Chicago IL

Litigation Paralegal

CM Legal

Litigation Paralegal

Our client  has an open position for a Litigation Paralegal in the Chicago, IL office, working with its patent litigation group. This detail-oriented individual would be responsible for general litigation case management, including document production and review, and trial preparation.  


  • Ability to perform legal research, draft correspondence, cite-check, bluebook, and analyze pleadings
  • Experience with litigation document review databases, case management databases, and e-discovery software
  • Understands IP Litigation practice area protocols, an ability to anticipate attorney needs, an ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate and manage case documents, including organization, substantive review for relevance and responsiveness, and identification of privileged and confidential information, as well as preparation of documents for production.
  • Experience with the management of document databases and coordination of electronic discovery
  • Provide preparation of court filings in federal courts and agencies (PTAB and ITC), including cite and fact-checking legal briefs, conforming filings to local rules and judge’s standing orders, proofreading, and assembling exhibits and appendices
  • Provides assistance with depositions, including preparation of witness files, exhibits, notices, subpoenas, and summaries
  • Provides assistance with factual or legal research and drafting memoranda
  • Experience with Trial preparation and logistics, including management of scheduling, coordination with court clerks, preparation of witness files, page/line deposition summaries, management of exhibits, and leading with setting up trial space
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.


  • Proficiency with Windows-based software, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are required. 
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be flexible to work overtime and travel when needed.


  • 4-year college degree and a paralegal certificate from an ABA qualified program preferred.
  • 4-year college degree, or a 2-year associate degree and a paralegal certificate from an ABA qualified program, acceptable.


  • Two (2) to six (6) years of  litigation paralegal experience.




  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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