Paralegal in Chicago, IL at Elite Staffing Inc.

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Seasonal/Temp
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/3/2018

Job Description

Paralegal

Large, locally owned staffing firm is seeking a full-time Legal Administrative Assistant/Paralegal for its in-house legal department.  Person hired will work directly with our General Counsel and Associate General Counsel on a multitude of issues but primary focus will be on our Illinois Workers’ Compensation program.   

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to attorney to enhance office effectiveness
  • Maintain attorney calendar for hearings and appointments
  • Obtain and maintain file materials including documents involving contact with insurance carrier(s), clients, health care provider(s), employer(s) and state/local agencies
  • Locate and develop case relevant information
  • Prepare and file basic legal documents and correspondence
  • Answer phone calls
  • Monitor deadlines and calendars
  • Receive hearing notices and accurately enter into litigation information system and notify appropriate carrier
  • Summarize medical records and case activities
  • Communicate with TPA regarding claim activities, trial assignments, wage information
  • Manage outside vender service providers (clerking services) to ensure company is protected at hearings
  • Prepare files for hearing by ensuring attorneys/hearing representatives have appropriate documentation prior to all appearances and complete requests as needed prior to, during, and after all appearances
  • Other duties as assigned  

Requirements

  • High school diploma and 2+ years’ experience in an office setting
  • Proficiency using a Mac and strong working skills with Microsoft Word, Google Calendar and Excel
  • Strong orientation for quality customer service delivery, and pleasant attitude on phone
  • Ability to multi-task while paying close attention to detail, and work efficiently and effectively with other members in a team setting
  • Experience reviewing and summarizing legal and medical documents
  • Strong practical knowledge/experience working on cases in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation system
  • Strong organization skills
  • Fluent (spoken/written) in Spanish Preferred

Experience:

  • Prior hands-on experience with the Illinois Workers Compensation Act and the Commission: 3+ years
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal: 2 years

Chicago, IL 60642

Casual working environment

$50,00.00-60,000.00 plus benefits.

Elite Staffing, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our policy of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train and promote persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, handicap or any other protected status.