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Litigation/Foreclosure Paralegal

Job Code: 58438635
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted: 8/22/2017
Position:
Practice Area: Litigation – Criminal
Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire

 
Special Counsel is currently seeking a litigation paralegal with experience in foreclosure litigation. The ideal candidate will be motivated, driven, and ability to work independently. This role does not offer a high level of supervision, so someone with strong initiative is required.
 
Responsibilities include:
• Process incoming cases and setting up new matters in the case management system
• Review contested pleadings, such as: answers, affirmative defenses, counterclaims, and motions for summary judgment
• Assess service returns, public notices, and summons
• Review discovery from opposing counsel, coordinate client responses, interview witnesses, prepare outgoing discovery drafts
• Manage client communications to process and exchange pleadings and discovery documents
• Draft motions, including summary judgment motions
• Serve as primary point of contact on case files

Minimum requirements include:
• Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree and Paralegal Certification.
• Minimum of 3-5 years of mortgage foreclosure or commercial litigation experience
• Strong attention to detail, ability to work independently
• Excellent time-management and communication skills
• Ability to monitor a case load of 50+ cases at various stages of proceeding.
 
If you would like to learn more about this role, please submit your resume below. Or you may visit our website at www.specialcounsel.com to apply and view additional opportunities. Please follow Special Counsel Chicago on Twitter @SCI_Chicago.
 
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