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Paralegal

Company name

Mitchell - Handschuh Law Group

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Aug 06,2018

Years of Experience

1-5 yrs required

Location

Atlanta, GA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Maritime and Transportation >> Maritime and Transportation
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Paralegal The candidate will work for a boutique civil litigation and transportation and business law firm. Will draft pleadings, legal correspondence, motions, agreements, and orders. Completes legal forms. Communicates with clients by phone, email and in-person to provide clients with case updates. Gathers information from clients to ensure that the firm has the necessary documentation to best serve and understand the clients needs. Schedules some client calls and meetings. Assures that the attorneys calendars are accurately maintained and organized in a logical and efficient manner. Interacts with the courts and administrative agencies regarding hearings, mediations, motions and other appearances. Functions as the courts primary point of contact with the firm for all administrative and scheduling issues. Drafts, sends and/or e-files correspondence and basic pleadings. Dockets and schedules events. Adds ticklers/reminders to attorney and firm calendars as necessary. Schedules mediations, hearings, trials, meetings, as necessary with court, opposing counsel, clients, staff and attorneys. Helps the attorney prepare the client and the file for court and/or mediation. Assists the attorney during hearings and trials. Serve as witness or notary as necessary. Manages the attorneys mail and general office email box. Retrieves and reviews mail for assigned attorneys. Assures that copies are included in the firms client file (paper, electronic, or both). Sends a PDF of the mail to the client (if applicable). Notifies attorneys of faxes necessitating attorney attention along with appropriate time frames for action or response, or takes appropriate action upon attorney approval. Drafts legal correspondence as directed by attorneys. Puts documents initially drafted by attorneys into final form, ready to be delivered to court, clients, and co-counsel and opposing counsel. Organizes the attorneys files. Assures that the client file is organized and ready (including exhibits) in advance of court, mediation or other outside attorney meetings. Assists officer personnel in creating, updating and managing client file and/or trial binder. Prepares and maintains electronic client file or trial binder. Prepares and maintains physical client file or trial binder. Helps prepare client file or trial binder for court, including exhibits. Scans and/or makes copies of documents. Creates and updates firm forms, templates and checklists. Enters time, expenses and billing data.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a bachelors degree. Must have at least 1-5 years of related experience. Must be organized and detail-oriented. Positive attitude. Competent and highly proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel and Access) and QuickBooks (or willing to learn). Eager to learn new things that will improve the firm. Must be a self-starter and work well independently without ongoing supervision. Must be a team player.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Mitchell - Handschuh Law Group
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 520
Atlanta, GA 30326

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