in Rockville, MD

Job #:272763

Practice Area: IT

Date Posted: 03/18/2019

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Job Title:  Paralegal 

Location:  Chicago, Illinois

Industry:  Financial

Terms:  Long Term Contract

Paralegal Job Summary:

This position performs a variety of duties, including applying analytical skills to research, review, analyze, and process legal documents such as pleadings filed in our client’s arbitration forum. This is administrative professional work in which incumbents are applying their skills and attaining new skills; can handle routine matters independently and complex matters under supervision; are able to prioritize their work with independence; and are working under general supervision.

Paralegal Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for case intake, including preparing case for service by analyzing initial pleadings to
  • Ensure jurisdiction and conformity with requirements. Processes initial claims, which may include
  • drafting deficiency notices for deficient claims or re-service of claim if original service is unsuccessful.
  • Analyzes and processes subsequent pleadings, including answers, counterclaims, cross-claims, and third-party claims.
  • Monitors case related reports to ensure compliance with deadlines and expectations. Responsible for meeting all required service level agreements for assignments.
  • Maintains motions calendar, solicits responses as needed, and prepares documentation for timely submission to arbitrators.
  • Makes recommendations for administrative motions and administratively processes substantive issues for decision by the panel, with assistance.
  • Assesses applicable fees at various stages of the case and makes written recommendations on fee waiver requests.
  • Reviews challenges to potential arbitrators, solicits responses, and makes recommendations on the decision to manager.
  • Ensures that all of our client’s fees are assessed and billed according to the Code of Arbitration Procedure.
  • Conducts financial review of settled/withdrawn cases and closes cases within expected timeframes
  • Work is normally performed during a 40-hour work week in an office environment.
  • Some overtime may be required.
  • Limited opportunity to work from home may be available, depending on business needs.

Paralegal Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Expertise using a desktop computer with the full suite of electronic office applications and other office equipment.
  • Familiarity with electronic docket management programs and web-based Portal systems a plus.
  • Excellent customer service skills, interpersonal skills, and written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must be highly organized and able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately, in a fastpacked environment and under tight time constraints.
  • Must function effectively in a team environment and work with others to meet deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and professional demeanor.
  • Effective communication, time management, and organizational skills, and ability to prioritize work assignments and duties.
  • Candidate must demonstrate discretion and sound judgment, due to the confidential nature of the work.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Benefits?  Yes, provided by ettain group
  • Remote Workers?  Not eligible, must work onsite with the team
  • Visa Sponsorship?  Not offered
  • Corp-to-Corp?  Not eligible

How to Apply:

For immediate attention please apply online

ettain group is a talent solutions company dedicated to matching people with the most relevant employment opportunities in IT, healthcare IT and the digital creative space. Top employers and highly skilled talent throughout the U.S. select ettain group for a better recruitment experience. Our culture empowers teams with the flexibility to deliver a superior candidate experience and client experience using market intelligence. We recruit resources, own projects and manage programs to offer a wide range of IT development and talent solutions to our clients and candidates. To learn more about ettain group visit To explore more job opportunities with ettain group, visit


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