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Sr. Litigation Paralegal

Confidential

3 Attorneys; 11 Staff

Reports to: Main Shareholder                    

LOCATION:        Chicago Loop          

EDUCATION        Bachelor's degree            

EXPERIENCE:          5 years solid litigation and trial experience in plaintiff med mal and PI. Must be able to transcribe documents using transcription software.

DESCRIPTION:           COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION • Organize and analyze; file and prepare chronologies • Draft, file and serve summons and complaint • Draft, file and serve answer or other responsive pleadings • Conduct or supervise fact investigation • Draft correspondence • Maintain calendar PRE-LITIGATION • Order medical records and bills • Organize and Bates stamp medical records • Organize and Bates stamp bills DISCOVERY • Draft discovery documents or prepare responses • Digest and analyze responses to discovery requests • Prepare and serve deposition notices and subpoenas • Arrange for court reporters and/or videotape technicians • Draft deposition questions and outline • Review and assemble documents to be used at deposition • Digest deposition transcripts • Review, organize and index documents produced • Respond to interrogatories, document production • Demands and requests for admissions • Draft motions and stipulations • Arrange for and work with expert witnesses • Perform legal, non-legal and medical research • Draft legal memoranda and/or briefs • Obtain, review and analyze medical records • Obtain, review and organize damages information; calculate damages and prepare, maintain and update damage summaries • Obtain factual information regarding products, companies and individuals from various governmental agencies, re: facilities, etc. • Develop information retrieval systems using computerized systems • Work with outside vendors, investigations, etc. • File maintenance TRIAL • Draft pretrial statements and settlement conference memoranda • Prepare and serve trial subpoenas • Organize and mark trial exhibits • Prepare or supervise preparation of graphs and demonstrative exhibits for use at trial • Prepare trial notebooks • Prepare and coordinate witnesses • Draft lists of documents and testimony to use in impeaching opposition witnesses • Obtain jury lists and biographical information on jurors • Draft jury instructions, motions in limine and voir dire questions • Occasional trial travel required REQUIRED SKILLS • Knowledge of rules of civil procedure and local rules of court • Familiarity with Judicial Council forms and procedures for filing both in Cook County and other surrounding counties • Detail-oriented organizational skills in a multi-taking environment • Ability to analyze information, such as medical records and legal documentation • Thorough knowledge of medical and legal terminology • Knowledge of computerized information retrieval systems and research systems • Thomson Reuters - West • Needles (or similar case management software) • Case Map/Time Map • Microsoft Office 2016 • Ability to understand and analyze legal issues • Ability to write clearly and concisely • Minimum typing speed of 60 wpm • Ability to transcribe documents from digital dictation system • Ability to produce own work product THE APPLICATION PROCESS 1. You should submit a resume in PDF or Word format to chicagocareers2017@gmail.com 2. Do not include a cover letter. 3. Answer the following four questions. Copy the questions into a new e-mail and answer each question utilizing complete sentences. • What is the method you generally resort to while planning and organizing your workday? • What are the most crucial skills needed to meet the requirements of senior level admin/litigation paralegal? • Describe the ways and means which you apply to check the nature and accuracy of your work. • Tell us about a time when you took a critical action in the workplace without being directed to do so. 4. The subject line of the e-mail should read: Executive Administrative Assistant/Sr. Litigation Paralegal 5. Faxes and phone calls will not be accepted.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:   chicagocareers2017@gmail.com     

 Posted: July 25, 2017


Paralegal Assistant - Business

Perkins Coie – Branch Office

120 Attorneys; 200 Staff

Reports to:    Attorneys        

LOCATION:       131 S. Dearborn     

EDUCATION    High school diploma. Associates degree or Bachelor's degree preferred.     

EXPERIENCE:         3 years in an equivalent role.    
DESCRIPTION:      The Chicago office of Perkins Coie is seeking a Paralegal Assistant to support attorneys and paralegals in our Business Group. Working under the direction of Paralegals and Attorneys, this position will be responsible for providing a broad range of support including the following tasks •Client filing •Creation and maintenance of corporate and LLC minute books •Formation and qualification of corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships •Preparation of Application and obtain employer ID numbers from the IRS •Preparation of organization documents, including consents and stock certificates •Preparation and filing of state annual reports •Preparation of annual consents electing directors and officers •Assist with preparation and filing of SEC and state securities filings •Preparation of closing document exhibits •Ordering of state documents for closings •Reconciliation of outstanding service company invoices •Compiling signature page PDFs •Tracking/logging incoming signature pages •Compiling closing books Candidates for this position must possess a client focused approach to work, be able to handle multiple assignments efficiently, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to assist teams in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules. The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter, and operate with strong initiative to meet billable requirements. Requirements: •A high school diploma and a minimum of three years of related experience in an administrative support role or equivalent. •Paralegal Assistant or legal support experience strongly preferred. •Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree preferred. •Paralegal Certificate a plus. •Excellent proofreading and technical skills, keen attention to detail. •Professional oral and written communication skills with excellent email and telephone responsiveness. •Ability and desire to learn new areas of the law and take on new challenges to continue professional development. •Demonstrated good judgment in making decisions and creativity in solving problems. •Familiarity with corporate service vendors and government agencies to obtain certified documents. •Familiarity with federal, state and local rules/filing procedures strongly preferred. •Flexibility with work schedule is required to accommodate overtime, including evenings, weekends and holidays, when necessary Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination. For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:          https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-assistant-business-job-s20170602-chicago-il.html

Posted: June 14, 2017


Admin Asst/Sr. Litigation Paralegal

Firm Name - Confidential

2 Attorneys; 8 Staff

Reports to:      Owner/Partner

LOCATION:      Chicago Loop

EDUCATION:           Bachelor's Degree    

EXPERIENCE:        5-7 years senior level administrative/litigation paralegal experience.

