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Title : Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # LUAW832913

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Duties: The candidate will provide a broad spectrum of legal services under the supervision of an attorney. Provide administrative support to lawyers and enhance office effectiveness. Handle communication with clients, witnesses, etc. Administratively support and attend trials. Prepare case briefs and summarize depositions, interrogatories, and testimony. Conduct investigations and statistical/documentary research. Locate and develop case-relevant information. Type up and file basic legal documents and correspondence. Answer and direct phone calls. Maintain contact lists. Monitor deadlines and juggle calendars. Qualifications: The candidate should have a Legal Assistant Certification or Diploma. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Proven working experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary. Also, Microsoft Office experience is preferred. Familiarity with law, legal procedures and protocols, and court system. Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office. Computer literacy and proficiency in English. Working knowledge of case management software. Excellent secretarial and organizational skills. Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure.

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