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Title : Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Arlington Heights
Refer to Job # IEQT804172

Paralegal The candidate will have direct and consistent impact on the clients we serve. In the paralegal role, key responsibility is to aid and support team of attorneys. Carry out follow-up communication with clients for case updates, incoming/outgoing mail, new hearing dates, scheduling meetings with the attorneys. Process incoming mail: scanning documents into the client file, forwarding mail to client and attorney, and determining/coordinating next steps. Manage attorney calendars including scheduling all hearings, updating e-file notifications, and continuously reconciling CCAP. Organize and update electronic and/or physical file: Court case, participants, folders, county, judge, opposing counsel, GAL. Filing of the attorney's in/outbox into physical files. File the Notice of Retainer and opt into existing e-filed cases, request conversion of files to e-filing if not already available, and process payments related to the same. E-file any/all documents for your attorneys, and update attorneys with any/all changes in e-filing requirements. Prepare documents for Service, coordinating with the Process Server, and providing all documents; follow-up to confirm service, file Affidavit of Service, and inform the attorney/client of the same. Draft and e-file pleadings including Summons and Petition; Order to Show Cause and Affidavit for Temporary Order; Confidential Petition Addendum; Financial Disclosure Statement; Findings of Facts, Conclusions of Law, and Judgment of Divorce; and Vital Statistics Form. Draft and e-filing other documents as requested by attorneys, including but not limited to Notices of Retainer, Temporary Orders, Requests for Mediation/Guardian ad Litem. Coordinate and facilitate the completion and execution of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. Prepare Interrogatories & Request for Production of Documents. Prepare Answers to Interrogs & Requests (compile all documentation; scan, categorize, tag, and draft the written responses; prepare copies per attorney instructions). Prepare Request for Pretrial: Certificate of Compliance-Request for Pretrial; Order for Pretrial/Order to Appear; finalized and executed FDS; Declaration of Non-Military Service; Obtain Military Status Reports for each party; Letter to Court; acquire date, calendar date, advise attorney and client, and serve the opposing party. Prepare Quit Claim Deeds and electronic Real Estate Transfer Returns. Closeout files: confirm that the attorney sent a closing email and that our billing department has any financial information needed to complete the closing process. Enter and submit for reimbursement any case expenses. Ordering office supplies, fill paper in printers, change printer cartridges when needed, add funds to the postage meter, and fulfill other office duties as necessary. Should have 3+ years as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant, experience with Family Law is a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in all mediums are required.

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