Legal Secretary-Paralegal
FordHarrison LLP
Chicago, IL US
Posted ago
FordHarrison LLP

Litigation Legal Secretary/Paralegal, Chicago, IL

FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, seeks a full-time litigation legal secretary/paralegal for its Chicago office. The assistant will provide direct support to up to three attorneys. This position offers a hybrid work schedule.

An attractive benefits package is also provided. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. No phone calls or search agencies.


Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to;

  • Finalizing correspondence
  • Preparing TOCs/TOAs
  • Entering billable time
  • Managing the conflicts check process for new matters
  • Maintaining case files
  • E-filing (both state and federal)
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • The assistant works closely with the attorneys’ assigned billing specialist


The ideal candidate must have;

  • At least three-five solid years of litigation experience
  • Be highly motivated
  • Dedicated
  • Hard-working
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Candidates must have intermediate to advance MS Office skills - with exceptional knowledge of Excel
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills (oral and written)
  • Be able to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of the firm's document management program, iManage/FileSite, as well as its time and billing system, Aderant, are a plus

$68,000 - $73,000 yearly
About FordHarrison LLP

FordHarrison LLP combines skilled lawyers, a national presence, a unique commitment to client service, and strong programs of diversity and mentoring, to create one of the leading law firms in the nation. We have nearly 200 lawyers in 29 offices across the country, including two affiliate offices. Adhering to the principles of the FordHarrison LLP promise, our attorneys strive to provide clients with sound legal advice, practical counseling, and excellent client service.

FordHarrison LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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