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Job Opportunity

Paralegal – Legal Assistant

Ken Guin Attorney at Law, PC – Jasper, Alabama

ALL CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION:

  • COVER LETTER
  • UPDATED RESUME WITH APPROPRIATE CONTRACT INFORMATION
  • TYPING SPEED IN WPM

Contact Ken Guin VIA EMAIL ONLY at [email protected]

Summary:

We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic Legal Assistant to ensure smooth running of the law office and effective case management and must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will provide a broad spectrum of legal services under the supervision of an attorney. This position requires a lot of interaction with attorneys and clients, multi-tasking, ability to follow instructions, meet a deadline and prioritization.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phone calls regarding cases, from clients, doctors, attorneys, medical providers, witnesses, etc.
  • Client intakes, set appointments, calendar entries, and file all documents in case files.
  • Monitor and manage all aspects of each client file as directed by the attorney.
  • Draft deposition summaries, medical record summaries, interrogatory responses, filing, and organization.
  • Track and notify attorneys of deadlines for cases, and follow up to make sure deadlines are met.
  • Provide administrative support to a lawyer, enhance office effectiveness and attend trials as necessary.
  • Transcription and typing legal documents and correspondence.
  • Prepare letters, pleadings and other documents as needed.
  • Edit, format and proofread a variety of documents.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, depositions and conference calls.
  • File pleadings, motions, and discovery with court systems.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to pay high attention to details, perform well under strict deadlines and communicate effectively.
  • Experience in a previous or current job(s) where there was a strong need to be: detail oriented, thorough, and assertive.
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and work under pressure.
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced environment where being thorough and accurate is important.
  • Working experience as a legal assistant or other relevant work, preferably in civil litigation with plaintiff orientation.
  • Experience in filing w/both state and federal systems (Alafile and PACER).
  • Familiarity with the law, legal procedures, and protocols and court system.
  • Must have strong computer skills with the ability to learn new software if needed.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, strong word processing skills including transcription.
  • Familiarity with pc and Mac computers.
  • Familiarity with Alafile and Alacourt.
  • Proficient Internet research.
  • Ability to type 75 wpm.
  • Excellent client service skills (patient, empathetic, friendly).
  • Document management, ability to edit and produce legal documents.
  • Good communication skills, strong written communication.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Excellent secretarial and organizational skills.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Employees must be able to work 8-hour workday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Physical Demands:

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and scanning are required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend or stand as necessary. Light office cleaning as necessary.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners and filing cabinets.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary:

Negotiable based on experience.

 

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