5/06/2021

2 Paralegal Positions, Peoria, IL

Firm Description: 

Fast-growing litigation, workers' compensation, personal injury, and general practice firm based in Peoria, IL looking to hire paralegals/legal assistants for full-time positions.  

Job Purpose: 


Enhances attorney effectiveness by providing information-management support; representing the attorney to clients and others. 


Duties: 

  • Receives and welcomes guests and clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries. 
  • Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation. 
  • Conserves attorney time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports, and legal documents; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and attorney meetings; scheduling couriers, court reporters, expert witnesses, and other special functions; coordinating preparation of charts, graphs, and other courtroom visuals; preparing expense reports. 
  • Maintains attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions, IMEs, and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering; anticipating changes in litigation or transaction preparation requirements. 
  • Represents attorney by communicating and obtaining information; following up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to an attorney. 
  • Generates revenues by documenting and inputting attorney billable time and reimbursable expenses. 
  • Maintains client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential. 
  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence. 
  • Maintains office supplies by checking stocks and reporting what is needed to the office manager 
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. 
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. 

Skills/Qualifications: 

  • The candidate must have strong writing skills and be well-versed in legal timekeeping. 

  • Additional skills required: Documentation Skills, Meeting Planning, Dictation Transcription, Supply Management, Telephone Skills, Office Experience - General, PC Proficiency, Verbal Communication, Internal Communications, Dependability, Professionalism, Client Relationships, Juris Suite 

Compensation commensurate with experience/based on skills outlined above. 

To Apply: 

Please submit résumé and professionalreferences to janellek@jameskellylawfirm.com. 

Benefits: 

  • Group Health Insurance 

  • Paid Time Off 

  • 401(k) 

Schedule: 

  • Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm 

email resumes to: Janelle Koon at janellek@jameskellylawfirm.com