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Immigration Paralegal

Vedder Price-  Main office

200 Attorneys; 500 Staff

Reports to:       Paralegal  Manager
 LOCATION:       222 N. LaSalle, Ste 2600 Chicago IL

EDUCATION:       Bachelor’s degree required.  Paralegal certificate preferred.

EXPERIENCE:      • Minimum five years’ law firm or corporate experience in business immigration • Strong knowledge of LawLogix Immigration software preferred • Knowledge of global immigration a plus

DESCRIPTION:      Responsibilities include managing individual caseload for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters and global matters, working closely with in house HR personnel and other client contacts. Responsibilities: • Prepare and file nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions and applications, including all employment-related categories • Prepare EB-1, 2 and 3 petitions and adjustment applications • Prepare visa and naturalization applications • Manage active cases of foreign nationals employed in the United States
• Prepare PERM labor certification applications • Provide guidance to foreign nationals in anticipation of visa interviews at consulates abroad • Assist in conducting I-9 audits • Manage all aspects of outbound visa from preparation, document collection, to filing with Appropriate Consulate (e.g. China, UK, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, Philippines, Brazil). • Manage and correspond with clients. • Assist with case file management and with the collection of data and documentation necessary to prepare and file of applications.
• Assist corporate clients with having documents Legalized and Authenticated by Secretary of State and various Consulates. • Knowledge of/experience in both NIV and IV cases • Interact with USCIS, DOL, DOS, CBP, ICE and other government agencies.  • Administer LawLogix immigration software • Analyze and organize client records and related data

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:    ch.Recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted: September 11,2018


Paralegal- Trust & Estates

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP-  Main office

300 Attorneys; 300 Staff

Reports to:       HR Manager
 LOCATION:       525 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60661

EDUCATION:       Bachelor’s degree and five or more years progressive trust administration experience managing all aspects of trust accounts are required, preferably in a law firm environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Legal research knowledge and ability to use law library are required. Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited paralegal program a plus.

EXPERIENCE:      Computer proficient with experience and working knowledge of Westlaw and other trust-related databases, Internet research, due diligence, Excel, Access, Outlook, and MS Word preferred. Applicable knowledge of legal and investment terminology with a strong trust administration background and proficiency in West’s Federal Estate Tax program and fiduciary income tax forms and extensions. Ability to prepare federal and state estate tax returns, as well as familiarity with estate and gift tax return software programs, highly desirable. Exhibit high degree of initiative with excellent analytical, technical, and critical-thinking skills requiring an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic in order to analyze and research probate trust/estate data, process information, conduct legal research, and perform essential duties. Excellent organizational skills including record keeping, data collection, and system information. Ability to compile and analyze complex data and furnish concise, detailed information in report format, written correspondence, e‑mail, or verbally. Ability to identify and analyze probate trust/estate issues and inquiries and to recommend and implement solutions. Ability to organize, prioritize, and oversee numerous tasks from inception to completion, and ensure work is completed within strict deadlines. Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment, and adapt to changes in workflow. Proactive with excellent troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills. Ability to perform mathematical calculations and apply mathematical concepts when computing, reconciling balances, and verifying numerical data on forms and documents. Ability to operate standard office equipment including computer, laser printer, telephone, photocopier, calculator, scanner, facsimile, etc. Ability to occasionally retrieve and distribute files, written documentation and copies, or office supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.  Work occasionally requires more than 37.5 hours to perform the essential duties of the position.
Ability and availability to travel to other Firm locations when required. We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental/vision, 401k with employer contribution; transportation fringe benefit program; back-up care option; generous paid time off policy; and long-term and short-term disability policies.  Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA-M/F/SO/Disability/Veteran.

