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Associate Attorney

Edwardsville, IL
Full Time
01-19-2021
Description:
Job Summary:
The Associate Attorney position will gain a great deal of courtroom experience by regularly appearing for BG in court. Further, this position is responsible for the review of new claims and pleadings in addition to managing a contested litigation queue. Each associate with gain substantial knowledge of all court procedures, the litigation process; internal controls and client and firm policies and procedures.

Essential Duties:
  • Appear in court for the firm generally a minimum of 3 days per week.
  • Review new claims placed with the firm to ensure compliance.
  • Review of and signing off on all pleadings printed for filing with the Courts such as Complaints and Motions.
  • Drafting of various motions and responses to contested matters
  • Argue motions that are contested before the court as well as conduct trials and arbitrations.
  • Management of both telephonic and written contact with opposing counsel.
  • Prepare and respond to discovery, handle depositions, and or oversee counterclaims in which BG or client are named

Education and Experience:
Juris Doctorate and admittance to Illinois Bar. (Additional licenses in BG states is valuable)

Computer Skills:
The most successful associates have strong computer skills allowing them to work efficiently in programs like Word and Excel.

Interpersonal Skills:
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff, judges, opposing counsel, and circuit court clerks. Ability to use tact, discretion and courtesy when dealing with court officials, opposing counsel, step up attorneys and in-house attorneys.

Accountability:
Ability to work independently and make responsible decisions. Must be able to maintain time lines, meet deadlines, keep accurate records and be detail oriented.





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