Paralegal / Legal Assistant
The Liberty Justice Center is public-interest non-profit law firm seeking a paralegal or legal assistant to support its attorneys’ work litigating cases to defend individual liberty and enforce constitutional limits on government power. The successful candidate will be expected to:
Organize and maintain litigation files;
Manage litigation calendars;
Review and prepare correspondence and other documents;
Assist with discovery requests and productions;
Assist with drafting, proofreading, and cite-checking briefs and other documents;
Assist with travel and vendor logistics;
Organize binders for depositions and court appearances;
Answer incoming calls;
Perform various clerical tasks.
The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least two years of litigation paralegal experience. The candidate must also personally support the Liberty Justice Center’s mission and the principles of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government. The Liberty Justice Center offers its employees competitive salaries, performance-based bonuses, health and dental insurance, and a retirement savings plan with employer matching.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to Diana Rickert, drickert@libertyjusticecenter.
Externs work for course credit toward a J.D. degree, according to the number of hours required by their school.
Litigation externs play an essential role on the Liberty Justice Center’s legal team. They primarily engage in intensive legal research for cases, but will, according to their skills and experience levels, be called upon to perform investigative and discovery work as well as day to day litigation duties.
Successful applicants have a strong work ethic and the drive and willingness to put in the work to get the job done. They share a commitment to classical liberal principles, including individual liberty, limited government and the free-market.
The Liberty Justice Center was founded in 2011. We pursue cases that advance liberty and defend rights secured under the United States and Illinois Constitutions. We file lawsuits against governments and government officials that abuse or exceed their legal authority, primarily in the areas of individual rights, economic liberty and property rights.
Send a cover letter, resume and two legal writing samples to Diana Rickert, Vice President, Liberty Justice Center, 190 S. LaSalle, Ste. 1630, Chicago, IL 60603, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note clearly in your cover letter: 1) your law school year; and 2) why you want to work for the Liberty Justice Center.