2018-03-12"1">Positions AvailableIEAD
Experience: 5+ years
Location: Chicago Loop
E-mail: Amanda.Walsh@lewisbrisbois.com
Area of Practice: Health care / med mal / professional liability / commercial litigation / general liability / insurance defense


The Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is seeking a Litigation Secretary with 5+ years' experience in any of a variety of areas including health care, medical malpractice, professional liability, commercial litigation, general liability, insurance defense. The full-time position requires thorough knowledge of a strong motions practice and State and Federal court procedures, court rules, and e-filing procedures. Ability to quickly learn new software applications is a plus. Established in 1979, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is a national, full-service law firm with more than 1,200 attorneys and 42 offices in 26 states.
* Review incoming mail for attorneys and distribute to the records department for electronic filing in the document management system
* Draft litigation documents and format and follow court filing requirements
* File and serve legal documents according to State, Federal and Appellate Court Rules
* Calendar and docket court dates and discovery deadlines
* Confirm motions and attorney appearances with clients, courts, counsel and experts
* Request continuances and extensions as needed
* Schedule depositions and arrange for conference rooms, court reporters, interpreters, and videographers
* Prepare subpoenas and arrange for service
* Copy, scan and eFax documents as needed
* Schedule travel arrangements and submit expense receipts for reimbursement
* Provide backup support to Legal Secretaries and assist with other tasks as assigned
* Self-starter who can work with little supervision, be extremely organized, detail oriented, focused on the bigger picture and anticipate the next step well in advance of the deadline
* Advanced writing, grammar and communication skills
* Demonstrate a warm and friendly professional demeanor and customer service approach during busy times
* Flexibility to work light overtime when deadlines warrant it
* Initiative and willingness to be a team player are important assets for this busy desk
Technical Qualifications:
* Advanced knowledge of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
* Proficient with pdf conversion software; Nuance experience is a plus!
* Efficiently use document management software, docketing and records management systems
Candidates should be comfortable working with a variety of computer software programs and be capable of quickly learning new ones as needed. Candidates must be able to work independently and have proven experience in supporting 3 attorneys efficiently. Email resumes to

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