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Title : Junior Paralegal - Litigation

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # WOQB851029

Be a part of a highly successful, full-service law firm that counts among its esteemed clients many Fortune 250 firms. This firm has a reputation for treating associates exceedingly well. The branch office of a large international law firm, this firm's practice has consistently been strong in the litigation, corporate and tax fields; however, the firm also has made a definite commitment to intellectual property related work in the Los Angeles legal market. The Los Angeles branch has a full book of business involving some of the biggest movers and shakers on the national and international scene. An aggressive development track has associates achieving partner status in a very limited amount of time compared to other national firms of its stature. This firms is generally seeking the best and the brightest--meaning it is most willing to consider associates from top schools and firms.
Junior Paralegal - Litigation Responsibilities: Perform work in an efficient and cost-effective manner; meet expectations of billable hours. Assist with the court filings and services, trial preparation, and the preparation, production and organization of legal documents and binders. Assist with preparation for interviews, depositions, and/or client meetings. Organize and manage electronic and paper files. Perform manual and electronic searches using external systems and internal databases, as well as manage databases in accordance with firm standards. Update attorney and case team binders. Coordinate with internal resources and outside vendor services. Comply with and understand firm operation, policies and procedures. Perform other related duties as assigned. Work overtime as required; travel as required. Handle additional related projects as assigned. Employ various firm resources, e.g. TextMap, Relativity, SharePoint, LegalKey and DMS. Commitment to work overtime and travel as needed, which maybe be extensive at times, and may include weekends or holidays with potential to be for extended periods of time and on short notice. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Fundamental proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Word, and document editing/comparison applications; MS Excel and spreadsheet/database applications; and PowerPoint and presentation applications, as well as Adobe. Fundamental proficiency in online research and internet resources (Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and equivalents). Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills; strong attention to detail. Ability to navigate various electronic databases and document repositories. Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively within a team.
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