Manager. In coordination with the Practice Group Chairs, the Intellectual Property Operations Manager will oversee management of the day to day operations of the Intellectual Property Practice Group.
Responsibilities: • Identify opportunities to promote efficiency and implement improved practices. • Develop and maintain best practice procedures for the IP Practice Group by improving existing IP administrative processes and reviewing and enhancing key administrative functions; including file intake, foreign counsel docketing, electronic and paper correspondence workflow, and docket interfaces with the firm’s records management, litigation docket, accounting and IT departments. • Oversee the management of projects within the IP Practice Group such as transfers into and out of the firm and electronic file conversions. • Develop and maintain consistent IP docket procedures, including overseeing software enhancements, upgrades and improved report functionality. • Supervise responsibilities of the IP Docket Supervisor, including training on updated firm established and approved IP docket procedures. • Oversee integration of staff into the IP Practice Group, including attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, and docket staff.
• Analyze and maintain adverse party and subject matter conflict check procedures. • Coordinate marketing materials for the IP group with the marketing department, including Chambers and similar submissions, RFP responses, press releases and client alerts.  • Maintain the IP group calendar with information detailing internal firm meetings and events. • Responsible for the agenda and materials for regular departmental meetings, including partner, associate and paralegal meetings. • Facilitate follow-up discussions after department meetings as necessary to ensure action items are imposed. • Assist with provider “charge-throughs” to clients with regard to PTO fees and deposit accounts, search reports and local counsel fees. • Provide support and guidance to the accounting department with maintenance of the deposit accounts in the U.S. Patent, Copyright and Trademark Offices. • Develop and maintain summary of Foreign Counsel filing fees and costs. • Maintain attorney lists of involvement, including attorney committee service, attorney mentor lists and attorney organization involvement (trade association; legal organization; community involvement). • Draft quarterly practice group reports and other ad hoc reports and presentations for firm management. • Support client relationships and initiatives as need arises.
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree required, with preference to a Business Administration major. • Minimum of five years’ experience working in a supervisory/managerial role in a law firm required. • Must have strong problem solving and project management skills. • Must have strong organizational skills with proven success in process improvement.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff. • Knowledge of procedures and practices of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and international patent and trademark offices a plus. • Proficient in computer applications, specifically Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with Practice Group specific technology.
Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Ability to sit for long periods of time • Ability to bend, reach, twist and push while sitting or standing The statements contained in this position description are not all-inclusive.  Additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://ngeapply.ngelaw.com/virecruitselfapply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=1cfe9cb8-2c51-41b3-95ca-fcf9948ab5ca

Posted   February 6, 2019


Sr. Proposal Writer

Seyfarth Shaw-   Main  Office

400 Attorneys; 800  Staff

Reports to:         Director of Strategic Operations

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #8000

EDUCATION:   4yr college degree

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 7 years of proposal and/or marketing writing experience at a large law firm or professional services organization -Dependable, proactive team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.-Demonstrated writing ability, aptitude for -sales and project management. -Strong client service ethic. -Strong project management, and multi-tasking skills and the ability to work effectively in high-pressure situations requiring adherence to tight deadlines.
-Strong leadership qualities, the ability to work independently and take initiative. -Strong problem solver and consensus builder. Respect for complementary skill sets.
-Hands-on with a proven ";make it happen" mindset; demonstrated resourcefulness and self-directed behavior. -Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Familiarity with InterAction and Breeze a plus

DESCRIPTION:   The Sr. Proposal Writer will provide core and key written content for the firm’s responses to strategic opportunities, including requests for proposals (RFPs) and high-level in-person pitch opportunities.  He or she will work as a part of a team to manage large-scale RFP responses, and also will be expected to manage smaller proposals independently.  Work with Director of Strategic Opportunities, partners and other stakeholders to develop and align the firm's value propositions and key messages in written form. This includes: -Developing an intimate working knowledge of the firm, its practice groups and the industries it serves. -Developing, updating and maintaining standard RFP and pitch template language across departments and practice groups, and maintaining and working in the firm’s pitch language database when needed.
-Developing tailored and responsive content on a variety of sources, including subject-matter expert interviews and existing collateral.  -Working with partners to develop a strategy for the RFP response and coordinating participation and responses across partners. -Writing and editing original text for all client proposals with attention to crafting narrative formats that are consistent across practice groups – ensuring all materials sound like “one voice”. -Tailoring boilerplate content to answer questions in a strategic, dynamic and directly responsive manner. -Confirming that proposals meet submission requirements and ensure proper and timely delivery. Additional responsibilities include coordinating with multiple departments and practice areas to develop effective proposals that are delivered on time. This includes: -Developing and managing projects plans (timelines, milestones, dependencies, deliverables) for specific RFP projects. -Tracking of RFP activity, including follow-up activities with marketing personnel and lawyers to determine outcome and/or next steps. -Document and share results and best practices with internal stakeholders. -Ensure grammar/spelling/punctuation accuracy and consistency in style across all language , editing and drafting of other materials on an as needed basis

