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Title : Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Wheaton
Refer to Job # RPRO863075


is looking for the right people to further expand its Chicagoland Paralegal team based primarily in Arlington Heights. We are offering a competitive salary range of $50,000 to $65,000 to the perfect candidate, depending on experience. Benefits of Working at Sterling Lawyers: * Base salary range of $50,000 to $65,000, depending on experience * Uncapped performance-based bonus monthly potentially ranging from $500 to $1,500 per month * Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance * Insurance starts on the first of the month following your hire date * Paid vacation and holidays * 401K with Matching * Short & Long-Term Disability Experience: Preferred: at least 2 years experience working as a Paralegal in Family Law. We will also consider high-performing Paralegals who want to switch to Family Law or top students wanting to start their career after school. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday from 8:30am-5pm Duties and Responsibilities: * Ability to support two Attorneys in a fast-paced environment. * File documents initially and in existing e-filed cases, 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. * Draft and e-file pleadings including Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Petition to Establish Parentage, and any other required pleadings in a divorce or parentage proceeding. * Prepare and submit prove-up documents in each county. * Draft and e-file other documents as requested by attorneys, including but not limited to Appearance forms, Temporary Support Pleadings, Requests for Mediation/Guardian ad Litem, Motions, Rule to Show Cause and Financial Affidavits, etc. * Prepare Interrogatories & Request for Production of Documents. * Prepare Answers to Interrogatories & Requests (compile all documentation; scan, categorize, tag, and draft the written responses; prepare copies per attorney instructions). * Prepare Request for Pretrial: draft Pre-Trial Memo's for attorney review; forward Pre-Trial Memos with all exhibits to judge and opposing counsel. * Manage attorney calendars including scheduling all hearings, prove ups and continuously reviewing/reconciling electronic dockets in counties. * Scheduling Client, opposing party and opposing counsel calls. * Process incoming mail: scanning documents into the client file, forwarding mail to client and attorney, and determining/coordinating next steps. * Organize and update electronic and/or physical file: Court case, participants, folders, county, judge, opposing counsel, GAL, etc. * Filing of the attorney's in/outbox into physical files. * Coordinate and facilitate the completion and execution of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. * 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. * Carry out follow-up communication with clients for case updates, incoming/outgoing mail, new hearing dates, scheduling meetings with the attorneys, etc. * 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. is Looking for a Paralegal is a rapidly growing law firm that exclusively practices family law with a fixed fee model. We are looking for the right people to further expand our Chicagoland Paralegal team based primarily in Arlington Heights. We are offering a competitive salary range of $50,000 to $65,000 to the perfect candidate, depending on experience, along with a range of benefits. Job Title: Law Clerk to Senior Paralegal Positions Open Experience: Preferred: At least 2 years experience working as a Paralegal in Family Law. We will also consider high-performing Paralegals who want to switch to Family Law or top students wanting to start their career after school. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday from 8:30am-5pm Compensation and Benefits: * Base salary range of $50,000 to $65,000, depending on experience * Uncapped performance-based bonus monthly potentially ranging from $500 to $1,500 per month * Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance * Insurance starts on the first of the month following your hire date * Paid vacation and holidays * 401K with Matching * Short & Long-Term Disability Duties and Responsibilities: * Ability to support two Attorneys in a fast-paced environment. * File documents initially and in existing e-filed cases, 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. * Draft and e-file pleadings including Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Petition to Establish Parentage, and any other required pleadings in a divorce or parentage proceeding. * Prepare and submit prove-up documents in each county. * Draft and e-file other documents as requested At least 2 years experience working as a Paralegal in Family Law; High-performing Paralegals who want to switch to Family Law or top students wanting to start their career after school.
 
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