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Legal Assistant  

Full-Time | Chicago, IL

Krieg DeVault, LLP is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to work with our Litigation and Transactional practices who wishes to continue their career in a highly professional environment which inspires teamwork and collaboration. This position will work with other talented individuals who share a passion for doing great work in the best interest of our clients. This position provides support in a very fast paced, always changing environment. The successful candidate will be self-motivated with a hands-on, positive, "can-do" approach with a desire to think creatively to identify and implement proactive solutions. This position is onsite with the availability of one remote day per week after six months of employment.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manage traditional administrative needs of multiple attorneys;
  • Provide legal administrative support for litigation and transactional work;
  • Provide litigation support through court filings, managing case files, preparing legal documents;
  • Prepare highly confidential documents such as agreements, contracts, correspondence, memoranda communications to clients;
  • Provide organizational assistance with meetings, billings, travel, and maintaining calendars;
  • Proactively ensure legal team is prepared with necessary materials for meetings and depositions;
  • Provide marketing assistance by managing alerts, updates, creating PowerPoints and spreadsheets;
  • Demonstrate good judgment and professionalism, and exhibit flexibility and versatility to provide support;
  • Demonstrate strong reasoning and resolution skills;
  • Perform special projects as required to increase the professional effectiveness and efficiency of the legal team;

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of experience as a legal assistant with at least one year of litigation experience;
  • Minimum of a high school diploma;
  • Knowledge of the Federal Court ECF system and experience filing pleadings;
  • Knowledge of the Illinois electronic court filing system;
  • Mastery of Microsoft Word – including creating and manipulating styles, using keyboard shortcuts, auto-numbering paragraphs, hyperlinking to other documents, creating tables of contents, tables of authorities, footnotes, and tables;
  • Mastery of Microsoft Outlook, including managing multiple attorney calendars;
  • Experience with a server-based document management system - I-Manage/File Site would be a plus;
  • Significant experience with Adobe Acrobat Professional – including the ability to rearrange pages, link to other PDF's and websites, manage passwords/security, insert pages, create signature stamps, add footers and headers, create bookmarks, and combine several PDFs into a single portfolio;
  • Significant experience with Microsoft Excel – including knowing how to sum a column of numbers, hide and display columns and rows, do custom sorts and filters, and average a column of numbers;
  • Significant experience with Microsoft PowerPoint – including inserting pictures and video, creating templates, rearranging slides;
  • Able to type from dictation.


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