Job Details

Paralegal I - Occupational Disease

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Kansas City, MO

Date Last Verified

Nov 14,2017

Posted on

Feb 06,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Apply for this job
 
Your Email:
Upload Resume:

 
62 hits

Profile

Paralegal I - Occupational Disease Duties: Perform a variety of paralegal functions to assist Senior Paralegals and Attorneys in representing their clients fairly and efficiently, completing casework, documentation and interaction with clients in preparation for and during (or up to and including) trial. Under direction, completes legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts. This includes assisting more senior Paralegals in the commencement of action for new cases, the discovery process, pretrial preparation, trial, post-trial and appellate work, settlements and general paralegal responsibilities. Assist attorney and senior paralegals in all phases of discovery, prepares discovery responses and requests to include requests for production, interrogatories and requests for admissions, depositions, docketing, scheduling, fielding client calls, and frequent written and oral communication with defense and/or co-counsel. Arrange files and reviews documents and may prepare summonses. May draft pre-trial data, assists in the preparation of trial notebooks, exhibits and legal authorities. Organize and prepare exhibits, depositions/testimony copies, etc. Prepare trial subpoenas and assist in scheduling of witnesses. As directed by senior paralegals and attorneys, summarize trial testimony and drafts bill of costs. Assist on designation of records and compiling briefs. Conduct legal research on case law using Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and other appropriate law and/or medical libraries, databases, and online facilities. Perform general/and or administrative paralegal duties including legal research and specific points of briefing cases. Correspond with clients and adversaries. Maintain files, including form files, legal memos and expert’s files. Complete special projects as requested.

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree preferred. 1-3 years of professional work experience in the legal field. MS Office suite competency. Exceptional organizational, time-management skills, and multitasking skills. Previous experience in a fast-paced, high pressure environment required. Ability to communicate proactively, work well independently/with little direction, and collaborate with remote offices essential.

Company info

Apply Now

Review:

"Good for Your Career, But Sometimes Feeling Underappreciated "

Current Employee - Reviewed on August 18, 2017

Reconsider how bonuses are determined and allocated. Take a hard look at how productive major partners are on a regular basis. I sometimes felt like individual high-ranking partners got too much credit for their teams' success and were rewarded in ways that didn't motivate everyone to do their best at all times.

Pros : I found the benefits package to be quite satisfactory compared to what I was offered by other local firms. For the most part, it was a physically pleasant environment in a nice area, and working here helped advance my career. After I left and applied for another job, I was told that having experience from here helped my resume stand out.
Cons : My base compensation was only average compared to what other people I knew were making - it seems like they justified this by mentioning the benefits package. A lack of accountability was a problem at times as well - it seemed like other people were always trying to pass work off onto me, which tended to lead to dissatisfaction when it came time to determine bonuses.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

Similar Jobs:

Legal Administrative Assistant The candidate will work in Litigation practice area. Must demonstrate excellent organizational and computer skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and a strong customer servi...
Patent Agent The candidate should have a scientific and/or technical background (especially Ph.D. and engineering) and an interest in patent prosecution.
Intellectual Property – Trademark Prosecution Paralegal The candidate will monitor and maintain trademark prosecution docket for due dates for responses, maintenance filings, renewals, oppositions and cancellations; Conduct tra...