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Robert Half Legal Assistant in Northbrook, Illinois


Job Title: Legal Assistant (Estate Planning)

Location: Northbrook, IL

Our client, a highly esteemed Estate Planning law firm is searching for a meticulous and dedicated Legal Assistant to add to their team in Northbrook, IL. This firm values a keen eye for detail, exceptional levels of organization and the ability to juggle numerous tasks simultaneously. The ideal candidate should possess solid prior experience working in a legal setting, primarily with a sound understanding of legal terminologies and procedures.


  • Deliver full-scale administrative backing to the legal team

  • Compile and manage legal documentation, including wills, trusts, and estate plans

  • Manage correspondence, handle phone calls and liaise with clients while maintaining high confidentiality levels

  • Establish timely communication with clients, court personnel and other lawyers

  • Organize detailed case files and maintain a robust document management system

  • Manage schedules by arranging meetings and appointments for the attorneys

  • Conduct in-depth research and retrieve data when necessary

  • Draft documents, letters and other correspondences as directed by attorneys



  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in law, paralegal studies or a field closely related

  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a Legal Assistant, Paralegal or in a similar role; estate planning experience is a plus

  • Comprehensive understanding of legal terminologies and principles, particularly those connected to estate planning

  • Advanced proficiency in the usage of legal software and Microsoft Office applications

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines

  • A high sense of confidentiality and discretion

  • Attention to detail and problem-solving dexterity

The law firm offers a competitive compensation package along with a collaborative and supportive work environment. If your background matches and you are committed to adding value, we encourage you to apply. Our client is an equal opportunity employer; all experienced applicants are welcome.

Please note, this job description does not encompass all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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