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Title : Paralegal/legal Assistant

Location : Kansas - Wichita
Refer to Job # IBJH833454


Paralegal/Legal Assistant The candidate will complete all data entry and case file management tasks, set up and maintain client files, indices, labels, folders, binders, etc. with proficiency and accuracy; scanning, uploading and coding case related materials for incorporation into electronic case file using document management system (DMS). Maintain case team calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions and scheduling case management deadlines and relevant reminders pertaining to attorney dockets. Organizes client conferences and attorney meetings and schedules couriers, court reporters, expert witnesses and other special functions and services. Book conference rooms for meetings, including audio visual services, and arrange for meal service, if required. Set up conference calls utilizing conferencing technology. Assist in drafting correspondence, pleadings, memos, charts, etc. Proofreads and reformats as requested with accuracy and attention to detail. Perform general clerical duties including, but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, scanning, mailing, printing and filing. Research, print and organize case materials, pleadings and correspondence from document management systems as needed by case teams. Demonstrate proficiency and skills necessary for indexing, binding, compiling, organizing, scanning, and uploading pleadings, correspondence, case materials, research materials, graphics and supplies in anticipation of hearings, depositions and trial. Coordinate preparation of reports, exhibits, charts, graphs and other courtroom visual aids and materials. Record and monitors court appearance dates, pleadings and filing requirements. Anticipates changes in litigation or transaction requirements. Represent attorney in a professional way by communicating and obtaining information from colleagues, co-counsel, opposing counsel, clients, courts, etc.. Follow up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney or case team. Provide occasional back-up support for receptionist. Track and enter time. Maintains client confidence by keeping client / attorney information confidential. Demonstrates diligence and commitment to meeting all deadlines and maintaining composure in high-stress or hectic scenarios. Maintains professional interaction with clients, attorneys and office colleagues. Exhibits commitment to teamwork by establishing and maintaining good working relationships with clients, attorneys and office colleagues. Demonstrates willingness to work with, assist or request assistance from other practice groups and staff members in accomplishing work assignments. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, accepting responsibility for missteps and lost opportunities, and exploring opportunities to add value to position, team, office and firm. Performs other duties as assigned. High school or equivalent degree is preferred. Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Should have 2+ years of experience in a legal assistant capacity in a fast-paced legal environment supporting attorneys utilizing current litigation support techniques, software and equipment. Experience in Family Law is preferred. Spanish skills are preferred.
 
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