Description:

A Litigation Law Firm is actively seeking an Associate Attorney for its Springfield, IL office with one to five years of experience in any area of law. The individual must be dedicated, highly-motivated, and interested in practicing among our team of more than 100 attorneys who value legal acumen, collaboration, open and honest communication, integrity and professionalism. Must be licensed to practice in Illinois.

Responsibilities:
The Associate Attorney will be expected to perform the following tasks:
  • draft pleadings, motions, orders, discovery and legal memoranda;
  • prepare and respond to written discovery;
  • conduct legal research;
  • take and defend depositions;
  • review client documents, draft case evaluations and prepare status report correspondence;
  • assist with and participate in mediations, pretrial settlement conferences and court appearances;
  • interact directly with clients, claim professionals, opposing counsel, colleagues and staff; and
  • manage a substantive case load.

Requirements:
Candidates must:
  • be licensed to practice law in Illinois;
  • be proficient with Lexis and MS Office;
  • demonstrate strong legal research and analytical skills;
  • proactively work both independently and as part of a team;
  • exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • navigate hearings in state and federal court with poise and professionalism.