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Title : Paralegal

Location : Georgia - Atlanta
Refer to Job # HTUU711727

Paralegal Duties: Assist attorney by handling the following tasks and responsibilities: Drafts pleadings, legal correspondence, motions, agreements, and orders. Completes legal forms. Communicates with clients by phone, email and in-person to provide clients with case updates. Gathers information from clients to ensure that the firm has the necessary documentation to best serve and understand the client s needs. Schedules some client calls and meetings. Assures that the attorneys calendars are accurately maintained and organized in a logical and efficient manner. Interacts with the courts and administrative agencies regarding hearings, mediations, motions and other appearances. Functions as the courts primary point of contact with the firm for all administrative and scheduling issues. Drafts, sends and/or e-files correspondence and basic pleadings. Dockets and schedules events. Adds ticklers/reminders to attorney and firm calendars as necessary. Schedules mediations, hearings, trials, meetings, as necessary with court, opposing counsel, clients, staff and attorneys. Helps the attorney prepare the client and the file for court and/or mediation. Assists the attorney during hearings and trials. Serve as witness or notary as necessary. Manages the attorneys mail and general office email box. Retrieves and reviews mail for assigned. attorneys; Assures that copies are included in the firm s client file (paper, electronic, or both); Sends a PDF of the mail to the client (if applicable); Notifies attorneys of faxes necessitating attorney attention along with appropriate time frames for action or response, or takes appropriate action upon attorney approval. Drafts legal correspondence as directed by attorneys. Puts documents initially drafted by attorneys into final form, ready to be delivered to court, clients, and co-counsel and opposing counsel. Organizes the attorneys files. Assures that the client file is organized and ready (including exhibits) in advance of court, mediation or other outside attorney meetings. Assists officer personnel in creating, updating and managing client file and/or trial binder: Prepares and maintains electronic client file or trial binder. Prepares and maintains physical client file or trial binder. Helps prepare client file or trial binder for court, including exhibits. Scans and/or makes copies of documents. Creates and updates firm forms, templates and checklists. Enters time, expenses and billing data. Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required. Organized and detail-oriented. Positive attitude. Competent and highly proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel and Access) and QuickBooks (or willing to learn). Must be a self-starter and work well independently without ongoing supervision. Must be a team player.

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