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Title : Paralegal

Location : Minnesota - Minneapolis
Refer to Job # BMJJ780986

Paralegal The candidate will work closely with attorneys in all aspects of the litigation process. We are seeking a dedicated, detail-oriented paralegal with a litigation background and a keen passion for justice. You will be asked to manage litigation deadlines, maintain client communication, compose summaries, and draft legal documents, all while utilizing your resources and team members to meeting tight deadlines. You will support multiple attorneys to provide comprehensive support during all phases of litigation to ensure all work is of the highest caliber. Investigate the facts of a case. Complete damages interviews of clients. Conduct research on institutional and individual defendants. Organize and maintain documents in paper and electronic filing systems. Gather and arrange evidence and legal documents for attorney review and case preparation. Draft and prepare case and document summaries (medical/education/employment record, deposition transcript, abuse/damages). Draft correspondence and legal documents, such as propounding and responding discovery, deposition notices, deposition subpoenas, meet and confer letters, and client correspondence. Prepare case files for depositions, hearings, and trial. Assist attorneys during trials by handling exhibits, taking notes, or reviewing trial transcripts. Call clients, witnesses, attorneys, and outside vendors to schedule and conduct interviews, meetings and, depositions. Answer and document telephone in-take calls from potential clients; reviewing with an attorney to determine case acceptance, complete necessary paperwork, and follow up with the client, if necessary. Assist in the preparation of legal documents with state and federal court. Contribute to effective workplace relationships to maintain a positive and productive work environment. Should have excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate empathy for clients. Strong written and oral communication skills with an ability to write a summary of facts while telling a story. Ability to effectively multitask, prioritize, and remain organized while meeting deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis proficiency. Knowledge of California Code of Civil Procedure and California Rules of Court. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat. SharePoint experience is a plus. Experience working with clients who have experienced trauma with a keen interest in child protection is preferred. Bilingual (Spanish), preferred. Paralegal certificate preferred. Associate degree in Paralegal Studies or a bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies preferred. Minimum 5+ years experience as Paralegal with litigation experience.

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