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Title : Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # UIXA788633

Paralegal / Legal Assistant The candidate will draft responses to discovery or client requests and review responses from opposing counsel; Prepare client correspondence and legal papers such as probate documents, complaints, motions, responses, and subpoenas under the supervision of an attorney; Determine matters of top priority and handle accordingly; Schedule meetings and arrange conference rooms; Manage schedules and docketing court dates, hearings and deadlines, as needed; Order, assemble and prepare packages for certain client matters, track related expenses; Answer/screen/initiate phone calls and emails for attorney; Coordinate with clients, external counsel and other vendors to obtain and exchange information and documentation related to legal matters; Keeping the client updated on upcoming depositions, hearings, or meetings; Assist with legal research, as needed; Execute attorney corrections to finalize documents; Gather information, documents, categorize and organize all hard copy and electronic trial documents, file opening packets and client files; Provide excellent customer service by promptly returning client phone calls daily and resolving client needs in a sensitive and efficient manner; Answer phones when needed for reception backup; Maintain office procedures; Maintain and update existing document production forms and systems; Maintain confidentiality and work independently; All other projects as assigned. BA degree or paralegal certificate preferred and 3+ years of related work experience required; Notary Public.

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