Robert Half Legal Practice Assistant in CHICAGO, Illinois
Description Legal Assistants directly support lawyers and may be required to supervise other legal staff, such as legal secretaries or file clerks.The ideal Legal Assistant will have sound technical and computer knowledge as well as excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills.Some law firms prefer three to five years of legal experience in a law firm or other corporate legal department.
Take the lead on the research of legal issues and investigative tasks, which may include collecting information and documents from external parties, as needed
Lead matter management and record keeping
Inspect and retrieve electronic documents from a variety of court and agency web sites
Manage computer database input and retrieval
Ensure there are no errors in document copies, as the originals
Be in charge of word processing, filing and faxing
Collect documents and assemble data as directed by lawyers and paralegals
Store electronic documents and files
Type correspondence and memorandum Requirements - Experience assisting lawyers in preparing for transactional closings, depositions, hearings, trials and conferences; completing many administrative tasks, including, working on individual cases or transactions
Organizing and tracking files for important transactions or case documents, including pleadings and voluminous discovery documents; creating and maintaining a case-management database
Conducting routine discovery
Comprehensive knowledge of real estate law
Investigating the factual evidence of a transaction or case and preparing exhibits, charts and diagrams to display information
Drafting legal court documents, such as pleadings, motions, affidavits and subpoenas; transactional documents, such as trusts, wills, contracts and real estate leases; and closing documents
2+ years of relevant experience
This dynamic, growing firm has an excellent opportunity for you to take the next step in your legal career. We want to hear from anyone who is eager to work who loves working in a strong team-oriented environment.
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