DESCRIPTION:      Katten is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, environmental, commercial finance, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Our more than 650 attorneys serve public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. We provide full-service legal advice from locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.   Summary for the Senior Paralegal - Trusts and Estates position:  The Paralegal is responsible for providing paralegal support and assistance to attorneys in the management, coordination, and administration of all aspects of trusts and estates in probate within established administrative procedures. This position requires heavy client contact. Maintains professionalism and strict confidentiality in all client and Firm matters. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of trusts and estates in probate.  Prepare and file probate documents in order to open and/or close estates, as well as prepare all requisite documents relative to trusts and estates in probate.  Collect and distribute estate/decedent’s assets by contacting banks, brokerage houses, and appraisers. Prepare receipts and releases. Open, establish, and maintain estate checking accounts. Compile all information required to prepare annual tax returns.   Prepare and file Illinois state and federal estate tax returns including the court inventory. Review completed tax returns, prepare checks, obtain necessary signatures, and forward to the IRS. Forward executed tax returns to accountants; maintain archival files. Coordinate asset transfers and funding of trusts. If necessary, communicate with necessary parties relative to appropriate funding. Prepare for federal audit. Research and investigate any requests, problems or issues, and resolve with appropriate parties. Prepare initial drafts of client correspondence and memos. Responsible for client contact and communication to clients. Perform file organization and maintenance. Maintain up-to-date time reports to ensure accurate client billing.

 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=KATTMUCH2&cws=1&rid=5820

Posted: September 11,2018


Workers Comp/ Insurance Defense Paralegal

Wolfe & Jacobson-  Sole office

8 Attorneys; 15 Staff

Reports to:        Partners
 LOCATION:       25 E Washington St., STE 700

EDUCATION:       Associates Degree
EXPERIENCE:      2-3 Years

DESCRIPTION:       Paralegal needed for a small 8 attorney firm primarily focused on Workers’ Compensation Defense and Civil Defense. Duties are but not limited to preparing legal documents; including Complaints, Interrogatories, Motions and Pleadings with minimal supervision, further prepare detailed analysis of medical records to determine compensability of claims filed. Attend Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission status call hearings to select hearing dates and enter objections. Perform legal research using Westlaw.  Prepare exhibits for trial, and assist attorneys in presentation of same. 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     ktrtan@wj-attorneys.com

Posted: September 10,2018


Corporate Paralegal

Confidential-  Sole office

40 Attorneys; 35 Staff

Reports to:        Administrator
LOCATION:       Confidential

EDUCATION:       Paralegal
EXPERIENCE:       5 Years

DESCRIPTION:       Mid-Size downtown law firm seeks dynamic Corporate Paralegal capable of coordinating all transactional and entity maintenance for the firm’s business attorneys.  Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience and possess excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.  The paralegal should have extensive experience working with attorneys to prepare all documents required to form corporations (both business and not-for-profit), partnerships and limited liability companies in any state along with preparing/conducting UCC filings/searches.  Skills in light drafting to assist attorneys in preparing corporate documents/materials including Resolutions, and be able to create and maintain corporate minute books are required as is working directly with attorneys and clients during closings and corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions.  Experience with trademarks and copyrights a plus. 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     Recruiter60611@gmail.com

Posted: August 21, 2018


Family Law Paralegal

Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd-  Sole office

22 Attorneys; 22 Staff

Reports to:        Practice Manager
LOCATION:       19 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:       Paralegal certificate.
EXPERIENCE:       2-5 Years Litigation Experience, Family Law Experience Preferred

DESCRIPTION:       Growing downtown Chicago Law Firm is looking for an experienced litigation paralegal with family law experience.  Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills a must.  The qualified candidate must be detail-oriented, a self-starter who is extremely responsible, highly motivated, able to work in a fast-paced environment, possess a great work attitude and be a team player.  Candidate will be responsible for providing support to assigned attorneys and back up other paralegals as needed. This is a highly responsible and rewarding full-time position. Duties include but are not limited to: court filing, drafting of pleadings, preparing discovery, legal research and docketing. Submit resume and salary requirements in confidence.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     Visit careers@dadsrights.com   www.jmlevinglawltd.com/careers or call 312-296-3666

Posted: August 17, 2018


Real Estate Paralegal

Seyfarth & Shaw-  Main

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:        Office Administrator
LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago

EDUCATION:       Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate.
EXPERIENCE:       A minimum of 5 years previous experience in commercial real estate transactions, including experience with acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, construction and development, preferably at a law firm, although in-house experience will be considered.  Notary public preferred.

