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Paralegal Legal Assistant

Pignatelli & Associates, PC Rock Falls, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, 401k, Dental

Our firm seeks an experienced, motivated legal assistant or paralegal to join our team for full time employment in the following practice areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Criminal defense
  • Family law
  • Workers compensation
  • Commercial and residential real estate
  • Corporate & Nonprofit Governance
  • General Litigation Skills and Intensive Trial Practice

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing incoming cases and setting up new matters (e.g., document review and
  • management, scheduling deadlines and follow‐ups, etc.)
  • Communicate with clients, lawyers, administrative staff and other contacts
  • Assist with drafting and review of legal documents
  • Proactively monitor case workflow and client file status reports and related deadlines
  • Serve as contact on assigned case files
  • Compile and file documents electronically and in‐person

Capabilities required:

  • Ability to think critically and find solutions to problems
  • Desire to learn and develop personally and professionally
  • Effectively interact with personnel, management and administrative support
  • Proactively engage detailed work within a larger context
  • Exercise professional communication skills
  • Embrace new processes to meet changing demands of practice
  • Respond appropriately to shifting demands and opportunities
  • Plan, organize and carry out multiple, related activities
  • Attend to details and follow through
  • Ability to use technology effectively to improve processes and work product

Qualifications preferred:

  • A strong preference is given to candidates with experience in family law, personal injury, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation practice areas
  • A preference is given for those with enterprise or legal process or project management experience, certification (e.g., Six Sigma, LEAN)
  • A preference is given for applicants whose diverse experience includes skills and motivation that will allow them to become exceptional paralegals
  • A strong preference is given for applicants who submit with their application a writing sample (legal, academic, technical, poetic, literary or journalistic writing)
  • A preference is given for paralegal training, certification

Benefits of Employment:

  • Five‐minute walk from office to scenic waterfront running/cycling trails
  • Five‐minute walk from office to tennis courts
  • Office located within mile of toll‐road for convenient out‐of‐area commute
  • In‐house gym facilities with cardio and strength training equipment
  • Health Insurance
  • Comfortable office space and workspace amenities
  • Great WiFi
  • Opportunities for continued personal certification, educational development
  • Nitro cold brew coffee on tap
  • Discounted and furnished firm-provided housing available

Applicants must submit with their application:

  • A letter of interest or cover letter. A letter of interest is an opportunity to show us who you are beyond your resume. The interview begins, and often ends, here. While not an exhaustive list, previous sophisticated and successful candidates have told us 1) what makes them interested in considering join our team, 2) what they hope to achieve personally and professionally in their legal career, 3) why they are considering paralegal studies, 4) what they most value or criticize in the legal profession, 5) what skills they hope to acquire or develop, or formative experience they seek from the time they may spend at our firm. If applicants are not currently enrolled in a program of paralegal studies, please use the letter of interest to sell us on how your previous experience will make you an exceptional paralegal.

Job Type: Full-time

Pignatelli & Associates, PC

Why Work Here?

A law firm where innovation meets experience. We leverage technology in legal practice to improve clients' experience & outcomes.


102 East Rock Falls Rd, Rock Falls, IL 61071
Rock Falls, IL


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