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Legal Secretary

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Administration, Legal
Chicago, IL, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Illinois, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Wilson Elser’s Chicago office is currently seeking a Legal Secretary to join a fast-paced team. This is an onsite position.

The Firm

Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm that faithfully serves our clients with more than 1100 attorneys, across 44 offices across the United States. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firm.

The Position


  • Must have 4+ years Defense Litigation experience, insurance defense experience a plus
  • Must have prior experience with litigation procedures and processes
  • Must be familiar with drafting, preparing, and formatting of pleadings
  • Experience with filing briefs, TOC and TOA a plus
  • Must have familiarity with State and Federal court procedures and rules, and experience filing documents in both courts
  • Ability to work in a team-based setting with other Legal Secretaries supporting a group of attorneys
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent typing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the expectation of engaging daily with firm attorneys
  • Open to taking on new responsibilities and challenging tasks


  • Draft and send routine correspondence
  • Prepare legal filings: format documents, pull exhibits, proofread and redact documents
  • E-file court filings in various courts
  • Open new matters / process matters for closing
  • Document management and organization
  • Prepare cover letters for attorney bills
  • Schedule conferences and depositions, maintain attorney calendars
  • Manage bills for third party vendors, process check requests and follow up with accounting

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent Benefits including a 401k match
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Corporate Discount Plans


Wilson Elser is a firm focused on its commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by sending your credentials to Careers@wilsonelser.com and putting “Chicago Legal Secretary” in the subject line.

We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm’s policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.