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Title : Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Acorn Acres
Refer to Job # SGGR863069


##Law Clerk to Senior Paralegal Positions Open at Sterling Lawyers is a rapidly growing law firm that specializes in family law with a fixed fee model. They are looking for the right people to join their Chicagoland Paralegal team based primarily in Arlington Heights. They are committed to making a positive impact at every touch point with clients, the community, and their team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a top-performing team and make a difference in people's lives. The successful candidate will have the chance to work with a supportive, successful and very collaborative legal team. **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 **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 **Law Clerk to Senior Paralegal Positions Open at Sterling Lawyers** is a rapidly growing law firm that exclusively practices family law with a fixed fee model. They are looking for the right people to join their Chicagoland Paralegal team based primarily in Arlington Heights. At Sterling Lawyers they commit to making a positive impact at every touch point with clients, the community, and their team. They reduce stress and increase flexibility in your role by using modern, efficient technology and business practices. This is a great opportunity to join a top-performing team and make a difference in people's lives. Are you ready to join the legal team and further expand their success? **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 **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
 
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