Litigation Paralegal

Litigation Paralegal

Litigation Paralegal




Chicago, Ill

Employment Type



$80000 - $100000

Job Description:


* Creates and implements all elements of litigation case management systems, including file management (electronic and hard copy), case calendaring, discovery-related tasks and trial activities

* Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes

* Assist Senior Paralegals and attorneys with document reviews (setup, coordination of hot doc binders, preparation of privilege logs, conduct searches as needed, etc.)

* Assist with preparation of state and federal court filings in coordination with Chicago Docketing team, including coordination of service copies, delivery of documents to Court, preparation of litigation backs and other specific document preparation as required by the specific Court or Judge

* Draft and review routine legal documents as requested by attorneys

* Conduct precedent and legal research under Senior Paralegals and attorney supervision

* Comfortable interacting with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) to gather information or coordinate activities as needed in support of upcoming depositions, trials, arbitrations.

* Create and maintain effective working relationships with others to facilitate a positive work environment

Job Requirements:


* BA or BS degree and/or Paralegal Certification

* Strong attention to detail and accountability

* Ability to communicate with individuals of all levels within the firm in a courteous and professional manner

* Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work concurrently on a variety of matters and manage time and expectations

* Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

* Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines

* Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro

* Must be available for weekends, firm holidays, overtime and travel (for trials) as needed