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Robert Half International Legal Assistant in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description

If you're looking for work as a Legal Assistant, you could advance your career in this position. If you're looking to work in a booming legal organization, there is an opening for a passionate Legal Assistant with solid computer skills. Candidates with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and exercise excellent organizational and motivational prowess will be preferred for this position. Apply today with Robert Half Legal! This short-term temporary Legal Assistant employment is based in the Chicago, Illinois area.

Your responsibilities

  • Aid attorneys with key discovery and client intake

  • Take part in the preparation of exhibit binders for depositions, hearings and trials

  • Assemble court filings, sometimes electronically when required

  • Ensure documents have copies in hard form as well as within the electronic document system

  • Prepare a variety of documents and correspondence

  • Uphold the standards of confidentiality at all times

  • Take incoming phone calls and lend an extra ear with handling high volume phone lines

  • Prepare correspondence and pleadings, plan out service on parties

  • Manage the case calendar and keep an eye on deadlines

Requirements

  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Desire to thrive in a high-paced environment, requiring exceptional organizational skills, juggling client matters, and adhering to strict deadlines

  • 3+ years of previous legal work experience and a dedication to integrity

  • Eagerness to learn quickly

  • High-level skills in Internet research, calendaring, word processing and spreadsheets

  • Docketing experience required

  • Proficiency in CompuLaw

  • Litigation experience

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

  • High attention to detail

  • Incoming phone call management skills desired

At this dynamic, growing firm, you can take the next step in your legal career! People who are eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment are our ideal candidates.

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Robert Half Legal matches legal professionals and consultants with some of the best companies on a full-time, project and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments. We also provide project and eDiscovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions, and document review matters. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal jobs that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets.

From philanthropy to environmental stewardship to employee programs, Robert Half is proud to have an active role in the communities in which we live and work. Our company has appeared on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list every year since 1998.

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Salary: DOE

Location: CHICAGO, IL

Date Posted: November 16, 2020

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 01300-0011621544

Staffing Area: Legal

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