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Title : Commercial Paralegal

Location : California - San Diego
Refer to Job # VXXV861700


is looking for a Commercial Paralegal to join their team! This role will be responsible for providing legal support to attorneys and managing the department litigation calendar. The successful candidate will have a legal field certificate/2-year degree (experience may be substituted for education) and 2 years+ experience in civil litigation firm or in-house legal department. They must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as a positive and professional attitude. The Commercial Paralegal will be responsible for assisting attorneys in preparing files, reviewing, drafting, filing, and serving legal documents, pleadings, and correspondence. They will also be responsible for managing the department litigation calendar by scheduling hearings and mediations; drafting legal services agreements and contracts with clients, and providing client updates when requested by clients or at the direction of manager or managing attorney. Other duties include following, creating and maintaining standard operating procedures, scanning, photocopying, collating, and faxing, legal data entry, handling client inquiries, and extracting information from the firm's software to create reports or summaries for managing attorneys and or the Director of the Department. The successful candidate will have a strong customer service skills, be a self-starter and motivated, have a high level of attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to multitask, juggle multiple projects at once, prioritize deadlines and commitments, and communicate in an effective manner. The Commercial Paralegal will also have 50+ WPM typing skills, the ability to stand, sit, or walk for extended periods of time, and the ability to bend, lift, or carry up to 20 pounds. Knowledge of CLS collection software is a plus. This position requires up to 0-5% travel, excluding local commute. Compensation and Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life, 401k, and Profit Sharing, as well as Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays. is looking for individuals who share their Core Values: DO RIGHT - ACHIEVE RESULTS - MAINTAIN INTEGRITY. EOE - Commercial Paralegal Gurstel Law Firm, P.C. (hereinafter the Firm ) is a multi-state litigation law firm representing creditors in all aspects of the legal collection process. The Firm is headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Arizona, California, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Its practice is focused on the development of attorneys litigation skills, strategies, and industry knowledge. The Firm is looking for a Commercial Paralegal to join their team and provide legal support to attorneys and manage the department litigation calendar. Qualifications and Skills * Legal field certificate/2-year degree (experience may be substituted for education) * 2 years+ experience in civil litigation firm or in-house legal department preferred * Background in civil litigation required, background in Creditors Rights Laws preferred * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Possess a positive and professional attitude * Responsible individual who is able to work both independently and in a team environment * Demonstrates a strong work ethic and dependability * Competency in MS Word, Excel, WordPerfect, and PDF * 50+ WPM typing skills * Ability to stand, sit, or walk for extended periods of time * Ability to bend, lift, or carry up to 20 pounds * Knowledge of CLS collection software is a plus Competencies * Accountability 25% * Attains Metrics 30% * Customer Service 15% * Decision Making 15% * Ethics 15% Job Summary As a Commercial Paralegal you will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: * Assist attorneys in preparing files. Review, draft, file, and serve legal documents, pleadings, and correspondence. Assist in the management of the department litigation calendar by scheduling hearings and mediations; draft legal services agreements and contracts with clients, and provide client updates when requested by clients or at the direction of manager or managing attorney. * Follow, create and maintain standard operating procedures. * Demonstrates the Firm's core values in interactions with co-workers, attorneys, clients, the courts and consumers. * Scanning, photocopying, collating, and faxing * Legal data entry * Handle client inquiries * Ability to multitask * High level of attention to detail * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills * Ability to juggle multiple projects at once, ability to prioritize deadlines and commitments * Ability to communicate in an effective manner * Strong customer service skills * Self-Starter and motivated *
 
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