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Legal Assistant

Website Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C.


Jennifer Lavin of Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. invites you to consider applying for a Legal Assistant position with our growing divorce and family law firm.  Jennifer Lavin is a divorce and family law attorney who practices primarily as a Child Representative/Guardian Ad Litem, as well as a Parenting Coordinator, Mediator, Collaborative Law Attorney, and Litigation Attorney.  Jennifer Lavin’s practice is primarily based in Cook County, although I practice in DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Will Counties as well.


We are seeking a self-starter and a critical thinker who anticipates tasks and needs of the firm and takes initiative accordingly.  This high-level position requires expertise, skill, accountability, and responsibility in the role, as well as the ability to handle a multitude of tasks and/or a single-focused task as needed in a fast-paced family law firm.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable working remotely and individually in a flexible environment while part of a supervised team.



Compensation Plus Benefits:

  • Base salary of $50,000 to $65,000, depending upon experience
  • Benefits negotiable
  • Performance bonuses
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401(k) with matching 




Preferred:  At least 1 year of experience working as a Legal Assistant in family law.



Work Schedule:

40 hours per week, Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.



Work Location:

Fully remote but must be able to meet in person as may be needed pursuant to court and/or firm gatherings.




Duties and Responsibilities: 

Ability to support an attorney and multiple law clerks in a fast-paced primarily Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem family law practice.
Manage the attorney’s calendar in a primarily Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem family law practice, including but not limited to docketing court dates, deadlines, and reminders.
Coordinate and schedule calls and meetings involving litigants, children, attorneys, professionals, collaterals, and clients.
Assist the attorney with monthly billing and with the preparation and filing of quarterly Child Representative and Guardian Ad Litem invoices for the firm.
Organize and maintain the firm’s electronic files using the firm’s practice management software.
Draft and electronically submit court orders.
File documents initially and in existing cases on a recurring and weekly basis using the firm’s practice management software.
Draft and file pleadings, including but not limited to Child Representative, Guardian Ad Litem, and attorney cases pursuant to divorce and parentage proceedings.
Electronically file any and all documents as needed and update the attorney with any and all changes in electronic filing requirements.
Internal and external case communications as needed, including but not limited to daily and weekly communications with the attorney regarding task management.
Other duties as required.
Required Skills: 

Self-starter and critical thinker.
Anticipates needs and takes initiative.
Highly proficient in written and oral communication.
Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
Extensive experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Working knowledge of Microsoft Teams and Zoom preferred.
Must be organized and able to multi-task.

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