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Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Clerk

Website Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.

Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C., is seeking a Paralegal Clerk to join our team.


Founded in 1998, Applegate is committed to supporting underserved communities by partnering with our clients in all aspects of real estate development, ownership, financing, and investment. We represent developers, investors, lenders, tax exempt community development organizations, and public housing authorities. The scope and breadth of our experience has made us national leaders in the affordable housing and community development space.


Applegate is deeply committed to the people who join our team. Rooted in a culture of mutual respect, trust, and a long-term investment in our people, we provide meaningful exposure to sophisticated work early on, opportunities for professional development, and dedicated mentorship. Our mission-driven focus attracts top talent who is inspired to do work we love and that has a positive social impact. This is a unique opportunity to do well by doing good. 


Job Description


We currently have an opening in our Chicago office for a paralegal clerk.  The position is an in-person entry-level role designed to build the foundational skills required to advance into a paralegal role. As a paralegal clerk you will need to be highly organized, adaptable, personable, enthusiastic, driven, and able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks on a timely basis.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities


Facilitate closings by assisting paralegals with management of closing checklists, preparation of signature page packets, assembly of final executed documents and preparation of closing binders
·         Draft and assist in preparation of various corporate and real estate documents, including corporate formation documents, certificates, and resolutions, escrow letters, deeds, title exception clearance documentation, cover letters, proposals, CLE presentations, conflict waiver letters, deal summaries and draft proposals

Collect, download, organize, identify, number and upload due diligence for closings
·         Proof written legal descriptions

·         Order and review UCC, judgment lien and litigation searches and prepare search results charts

·         Coordinate with paralegals on review of surveys, title insurance commitments, draft title policies & final title policies

·         Work collaboratively with paralegal and attorney teams to complete any special projects as requested

·         Perform notary services

·         Other related tasks as requested by attorneys or paralegals




Graduation from a paralegal studies program and paralegal certificate strongly preferred
Minimum of one-year internship or professional services experience with a strong preference for candidates with legal experience
Corporate and real estate experience preferred
Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with personnel at all levels
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required
Experience with iManage or other document management systems
Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule that will occasionally require extended hours

To learn more about our firm and the work we do, visit Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter in confidence to Jessa Baker at


Applegate is committed to equal employment opportunity without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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