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Chicago Transit Authority Senior Paralegal – Labor and Employment in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Paralegal – Labor and Employment - ( 220000AE )

Description

SALARY

$68,004.99680

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides professional legal support to attorneys in CTA’s Labor and Employment Division by providing legal research, gathering information, reviewing documents, drafting legal communications, and assisting in file preparation for hearings and trials. Assigned to midlevel and complex litigation matters in state and federal court.

Qualifications

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

% time

1

40%

Assists Attorneys with federal and state court litigation, including class action cases.

  • Gathers documents, conducts e-discovery searches, conducts legal research and searches CTA databases.

  • Drafts discovery responses, drafts subpoenas, makes copies, abstracts depositions and redacts confidential information.

  • Maintains privilege and production logs, and assists at trials.

2

35%

Provides support to Attorney for arbitrations, administrative charges, and unfair labor practice charges. Drafts responses to administrative charges and unfair labor practice charges. Gathers documents and information necessary for cases, organizes exhibit binders, and makes copies.

3

10%

Makes deliveries to courts, agencies, and law firms. Files documents at the various courts and administrative agencies.

4

5%

Locates witnesses and arranges witness appearances for proceedings.

5

5%

Attends public bid openings and reviews related contracts.

6

5%

Performs related duties as assigned.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to this position are the following jobs:

Job Title

CHALLENGES

  • Obtaining knowledge of CTA internal rules and procedures.

  • Understanding all facets of how CTA operates, including disciplinary procedures, written policies and administrative, departmental interactions with other departments and the general public, safety measures, facilities maintenance, and the overall structure of CTA.

  • Locating and retrieving in a timely manner all relevant internal documents from various departments and locations outside the law department.

  • Accurately organizing and maintaining case files for attorneys with heavy caseloads.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Three years of experience as a Paralegal, Labor and/or Employment preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Experience conducting thorough legal research and preparing discovery responses and other legal documents.

  • Must be a Commissioned Notary Public within ninety (90) days of employment in this position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer keyboards.

  • Chicago Transit Authority requires all employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated. If you are offered employment, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment and as part of the hiring process. Visit www.transitchicago.com/careers for full notice.

  • Service Area Requirement: Exempt (Non-Union) employees must live within the boundaries of the CTA Statutory Service Area either at the time of employment or within 6 months of beginning employment at CTA.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of legal terminology and court procedures.

  • Proficient in performing standard and non-standard discovery tasks.

  • Possess the proper disposition to maintain amicable working relations with various levels of personnel within the Law Department and throughout the Authority.

  • Proficiency in abstracting and summarizing complex documents and transcripts.

  • Working knowledge of how to properly prepare and serve a subpoena for deposition or trial.

  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • General office environment.

  • Required to regularly travel to various CTA, vendor, and transit property locations as well as state and federal courts within Chicago.

  • Required to regularly travel to other Federal and State agencies to file documents.

  • Exposed to weather conditions when traveling to various locations.

EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED

  • Computer, telephone, fax, trial visual aids, on-line legal research, document management software, and litigation support software.

Additional Details: Please note, employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.

Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.

Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.

CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact arc@transitchicago.com prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.

Primary Location : USA-Illinois-Chicago

Job : Law

Job Posting : Sep 23, 2022, 11:01:32 AM

Position Type: : Full-time Permanent (FTP)

Req ID: 220000AE

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