Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA

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Company name

The Dominguez Firm

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Labor & Employment
Litigation - Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Oct 25,2018

Posted on

Aug 11,2018

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Profile

Spanish Speaking- Employment Law Assistant Candidate 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., Workers’ 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. Conduct initial consultations and secondary meetings of prospective clients; Draft and finalize retainer and related forms for signed clients; Identify and contact newly retained Workers’ Compensation clients and evaluate for potential Employment Law cases; Act as interpreter in meetings with clients and review/scan documents to be maintained as client records; Process correspondence, prepare mailings, and update tasks/deadlines daily; Review deadlines to ensure department compliance; Assist with drafting of DFEH Complaints to obtain Right to Sue Notices; Draft Two-Week letters, including demand to preserve records and request for employment records; Directly communicate with clients to answer questions, and give case updates; File complaints and follow up on service of process; Adhere to department litigation protocols, including timely preparation of correspondence, notices and court forms; Assist with management of cases in state and federal court, and assist in the preparation of notices, motions, and pleadings by preparing shells, proofreading, and formatting; Assemble documents for filing and lodging with court, and arrange copies of filings to be delivered to judge’s chambers; Prepare shells for discovery, set up appointments to verify discovery responses, and prepare document production; Draft, file, and serve notices and forms connected to settlement of cases such as Notice of Settlement, Request for Dismissal, and Notice of Entry of Dismissal; Monitor receipt of settlement checks, draft the Distribution of Funds sheet, meet with clients to hand them their settlement check, and coordinate with our Marketing Department for reviews and testimonials; Close physical and electronic file; remove any scheduled hearings in Outlook Calendar, and notify the Court via phone that case has settled when applicable; and Perform other duties as assigned by Management and/or Pod Leaders.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: High school diploma; 1-3 years working in a law firm; 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. Working 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; 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.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Dominguez Firm
3250 Wilshire Blvd, 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90010