Experienced Paralegal


REPORTS TO: Paralegal Supervisor and Staff Attorneys.

STATUS: Full-time, approx. 40 hours/week

COMPENSATION: Generous, dependent on experience

LOCATION: 1 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

TO APPLY: Submit résumé and cover letter to with subject line “Experienced Paralegal.”


The Prinz Law Firm is a woman-owned boutique legal practice focusing on employment and business law. Unlike typical firms in our field, we serve both employees and employers, and we do so through assertive and creative representation. Our work is varied and can include litigating non-compete agreements, negotiating executive severance packages, combatting discrimination, and training businesses to form positive workplace cultures. In all we do, our experienced attorneys and staff take pride in cultivating client relationships marked by trust, professionalism, creativity, and flexibility. Our small practice is marked by a highly collaborative team that leans on one another to accomplish big projects and overcome tough challenges.  


Our firm is guided by these core values in the service we provide our clients and in how we operate internally:

  1. We are versatile and adaptable.
  2. We are collaborative and team-focused.
  3. We challenge ourselves and each other within a growth mindset.
  4. We are innovative and courageous.

We use these values as guideposts for all major decisions, including the types of cases we accept, internal hiring and retention, and the firm’s long-term goals. 


As a fast-paced, growing law firm focusing our practice on employment law, we are seeking a reliable, organized, detail-oriented litigation paralegal to assist attorneys and office staff with legal and office support. The position of paralegal has a broad range of duties, including filing documents with the court, preparing and drafting legal documents, conducting occasional legal research, and assisting attorneys with overall case management. This is a fast-paced office in need of a paralegal who excels in critical thinking, multitasking, organization, and time management. 


  • E-file documents with various courts.
  • Draft a variety of documents for litigation, e.g., demand letters, complaints, motions, and discovery requests and responses.
  • Draft and file administrative agency charges and responses (e.g., with EEOC and IDHR).
  • Review and index discovery documents.
  • Oversee case and file management for several clients, tracking matter activity and pending deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Calculate dates and calendar deadlines in firm’s file management systems. 
  • Conduct occasional legal research.
  • Timely enter billing data into firm’s system (billing requirement: average of 25 hours/week).
  • Communicate effectively with staff, clients, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and other stakeholders.
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly team meetings.
  • Utilize creative and analytical skills to problem-solve a variety of challenges. 
  • Assist with training of new hires as needed.
  • Additional duties to respond to firm needs as they arise.


  • 3 years minimum of experience in a litigation paralegal role required.
  • Top required skills: common sense, critical thinking, time management, organization, teamwork, clear communication.  
  • Ability to respectfully and attentively follow directions.
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a cooperative, collaborative team.
  • Ability to work independently at times, and to self-monitor and self-manage.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism in conduct and manner representative of the firm.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time-sensitive documents and requests. 
  • Proficient in the use of technology including MS Office, case management software systems, and electronic filing.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrates initiative and commitment to delivering high-quality work product.
  • Strong communication skills, including writing skills. 
  • Paralegal certification preferred; prior employment law experience a plus.
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred. 


Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Candidate may need to occasionally work additional hours depending on firm needs. This position is hybrid, requiring 3 days in office after an initial 90 days of being in office all week.


Submit résumé and cover letter to with subject line “Experienced Paralegal.”