DESCRIPTION:        Our Chicago Loop IL Plaintiff medical malpractice/personal injury law firm is interested in adding a senior level administrative assistant/litigation paralegal. Candidate must have a minimum of 5-years admin, litigation and trial experience. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION • Organize and analyze; file and prepare chronologies • Draft, file and serve summons and complaint • Draft, file and serve answer or other responsive pleadings • Conduct or supervise fact investigation • Draft correspondence • Maintain calendar PRE-LITIGATION • Order medical records and bills • Organize and Bates stamp medical records • Organize and Bates stamp bills DISCOVERY • Draft discovery documents or prepare responses • Digest and analyze responses to discovery requests • Prepare and serve deposition notices and subpoenas • Arrange for court reporters and/or videotape technicians • Draft deposition questions and outline • Review and assemble documents to be used at deposition • Digest deposition transcripts • Review, organize and index documents produced • Respond to interrogatories, document production • Demands and requests for admissions • Draft motions and stipulations • Arrange for and work with expert witnesses • Perform legal, non-legal and medical research • Draft legal memoranda and/or briefs • Obtain, review and analyze medical records • Obtain, review and organize damages information; calculate damages and prepare, maintain and update damage summaries • Obtain factual information regarding products, companies and individuals from various governmental agencies, re: facilities, etc. • Develop information retrieval systems using computerized systems • Work with outside vendors, investigations, etc. • File maintenance TRIAL • Draft pretrial statements and settlement conference memoranda • Prepare and serve trial subpoenas • Organize and mark trial exhibits • Prepare or supervise preparation of graphs and demonstrative exhibits for use at trial • Prepare trial notebooks • Prepare and coordinate witnesses • Draft lists of documents and testimony to use in impeaching opposition witnesses • Obtain jury lists and biographical information on jurors • Draft jury instructions, motions in limine and voir dire questions • Occasional trial travel required REQUIRED SKILLS • Knowledge of rules of civil procedure and local rules of court • Familiarity with Judicial Council forms and procedures for filing both in Cook County and other surrounding counties • Detail-oriented organizational skills in a multi-taking environment • Ability to analyze information, such as medical records and legal documentation • Thorough knowledge of medical and legal terminology • Knowledge of computerized information retrieval systems and research systems • Thomson Reuters - West • Needles (or similar case management software) • Case Map/Time Map • Microsoft Office 2016 • Ability to understand and analyze legal issues • Ability to write clearly and concisely • Minimum typing speed of 60 wpm • Ability to transcribe documents from digital dictation system • Ability to produce own work product THE APPLICATION PROCESS 1. You should submit a resume in PDF or Word format. 2. Do not include a cover letter. 3. Answer the following four questions. Copy the questions into a new e-mail and answer each question utilizing complete sentences. • What is the method you generally resort to while planning and organizing your workday? • What are the most crucial skills needed to meet the requirements of senior level admin/litigation paralegal? • Describe the ways and means which you apply to check the nature and accuracy of your work. • Tell us about a time when you took a critical action in the workplace without being directed to do so. 4. The subject line of the e-mail should read: Executive Administrative Assistant/Sr. Litigation Paralegal 5. Faxes and phone calls will not be accepted 6. Email to chicagocareers2017@gmail.com

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     chicagocareers2017@gmail.com

Posted: June 7, 2017


Project Assistant

Steptoe & Johnson, LLP – Branch Office

33 Attorneys; 28 Staff

Reports to:     Director of Practice Support

LOCATION:      115 South LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603

EDUCATION:           Bachelor's Degree required.  

EXPERIENCE:       Some experience in law firm preferred but will consider talented newcomer.

DESCRIPTION:       The Project Assistant will assist paralegals and attorneys by performing routine tasks including collecting and organizing documents, scanning and copying, maintaining case files, creating indices, handling bates labeling projects, providing quality checks, drafting cover letters, updating and maintaining databases, deposition and trial preparation, and coordinating small projects on an as needed basis. Factors essential to success are: ability to multi-task, excellent communication skills, strong analytical and research skills, ability to work independently and in a team environment and professional customer service skills. Great organizational skills and attention to detail are also essential as is working knowledge (hands-on) of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). A four-year college degree is required.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:      http://www.steptoe.com/careers-employment-admin.html

Posted: June 7, 2017


Senior Litigation Paralegal

Steptoe & Johnson, LLP – Branch Office

33 Attorneys; 28 Staff

Reports to:     Director of Practice Support

LOCATION:      115 South LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603

EDUCATION:           Bachelor's Degree required. Paralegal certificate preferred.

EXPERIENCE:      5 or more years as litigation paralegal

DESCRIPTION:      Seeking an experienced litigation paralegal with solid trial experience in both commercial and IP litigation cases. Responsibilities include performing substantive duties such as conducting complex legal and factual research, drafting/revising certain legal documents, analyzing applicable state and/or federal regulations and managing complex litigation support activities. Must have experience in preparing for and assisting at trials including organizing documents, evidence and exhibits, coordinating logistics, and working with reprographics and trial graphics vendors. Must exercise significant independent judgment and discretion. Requirements include Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of litigation paralegal experience. Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved school or other advanced degree in relevant specialty area preferred.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     http://www.steptoe.com/careers-employment-paralegal.html

Posted: June 7, 2017