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Litigation Legal Assistant

Posted Jul 05
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

Clyde & Co US LLP seeks a legal assistant with 5 - 10 years of experience to provide excellent secretarial and administrative support to our trial and litigation team. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a paperless environment and will tailor to the unique support needs of each attorney while ensuring the smooth running of the group and department as a whole.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide legal and administrative support to a Partner and team of attorneys
  • Create, prepare, proofread, and amend high volume complex legal documents, pleadings, including table of contents and table of authorities, letters and emails
  • File pleadings with state and federal courts using various means, including electronic court filing systems.
  • Calendar maintenance, such as scheduling hearings, briefing schedules, discovery deadlines, depositions, meetings, and knowledge of civil and federal court deadline filing dates, court rules, and procedures
  • Prepare for and assist in trials
  • Assist Paralegals in organizing case files and records maintenance
  • Assist with travel arrangements upon request including car, hotel and airfare reservations, and complete attorney monthly expenses to accounting
  • Administrative work, including billing, correspondence, invoices and reporting to clients


  • 5+ years of previous experience as a litigation/trial legal assistant or secretary
  • Must have legal experience, including filing with state and federal courts.
  • Knowledge in e-filing in the collar counties is preferred.
  • Strong work ethic, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to think ahead; to follow written and verbal instructions, strong skills in writing, researching, and organization/flexibility and teamwork.
  • Intermediate proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Previous experience with File site or iManage filing systems
  • Creative problem solver who takes initiative to accomplish tasks with a minimal level of supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high proficiency in proofreading
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and work with professionals inside and outside the firm.

How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in Clyde & Co US LLP. Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply.

Our Values:

Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite us in our endeavors and strengthen our delivery, for our clients and our firm. We:

  • Work as one - We are a globally connected team of talented people who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
  • Excel with clients - We aim high and challenge ourselves to deliver unique excellence for our clients, keeping them at the center of everything we do
  • Celebrate difference - We help each other to be at our best and believe our differences result in greater achievement
  • Act boldly - We seek new opportunities, take action and learn as we go, recognizing that curiosity drives our development and contributes to growth

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, helping organizations successfully navigate risk and maximize opportunity in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity. When you work at Clyde & Co, you join a team of 490 partners, 2,400 lawyers, 3,200 legal professionals and 5,500 people in nearly 70 offices and associated offices worldwide. Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite us in our endeavors and strengthen our delivery, for both our clients and our firm. We work as one, excel with clients, celebrate difference and act boldly. We are committed to operating in a responsible way by progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities and clients it serves.

It is the policy of the Firm to recruit, hire, promote, reassign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


This is the job description as constituted at present; however the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business.