DESCRIPTION:      Under the direction of the real estate attorneys in our Chicago office, this position will assist attorneys in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including documentation, due diligence, closing and post-closing activities for real estate acquisitions, dispositions, finance, leasing, development and construction projects.  Essential Job Functions: Order and review title commitments, exception documents and surveys, interfacing directly with the title company and surveyor to resolve any issues or discrepancies. Preparation and administration of contract critical dates and closing checklists. Preparation of earnest money escrows and coordination of delivery of deposits. Coordination and assistance with all aspects of closings, including preparation of conveyance documents, closing statements, and other closing documents and obtaining transfer tax stamps, zoning certificates, duplicate tax bills, water certifications, condominium letters, certificates of insurance and payoff letters. Attending to all post-closing requirements, including preparation of closing indices, the preparation and organization of closing binders, and monitoring all post-closing deliveries or requirements. Preparation of clear and concise correspondence and memorandum. Preparation of initial draft documents, amendments to agreements or leases and miscellaneous documents, including estoppel certificates, for attorney review. Preparation of lease and loan abstracts. Review Planning and Zoning Reports.  Knowledge of formation of entities and review and preparation of organizational and authority documents. Preparation and filing of UCC financing statements, order UCC lien and other searches and prepare summaries of lien search results, and record documents in various counties and states. Must possess excellent legal research skills, including knowledge of electronic databases.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     https://seyfarth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SSStaffCareers/job/Chicago/Paralegal_180230

Posted: August 17, 2018


Investment Services Paralegal

Vedder Price-  Main

200 Attorneys; 300 Staff

Reports to:        Paralegal Manager
LOCATION:      222 N. LaSalle St, Chicago IL 60601

EDUCATION:       A bachelor’s degree is required and an ABA-approved paralegal certificate is preferred
EXPERIENCE:       Three or more years’ experience in the corporate or securities field. · Experience with SEC filing systems including EDGAR and IARD. · Proficiency in Excel and legal databases.· Working knowledge of securities laws and regulations (1940 Act, Advisers Act, 1933 Act, 1934 Act, CFTC). · Private fund or registered mutual fund experience. ·Experience in investment services or mutual fund compliance a plus.

DESCRIPTION:      Investment Services Paralegal Assist with SEC filings and a variety of corporate, securities and transactional matters supporting the Investment Services group.  Prepare and manage various filings and related materials.  Perform document preparation and distribution as well as post-closing document preparation and distribution.  This position entails direct interface with attorneys and clients.· Prepare and review filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission through the EDGAR system for mutual funds, private funds, investment advisers and broker-dealers, including Forms N-1A, N-2, N-4, Forms N-14, proxy statements, Forms D and Schedules 13G/13D/13HD, Forms N-Q and Forms N-CSR. · Prepare and review Forms ADV and amendments for advisers and exempt reporting advisers through IARD system. · Draft and maintain closing checklists; maintain and manage closing deliverables; prepare and compile closing opinion diligence; prepare closing books; perform attorney support for business transactions.
· Prepare SEC filing opinions; prepare and manage filing opinion diligence. · Draft and maintain corporate legal and governance documents. · Conduct research related to filings and business transactions through both print and electronic sources. · Assist attorneys with filings, opinions and business transactions. · Review and organize due diligence materials. · Draft closing documents and correspondence. · Prepare closing sets and post-closing documentation..

