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.

Floater Legal Secretary 

POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Human Resources

DATE: June, 2021

BASIC FUNCTION: Provide secretarial services for attorneys while their assigned secretary is out of the office.      

       
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide administrative support to multiple lawyers
  • Effectively communicate with clients, colleagues and attorneys
  • Greet visitors and perform initial screening of clients
  • Assist in the creation of various legal documents such as Marital Settlement Agreements, Petitions for Dissolution of Marriage, Parenting Plans, Allocation Judgements, and file any other number of motions, orders or petitions 
  • Produce documents, firm standard letters, pleadings, correspondence, and memoranda received via hand-written copy, electronically, dictaphone, or edited typed work product 
  • Maintain an updated case record system
  • Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Maintain and update inventories of contact details
  • Facilitate the meeting of deadlines by keeping multiple agendas and provide timely reminders
  • Docket all client related dates in firm’s docket system
  • Maintain attorney calendars
  • Update and create spreadsheets
  • Use ProLaw for accurate entering of time records 
  • Maintain records of attorneys CLE Requirements 
  • Cover secretarial desks when a secretary is out of the office on PTO or a Leave of Absence.  Handle overflow on days when not assigned. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven experience as legal secretary with an emphasis on family law
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, regulations and court systems (Cook, DuPage, Lake Will, etc)
  • Knowledge of MS Office and ability to work with legal technology (court-filing computer systems, transcription software, dictaphone, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of document management software systems is a plus
  • Outstanding time-management and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and being comfortable dealing with a diverse pool of people
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Strong emphasis on proofreading and grammar proficiency
  • Minimum typing of 60 wpm

COMMENTS:  Position requires a proactive, detail oriented person with organizational and strong administrative 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.
 

Applications Systems Engineer

POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Information Technology

DATE: April, 2021

BASIC FUNCTION: The Application Systems Engineer is responsible for the stability, security, and general health of IT systems and core applications.  The role is expected to be a subject matter expert in multiple hardware, software, SaaS, and Microsoft platforms, with a focus on MS365 services. 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Configure, support, and administer on premise and cloud based enterprise systems.
  • Manage and support MS365 tenant and associated services.
  • Administer Active Directory accounts, group policies, and role based system access.
  • Primary IT lead for system management and security lifecycle including: collecting vulnerability details from vendors, ensure required updates/patches are applied on a regular schedule, and generate status, issue, and risk reports.
  • Responsible for root cause analysis and system resolution.
  • Support hybrid Exchange and Mimecast message services.
  • Conduct systems analysis, requirements, and procedures for improving current and new technologies to include discussions with users to determine functional specifications.
  • Primary technical contact for all IT managed services that help support the firm’s computer, SQL, and back-end infrastructure.
  • Work with IT Director to develop and support technical standard operating procedures (SOP) and security policies that direct employee actions related to information technology.
  • Develop, manage and maintain technical documentation and change control procedures for proper system security and operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with automation and scripting languages/techniques such as PowerShell, Windows Command Script, VB Script, etc.
  • Thorough working knowledge of LAN/WAN network stack, security protocols, Azure/AWS services, MS SQL, and other technologies to support both on premise, cloud, and remote end-user environments.
  • Ability to stay organized and work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to coordinate and work well with a diverse array of customer stakeholders and IT support contractors.
  • Effective and excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Exceptional customer service, problem solving skills and problem management techniques for issue resolution.
  • Project management skills and experience.
  • Ability to recognize and react to situations with a sense of urgency and problem ownership with a focus on customer service.
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment with minimal supervision, take initiative, set priorities, follow through and see projects through to completion.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • BA or BS in Information Systems from an accredited University and/or three to five years’ experience in assigned or related field required.
  • 5+ years of experience implementing and supporting on-prem and SaaS systems
  • 3+ years of experience designing, implementing, and administering MS365 tenants and associated services (Exchange Online, AD sync, MFA, Teams, SharePoint Online, One Drive, etc.).
  • Prior IT support experience in a law firm or other professional services environment preferred.

COMMENTS: Position requires a proactive, detail oriented person with organizational and strong administrative and technical 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.