Special Assignment Legal Assistant (Chicago)

JOB TITLE: SpecialAssignment Legal Assistant
STATUS: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
REPORTS TO: Secretarial Manager

Job Summary
Provide support to attorneys in the areas of litigation, corporate, real estate and other practice groups as needed.                                                 


  • Communicate with clients, judicial administrative staff and vendors
  • Schedule and make appointments for multiple attorneys and other legal staff
  • Prepare/edit briefs and other litigation documents for court filings
  • Ability to create, format, edit  redline complex agreements and contracts
  • Ability to transcribe tapes
  • Transmit legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials by electronic filing, mail, fax or messenger
  • Enter time and process expense reports
  • Organize and maintain case and correspondence files
  • Prepare or update existing PowerPoint presentations
  • Arrange travel plans
  • Act as back up to cover absences
  • Attend training classes to keep skills current
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite:  Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Best Authority, Legal MacPac a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate and demonstrate sound judgment
  • Must be able to prioritize work and manage competing priorities
  • Client service mindset and friendly demeanor
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to resolve problems

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: Medical/Dental/Vision; Telemedicine; Healthcare Plan concierge service; 401k; Transportation Fringe Benefit Program; Firm paid Short-term Disability policy; Individual Accident &Critical Illness policies; Long-term Care; Pet Insurance; Fitness Membership subsidy; and a Generous Paid Time Off Policy. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Contact Details:
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Freeborn & Peters LLP
311 S. Wacker Dr. Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60606