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Location : Texas - Dallas
Refer to Job # KPBZ844763
Junior Paralegal The candidate assists with case organizing, analyzing, communicating, researching, and writing. Assists in drafting legal documents such as notices, discovery, affidavits, subpoenas, preparing trial exhibits, correspondence, and more for review and approval by an attorney or other designated more senior litigation group member. Assists in researching facts for investigations and providing analysis of file data. Preparation of deposition summaries for use in mediation and trial. Knowledge of e-filing procedures. Consistents follow through and ability and flexibility to multi-task and effectively balance priorities and meet tight deadlines. Skills to coordinate multi-calendar schedules for attorneys and legal staff and maintain a balanced calendar when scheduling multiple case-related matters such as case meetings, court proceedings, third party meetings, depositions, mediations, trials, etc. Complies with a filing system, ensures proper indexing, filing, and scanning procedures and the proper opening and closing of files, and other appropriate action required (i.e. shredding, record retention, etc.). Logs and submits case time and expense billing for case files. Communicates well, shows teamwork effort, and collaborates well with everyone you come in contact with. Over a designated period of time, must have familiarity with the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. A High School diploma is required. a 2 or 4-year undergraduate degree is preferred. Experience and knowledge working on personal injury and commercial business litigation matters as a junior paralegal, file clerk, or in a litigation service support role working in a Texas law firm are preferred. Should have the ability to effectively communicate with clients, court personnel, counsel, third parties, private investigators, experts, etc., and maintains regular contact with all parties; ability to review and organize case records per firm procedures. Must have a paralegal certificate or complete a paralegal certification within a designated period of time. Must type at least 55 WPM and have exceptional computer skills and proficiency using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe Software. Should have experience working with various practice and case management databases (iManage) and timekeeping and billing systems. Must possess excellent English communication skills with the ability to speak and write clearly and informatively and able to read and interpret information. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Must be willing to work additional hours and weekends as required for the role. Should have exceptional communication, customer service, organizational, time management, and detail-oriented skills required for the role. Must be highly organized and maintain electronic and hardcopy case files per firm procedures. Should have exceptional customer service and people skills. Maintain competency through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest developments.
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