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Title : Paralegal

Location : Nebraska - Omaha
Refer to Job # OVIU769498

Paralegal The candidate will perform a variety of duties to assist attorneys to whom assigned according to established policies and procedures. Maintains positive and timely contact with clients and observes confidentiality of client matters. Organizes and maintains case files, pleadings and other documents and attorney notebooks. Monitors court dockets on current cases. Will summarize articles, reports, and client communications. Keeps accurate time records. Under the direct supervision of the Firm s attorneys, a Paralegal performs substantive legal work and status updates that requires basic knowledge of the law and legal concepts. The Paralegal is required to recognize, evaluate, organize, analyze, and communicate relevant facts and legal concepts. The Paralegal s duties vary and depend largely on the specific area of practice in which the Paralegal is engaged. Will follow the ethical requirements as set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the state. Manage the timely progression of client matters and provides monthly updates as to status. Communicate directly with clients, but does not provide legal advice. Maintain communication and rapport with clerks and bailiffs of applicable courts. Assist the attorney in client interviews and investigation. Draft client correspondence. Review and analyze matters to prepare matter evaluations and status reports to clients. Draft legal documents for attorney review, including, as applicable, court pleadings and filings, beneficiary claim forms, and submissions to state and federal agencies. Attend, as applicable, hearings and client meetings. Will utilize computerized litigation filing techniques and estate and inheritance tax preparation software when applicable. Prepare initial drafts of Federal Estate and Gift Tax Returns and Inheritance. The candidate should have paralegal degree or commensurate on the job experience to gain expertise needed to do substantive legal support work. Paralegal Associates Degree or related certification strongly preferred. Bachelor's Degree in paralegal studies or related field strongly preferred. Should have 5+ years of experience in a law firm specializing in probate and estate and trust administration preferred. Should have knowledge of legal principles and practices at a level normally acquired through formal paralegal training or its equivalent. Understanding of law firm client billing practices and procedures and ability to follow the same needed. Should be able to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Should articulate understanding of logging appropriate billable hours. Should be able to accurately capture billable hours and enter into computerized time-keeper system at the end of each working day. Should be able to concentrate and pay close attention to detail. Should have interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person, by e-mail and telephone and follow the instruction effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact. Should be able to operate standard office equipment and software. Should be able to travel to private and public buildings, locally and statewide, via private or public conveyance to assist attorney in attending to client needs on legal matters. Proficient in Microsoft programs, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Required to be Notary Public through the State of Nebraska.

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