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Organization TypeLaw Firm
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ProfileParalegal Duties: Responsible for drafting legal documents and for professional presentation in communicating with clients and other professionals on behalf of the firm through seeking to achieve the firm’s “Vision and Mission.” Will report directly to the manager assigned by the firm. Telephone and communications: Answer telephones in a busy legal office. Assist callers with information regarding services of the firm. Operate Digitel voice mail system and process calls from assigned lines promptly/correctly. Communicate by telephone and email with clients, courts, and other professionals regarding. client matters as instructed, document and report results and outcomes to appropriate file. Schedule and calendar appointments and generate and process paperwork. Office Administration: Be cheerful, upbeat and polite when dealing with other staff, clients and visitors to the office. Prepare office and conference areas for meetings and reset up area when finished. Maintain current client and contact information and other internal administrative records. Initiate communication regarding client matters as assigned by the attorney. Remain current with office procedures and office machines and their operations. Remain current with word processing systems, such as, Word Perfect, Amicus, Hot Docs,. Windows, etc. Contribute to developing office forms and procedures as necessary; recommend improvements. in systems, procedures, client service, etc. Other administrative responsibilities and instruction to support of Attorney, fellow Paralegal, and. administrative staff. Client Administration: Maintain complete confidentially for all client matters and comply with privacy act. Responsible for client matters as assigned by attorney, including communication, drafting. documents or petitions, meeting deadlines, etc. Draft legal documents for attorney review; including, Powers of Attorney, Last Will and. Testament, Deed, Trust, Guardianship and Conservatorship petitions, and Medicaid, other. benefit applications and VA applications, along with other documents. Draft documents for Probate and Estate administration, notices, and client and court letters. File. paperwork with the court and government agencies and follow-up with client and courts. Assist. clients appointed as executor, administrator, or trustee as assigned by attorney. Print draft documents and send to client as instructed. Initiate follow-up contacts to address and. respond to client questions or concerns regarding their documents and involving and reporting. to attorney as necessary. Print and assemble original documents for execution by client and schedule, conduct, assist in. signing appointments, and act as witness or notary as necessary. Prepare original document. package for delivery to client. Record deeds and/or memos of trust and follow up with court and client to ensure that documents. are properly recorded and originals returned to client. Other administrative responsibilities for support of client as assigned by attorney or manager. Will perform duties while maintaining the highest standard of confidentially for our clients.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Is able to work a regular full time weekly schedule and be punctual. Possess and project professional appearance, dress and demeanor. Is comfortable with heavy telephone work in a busy legal practice. Has a superior command of business writing and basic math skills. Has exceptional client skills, a desire to help others, and is comfortable working with older. people, people with disabilities, their families, and other professionals. Is a quick learner; has a good sense of humor; and is optimistic with an up beat outlook. Uses good common sense and independent judgment as a member of our legal team. Proficient in Word Perfect, Amicus Attorney, Hot Docs, Windows, Excel, Power Point,. proficient in research as required through use of codes and the internet.