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Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Company: Generation Law, Ltd.
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Generation Law, Ltd is an established firm with extensive experience in counseling clients through estate planning, elder law, guardianship, and probate matters. The phones are ringing off the hooks, and we are primed for growth. If you are interested in joining a medium-sized law firm where you will immediately become a critical team member, please read on and apply at will.The paralegal or legal assistant role that we are seeking to fill will support one of our litigation attorneys.Our litigation practice is a fast-paced and always interesting line of work. The day-to-day life of a litigation paralegal will include managing an attorney's calendar and deadlines, drafting basic pleadings and professional communications, eFiling, preparing daily court files, processing daily court results, and compiling financial documents to prepare annual accountings for pleadings. Our litigation team currently consists of two attorneys, a paralegal, and this yet-to-be hired paralegal or legal assistant role. Employees on the litigation team are given autonomy with the expectation that deadlines are met and attorneys are pointed in the right direction at priority matters.Experience in guardianship and/or probate matters is desired, however, a candidate with relevant professional experience, in addition to the right soft skills will be considered.The following general professional experience is desired: Demonstrated success in supporting an attorney or executive, specifically by way of managing his or her court calendar, schedule, and/or deadlines; Proven professional communication skills, both written and verbal; Ability to understand and organize financial statements including savings accounts, checking accounts, CD accounts, investment accounts, and other miscellaneous accounts; and Ability to use technology and learn new technology. In this role you will be using the Microsoft Suite in addition to our legal management system called Smokeball (a nationally used legal management system with an abundance of interactive training resources).The following soft skills will be critical to success in this role: Excellent organization skills; Excellent attention to detail; Strong confidence in engaging with attorneys regarding deadlines and priorities; and Strong ability to multi-task, and pivot from task-to-task unexpectedly.The importance of dependability cannot be understated. The successful paralegal or legal assistant will be on time and able to work onsite 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. There will be times that the successful paralegal or legal assistant will need to work past 5pm to meet deadlines or finish projects.Generation Law offers a family-like environment. As a medium-sized law firm, nobody is simply a face in the crowd. We have a lot of work to do, and liking the people we work with goes a long way in fueling our efforts to get the job done for our clients.In addition to working with great people, joining the Generation Law team will provide you with benefit options including healthcare, dentalcare, retirement plan, retirement plan contribution matching, and paid time off.At Generation Law, you will have opportunities to pursue professional development goals that are important to you. As a busy, and growing firm, we are excited to hire people who are ready to contribute to the ongoing evolution of the practice.We are looking to hire someone as soon as possible, so if you are interested, do not wait, apply today!Any questions can be directed to Matt Johnson, Firm Administrator.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Professional development assistanceSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to FridayWork Location: One location

Keywords: Generation Law, Ltd., Elmhurst , Paralegal / Legal Assistant, Legal , Elmhurst, Illinois

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