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Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies

Civil Litigation Trial Paralegals

  • 5+ Years Experience
  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL

Website Fletcher & Sippel, LLC

Fletcher & Sippel is a nationally known and expanding transportation law firm consisting of 25+ attorneys across multiple states with areas of practice including litigation, employment and labor, transactional, and regulatory compliance work. Our office is seeking an experienced, self-sufficient paralegal for the downtown Chicago office. This position will mainly assist the litigation team but may be called upon to assist attorneys in other practice groups as needed.



Knowledge and Skills Required:


  1. Understanding of pleadings, discovery, and pre-trial and trial procedures for civil cases
  2. Experience with Word, Excel, Adobe, Outlook, Power Point, Westlaw, PACER, and electronic file sharing sites
  3. Ability to exercise judgement in setting and prioritizing tasks with various deadlines
  4. Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  5. Strong communication skills for meetings with attorneys, clients, and courtroom personnel
  6. Ability to work both independently, and as a team
  7. Creative skills for preparation of charts, graphs, and diagrams
  8. Ability to keep track and bill time and adhere to billing requirement guidelines
  9. Knowledge of E-filing procedures preferred but not required




1.      Draft discovery requests and responses and prepare relevant document productions

2.      Draft and track third party records requests and subpoenas for medical, employment, financial, and other relevant records across multiple jurisdictions

3.      Research and obtain police reports, investigation files, and similar records from emergency response agencies

4.      Review and analyze medical records and prepare medical summaries

5.      Provide deposition assistance including contacting witnesses, preparing deposition binders, review and abstracting transcripts, and appear as needed to assist with sharing of exhibits during Zoom depositions

6.      Assist attorneys with drafting and cite checking briefs and oversee support staff in the e-filing process

7.      Work with experts including exchange of case files and coordinating deadlines

8.      Use of client document share file systems to facilitate exchange of materials

9.      Transcribe recorded interviews, witness statements, and radio recordings

10.  Provide trial assistance including preparation of exhibits, exhibit lists, witness lists, motions, and demonstratives and appear at trial to assist attorneys with case related tasks and courtroom technology

11.  Conduct background research on individuals and companies

12.  Research land and property records from county agencies and file and procure records

13.  Organize and maintain electronic and physical files



Credentials and Experience Required:


1.      Bachelor’s Degree

2.      Paralegal certificate preferred but not required with relevant experience

3.      Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as a paralegal, preferably in litigation

4.      Trial appearance and assistance experience

Experience with EEOC claims and employment and labor matters preferred but not required


The position also includes providing assistance to other paralegals and attorneys in the firm as needed as well as working with support staff. Regional travel may be required for trials. Flexibility in occasional overtime is preferred.



Our firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 401k and health/dental/vision insurance. This is a full-time paralegal position. After completion of orientation, the role currently works three (3) days in office and two (2) days work from home. Additional in-office days subject to business needs. Salary commensurate with experience.



Equal Opportunity Employer



Please visit our website to learn more about our practice areas.


Please submit resumes to Jamie L. Jaster 

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