Job #4663

Legal Assistant For Growing Law Firm; $75k+

The newly expanded downtown Chicago office of our mid-sized law firm client is seeking a legal assistant to join their growing team. This position will assist both paralegals and attorneys as needed with various tasks, including, e-filling + court doc prep, timekeeping + expense reports, calendar management + booking travel. Our ideal candidates will have minimum 3 years of relevant experience working within a fast-paced/deadline-driven environment. 
 
Impress with these desired skills: 
 
Knowledge of transactional reinsurance law
Versed in Best Authority
High speed typing (75+ wpm)
Ability to work occasional OT 
 
This position offers ample growth opportunity within a decades-long firm, expanding into a new market. Comprehensive benefits provided and a starting salary up to $80k commensurate with experience. 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4662

Attorney Development & Recruiting Supervisor, $115k

The Chicago loop office of our top international law firm client is seeking an experienced and ambitious attorney recruiter for a transitional supervisory leadership role. The Attorney Development & Recruiting Supervisor will work alongside the department manager in overseeing associate recruiting operations and ongoing development strategies. 5+ years of related experience, including demonstrated leadership ability, required along with interpersonal skills and analytical problem solving to effectively delegate responsibilities within a fast-moving and time sensitive environment. 
 
This position is ideal for someone who is looking to take the next career step by utilizing their leadership skills and strong recruiting background to further grow their talent development expertise within a managerial role. 
Comprehensive benefits, including 401(k) match, HSA, parental leave, and disability. Negotiable salary ($100k-$110k+) commensurate with experience. Ample growth opportunity. 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4642

Estate Planning Paralegal, $55k-$70k

The northern suburb office (located near Northbrook) of our boutique law firm client is seeking an estate planning paralegal to join their busy practice. This newly created role will act as the right-hand person to the lead estate planning associate in a hyper-specialized practice focusing almost entirely on special needs clients. At least 3 years regularly drafting complex estate plans is required. Working efficiently and accurately within a fast-paced environment is expected. 

We are seeking someone smart, friendly, and driven to join a team where your work will make a meaningful and immediate impact assisting disabled individuals and families of Illinois. Other benefits include, multiple healthcare options, retirement plans with a 3% match, and a salary between $55-$70k commensurate with experience. 


 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4641

Legal Coordinator, Litigation

The downtown Chicago office of our international law firm client is seeking a Legal Coordinator for a newly created litigation support role. This position will focus on high-level litigation-related assistance and must have prior experience working directly with busy litigation team/s and will act as the liaison between the litigation attorneys, billing analysts, and secretarial teams. Must be flexible in nature and willing to perform administrative tasks as needed.  
 
We seek someone with big law experience directly provided multiple attorneys with complex litigation support. This is a great opportunity for someone sharp, polished, and motivated to join a practice rapidly growing with ample professional development and growth opportunity. 
 
Excellent benefits program, including FSA/HSA’s, profit sharing, childcare, and wellness programs. Negotiable salary commensurate with experience.

Chicago, IL

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Job #4661

Legal Secretary; Trademark; $75k

The downtown Chicago office of our midsize law firm client is seeking a legal assistant with at least 2 years of trademark experience to join their team. This role will assist with drafting, discovery, USPTO procedures, and e-filing with State, Federal and Appellate Courts (USPTO/TTAB). Knowledge of TEAS, ESTTIA, and TROS highly preferred. This position will also assist with managing multiple calendars, expense reports, and other administrativetasks as needed.
Must have exceptional interpersonal skills with a sharp and proactive demeanor. Candidates can expect a collegial team dynamic, highly competitive benefits, and a negotiable salary at/around $75k commensurate with experience.

Chicago, IL

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Job #4646

Transactional Legal Assistant, $80k

The downtown Chicago office of our boutique law firm client is seeking a legal assistant with at least 4 years of commercial transactional experience to join their team. This will be a duel role that will help assist multiple attorneys with both relevant document prep and e-filing, as well as managing calendars and expense reports. Familiarity with financial transitions a plus. Must have exceptional interpersonal skills with a sharp and proactive demeanor. Candidates can expect a collegial team dynamic, highly competitive benefits, and a negotiable salary at/around $80k commensurate with experience.

Chicago, IL

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Job #4656

Real Estate Legal Assistant, $85k

Downtown Chicago loop office of our national law firm client is seeking a legal assistant to join their commercial real estate practice group. Qualified candidates will have at least two years of relevant real estate transactional experience, including UCC, title, survey, and mortgage procedures. Prior biglaw experience preferred as this is a fast-paced environment with large scale cases and a high volume of work. 
 
Must be sharp and proactive with excellent interpersonal skills. Consistently recognized as a leading firm committed to diversity in the workplace, including advocacy for LGBT and women in business. Excellent benefits offered (including several retirement and healthcare plans) ample growth opportunity and a negotiable salary up to $85k (commensurate with experience) plus annual performance bonus. 
 

