Project Legal Assistant

Chicago, Illinois, United States


An international law firm with offices in Chicago, IL is seeking a full-time Project Legal Assistant to join their team. This person will be responsible for assisting the legal staff in preparing for depositions, due diligence investigations, pre and post-closing transactional work, document productions, and hearings and trials.


  • • Indexes and organizes files for off-site storage.
    • Assists with document collection, review and production.
    • Prepares for and attends depositions, hearings, trials and arbitrations as directed.
    • Files and obtains documents at various courts and agencies.
    • Utilizes legal research software.
    • Supports attorneys and legal assistants in transactional closings.
    • Schedules lien searches and filings.
    • Prepares closing sets.
    • Files and obtains documents at various courts and agencies.
    • Organizes and schedules diligence materials.
    • Updates minute books and summaries of officers and directors.
    • Prepares audit letter responses.
    • Conducts research using various resources including databases and the internet.
    • Assists with department projects as needed and performs other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Requirements

    • A minimum assosiciates degree, with a bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

    • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a large workload efficiently and effectively.

    • Highly detail-oriented, including the ability to assess and respond to underlying detail issues and implications.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and collegiality.

    • Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

    • Exceptional problem solving skills, critical thinking abilities and the ability to work well under pressure.

    • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary, including nights and weekends and travel, as necessary.

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