Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP, a growing national law firm, dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to our clients, is seeking candidates for a Legal Assistant position based out of its Chicago office.
The Legal Assistant will provide support to assigned attorneys and provide backup to other attorneys as requested. This individual is responsible to assist with administrative tasks as it relates to the specific office and attorneys in order to contribute to efficient office operations. This position requires strict confidentiality.
Prepares, edits and proofreads a variety of documents (correspondence, agreements and pleadings).
Manages and assists complex document production (including Bates Stamping).
Drafts simple pleadings and correspondence.
Prepares court filings (make copies for filing, service copies, prepare attorney service order slip).
Files documents with various courts (traditional and e-filings).
Prepares documents for mandatory e-filing for State and Federal courts (create pdf file; convert pdf file to a searchable document; bookmark all exhibits).
Creates Table of Contents and Table of Authorities utilizing tables function in Word and create them with accuracy.
Prepares/finalizes discovery (propounded and/or responses).
Prepares shell responses to propounded discovery accurately and efficiently.
Communicates with court staff regarding various issues.
Handles outgoing and incoming mail/FedEx for assigned attorneys (calendar any related deadlines, court appearances, meetings, mediations, etc.).
Maintains calendars to include coordination and scheduling meetings, depositions, conference calls, send calendar invites and reminders, reserve conference rooms. Track deadlines and status of cases/matters, and update attorneys on court deadlines.
Prepares Trial Memorandum and calendar all appearances/deadlines.
Assists with trial preparation: create trial notebooks; coordinates trial copy jobs with copy service; coordinates delivery and picks up of trial notebooks, etc. from court.
Creates Masters for new files (Case Information Sheet, Caption, Proof of Service, Letter to Carrier and Client, and Letter to Plaintiff’s Counsel).
Answers telephones taking detailed messages. At request of attorneys, provide follow up and interact with clients, outside counsel and others.
Assists with Overflow Keep up with court/judge’s rules and filing procedures.
Other duties, as needed, to support office operations.
Previous law firm experience (5+ years)
Defensive Litigation experience.
Exceptional organization skills.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Ability to multitask and prioritize workload.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
Knowledge of legal terminology and principles.
Ability to analyze legal documents and ensure accuracy.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion with limited guidance.
External Company Name: Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP
External Company URL: https://www.kdvlaw.com/
Street: 135 South LaSalle St