Paralegal - Litigation

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 625 attorneys and 1,000 employees firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is currently seeking a paralegal to join our Litigation team in Chicago.

We are seeking a Paralegal with 3+ years’ experience supporting our Chicago office as a Litigation Paralegal. Paralegals provide direct and supervised support to attorneys. Taft is a prestigious firm with a busy litigation practice that offers a congenial work environment, competitive salary, and top benefits.

Essential Duties:

  • Displays strong attention to detail as well as critical thinking.
  • Proactively supports attorneys.
  • Demonstrates complete working knowledge of Relativity, e-Discovery software.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work.
  • Is self-motivated and organized
  • Edits and proofreads documents for accuracy and compliance with applicable federal and state statutes and local rules.
  • Proactively monitors deadlines.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner both oral and written.
  • Files documents with the courts electronically.
  • Drafts documents and filings.
  • Assists in deposition, mediation, arbitration, and trial preparation.


  • 3+ years’ paralegal experience in a law firm or other legal setting.
  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-accredited program is preferred.
  • Proficient command of the English language and standard grammar rules.
  • Strong working knowledge in the application of Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings at

Taft is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.