ies on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences
-      Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems within the law firm or for a client, and develop strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
-      Perform due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts and agreements
-      Find ethical solutions to legal matters
-      Build relationships with clients based on trust

Current Openings


Billing & Accounting Coordinator

Robbins Schwartz is looking for an experienced, competent Accounting Coordinator to provide support in the accounting department.  The Accounting Coordinator will work directly with the Accounting & Billing Manager to support the department from accounts receivable to finalizing the attorney bills. The candidate should be self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing and prioritizing tasks.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with fee entry
  • Facilitate internal review of billing invoices
  • Edit billing invoices
  • Assist in managing accounts payable.
  • Electronic billing
  • Process matter intake
  • Manage attorney billing reports/data
  • Field billing department questions
  • Process employee expenses
  • Analyze accounts receivables

Qualifications and Technical Skills:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe, Outlook, and have the ability to quickly learn other software applications necessary to complete daily tasks
  • Problem Solving
  • Detailed oriented and organized
  • Strong quantitative abilities

Please send your cover letter and resume to rsnltHR@robbins-schwartz.com

Litigation Attorney - Associate

Robbins Schwartz seeks an attorney with 3-5 years of applicable experience to join our litigation practice group as an Associate. At Robbins Schwartz, our attorneys provide practical and efficient representation to school districts, community colleges, municipalities, and other public entities. Our litigation team also defends public sector claims as panel counsel for many major legal liability carriers.

Qualified candidates will have relevant experience litigating public sector liability claims and defending civil rights, employment, and tort claims against governmental bodies and officials as well as representing clients in federal court litigation involving age, race, sex, due process, and retaliation claims.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of difficult and complex legal work and operate with substantial discretion and minimal direction or supervision
  • Research and analyze the law on complex issues
  • Synthesize legal research and analysis into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to a client, court, or arbitrator
  • Analyze and summarize complicated legal documents, including contracts, and suggesting alterations to those documents
  • Perform discovery of various electronically stored data and hard copies of information in preparation for litigation
  • Negotiate with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences
  • Build relationships with clients based on trust
  • Meet the firm’s minimum billable hour requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school
  • Admission to the Illinois state bar

3 years minimum experience

 

Public Finance & Taxation Associate Attorney

Robbins Schwartz seeks an attorney with 3-5 years of applicable experience to join our Public Finance & Taxation practice group as an Associate. At Robbins Schwartz, our attorneys provide practical and efficient representation to public sector clients in property tax and finance matters.

Ideal candidates will have strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills, with experience in finance/accounting, real estate transactions, real estate appraisal, and legal requirements relating to public finance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of difficult and complex legal work and operate with substantial discretion and minimal direction or supervision
  • Research and analyze the law on complex issues
  • Synthesize legal research and analysis into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to a client, court, or arbitrator
  • Analyze and summarize complicated legal documents, including contracts, and suggesting alterations to those documents
  • Perform discovery of various electronically stored data and hard copies of information in preparation for litigation
  • Negotiate with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences
  • Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems within the law firm or for a client, and develop strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
  • Perform due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts and agreements
  • Develop ethical solutions to legal matters with a commitment to abiding by local, state, and federal laws and behaving ethically
  • Build relationships with clients based on trust

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school
  • Admission to the Illinois state bar

 

Legal Assistant

SUMMARY: Performs a variety of administrative and secretarial duties to support 1 Partner and 1-2 Associates. Maintains positive contact with attorneys, support staff, and clients; observes confidentiality of firm and client matters.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare correspondence, memoranda, and other legal documents from written or oral drafts; drafts standard correspondence, and other documents.
  • Prepare standard filings in state and federal court systems.
  • Knowledge of administrative standards required by local courts.
  • Opens new files, and maintains all client and general files. Conducts periodic review for possible storage of older files; prepares files to be closed.
  • Input attorney time into firm billing software; proof billing sheets; review and edit bills.
  • Maintain attorney calendars, dockets, and contacts as necessary.
  • Maintain good relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship.
  • Assist in preparation of a case for trial or administrative hearing.
  • Proofread and format all outgoing documents according to Robbins Schwartz standard documents.
  • Perform all administrative duties needed by attorneys.
  • Assist other attorneys with overflow work and in another secretary's absence.
  • Be present in the office regularly and adhere to normal office hours with the exception of holidays and allotted paid time off.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication are essential to perform complex administrative duties in a professional service setting
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including personal computer, copier, telephone, and Dictaphone.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, NetDocs document management system, and Orion Legal Billing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints
  • Exceptional ability to proofread documents for grammatical, typographical, spelling, and formatting errors.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to follow instructions effectively and communicate in person, by email, and telephone in a courteous manner with both clients, attorneys, and other staff members.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Hybrid office environment due to COVID-19 precaution

  • Standard office hours are from 9 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. with an hour for lunch. COVID-19 variant schedule requires a minimum of 2 days in the Chicago office. Social distancing precautions have been implemented including a limit of individuals in the office to 30%. Work occasionally requires more than 35 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.

 

Associate Attorney - Student & Special Education

The ideal candidate will provide practical guidance to IEP teams, counsel clients concerning special education problems such as due process rights, identification, evaluation, placement, and discipline, and respond to complaints from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Please send your cover letter and resume to rsnltHR@robbins-schwartz.com

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-      Perform a variety of difficult and complex legal work and operate with substantial discretion and minimal direction or supervision
-      Research and analyze the law on complex issues
-      Synthesize legal research and analysis into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to a client, court, or arbitrator
-      Appear in a court of law, arbitration, or another judicial tribunal on behalf of the Firm's client, and present well-reasoned arguments to the judicial body
-      Analyze and summarize complicated legal documents, including contracts, and suggesting alterations to those documents
-      Perform discovery of various electronically stored data and hard copies of information in preparation for litigation
-      Negotiate with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences
-      Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems within the law firm or for a client, and develop strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
-      Perform due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts and agreements
-      Find ethical solutions to legal matters
-      Build relationships with clients based on trust