 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4652

Patent Litigation Paralegal

Downtown Chicago office of highly credentialed business law firm seeking a Patent Litigation Paralegal with 3+ years of experience to assist with both patent prosecution and litigation prep. Qualified candidates will have a strong understanding of both US and foreign patent procedures, including USPTO and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, experience with Excel + Westlaw/LexisNexis or similar, with the ability to pick up various relevant software programs quickly. This role will be responsible for assisting with all phases in relation to both patent prosecution and litigation processes, including discovery and trial prep, with respect to IP, docket and licensing. 
 
This firm offers a highly competitive and recognized work/life culture, including an excellent benefits package, ample growth opportunity, and a negotiable salary. 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4618

Paralegal Manager

The downtown Chicago office of our international law firm client is seeking a seasoned Paralegal Manager to oversee a team of 60+ paralegals and support staff. This role will act as a point of contact, report, and work closely with a number of high-level practice group leaders, therefore it is crucial that candidates are professional in demeanor, with the ability to communicate effectively to a wide scale of firm leadership. This position will also be responsible for performance management, HR employee relations including staffing needs, and committee compensation processes.  A minimum of 5 years of experience managing a team upwards of 25 with 10+ years exp. overall is required. Candidates can expect top benefit and compensation packages at the offer stage. 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4650

Legal Secretary $70k

Our international law firm client’s downtown Chicago office is seeking a Legal Secretary for a newly created position, that will assist both litigation and corporate practice groups. This is a unique opportunity for a mid-level legal assistant to first join as a ‘floater’, assisting where needed. As this is a quickly growing office, soon thereafter, this person will transition into assisting specified attorneys and partners. It’s a great opportunity for someone seeking growth potential, who can jump in, learn quickly, and get their footing by assisting multiple outlets. 
 
We would like to see around 5 years of big law support experience within someone sharp, polished, and motivated. Negotiable salary commensurate with experience at/around $70k. 
 

 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4649

Litigation Legal Secretary, $85k

Our international law firm client’s downtown Chicago office is seeking an experienced Legal Secretary to support 2-3 high-level, leading litigation partners. This person will work directly with some of the busiest attorneys within the practice and will require someone with at least 5 years of big law experience. Candidates must be both polished efficient, with top-level interpersonal skills. Some OT may be required. 
 
This role offers ample growth opportunity and professional development, an excellent benefit program, including FSA/HSA’s, profit sharing, childcare, and wellness programs. Negotiable salary commensurate with experience at/around $85k. 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4647

T&E Paralegal/Legal Assistant

The office of our western Chicago suburb law firm client is seeking a paralegal to join their estate planning practice group.  Qualified candidates should have 3+ years of T&E administration experience, including preparing court pleadings, will summaries, estate tax returns, and family trusts.  We are seeking someone polished with sharp interpersonal skills. Great healthcare, generous PTO, 401(k) match, and a negotiable salary commensurate with experience. 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4644

Litigation Paralegal

The downtown Chicago loop office of our international law firm client is seeking a paralegal with at least 4 years of complex litigation and trial experience within a mid-sized to large law firm setting. High academic credentials required, ideally along with an ABA-accredited Paralegal Certificate. Qualified candidates will be proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro, and other relevant programs, including litigation support software.  Must present well, take ownership, and encompass exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills. This position will require some travel and overtime, as such, candidates can expect a highly competitive starting salary, bonus, and benefits package. 

Chicago, IL

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Job #4643

Manager Of Diversity & Inclusion, $150k

Our top-rated international law firm client is seeking a Manager of Diversity & Inclusion to help develop and implement new program initiatives, and provide thought leadership, including talent development, trends, and innovation projects. We are looking for uniquely qualified candidates that have a significantly demonstrated passion and expertise involving—both--working with senior leadership on strategy and program development, and coaching, counseling, and developing main-line staff. Experience within professional services, corporate or academic institution is required along with a Bachelor’s degree, at minimum. 

Exponential opportunity to cultivate an inspired vision for the firm and its future initiatives. Highly competitive benefits, including 401(k) match, HSA’s, top-tier healthcare, and a negotiable salary up to/around 150k.  

Chicago, IL

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Job #4626

Real Estate Paralegal

The Chicago office our international law firm client is seeking a paralegal to join their real estate practice group. The position requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years in commercial real estate experience. You will be responsible for all title and survey matters along with providing assistance to lawyers in connection with real estate diligence issues and certain document preparation. Overtime may be required. Salary commensurate with experience and comprehensive benefits.

Chicago, IL

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Job #4615

Corporate Finance Paralegal, $100k

The downtown Chicago office of our mid-sized law firm client is seeking a Paralegal to support both its Corporate and Banking & Finance groups. This role will support business and financial transactions including diligence activities and pertinent issues. Qualified candidates will have 5+ years of corporate transactions and finance experience, a Bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal certificate, excellent interpersonal and time management skills allowing for smooth project transitions with competing deadlines. Great benefits offered along with a base salary up to $100k (+ bonus) commensurate with experience. Candidates can expect a firm with a commitment to employee investment through work-life balance, consistent professional development opportunities, and ensuring a culture where people enjoy being at the office and around those they work with. 

Chicago, IL

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