Paralegal

Special Counsel is currently recruiting a Paralegal for an estate planning, probate and elder law firm in Elmhurst, IL.  The paralegal will support attorneys representing clients on elder law issues, guardianship matters, estate administration, trust administration, disputed estate matters, Medicaid applications and estate planning.  Previous experience working on litigation matters is strongly desired.  This position is 100% on-site.  This is a non-exempt position and overtime is available.

Responsibilities:

  • Work one-on-one with an attorney assisting with all aspects of docket maintenance
  • Draft various pleadings, discovery documents, and correspondence
  • E-file various pleadings
  • Develop and maintain client and court files
  • Utilize existing files and research resources to develop information and understanding for pending and active cases
  • Conduct research, document searches, and other factual research and dictate findings
  • Update and maintain internal databases
  • Prepare court files and process court orders
  • Prepare and maintain pleadings indexes
  • Gather financial statements and prepare yearly accountings for client files
  • Communicate directly with clients to gather and relay information
  • Prepare estate planning documents including: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Quit Claim Deeds, and HIPAA forms
  • Manage attorney’s calendar, deadlines, and files
  • Work with office support staff to assist in reception duties
  • Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Adobe and Outlook
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to handle several tasks at once efficiently and correctly
  • Ability to learn quickly and independently
  • Ability to manage deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree with a Paralegal Certification is strongly preferred.
  • Would you like to learn more about the Paralegal position that Special Counsel is recruiting for in Elmhurst, IL?  If so, then please submit your resume below.  Or, visit our website at www.specialcounsel.com to apply or consider other available opportunities with us.
     



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