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Paralegal

Job Description

High-growth North Shore legal finance company is looking for a paralegal/executive administrative assistant to add to our dynamic team.  Successful candidate will work in the Servicing Department along with several attorneys to assist in account management on a multimillion dollar portfolio comprised of non-recourse cash fundings to plaintiffs in litigation. Paralegal will also be responsible for providing support primarily to the CEO and other management as well as general office assistance. Please note, company will be at a new location in Rosemont, IL in early 2015.

 

Essential functions of the position include:

80% of the Position

  • Utilizing paralegal certificate to assist several attorneys with subpoenas, discovery requests, court filings and other requests.
  • Filing UCC documents on select cases as requested to protect assets and research applicable provisions.
  • Conducting legal research on databases such as Lexis, Pacer, Westlaw and on court dockets. Using Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and other computer software programs as needed.
  • Contacting attorney’s offices for case status updates on cases and/or other information
  • Working with attorneys on special projects involving company’s portfolio.
  • Conducting investigations in regards to case facts and outcomes and following up under direction of attorneys to obtain resolution.

 

20% of the Position

  • Executive assistant and administrative duties such as working directly with the CEO, other executive management, and department heads; including, but not limited to organization and coordination of calendars, travel arrangements, drafting various correspondence, expense reports, etc.
  • Assisting with legal research applicable to legal funding issues.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Paralegal Certification from ABA approved program – recent grads welcome
  • Stable work history
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Dependable, professional and good work ethic

 

This is a full-time position; regular attendance and punctuality is required.

 

Please note:  Mandatory criminal background check is required.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Legal Admin
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Legal
Required Travel Not Specified
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