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:      ch.recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted: August 8, 2018


Paralegal

King & Spalding LLP- Branch Office

11 Attorneys;  8 Staff

Reports to:       Manager of Paralegal & Legal Support Services
LOCATION:      444 W. Lake Street, Suite 1650

EDUCATION:    Bachelor's Degree with a 3.5 cumulative GPA

EXPERIENCE:  2+ years of experience, preferably in big law

DESCRIPTION:    Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, the Paralegal performs a variety of duties to assist attorneys and consultants in the Government Matters and the Corporate, Finance, and Investments Practice Groups in the Chicago, Illinois office.  Maintains positive contact with clients and observes confidentiality of client matters.Candidates will have responsibilities that cross two practice areas – litigation and corporate. Knowledge in one area is required, knowledge in both is preferred. Candidates will have the following responsibilities: - Manage all facets of case from initiation, through discovery and post-trial briefing- Organize and maintain case files (generally utilizing a database like Concordance or Relativity) - Assist with document reviews for responsiveness, case issues, and privilege responses to discovery requests and to identify privileged documents, documents for redaction, case issues in context - Review and analyze discovery requests and assist lawyers with discovery responses - Prepare and maintain issue, subject-matter, witness and deposition files - Coordinate with clients, co-counsel and vendors during all phases of discovery - Prepare court filings and service to counsel; experience with e-filing - Provide assistance to transactional (restructuring, corporate) attorneys - Draft legal instruments and corporate governance documents - Prepare UCC filings with consideration for jurisdictional nuances - Perform lien searches and interpret/summarize lien search reports, including UCCs and court filings- Obtain company filings, good standing certificates and the like- Coordinate closing logistics and post-closing follow-up including recording documents, obtaining necessary cancellation documents, and organizing and indexing files - Prepare and distribute paper and electronic closing sets - Prepare state filings, including entity formation, qualification, and dissolution documents and related resolutions/authorization documents - Maintain corporate minute books/stock ledgers - Assist with various licensure applications Prepare notices of appearance/pro hac vice applications/motions and file documents in US bankruptcy court - Monitor compliance with relevant federal and local bankruptcy rules - Manage centralized case file system Research regarding bankruptcy case precedent - Coordinate with LPAs and other staff/department - Process and track vendor invoices - Maintain positive relationships with firm attorneys, co-counsel, clients and vendors - Keep accurate time records - Ability to work on multiple matters simultaneously and multi-task, including ownership and follow-through of individual matters Requirements: - Bachelor's Degree with a 3.5 cumulative GPA  - 2-5 years of experience in fast-paced firm(s) - Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Professional, cite checking, Shepardizing, and bluebooking; working knowledge of Best Authority, iRedline, DeltaView, iManage (Desksite), LEXIS/Westlaw, and document/discovery management applications, such as Concordance, IPRO, Relativity, iConnect, and CaseMap - Large case management experience- Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete multiple tasks under strict time constraints - Flexibility to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed, often with little to no advance notice- Able to work both independently and as an integral member of the team; takes initiative; communicates effectively.

 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:   https://jobs.jobvite.com/kslaw/job/oxy98fw6

Posted: August 3, 2018


Paralegal for Estate Planning & Administration

Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP- Sole Office

25 Attorneys;  17 Staff

Reports to:       Practice Chair for Estate Planning
LOCATION:      30 N LaSalle, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:    College

EXPERIENCE:  10 years 

DESCRIPTION:    Unique paralegal opportunity available in our downtown Chicago, Estate Planning and Estate Administration Practice Group.  Responsibilities include: •Assisting attorneys in drafting Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney •Reading and summarizing legal instruments •Preparing and filing probate documents •Communicating with clients and financial institutions to coordinate the transfer and valuation of assets •Preparing accounting for estates and trusts •Preparing and filing of estate and gift tax returns •Creating asset summaries and estate administration checklists •Maintaining a docket system for court dates and legal deadlines Candidates should have minimum of 10 years relevant experience, and the ability to independently organize and prioritize projects and be able to work within defined deadlines with minimal supervision, as well as collaborate with attorneys, clients, and staff.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is required.   

