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Title : Paralegal

Location : California - San Jose
Refer to Job # GFAN773361

Paralegal The candidate will set up and maintain administrative and client files; file electronic and/or paper documents and information promptly and accurately. Maintain file organization and updated indices. Proactively maintain/oversee Attorney(s) workload and caseload; anticipate next steps and implement follow-up procedures to ensure each task is appropriately tracked and carried through to completion. Create, edit, revise, redline, and/or proofread documents from dictation, handwritten, typed, and/or electronic copy. Actively manage and maintain schedules and calendars of Attorney(s) using current software applications (Outlook Calendar and Clio), and apprise them of responsibilities in advance of commitment. Correspond with clients and other parties to schedule meetings. Correspondence with the administrative hearing officers and case managers; Process and route incoming mail and electronic communications upon receipt and prepare outgoing mail for prompt delivery, arranging for messenger services as needed to meet deadlines. Perform general administrative activities including screening and directing incoming email, composing and typing general correspondence. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and one or more year(s) as a paralegal, legal secretary or legal practice assistant in a law firm are required. Demonstrates confidence, composure and professionalism. Advanced problem-solving skills are required. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and reprioritize as needed; follows through on commitments are required. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail. Ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Ability to deliver consistently high quality and professional customer service to clients. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information. Ability to exercise sound judgment and independent decision making. Comfortable with routinely shifting demands. Knowledge of general office administration procedures and equipment. Familiarity with state and federal court and administrative agency rules, procedures, and deadlines. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Exemplary written and verbal communication. Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize multiple, high-priority tasks. Flexibility to perform job tasks outside of the job description when necessary. Spanish Speaking is a plus. Experience with Special Education Law and/or Disability Rights law procedures and terminology are required. Experience with Clio Legal Software are required.

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