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://recruiting.seyfarth.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReJobView.aspx?Tag=ac44db66-d19b-4ae0-860c-7ddb9eb3f760&JobID=896

Posted   February 6, 2019


Legal Recruiting Coordinator

Schiff Hardin LLP-   Main  Office

200 Attorneys; 180  Staff

Reports to:        Sr. Legal Recruiting Manager

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive

EDUCATION:   Bachelor degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferred

EXPERIENCE: Experience working in large law firm is preferred.

DESCRIPTION:  We are seeking a Legal Recruiting Coordinator in our Chicago office to coordinate the summer associate program firm wide, assist with coordinating law student recruiting program, and provide support with lateral and entry-level attorney recruiting and integration. Working closely with and supporting the Chief Talent Officer, Chair of the Law Student Recruitment Committee (LSRC) and other LSRC members, Senior Legal Recruiting Manager, and Summer Program Committee primary responsibilities include the following: Coordinating all aspects of the summer program firm-wide, including communications internally and with summer associates, summer program budget, summer program calendar, orientation, social events, summer associate lunches, weekly summer program meetings, training, associate advisors and partner mentors, work with writing coach, work allocation program, summer associate photo/bio book, offices, computers and other IT issues, secretarial assignments, and compiling materials for mid-summer reviews and end-of-summer offer decision process. Maintaining hard copy and/or electronic personnel file for each summer associate. Assisting in all aspects of recruiting, including logistical support for the interview process, candidate document intake, scheduling interviews with Schiff lawyers firm-wide, and communicating interview schedule and materials internally and to interviewees. Organizing recruiting follow-up activities (dinners, lunches, office meetings) following offer. Entering applicants in viRecruit.  Maintaining data integrity of applicant tracking systems and processes, including recruitment records, for affirmative action reporting purposes, fall recruiting reports, self-identification records, resumes, and candidate communications. Assisting with candidate communications and recruiting related reports, including the annual EEO report, as requested.  Maintaining candidate files. Maintaining master LSRC calendar of all tasks and events occurring throughout the year; coordinating communication with LSRC and others within and outside the firm concerning same.  Assisting with coordinating on-campus interviewing, law school recruiting events and receptions throughout the year. Maintaining law student recruiting report (tracks callback invitations, callback dates, offer decisions, etc.) and collecting callback evaluations for law student recruits and promptly distributes them to LSRC.  Assisting with identifying items for agenda and preparing agenda/minutes and planning issues for LSRC meetings and the Committee’s overall work, in consultation with LSRC Chair. Cultivating and maintaining close relationships with candidates, colleagues, law school student groups, professional organizations, law schools’ career services and search firms. This is a highly visible position requiring excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good judgment, a professional demeanor, the ability to be discreet, and the ability to maintain confidentiality of all sensitive information.  Must be service orientated and able to excel in interactions with diverse groups as well as a self-starter who has the ability and willingness to work independently, but who also fosters an inclusive, team-oriented work environment. Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace.  We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, citizenship status, order of protection status, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, source of income, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO http://www.schiffhardin.com

Posted   February 1, 2019


Intellectual Property Docket Clerk

Seyfarth Shaw-   Main  Office

 400 Attorneys; 800 Staff

Reports to:         Managing Attorney/National Docket Counsel

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #8000

EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

EXPERIENCE: Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience -Prior Intellectual Property docket clerk experience required (minimum 5 years) -Familiarity with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and the trademark lifecycle -Knowledge and Skills:
Experience with CPI or equivalent rules-based intellectual property docketing software -Must have extensive knowledge of U.S. and foreign patents, PAIR, Trademarks and PCT -Computer proficient with familiarity of various database systems, including: Outlook, MS Word, and other third party internal firm databases -Must be detail oriented and have the ability to budget time efficiently while handling multiple tasks-Must be a self-starter and able to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment-Must accept direction and constructive feedback -Must be able to exercise independent judgment in performing all aspects of the position -Ability to frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.