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:   janderson@sfgh.com

Posted: August 3, 2018


Litigation Paralegal

Berger Schatz- Main Office

30+ Attorneys;  30+ Staff

Reports to:       Attorneys
LOCATION:      161 N. Clark Street, Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60601

EDUCATION:    Paralegal Certificate

EXPERIENCE:  3+ years of litigation experience. Experience with matrimonial and family law is preferred.

DESCRIPTION:    Berger Schatz, a top rated firm, practicing exclusively in matrimonial and family law, is seeking a litigation paralegal for our Chicago office. This is a great opportunity for an individual with solid litigation experience; a background in matrimonial law preferred. This position requires attention to detail, excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills, an understanding of accounting basics, the ability to work independently or in a team in a fast-paced environment, with confidence to handle multiple high-profile cases simultaneously. Good humor and team spirit are valued. Send resume and cover letter in confidence

 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:   jobs@bergerschatz.com

Posted: July 31, 2018


Commercial Finance Paralegal

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.- Main Office

300 Attorneys;  300 Staff

Reports to:       Supervising Attorneys
LOCATION:      525 W. Monroe St. Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:    Bachelor’s degree and three or more year’s related experience preferably in a law firm environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Legal research knowledge and ability to use law library are required.  Previous experience and applicable working knowledge and understanding of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code is preferred.  Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited paralegal program a plus.

EXPERIENCE:  Computer proficient with experience and working knowledge of Westlaw and other commercial finance-related databases, Internet research, due diligence, Excel, Outlook, and MS Word preferred.• Excellent organizational skills including record keeping, data collection, and system information.  Ability to compile and analyze data and furnish information in report format, written correspondence, e‑mail, or verbally• .Analytical skills requiring an aptitude for detail and accuracy in order to analyze and research commercial finance transactional data, process information, and perform essential duties.• Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.  Ability to act independently and make decisions within scope of the position’s responsibilities.  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment, and adapt to changes in workflow, and ensure work is completed within defined deadlines.  Proactive with excellent troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills.• Possess excellent knowledge of reading, writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, proofreading, and formatting in order to interpret source data, prepare commercial finance transactional documents and forms, proofread material for grammatical, typographical, and spelling errors, and perform file maintenance.• Ability to perform mathematical calculations and apply mathematical concepts when computing, reconciling balances, and verifying numerical data on forms and documents.• Ability to operate standard office equipment including computer, laser printer, telephone, photocopier, calculator, scanner, facsimile, etc.• Ability to occasionally retrieve and distribute files, written documentation and copies, or office supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.• Work occasionally requires more than 37.5 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.• Occasional travel to other Firm locations may be required. We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental/vision, 401k with employer contribution; transportation fringe benefit program; back-up care option; generous paid time off policy; and long-term and short-term disability policies.   Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA-M/F/SO/Disability/Veteran.

DESCRIPTION:      Summary for the Commercial Finance Paralegal: Under the general direction of supervising attorney(s) and/or senior paralegal(s) and according to established Firm policies and procedures, the Commercial Finance Paralegal is responsible for providing paralegal support and assistance to supervising attorneys and paralegals in all aspects of commercial finance transactions including, but not limited to, setup, routine maintenance, reporting requirements, transaction management, UCC searches and preparation, and coordination of all aspects of commercial finance closings.  Maintains professionalism and strict confidentiality in all client and Firm matters. Essential Job Duties Client billable hour requirement:  1,700 hours annually (142 client billable hours average per month).• Assist with the preparation of draft term sheets, credit agreements, business certificates, exhibits, opinion letters, standard form loan documents, and other commercial finance documents.  Organize and proofread all documentation.
• Prepare financing statements, releases, and transfers of assets.• Perform UCC searches.• Prepare and review UCC’s.• Perform duties/tasks associated with commercial finance transactional closings.• Draft closing checklists, prepare closing books, and assemble documents under the supervision of the supervising attorney.• Coordinate and assist with documentation for closing and post-closing requirements.• Maintain up-to-date time reports to ensure accurate client billing.• Other duties may be requested and/or assigned. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.  

