Howard & Howard, a leading Midwest business law firm, currently seeks experienced (5+ years) Litigation AND Corporate legal assistants. These positions are available in support of our growth in our Chicago, Illinois office.
The Howard & Howard legal assistants work in partnership with their assigned attorneys and are responsible for maintaining an effective daily workflow as well as independently managing/coordinating administrative services to business clients. This is a full-time opportunity and salary will be commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Managing assigned attorneys’ dockets, calendars, and appointments
•Making travel arrangements as needed
•Screening incoming client calls and correspondence and responding as necessary
•Transcribing dictation when needed
•Composing and preparing confidential correspondence, reports and other complex legal documents
•Preparation and filings with governmental authorities in Michigan and other states
•Conducting attorney time entry and billing
•Maintaining confidentiality of all firm and client matters
•Performing other duties as assigned
Successful candidates should demonstrate the following competencies:
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Advanced knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word; ability to quickly format documents, use outline tools, tables of content, etc.
•Highly proficient in using PDF manipulation software
•Exceptionally well organized and detail oriented with strong proof reading and prioritization skills
•Strong knowledge of corporate formation and filings
•Strong knowledge of e-filing practices and court procedures
•Ability to interact professionally with clients both on the telephone and in person - even during stressful situations
•Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
•Experience using a document management system
•Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of firm employees
•Proactive, positive, energetic and hard-working team player
•Understands the importance of confidentiality
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, bachelor's degree is preferred. We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, basic life and AD&D, short term disability, 401(K), flexible spending accounts, and transit contributions. To learn more about Howard & Howard PLLC, please visit www.h2law.com
Howard & Howard Attorneys is an equal opportunity employer.