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Title : Ip Practice Assistant (legal Secretary)

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # SMDY703557

The San Francisco office of this mid-size firm is engaged primarily in litigation and general business, although the firm boasts a solid regulatory and administrative law practice and a respectable labor/employment practice. The firm has a strong pro bono commitment; associates receive full billable hour credit for approved pro bono work and, overall, pro bono comprises 3-5% of all work. The billable hour target is 1850 and salaries are approximately 20% below market.
IP Practice Assistant (Legal Secretary) The candidate will review docket for deadlines and assist attorneys with filing deadlines. Will perform organizational tasks including paper and electronic files utilizing sophisticated software and detailed, precise procedures. Will manage pending trademark files and documents working with attorneys, paralegals, and other specialists as needed. Will assist with compiling trademark filings and electronically filing with the USPTO. Will open and flag correspondence for docketing. Will draft client correspondence and prepare status reports as needed. Will perform all other administrative duties of a practice assistant. The candidate should have minimum 4+ years of relevant trademark prosecution and USPTO filing experience in a law firm. Must have excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, administrative, and client service skills. Should have exceptional multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with great attention to detail. Must have ability to work independently and take the initiative to accomplish objectives in a timely manner. Must have demonstrates the ability to communicate ideas or positions in a professional manner promoting teamwork and a commitment to outstanding customer service. Must have demonstrates the ability to work within a team environment. Should have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
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