 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=KATTMUCH2&cws=1&rid=5797

Posted: July 12, 2018


Litigation Paralegal

Eimer Stahl LLP.- Main Office

32+ Attorneys;  28+ Staff

Reports to:       Partner Overseeing Paralegals
LOCATION:      224 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:          College Degree or paralegal certificate preferred.

EXPERIENCE:        Minimum 5 years of complex litigation legal experience. Experience with antitrust litigation a plus, but not required.  Knowledge & Skills: • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Relativity • Attention to detail, self-motivation, dedication, accurate, and conscientious • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills • Ability to work on several projects concurrently, multi-task, and meet deadlines.

DESCRIPTION:       Eimer Stahl LLP is a mid-sized, Chicago based litigation firm. Our professional, administrative and support staff are integral to our outstanding client service. We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to provide assistance to a team of attorneys. This position is responsible for all aspects of the litigation process, including the initiation of the case, discovery, trail, post-trial, and appeal.   Job Duties & Responsibilities: • Assist with preparation of pleadings and discovery in federal and state court matters and arbitration proceedings • Litigation case file management, including gathering, preparing, indexing, and filing case-related documents • Calendaring case-related dates and deadlines • Document drafting, including preparing initial drafts of pleadings and discovery requests • Filing various documents in federal and state court including forms and pleadings • Document discovery, including preparing and coordinate document productions and responses to discovery requests • Factual analysis, including analyzing, reviewing, and organizing documents from data and materials produced during discovery • Legal research including, but not limited to, on Westlaw and Pacer • Cite checking and assistance with motion preparation • Prepare deposition preparation materials and exhibits • Trial and arbitration preparation; preparation and management of trial exhibits and other trial related assistance • Familiarity with, understanding of, and ability to work with attorneys on litigation matters • Complete special projects as assigned • Other duties as assigned.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     hr@eimerstahl.com

Posted: July 6, 2018


Senior Litigation Paralegal

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP- Main Office

300  Attorneys;  300 Staff

Reports to:       Litigation Paralegal Supervisor
LOCATION:      525 West Monroe

EDUCATION:       Bachelor’s degree and ten or more years progressive work experience in the litigation practice area preferably in a law firm environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Working knowledge of Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) procedures is required.  Legal research knowledge and ability to use law library are required.  Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited paralegal program a plus

EXPERIENCE:      Must have solid class action experience from discovery phase through actual trial, as well as solid experience handling numerous class action suits at the same time.Must have applicable knowledge of the principles of judicial and administrative processes and filing requirements, and experience working with methods of legal research, court rules and procedures, litigation terminology and documentation, docketing procedures, and bates numbering.Computer proficient with experience and working knowledge of Westlaw and other litigation-related databases and litigation support software (Concordance, Relativity,  TextMap), including, but not limited to, running and monitoring complex electronic document productions, Internet research, due diligence, Excel, Outlook, and MS Word preferred.Exhibit high degree of initiative with excellent analytical, technical, and critical-thinking skills requiring an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic in order to analyze and research litigation-related data, process information, conduct legal research, and perform essential duties.Excellent organizational skills including record keeping, data collection, and system information.  Ability to compile and analyze data and furnish concise, detailed information in report format, written correspondence, e‑mail, or verbally. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.  Ability to communicate with courtesy and diplomacy, efficiently follow written and verbal instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of attorneys, clients, staff, and outside contacts. Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.  Ability to act independently and make decisions within scope of the position’s responsibilities.  Ability to organize, prioritize, and oversee numerous tasks from inception to completion, and ensure work is completed within strict deadlines.Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment, and adapt to changes in workflow.  Proactive with excellent troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills. Possess excellent knowledge of reading, writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, proofreading, and formatting in order to interpret source data, prepare litigation documents and forms, proofread material for grammatical, typographical, and spelling errors, and perform file maintenance. Ability to occasionally retrieve and distribute files, written documentation and copies, or office supplies weighing up to 20 pounds. Work occasionally requires more than 37.5 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.Ability and availability to travel to other Firm locations when required. We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; transportation fringe benefit program; back-up care option; generous paid time off policy; and long-term and short-term disability policies. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA-M/F/SO/Disability/Veteran.

