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Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies

Entry Level Paralegal -On site Chicago Office

Website Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is looking for an entry level litigation paralegal to be a part of our litigation team working out of our growing Chicago office. Working with the senior litigation paralegals and attorneys, the paralegal will be responsible for the coordination of all details before, during and after trial.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Creates and implements all elements of litigation case management systems, including file management (electronic and hard copy), case calendaring, discovery-related tasks and trial activities
Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes
Assist attorneys with document reviews (setup, coordination of hot doc binders, preparation of privilege logs, conduct searches as needed, etc.)
Assist with preparation of state and federal court filings in coordination with Managing Attorney’s Office, including coordination of service copies, delivery of documents to Court, preparation of litigation backs and other specific document preparation as required by the specific Court or Judge
Draft and review routine legal documents as requested by attorneys
Conduct precedent and legal research under attorney supervision
Comfortable interacting with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) to gather information or coordinate activities as needed in support of upcoming depositions, trials, arbitrations.
Create and maintain effective working relationships with others to facilitate a positive work environment
Impeccable writing and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and ability to multitask

Bachelor degree or completion of an approved paralegal program
Strong attention to detail and accountability
Ability to communicate with individuals of all levels within the firm in a courteous and professional manner
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work concurrently on a variety of matters and manage time and expectations
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
Excellent judgment
Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro
Must be available for overtime and travel (for trials) as needed
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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