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Pinkston Law Group, P.C. is looking to hire a Part-Time Legal Administrative Assistant/Paralegal

General Purpose
Provide a full range of secretarial, clerical, and administrative support to legal staff.


Main Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • update, record, and monitor deadlines for attorney and law office calendars
  • answer telephones, greet clients, and take messages
  • conduct initial client interview
  • plan and schedule consultations and appointments
  • respond and provide information to clients and potential clients
  • coordinate client billing process and payment plans
  • process, update status, and track legal work and reports
  • collect and retrieve information from files as needed
  • provide administrative support including copying, scanning, and faxing to make office paperless
  • set up, organize, and maintain paper and electronic filing systems in accordance with recognized procedures and standards
  • create, format, revise, and edit legal documents affidavits, complaints, motions, subpoenas, discovery, to name a few
  • process and distribute documents
  • gather case evidence and documentation including medical records, statement of charges, client, and witness statements
  • review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure accuracy
  • prepare files for court for attorney
  • other administrative and paralegal tasks as necessary


 Education:

  • Associate’s degree, but Bachelor’s degree preferred, paralegal certification a plus


Experience

  • in-depth working knowledge of relevant computer programs including MS Office (Word is mandatory), Adobe, Rocket Matter, and CLIO are preferable
  • experience with litigation computer applications, preferable
  • experience with document management systems, preferable
  • knowledge of law practices, preferable
  • knowledge of legal records and procedures, preferable
  • knowledge of applicable document development processes, preferable


Key Job Skills and Competencies

  • energetic and eager to work from start to finish 
  • planning and organizational skills
  • able to adapt to changing priorities and demands
  • deadline-driven
  • strong verbal and written communication skills
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • problem analysis and resolution
  • sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • information collection and management
  • able to effectively handle sensitive and confidential information
  • ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • able to work well under pressure


Experience: 
1 year or more is preferred, but not required

Work Location: 
Chicago Loop

Schedule:
 Mon. thru Thurs. 9:30 am- 3:00 pm or 10:00 am- 3:30 pm (20 hours per week).

Pay: Starting at $14.00 per hour, with the potential for increase after 90 days.

References: Two (2) professional and non-relative references are required.


Respond: 
Please send resume (pdf) to dpinkston@pinkstonlawgroup.com with Your Name (Legal Administrative Assistant/Paralegal Applicant) on the subject line.