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Crowell & Moring
Chicago, IL
  • Posted: January 06, 2023
  • Full-Time
Company Description

Job Description

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia that represents clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional and corporate matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation and government-facing matters, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Paralegals are assigned to one of the many practice groups within the firm. They use their current skills and acquire new ones to complete tasks that are invaluable in the support of work performed for clients. Paralegals have a minimum billing requirement of 1600 hours per year.

Job Responsibilities
  • Organize, manage, and update client files/pleadings (electronic and paper copies).
  • Review and analyze client files, data and documents to assist in the investigation of facts and allegations involved in discovery.
  • Assist with preparing documents for production and witness files to be used at depositions or trial.
  • Draft, edit, and proofread cover letters, administrative memos, and Word documents.
  • Provide data entry support on litigation databases and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Perform searches in various litigation databases.
  • Assist with document collections at client sites.
  • Assist in the maintenance of practice group document libraries.
  • Schedule and track depositions, filing deadlines, etc.
  • Index and summarize documents and depositions.
  • Coordinate discovery and/or filings with courts or government agencies.
  • Perform basic legal and factual research.
  • Assist with creation of privilege logs and exhibit lists.
  • Prepare trial, witness or briefing notebooks (electronic and paper copies).
  • Assist at hearings, trials, and/or client meetings.

Provide direction and guidance to project assistants assigned to case team.




The position requires a Bachelor's Degree.


The position requires three (3) to five (5) years of increasingly responsible, directly related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to the position were demonstrated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external contacts Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge or guidance, analyze and interpret data from several sources to solve problems by applying precedent or extrapolating from previous experience.
  • Knowledge of relevant area of law (e.g. litigation, IP, environmental) Knowledge of Illinois Court system and filing requirements.
  • Basic knowledge and skills to cite check under the supervision of a more senior paralegal.
  • Strong attention to detail, including superior spelling and grammar.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative manner to accomplish position functions and participate in team efforts.
  • Knowledge of Relativity, Case Notebook, and CaseMap.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with attorneys and clients.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Basic knowledge of records management.
  • Moderate typing skills.
  • Ability to safely lift, move and carry boxes without assistance, weighing up to 50 pounds.

Ability to travel or work overtime as necessary.

Additional Information

Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes progressive options such as back up child care, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.

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Crowell & Moring


455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Chicago, IL
60611 USA



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