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Legal Secretary
Location: Joliet
Hours: full-time

The Joliet office of Prairie State Legal Services is seeking a legal secretary (approximately 37.5 hours per week). 

Job Description and Qualifications 

The secretary will participate in a full range of office duties in a fast-paced environment including daily typing, drafting legal pleadings, filing, photocopying, answering the phone, conducting initial intake, orderly maintenance of cases and form files, greeting clients/guests, generating case reports as needed, and other clerical duties. This position is not a paralegal position.  

Qualifications:  Interest in and commitment to assisting low-income individuals in the resolution of their legal problems. Successful candidate must have strong computer skills and general office experience, legal experience preferred. Spanish-speaking is preferred, but not a requirement. 

Salary and Benefits:  Salary depends upon experience. Excellent benefit package includes health and dental coverage, with a modest employee co-pay; liberal health and vacation leave, and a 403(b) retirement savings plan with an employer match.

No phone calls please.  Please send resume and references via email to: and  Please put “Joliet Legal Secretary” in the subject line of your email. Women, minorities and handicapped persons are encouraged to apply.  Prairie State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Resumes accepted until position is filled.

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