Experience: 5 years
Location: Chicago Loop
Area of Practice: Medical Malpractice Defense Litigation
Progressive Chicago-based Insurance Defense Firm is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant.
5+ years as a Legal Assistant within a law firm supporting attorneys practicing medical malpractice defense litigation or other defense litigation.
Knowledge of concepts, terminology, principles and procedures of the law.
Knowledge of functions and jurisdictions of local, state and federal courts and related agencies.
Highly proficient using MS Office Suites: Word, Excel, Outlook, Billing Software, and On-Line Document Management Software.
Expertise in using Outlook Calendars for scheduling and maintaining attorneys' busy court schedules.
Experience in creating and maintaining documents, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, and copying; coordinating case preparation.
Experience in tracking billing hours through billing software.
Typing speed of 65 WPM is a required minimum.
Must be highly organized, able to multi task and juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Strong time management skills and strong attention to detail.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Maintains attorneys' calendar.
Schedules court appearances, client meetings, depositions and other engagements. Ensures there are no scheduling conflicts and notifies attorneys of pending deadlines.
Serves as intermediary between attorneys, firm personnel and the courts, relaying communications between each group.
Generates all correspondence.
Assists with logging and distributing of incoming and outgoing mail.
Prepares and sends notices of filings, motions, and hearing to appropriate parties.
Creates and maintains client files, records, logs and any other information in relation to case file.
EOE. Friendly atmosphere with competitive benefits package.
Send resumes to LFauske@hpslaw.com.