Legal Assistant

  • Robbins Schwartz
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Nov 10, 2019
Full time Legal

Job Description

Legal Assistant

Robbins Schwartz seeks a legal assistant with a minimum of 2-5 years of experience to support assigned partners and associates in our Labor & Employment practice group. The legal assistant would be responsible for opening new matters, maintaining all active client files, mantaining internal firm files on attorney's matters, and preparing documents accompanying court filings including certificates of service, notices of filing, notices of motion and courtesy copies. Additionally, the legal assistant must have a proficiency in federal court e-filing and state court e-filing as well as a working knowledge of court and judge rules for litigation- related filings and deadlines.

Other essential duties include maintaining a thorough and up to date docket, imputting attorney billable hours, completing expense reports, managing attorney calendars and contacts, assisting in trial, and/or due process hearing preperation, proofreading and formatting documents, and providing assistance to other attorneys with overflow work or by covering for other assistants.

Desired Skills and Experience

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree and prior law firm experience. A paralegal certificate is preferred. A successful candidate will be extremely organized, detail orientated, thorough, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have experience supporting multiple attorneys, and interacting directly with clients in a professional and courteous manner.

A candidate who is proactive, willing to take on any task, communicates effectively, and is able to anticipate problems or documents that will be needed in advance is ideal. Outstanding proofreading and writing ability, as well as the ability to prioritize, remain calm under pressure, and work under time restrains are essential in this role.