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Location : Illinois - Naperville
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is an Equal Opportunity Employer. # Job Title: Senior 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 join our top-performing team and make a difference in people's lives. We are currently seeking a Senior Paralegal to join our Chicagoland Paralegal team based primarily in Arlington Heights. ## Responsibilities As a Senior Paralegal, you will be responsible for: * Supporting two Attorneys in a fast-paced environment * Filing documents initially and in existing e-filed cases, and processing payments related to the same * E-filing any/all documents for your attorneys, and updating attorneys with any/all changes in e-filing requirements * Drafting and e-filing pleadings including Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Petition to Establish Parentage, and any other required pleadings in a divorce or parentage proceeding * Preparing and submitting prove-up documents in each county * Drafting and e-filing 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. * Preparing Interrogatories & Request for Production of Documents * Preparing Answers to Interrogatories & Requests (compile all documentation; scan, categorize, tag, and draft the written responses; prepare copies per attorney instructions) * Preparing Request for Pretrial: draft Pre-Trial Memo's for attorney review; forward Pre-Trial Memos with all exhibits to judge and opposing counsel * Managing attorney calendars including scheduling all hearings, prove ups and continuously reviewing/reconciling electronic dockets in counties * Scheduling Client, opposing party and opposing counsel calls * Processing incoming mail: scanning documents into the client file, forwarding mail to client and attorney, and determining/coordinating next steps * Organizing and updating 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 * Coordinating and facilitating the completion and execution of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders * Closing out files: confirming that the attorney sent a closing email and that our billing department has any financial information needed to complete the closing process * Entering and submitting for reimbursement any case expenses * Ordering office supplies, filling paper in printers, changing printer cartridges when needed, adding funds to the postage meter, and fulfilling other office duties as necessary * Carrying out follow-up communication with clients for case updates, incoming/outgoing mail, new hearing dates, scheduling meetings with the attorneys, etc. * Preparing 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 ## 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 & Benefits At Sterling Lawyers, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including: * 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 ## About Us exclusively practices family law with offices throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. Our strategy starts with a clear focus on clients and their needs. In addition to this, we re building new technologies to help better serve clients. Our team pursues new ways to offer clients more information in easy to consume formats. We are questioning every that's how family law is done statement that we can find. ## Job Type Full-time ## Alternative Position Names Legal Assistant, Law Clerk, Paralegal, Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer. # Senior Paralegal is looking for the right people to join our top-performing team and make a difference in people's lives. We are currently seeking a Senior Paralegal to join our Chicagoland Paralegal team based primarily in Arlington Heights. ## Responsibilities As a Senior Paralegal, you will be responsible for: * Supporting two Attorneys in a fast-paced environment * Filing documents initially and in existing e-filed cases, and processing payments related to the same * E-
At least 2 years of experience working as a Paralegal in Family Law, or high-performing Paralegals who want to switch to Family Law or top students wanting to start their career after school
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