DESCRIPTION:   This position is open to our Chicago or New York office. ***
The Intellectual Property docket clerk will be supervised by the Managing Attorney/National Docket Counsel.  They will be part of a national team of Intellectual Property docket clerks who work across all domestic offices.  They will primarily be responsible for supporting Intellectual Property attorneys throughout the firm. They will perform a variety of trademark and patent docketing duties, which includes handling requests from attorneys, paralegals and secretaries.  This position requires a strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills with a customer service focus on meeting the client team needs. Job Description: -Responsibilities of the Intellectual Property docket clerk include, but are not limited to: Review and calendar all intellectual property correspondence upon receipt in accordance with firm policies -Enter new matters and applications in the Intellectual Property docketing software -Monitor the Trademark/Copyright Group’s centralized Docket email folder for receipt of docketing requests and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office correspondence
Responsible for quality control, daily maintenance and operations of the firm’s docketing system -Manage the filing process with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office -Generate docket reports as directed -Follow-up with attorneys and staff on deadlines to ensure compliance -Respond to attorney and client inquires relating to patent and trademark filings -Work with the records and conflicts teams to ensure risk policy compliance -Download and process U.S. Patent and Trademark Office correspondence from government websites
Process correspondence from international agents -Removal of completed items verified through Trademark Status & Document Retrieval (“TSDR”) and enter missing or updated information through PAIR and TSDR -Monitor client closures and perform docket system clean-up of related entries as appropriate -Process incoming lateral attorney client files, including placement of the file into standard trademark format and uploading and entering the dates into the firm’s docketing system -Assist with the client intake process
Conduct periodic status checks and participate in docket audits using government websites and communication to international agents -Maintain current knowledge of relevant and applicable Intellectual Property law, rules and procedures -Maintain knowledge of intellectual property processes and procedures for both patent and trademark.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://www.seyfarth.com/Staff

Posted   January 24, 2019


Docket Specialist

Vedder Price- Main Office

200 Attorneys; 300 Staff

Reports to:     Senior Docket Manager

LOCATION:       222 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago IL

EDUCATION:   Associate’s degree or higher required; or any combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position is preferred

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) to five (5) years of experience within a law firm environment preferred.

DESCRIPTION:   Vedder Price has an opening for a Docket Specialist.   This position is responsible for supporting the Litigation, Labor and Bankruptcy practice areas firm wide.  Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills and the ability to recognize and act on important details and deadlines are also required. Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure, respond quickly to changing demands, and be self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.   Responsibilities:
   E-File and obtain documents using PACER and other court resources. -  Assist in searches and extraction of information from court-related databases and websites. -  Arrange for service of subpoenas and summons using Firm preferred process servers. -  Interact with personnel from multiple departments and at various levels in the firm. -  Use CompuLaw to perform docketing/calendaring responsibilities and to run standard reports to notify attorneys of upcoming dates.-   Assist with department projects as needed and perform other work-related duties as assigned by attorneys and manager. -  Enforce department and firm policies related to docketing matters. -Qualifications and Education:   Associate’s degree or higher required; or any combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position is preferred.   Three (3) to five (5) years of experience within a law firm environment preferred.   Detail oriented, extremely organized, and able to prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.   Excellent verbal and written communication skills.   Ability to interact effectively and professionally with internal clients and all levels of personnel, including attorneys, coworkers, and administrators.   Thorough knowledge of federal and state e-filing procedures

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TOCH.Recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted   January 14, 2019


Director of Partner Recruiting and Integration

Thompson Coburn LLP-   Main  Office

400 Attorneys; 700 Staff

Reports to:     Chief Operating Officer

LOCATION:       Downtown Chicago or St. Louis

EDUCATION:   Bachelor's degree; Master's degree JD is preferred as well

EXPERIENCE: Prior experience in a similar position at another major law firm is strongly desired

DESCRIPTION:   Reports to the Chief Operating Officer;  • Works closely with firm leadership, including the Executive and Management Committees, Practice Group Leaders, and Office Managing Partners; • Coordinates lateral partner identification, recruiting, and hiring efforts across the firm’s five offices, from Los Angeles to Washington, DC; • Works closely with and oversees the firm’s external recruiters; • Manages the onboarding of lateral partners; and • Manages the integration of both lateral and promoted partners. The DPRI ideally will be present in our Chicago or St. Louis office and regularly spend time in all offices of the firm.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:  Altman Weil, Inc. (consultants) lawfirmjobs@altmanweil.com

Posted   January 14, 2019