Experience: 3 years
Location: Chicago Loop
Area of Practice: Employment
Senior Legal Assistant, Chicago
We are seeking an experienced, Senior Legal Assistant to join our entrepreneurial, nimble employment law firm. This full-time, in-person position will work directly with the Firm's owner, attorneys, administrative staff, and clients to provide outstanding support to our attorneys and client services. The ideal candidate has great customer service skills, loves to take care of others and is one hundred percent a team player.
This position is responsible for managing the work demands of the owner and staff attorneys by handling the details with a sparkling attitude. You'll be in the center of it all: triaging emails, taking phone calls, managing calendars, keeping up electronic records and providing legal document support as well as light billing duties and some marketing support. We want to see a resume filled to the brim with previous experience working in a law firm as a Legal Assistant.
Please read our qualifications section carefully as we will only respond to applicants who are experienced Legal Assistants.
This job is located in our Chicago office. The Legal Assistant must be able to come into the office five days a week. We are not offering relocation assistance, residence in the Chicago metro area is required.
This is NOT a remote position. You will HAVE to to be in the office supporting our team daily.
Compensation: $52,000 + benefits and potential for bonus compensation.
Answer the phone, triage calls, take messages, and directly assist callers wherever possible. The LA will have a backup from our 24/7 answering service
Triage Owner and attorney email so they can handle priority matters effectively
Manage the Owner's and multiple firm calendars and coordinate with the owner and attorneys to help the legal team efficiently manage time
Have an active role in participating in and tracking business building projects, including client recruitment and maintenance efforts to help the Firm keep growing!
Keep all of our process documents in our shared drive up to date, as well as maintain all of our Firm documents, so that our matters and processes are always up to date
Manage the firm's billing process, retainer replenishment process, and A/R collections to ensure that the Firm always has sufficient cash to meet cash requirements
Establish and strengthen relationships with professional referral partners (B2B) and the Firm's current and former clients (B2C) by supporting the Firm's back-end marketing systems
The LA will be responsible for obtaining testimonials from happy clients and may assist with managing social media accounts, posting blogs, staff bios, and other content to the Firm's website, and sending out newsletters.
3+ years of legal assistant experience in a law firm
Demonstrated typing proficiency (determined by an assessment)
Current member of NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants) or other legal assistant association is a plus, but not required
Knowledge of legal research software, Apple and PC computers running Microsoft 365
Proficient Zoom user/moderator
Outstanding phone and people skills
US work authorization
$52,000 + benefits and bonus potential
About Savine Employment Law
Savine Employment Law, is an advisory and litigation defense law firm focused on serving the employment law needs of employers and the executives who run them
MISSION is to build deep relationships of trust with our clients, staff and referral partners.
VISION is to build a scalable law firm with sustainable year-over-year revenue growth.
Our core vaules are
FUN - Our work lives should not be a grind. We make work fun
TEAMWORK - We lead transparently against Key Performance Indicators so that everybody knows the criteria against which they and their team members are measured.
BOUNDARIES - We strive for healthy and clear boundaries between our firm lives and personal lives.
COMMITMENT TO COLLECTIVE GROWTH - We ask each team member to tell us how they wish to grow and to set goals that will get them there.
Send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you are the right fit for this job, including examples from your experience to email@example.com.