Paralegal in Riverwoods, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsibilities:
  • Works independently on a variety of legal matters.
  • Effectively and regularly communicates with in-house lawyers, other legal staff members, business partners and external counsel on legal matters.
  • Researches legal issues and relevant topics.
  • Investigates facts and applicable law and searches pertinent sources.
  • Independently develops oral and/or written presentations to communicate findings.
  • Represents Company externally to customers, vendors, opposing counsel and government agencies and resolves legal issues using negotiation and legal experience.
  • Identifies and escalates business issues that create risk in order to reduce risk and improve the Company’s preparedness.
  • Investigates and provides analysis and recommendations for resolution of pending and threatened litigation-related matters.
  • Analyzes contracts, pleadings, statutes, decisions, correspondence and other documentation to independently evaluate legal position and makes recommendations to attorneys based on legal precedence or law.
  • Drafts legal documents, communications and reports under minimal attorney supervision.
  • Responsible for implementation of internal processes and standards that result in improvements and efficiencies for the department and enterprise.
  • Supports the Litigation Team throughout all phases of the litigation process, including new case intake, fact investigation, discovery, motion practice, mediation, trial and appeal
  • Conducts timely investigations to identify facts necessary to inform the Company’s decision making with respect to appropriate strategies for disposition of pending and threatened litigation.
  • Maintains matter information in Serengeti (matter management system), including investigation data, matter status and key data metrics, and uploads pleadings and relevant documents.
  • Communicates and collaborates with outside law firms, consumers, third parties and business leaders to respond to pending or threatened litigation.
  • Resolves potential and pending litigation matters in a manner consistent with applicable business objectives to protect the Company’s interests.
  • Collaborates with in-house litigation attorneys, coverage attorneys, and business unit officers, directors and staff to identify and implement risk mitigation strategies and foster efficiencies in handling legal process.
  • Drafts and prepares reports, analyses, internal memoranda, settlement agreements and external correspondence.
  • Prepare company witnesses to provide written and oral testimony for use at trial and deposition.

Qualifications:
  • 3 years min of Paralegal experience with a Paralegal certificate required
  • Junior Litigation Attorneys with an active JD are a plus 
  • Experience supporting high volume consumer finance litigation is a plus 
  • Knowledge of court system (appeals and lawsuits)
  • Litigation experience- large case volume (discovery, complaints etc)

 
crs_scapozzi
ss # 85370
 
 
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.


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Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Paralegal for one of our clients in the Riverwoods area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.


Duration: 3+ monthcontract


Location: Riverwoods, IL 60015
 
 Responsibilities:
  • Works independently on a variety of legal matters.
  • Effectively and regularly communicates with in-house lawyers, other legal staff members, business partners and external counsel on legal matters.
  • Researches legal issues and relevant topics.
  • Investigates facts and applicable law and searches pertinent sources.
  • Independently develops oral and/or written presentations to communicate findings.
  • Represents Company externally to customers, vendors, opposing counsel and government agencies and resolves legal issues using negotiation and legal experience.
  • Identifies and escalates business issues that create risk in order to reduce risk and improve the Company’s preparedness.
  • Investigates and provides analysis and recommendations for resolution of pending and threatened litigation-related matters.
  • Analyzes contracts, pleadings, statutes, decisions, correspondence and other documentation to independently evaluate legal position and makes recommendations to attorneys based on legal precedence or law.
  • Drafts legal documents, communications and reports under minimal attorney supervision.
  • Responsible for implementation of internal processes and standards that result in improvements and efficiencies for the department and enterprise.
  • Supports the Litigation Team throughout all phases of the litigation process, including new case intake, fact investigation, discovery, motion practice, mediation, trial and appeal
  • Conducts timely investigations to identify facts necessary to inform the Company’s decision making with respect to appropriate strategies for disposition of pending and threatened litigation.
  • Maintains matter information in Serengeti (matter management system), including investigation data, matter status and key data metrics, and uploads pleadings and relevant documents.
  • Communicates and collaborates with outside law firms, consumers, third parties and business leaders to respond to pending or threatened litigation.
  • Resolves potential and pending litigation matters in a manner consistent with applicable business objectives to protect the Company’s interests.
  • Collaborates with in-house litigation attorneys, coverage attorneys, and business unit officers, directors and staff to identify and implement risk mitigation strategies and foster efficiencies in handling legal process.
  • Drafts and prepares reports, analyses, internal memoranda, settlement agreements and external correspondence.
  • Prepare company witnesses to provide written and oral testimony for use at trial and deposition.

Qualifications:
  • 3 years min of Paralegal experience with a Paralegal certificate required
  • Junior Litigation Attorneys with an active JD are a plus 
  • Experience supporting high volume consumer finance litigation is a plus 
  • Knowledge of court system (appeals and lawsuits)
  • Litigation experience- large case volume (discovery, complaints etc)

 
crs_scapozzi
ss # 85370
 
 
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.