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Practice Assistant, Chicago, IL

Practice Assistant, Chicago, IL

Global law firm with offices as diverse as the practice areas. Whether you’re in the beginning stages of your career or ready to grow, this is a unique opportunity to join a firm launching a training program that will fit your strengths and interests, all while working with incredible teams of co-workers who are bright, and performance driven.

This position necessitates a highly driven, organized professional that is is a self-starter and thrives capable in a fast-paced, challenging legal environment.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work collaboratively within a team are also required. To achieve success and growth someone who is service-oriented and plays an active role in understanding what is important to the attorneys both personally and professionally.

Responsibilities

  • Word processing and document management to prepare/revise, format and finalize a multitude of documents, correspondence, memoranda, and legal materials.
  • Proofreading, formatting and identifying any inconsistencies in all materials. Transcribes dictation, meeting minutes, taped records of conference and meetings.
  • Process checks, enter attorney time/expense, coordinates and schedules travel arrangements through web-based applications, calendar management, schedule conferences calls. Conducts internet research as directed by attorneys.
  • General office support, administrative support and managing the Conference Center meetings and requests, manage Calendar Court Services.
  • Interacts daily with all departments within in the organization to provide the highest possible legal support internally and externally.
  • Create and maintain files in compliance with current company policies.
  • Aid other practice assistants within assigned teams as needed. Fosters professional, cooperative and supportive relationships with peers, superiors and clients. Fosters professional and collaborative relationships with peers.

Requirements

  • Must have three years plus of administrative experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word and formatting documents, Adobe Acrobat DC, PowerPoint and Excel experience are also strongly preferred.
  • The ability to work the core business hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with flexibility for overtime, as required.
  • Maintains positive, professional, courteous and flexible demeanor when dealing with clients and colleagues.
  • Performs complex practice assistant activities which may be highly confidential and sensitive and requires discretion and diplomacy.

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