DESCRIPTION:    The Senior Litigation Paralegal is responsible for providing paralegal support and assistance to attorneys in the coordination, management, and supervision of all aspects of class action litigation, as well as assisting occasionally with general litigation matters.  This position requires heavy client contact.  Maintains professionalism and strict confidentiality in all client and Firm matters.  Duties to include but not limited to the following:  MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Organize and maintain documentation to large complex case management matters. Advise attorneys of status dates and changes. Coordinate and make recommendations for case staffing. Draft subpoenas and arrange for service of process of same. Coordinate document retrieval under the supervision of the supervising attorneys. Maintain familiarity with key witness files. Assist in the preparation of documents for trial. Assist attorneys with complex caseload research, subject and topic research, and briefing of court cases. Determine and maintain electronic database needs for large case management; monitor databases. Summarize depositions, arbitration transcripts, briefs, etc. Prepare draft responses to pleadings, interrogatories, and requests for admissions for discovery matters. Coordinate the set-up of electronic media for trial purposes. Maintain up-to-date time reports to ensure accurate client billing

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     nannette.pachol@kattenlaw.com

Posted: June 25, 2018


Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

 Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP- Main Office

130 Attorneys; 95 Staff

Reports to:        Attorneys
LOCATION:      Chicago Loop

EDUCATION:       Paralegal Certificate
EXPERIENCE:      5-7 years

DESCRIPTION:    Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP is looking for a paralegal with at least 5 to 7 years of commercial real estate experience in a law firm setting to join our 45 person real estate team. The Real Estate Group at Barack Ferrazzano has been a cornerstone of the Firm since its founding in 1984. We have earned the reputation as one of the premier real estate practices in the country, having been recently recognized by Chambers and Partners as among the top tier of real estate practice groups. The combined experience of Barack Ferrazzano’s real estate professionals encompasses virtually every aspect of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of properties; the investment in, and financing of, real estate; and the restructuring of debt. Our attention to market realities and focus on business issues in formulating legal solutions results in value-added services for our clients. Barack Ferrazzano’s clients include publicly traded real estate investment trusts, private entrepreneurs, money center banks and other institutional lenders, pension fund advisors, private investment funds and other institutional investors, real estate developers and contractors, not-for-profit corporations, governmental agencies and other domestic and foreign owners of real estate in the United States.This individual will work with our Real Estate Group on commercial real estate development projects, acquisitions, lending, leasing, and a wide variety of other projects. We offer a very competitive salary, excellent benefits package and a great work environment. Responsibilities:    Leading the title and survey process for real estate transactions, including reviewing title commitments and surveys, drafting and responding to title and survey objection letters, and working directly with title underwriters to clear title and obtain title policies-    Performing legal due diligence for commercial real estate transactions, including reviewing zoning and environmental reports, property tax records and other documents-  Forming and qualifying business entities in various states and preparing all associated charters, bylaws and other general corporate forms- Management of transaction closings, including timelines and checklists and coordinating with internal and external parties to ensure the timely completion of all closing items- Preparing closing binders of all final transaction documents- Assisting with legal research and other related matters on an as needed basis  Qualifications: Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate and have at least 5 to 7 years of law firm experience in a sophisticated commercial real estate practice. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent organizational skills, strong oral and writing capabilities, and possess the ability to work individually and in a team environment

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     Colleen.cheraitia@bfkn.com

Posted: June 20, 2018