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Paralegal (Entry Level)

Location: West Loop, IL
Company: Mayer Brown
Hours: Full time
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Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 27 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Paralegal department in Chicago as a Paralegal (Entry Level).

Assists attorneys with various practice related projects as assigned.

  • Performs searches on various databases
  • Prepares case specific workbooks as required
  • Coordinates flow of information between lawyers, paralegals, co-counsel and clients as necessary
  • Obtains client documents, public records and other factual information via internet and various government agencies
  • Coordinates deliveries of materials to local courts and agencies as necessary
  • Performs any and all duties as necessary and as assigned by your supervisor for efficient functioning of the Department, Office and Firm
  • Practices and fosters an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, a Paralegal Certificate is a plus

Professional Experience:

  • Experience with Relativity or other litigation-related computer applications and databases be a plus

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products required

Performance Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
  • Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
  • Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills

Physical Requirements:

  • May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.

The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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