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Title : Paralegal/legal Assistant

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # WGWO785116

Paralegal/legal Assistant The candidate's duties will include : To develop crucial skills in practice areas of interest through in-house and external (ie American Association for Paralegal Education, the National Association of Legal Assistants, Illinois Paralegal Association, etc.) programs, materials and seminar events. Build an understanding of professional communication through in-person, written and telephonic interactions with clients, lawyers, administrative staff and other contacts. Collaborate with experienced paralegal and attorney mentors to develop personally and professionally. Gain experience onboarding incoming cases and configuring up new matters (e.g., review and management, scheduling deadlines, follow?ups, etc.). Hone your ability to write legal documents including briefs and pleadings through the same courses lawyers take at top-twenty law schools. Learn to complete, review, process and file administrative and court documents electronically and in?person across a hundred-mile range of counties and court systems. Acquiring desirable and highly compensated practical skills through innovative and explorative use of "Best in Breed" legal informatics and business technologies including Microsoft enterprise applications and analytics, document assembly and automation, and other paradigm-changing technologies. Effectively interact with personnel, management and administrative support; Proactively engage detailed work by understanding its relationship within a larger context Exercise professional communication skills. Should have a strong preference is given for applicants currently enrolled in, or considering beginning paralegal training, certification. A preference is given for applicants whose diverse experience includes skills and motivation that will allow them to become exceptional paralegals.

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