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Paralegal I

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jul 26,2018

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Kansas City, MO
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal I Responsibilities: Performing various clerical and routine paralegal and support tasks, including docketing cases, preparing routine and non-routine pleadings, verifying and reconciling information for pleadings, and providing a point of contact for clients and courts. Review file management software on a daily basis to check steps and work assigned matters accordingly. Respond to client and court requests for status or information in a professional, courteous, and prompt manner. Coordinate appearances by local attorneys and assemble necessary documentation for the hearings. Maintain court calendars. Contact courts on various matters.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Paralegal certification (required). Associate degree in related field, or combination of equivalent education and experience. 2+ years of customer service experience. 2+ year of general office experience. Basic knowledge of legal and court concepts, such as rules of civil procedure. Must have advanced computer skills and have prior office experience. Must be comfortable learning new systems, using file management software and working in multiple systems. Must also have a stable work history and a motivation and drive to succeed.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Kozeny & McCubbin, L.C.
12400 Olive Boulevard
5th Floor
Saint Louis, MO 63141

Review:

"Poor, Sometimes Hostile Management"

Former Employee - Reviewed on September 18, 2017

Start figuring out why there is so much hostility between people in different ranks of the firm. People will not take appropriate risks or give maximum effort if they feel like they might be punished for acting how they thought was best, based on what they knew and the guidance they had at that time.

Pros : There is a decent work-life balance with an acceptable salary, considering the area and the amount of hours you'd work. I mostly got along with those at a similar level in the corporate hierarchy and felt like some had valuable things to teach me.
Cons : Management seemed to have a rather adversarial relationship with large swathes of the firm; there was really a feeling that you'd constantly have to be defending and justifying yourself and your choices. This resulted in lots of turnover and little room for growth, as those in charge would rather have brought someone else in instead of teaching those with potential about their expectations and then promoting them.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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