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Paralegal/legal Assistant Family Law

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 23,2019

Valid Through

Jan 06,2020

Posted on

Jun 15,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Overland Park, KS, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Paralegal / Legal Assistant - Family Law
The candidate, in lieu of a receptionist, greets all clients and take accurate messages (with the proper return phone number and name of the person calling) when individuals are not available, receives deliveries by courier or messenger, and received and sends faxes. Promptly forwards all potential client calls as the Regional Team Leader, Client Intake Director, Partners or Managing Partners designate. Prepares and drafts legal documents for filing with appropriate entities and necessary correspondence. Shall ensure the accuracy of all documents prepared. Performs administrative duties including basic research, filing, mailings, organizes files and pleading panels, calendaring telephone communication. Takes payments from clients and promptly provides to the Director of Administration all payments received via the safe for each office. Conducts legal research for particular issues as assigned by attorneys using periodicals, law library, public records, and offices. Takes messages when individuals are not available, receives deliveries by courier or messenger, and receives and sends faxes. Makes copies. Shall forward copies of documents provided to the legal assistant/paralegal to clients and other parties upon request of attorney. Returns all client phone calls left before 5:00 p.m. the same day. When any attorney is on vacation, shall check the voice mail of said attorney and return all client phone calls in the attorney’s absence and email to that attorney the name and number of the person who called. Enters all billable hours completed on a given day into the designated timekeeping or billing software the same day. Ensures that when there are multiple cases in which they can work, that case in which a client has money in the Firm’s trust account are given preference. Reminds all clients to maintain trust balance at appropriate level and pay outstanding balances and make collections calls as directed by attorneys. Shall complete and follow the case checklist in working up cases. Performs any other reasonable task requested by the Firm Management Team. Reports directly to the attorneys under which they work and, ultimately, the Regional Team Leader or Partner. Must have Paralegal degree or certificate and/or 3+ years of legal experience. Domestic experience is preferred. Familiarity with PC programs is needed. Strong computer skills are essential.

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Hiring Coordinator
Stange Law Firm, PC
7300 West 110th Street
Suite 560
Overland Park, KS 66211

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