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Legal Assistant in Chicago at Staffing Now

Date Posted: 4/25/2018

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Job Description

Staffing Now is pleased to be working with a busy Loop-based Family Law Firm to find qualified candidates for their open Legal Assistant position. This role will include supporting the firm's partners for administrative services, preparing basic legal documents, filing and assisting attorneys during all phases of casework. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, can exercise discretion when it comes to private information, possess exceptional problem solving skills and is comfortable working in a fast-paced firm.

The Legal Assistant will:

  • Complete administrative duties such as making copies, answering and directing phone calls and greeting clients
  • Coordinate appointments, including all correspondence and logistics necessary
  • Draft documents and letters
  • Understand basic legal terms
  • Manage legal documentation and correspondence in strict confidence
  • Correspond with counsel, court and clients

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Two-year degree or equivalent certification
  • 3+ years' working experience as a legal assistant
  • Experience in a legal firm (family/divorce law experience a plus)
  • Familiarity with MS Office and able to type at 70+ WPM
  • The ability to take direction and work independently with little or no supervision

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to work for a dynamic and growing law firm in the Loop
  • Fast-paced environment that rewards initiative
  • A learning experience - candidates will assist with all aspects of casework