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Title : Certified Paralegal

Location : Florida - Tampa
Refer to Job # SUUJ780870

Certified Paralegal The candidate responsibilities include: To draft Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney, Petitions, Orders, etc. Supports attorneys with various tasks including monitoring calendar daily, meeting with clients and preparing for upcoming meetings. This position works collaboratively with the attorney in completing legal work in a timely manner. Communicates with clients via mail, email and telephone to set up appointments, discusses draft documents and changes to documents, and answers general client inquiries. Also communicates with financial advisors, insurance companies when necessary. Proactively anticipates and resolves issues quickly. Makes recommendations to improve processes that will increase the service quality and efficiency and responsiveness to clients. Draft documents and revise draft documents, run final documents for execution. Drafts should be completed within 72 hours of receiving assignment.Verify property ownership, request property descriptions from Town Clerks, record deeds on the land records, and verify insurance coverage when appropriate. Meet with the client initially to review the final documents and field any questions they may have, know when to bring questions to the Attorney's attention, and have the client write their initials on the documents where indicated. Use and regularly update the firm's CRM system to track file activity and to document work completed and work to be completed. Keep track of and post all billable and non-billable work. The firm has a billable time goal of 80% for all legal staff. Performs other duties as assigned including scanning documents, conforming documents, responding to new client inquiries, and setting up appointments for the attorney. Paralegal Certificate (Preferred). High school or equivalent (Required). Must have 2 or more years of experience working in an administrative assistant or secretary position. Should have Associates Degree or Certificate in paralegal studies from an ABA approved program. Must have excellent client service and communications skills - both oral and written. Should have excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail.
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