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Paralegal FLSA

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

Mount Pleasant, SC

Date Last Verified

Apr 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 06,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal FLSA The candidate performs 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. Assists 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. Assists attorney in all phases of discovery, including assisting with discovery requests, depositions, docketing, scheduling, fielding client calls and frequent written and oral communication with defense and/or co-counsel. Files multiple claims and update case files in a timely and organized fashion. Cure deficiencies on a backlog of cases. Arranges files and reviews documents and may prepare summonses. Drafts pre-trial data, prepare trial notebooks, exhibits and legal authorities. Organizes and prepares exhibits, depositions/testimony copies, etc. Needs ability to understand medical records and follow up with clients on missing information. Must have ability to assist in preparation and filing of court submissions. Prepares trial subpoenas and assist in scheduling of witnesses. Enters, transcribes, records, stores, or maintains information in either written or electronic form. Reviews data; report findings, interpret results and/or make recommendations. Compiles and, as requested, analyzes reports for attorneys. Assists on designation of records and compiling briefs. Conducts legal research on case law using Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and other appropriate law and/or medical libraries, databases, and on-line facilities. Performs general/and or administrative paralegal duties including legal research and specific points of briefing cases. Corresponds with clients and adversaries. Maintains files, including form files, legal memos and expert files. Completes special projects as requested. Litigation experience is required. Trial experience is strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal certificate is needed. Should have 3-5 years of professional work experience in the legal field. Proficient in MS Office suite is required.

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Hiring Coordinator
Motley Rice.
28 Bridgeside Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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

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