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Years of Experience
Employment Law Paralegal The candiate will work directly with work directly with and support the Employment Law Attorneys/ Managing Attorney. Will work with other members of the Employment Law department, as well as other departments (i.e., Workersâ€™ Compensation, Personal Injury, Administration, Intake, etc.), as assigned. May be tasked with special projects on an as needed basis requiring direction and guidance by Management and/or other Pod Leaders. Process correspondence, prepare mailings, and update tasks/deadlines daily; Monitor calendar and identify deadlines to ensure department compliance; Update supervisor on all significant case developments and timely escalate issues/concerns when necessary; Assist in tracking and monitoring pending attorney tasks; File complaints and follow up on service of process; Manage cases in State and Federal court, and assist in the preparation of notices, motions, pleadings, and forms, by preparing shells, proofreading, and formatting; Assemble documents for filing and lodging with court, e-file on CM/ECF and OneLegal, and arrange copies of filings to be delivered to judgeâ€™s chambers; Prepare shells for discovery, set up appointments to verify discovery responses, and prepare document production; Communicate and correspond with client(s) about case status and preparation (i.e. telephonically, in-person, etc.); Directly communicate with clients to answer questions, give case updates, and conduct further interviews and investigations into their case Draft, file, and serve PAGA letters, Right to Sue letters, â€œtwo weekâ€ letters, and demand for employment records; Conduct initial consultations of prospective clients. If retained, draft and finalize retainer and related forms; Act as interpreter in meetings with clients; Review and scan documents to be maintained as client records; Conduct and assist with legal research; and Perform other duties as assigned by Management and/or Pod Leaders.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Paralegal certificate in active standing or equivalent experience; Possess a working knowledge of all phases of litigation; Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel) and other applications and/or systems (i.e., Adobe, Internet); excellent written and verbal communication skills; and Bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish, is required as over 90% of our clients are Spanish speaking. Acute knowledge of filings; Acute knowledge of employment law; Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of discretion and tact; Ability to communicate effectively with a range of individuals; Possess strong organizational/clerical skills; Ability to work alone or as part of a team; Ability to pay very close attention to detail; Ability to adhere to law office procedures; Ability to identify urgent tasks and to prioritize accordingly; Able to practice appropriate office etiquette; Ability to manage their time and multi-task effectively; Ability to maintain composure and professionalism under pressure; and Ability to adapt to new situations and changing priorities.
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