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Job Title Legal Assistant
Job Location Chicago
Job Type Business/Professional Services & Support

The Team

The Firm's Chicago office is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to support the insurance overage litigation team. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and work independently. Must have knowledge of e-Filing procedures for Federal and State Courts. Additionally, excellent spelling and proofreading skills are required.

This is a permanent full-time non-exempt position. A daily work schedule is to be determined and the role has a hybrid working arrangement of 2-3 days in the office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to litigation attorneys/paralegals
  • Provide exceptional, detailed-oriented skills in reviewing and proofreading correspondence and documents
  • Produce accurate documents and correspondence in a timely manner
  • Ability to file (electronically or by courier service) briefs and other documents with various federal, state, and appellate courts with minimal supervision
  • Manage multiple attorney calendars using Outlook calendars to schedule appointments, meetings
  • Calculating and inputting case related deadlines into firm's docketing program.
  • Maintain electronic files for client matters
  • Preparing shells for various pleadings, discovery, motions, and correspondence
  • Oversee arrangements for in-house and external depositions, including booking court reporters
  • Reception and office coordination duties.
  • Perform other administrative duties as they arise.


  • Minimum of 3 - 5+ years litigation experience in a law firm setting
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Extensive experience in handling and completing State and Federal e-Filings
  • Proficient to advanced user of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Proficient to advanced user of PDF programs such as Adobe, Nuance/Kofax, etc.
  • Impressive command of grammar and punctuation

The Firm

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, specialising in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely: insurance, transport, construction, energy, trade, and commodities. It is globally integrated, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world. Clyde & Co is committed to operating in a responsible way. This means progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of its communities and clients, using its legal skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering, and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment. The firm has 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people overall in over 60 offices and associated offices worldwide.

Our Values

Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite us in our endeavours 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 centre 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, recognising that curiosity drives our development and contributes to growth

Diversity & Inclusion at Clyde

We recognize that creating a diverse and inclusive culture is vital to the success of our business. It is crucial that our people feel happy, respected, and able to be their whole selves at work. Having a workforce that brings a variety of backgrounds and experiences will help us harness the power of different perspectives to better innovate, problem solve, and drive change. To that end, we welcome applicants from varied backgrounds who can contribute fresh thinking and share an international and entrepreneurial outlook.

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.