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Title : Legal Secretary (Defense Litigation)

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # ULOD704905

Legal Secretary (Defense Litigation) The candidate will assist attorneys in defending civil litigation matters in the areas of PIP, first party property, medical malpractice and long term care defense litigation. Will draft and prepare correspondence and other written documents as required including responses, reports, filings, pleadings, answers, motions, interrogatories, contracts, opinions, position papers, letters, etc., and other documents as necessary. Organize and analyze documentary evidence including contracts, medical records, reports, depositions, discovery, investigative and other documents and summaries. Interpretation and preparation of chronologies and summaries as requested. Prepare and handle tracking and disposition of subpoenas or other request for information. Assure organization of files including maintenance and management. Monitor files and escalates issues requiring attorney involvement. Perform timely handling of highly sensitive issues and materials related to case. Conduct legal research using online media for experts, background searches, case investigation. Maintain calendar for trial and discovery deadlines. Obtain trial settings, coordinates and assist in preparation. Perform other duties as assigned. The candidate should have High School Diploma or its equivalent. Must have 3+ years of prior legal secretary experience supporting litigators in civil defense preferably in a high-volume. Strong working knowledge of area of specialization (PIP, first party property, medical malpractice and long term care defense litigation) essential. State and Federal Court filing including E-Filing experience required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook required.

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