Join Our Illinois Family Law Team

As the leading law firm in the country focusing on family law, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is continuously searching for the most talented family lawyers, legal assistants and support staff Chicago has to offer. We are first and foremost a service organization, and by attracting and retaining the highest quality personnel, we ensure delivery of the most effective and efficient services to our clients. If you embrace our core values of hard work and continuous dedication to improvement and enjoy collaborating with the best and brightest talent, you would be a great candidate to join the Chicago family law attorneys at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP. In all three of our offices, we foster an environment that demands the highest level of integrity while maintaining a culture of diversity, collegiality, respect and professional growth.

Open Positions:

Please submit all resumes and cover letters to Kimberly Nega at knega@sdflaw.com.

Associate 

DATE: 24 June 2022

A well-respected Chicago Family Law Firm with a focus on high-net worth clients is recruiting to fill an Associate position in our Lake Forest Office.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing family law cases from beginning to end and experience with dissolutions, allocation of parental responsibility, paternity, orders of protection, guardianships, financial issues as well as strong drafting and courtroom skills.

Paralegal 

POSITION REPORTS TO: Paralegal Supervisor

DATE: June 24, 2022

BASIC FUNCTION: Litigation Paralegals assist and work under the supervision of attorneys who specialize in litigation or settling legal disputes in court.   They assist their attorneys in preparing for hearings, depositions and trials.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinating the collection, review and production of documents and responding to discovery requests
  • Assisting with trial preparation including the assembly of exhibits, witness binders and appendices for depositions and court filings
  • Summarizing deposition, trial transcripts and exhibits
  • Assisting with the preparation, filing and service of pleadings
  • Prepare Subpoenas
  • Acting as liaison among all parties including court or other neutrals for scheduling and sharing information
  • Organizing and managing documents, including the creation of spreadsheets and retrieval systems
  • Researching case-related factual issues using in-house files and outside reference sources
  • Compiling information and, preparing statistics, charts, graphs and other summaries to detail the findings
  • Effectively communicate with clients, colleagues and attorneys
  • Effectively communicate with experts and other consultants
  • Update and create spreadsheets
  • Prepare financial tracing analyses, dissipation claims and analysis and financial balance sheets.
  • Use ProLaw for accurate entering of time records
  • Drafting, cite-check, and correct legal briefs (trial and appellate)
  • Manage medium to large-scale document productions

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven experience as litigation paralegal with an emphasis on family law
  • Knowledge and proficiency of legal terminology, regulations and court systems (Cook, DuPage, Lake Will, etc.)
  • Fundamental proficiency of MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe etc.
  • Working knowledge of document management software systems
  • Outstanding time-management skills
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others
  • Ability to multitask and being comfortable dealing with a diverse pool of people
  • Proficiency with document review software
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited program
  • 2-3 years of significant and substantive litigation experience as a paralegal in a law firm setting
  • Ability to prioritize workload and assignments in order to achieve expectations of the minimum annual revenue hour goal

COMMENTS:  Position requires a proactive, detail-oriented person with organizational and strong litigation skills.  The person should possess the ability to take initiative and interact with all levels of management and staff with tact and diplomacy. Position requires a demonstration of effective oral and written communication skills, self-motivation and the ability to work independently.  The ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop alternatives and make or recommend sound decisions are essential.    

The above descriptions are not intended to be an “all-inclusive list” of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job.  Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.