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Litigation Secretary - Chicago

February 12, 2020

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is a national law firm that is seeking a professional, proactive, strong litigation secretary with a minimum of three years’ experience to join its Chicago office.

Eligible candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • Experience with both State and Federal courts, including knowledge of CM/ECF and Odyssey e-filing procedures
  • 3+ years of defense litigation experience, including trial
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word 2007 or above
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook
  • Experience with calendaring/ scheduling for multiple attorneys
  • Organized, reliable, and attentive to detail
  • Initiative and willingness to be a team player are important assets for this busy desk
  • Familiarity with NetDocs is a plus
  • Ability to type at least 55+ WPM

List of Duties Include (but are not limited to):

  • Perform secretary functions for attorneys requiring knowledge of format, procedures and legal terminology.
  • Transcribe information from typed or handwritten notes, or dictation. Ensure that grammar, spelling and citations are accurate and formatted correctly.
  • Prepare, edit, proofread and maintain a variety of legal documents, including but not limited to, correspondence, motions, subpoenas, opinions, complaints, declarations, discovery requests and pleadings associated with discovery and trial preparation.
  • Schedule appointments, depositions, conference calls, site inspections, medical examinations and other various appointments, including travel and company-related business for the attorneys assigned to the desk.
  • Order court reporters, interpreters, videographers and conference rooms, as needed.
  • Prepare and process check requests, expense reimbursement requests, invoices, AP/AR information and other financial documents are required.
  • Handle all incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Open new matters and close files as required by attorneys associated with desk assignment.
  • This is a high volume, fast-paced, challenging position and all desks are heavy litigation, with an attorney to secretary ratio of 3 to 1.
  • Must have experience in defense litigation and trial preparation.
  • Candidates should be comfortable working with a variety of computer software programs and be capable of quickly learning new ones as needed.
  • Candidates must be able to work independently and have proven experience in supporting 3 attorneys efficiently.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Amanda.Walsh@lewisbrisbois.com.

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