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Title : Litigation Paralegal - Civil Rights

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # DIYP809023

Litigation Paralegal - Civil Rights The candidate will interview clients and potential witnesses, with sensitivity, gathering critical information on claims and damages. Assist attorneys in client meetings. Organize and maintain case pleadings, case calendars, and case files utilizing file management, electronic discovery, and client database platforms .Serve as firm pleadings clerk, including maintaining attorney calendars and electronic file for all litigation records. Receive and respond to inquiries from potential clients. Prepare, edit, and format documents and court filings, such as motions and briefs and compile, format, and finalize exhibits. Contribute to document review and deposition/trial preparation efforts, utilizing electronic discovery platforms. File documents on electronic court dockets. Provide general office support as needed. Research and understand basic Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, local court rules, and individual judge's case management procedures. Research and understand basic Illinois Rules of Civil Procedure, rules in Cook County Circuit Court, individual state court judge's case management procedures, and filing and service procedures in state court cases. Should have Bachelor's degree or equivalent paralegal certification and experience. Superior organization and time management skills are needed. must have Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

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