Legal Assistant

Chicago, Illinois
$25 per hour
May 23, 2023
Jun 22, 2023
Mr Stephen Samlan
Legal Specialist
Contract Type
Hybrid, Part-Time

Location: Hybrid role, must be local to Chicago to be considered

Hourly Rate: $25/hour

Small boutique intellectual property law firm in Chicago, Illinois is seeking a Legal Assistant.

Core Responsibilities

  • Managing on-line docketing system of U.S. and foreign trademarks and patents; and entering new matters
  • Preparing letters or other correspondence/documents using firm’s applicable forms
  • Assisting with saving correspondence and documents into firm’s electronic filing system
  • Regularly providing status updates regarding upcoming docketing deadlines
  • Assisting with trademark and patent filings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (e.g., for example, new trademark applications and renewals of registered trademarks, patent applications, responses, etc…)
  • Assisting firm with monthly invoices to clients and payment of firm expenses. 

Qualifications / Skills

  • Minimum of three years of experience as a legal assistant 
  • Self-starter with problem solving abilities, able to effectively multi-task, excellent communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills with attention to detail and deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat

Firm benefits / Perks

  • Flexible hours
  • Remote capabilities 
  • Travel/commuting reimbursement
  • Office is located a few blocks from both Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center