Excellent Legal Assistant Opportunity, Peoria, Illinois

Regional litigation firm with national reach seeks exceptional legal assistant to join our team in our Peoria, Illinois office. The ideal candidate would have at least five years of experience working at a litigation firm and meet the following requirements:

  •         Familiarity with state and federal court procedures and rules;
  •         Knowledge of court docketing rules and ability to calculate and calendar responsive deadlines, reminders, and invitations through Outlook or other electronic calendar systems; ability to manage multiple calendars for depositions, meetings, and travel;
  •         Proficiency in e-filing in local courts as well as courts in other states (federal and state courts) and PACER; experience in downloading documents from websites;
  •          Experience in working with electronic document management systems and the ability to organize and maintain electronic files;
  •          Ability to work in a team-based setting with other team members supporting a group of attorneys and paralegals;
  •          Open to taking on new responsibilities and challenging tasks and managing a fluid job description;
  •          Excellent organizational skills with the ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment;
  •          Excellent typing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016/365 (Word, Outlook, Excel);
  •          Experience with Adobe and the ability to manipulate pdf documents;
  •          Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail with excellent proofing and editing skills;
  •          Ability to multitask and prioritize workflow, anticipate needs and creatively find solutions to problems;
  •          Must be able to adjust to periods of heavy workloads requiring occasional overtime;
  •          Complex case management and trial preparation experience required;
  •          Excellent general office skills, including scanning, copying, preparing check requests, mail and FedEx/UPS or other shipping procedures, scheduling meetings and depositions, and make phone calls to obtain information.

Our firm offers excellent benefits including:

·         Medical/Dental/Vision insurance

·         Company matching 401(k)

·         Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday time

·         Paid parking or transportation reimbursement

·         Cellphone reimbursement

Compensation commensurate with experience. Interested candidates, please submit a resume and list of references.

Please send resumes to Kerron Route at Route@knightnicastro.com