- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Outlook
- Office Experience
- Microsoft Word
- Administrative Experience
ILLINOIS LEGAL ASSISTANT
Job Summary: Performs various legal and clerical duties in support of the Attorneys and Legal Department functions. The position includes both administrative and paralegal responsibilities. The person hired for this position will ultimately gain a substantial knowledge of all court and office procedures, rules and authority, litigation process and transacts the general business of the attorney court calendar and Legal Department subject to general supervision. This is an excellent opportunity to join a sophisticated litigation practice and work in a dynamic, expanding and team oriented atmosphere while enjoying the benefits of a small law firm.
Provide general office support for litigation attorneys
Format, proofread, and finalize detailed correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents; prepare and finalize basic correspondence and other documents as necessary. Take responsibility for formatting, consistency and accuracy on documents
Establish and maintain paper and electronic filing systems; classify, sort and file correspondence, records and other documents.
File pleadings in state trial courts (Courts of Appeals, Supreme Court, or Federal Court if necessary); communicate with court staff, as necessary, keep current with changes in court rules and filing procedures.
Ensures accuracy in the system.
Perform general research and support activities to assist attorneys
Preferred Job Experiences
Must have work experience in an office environment and be comfortable working with the computer.
High level or proficiency with word/wordperfect and Outlook, experienced with Excel
Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills
Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multi-task
Must be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines under pressure
Must possess a willingness to learn and exhibit flexibility in a fast paced environment
Must have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as to work independently