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Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 13,2018

Posted on

Aug 09,2018

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Austin, TX
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Paralegal DUTIES: Supports lawyers, performing a variety of functions that may include factual research, document analysis, cite checking and Shepardizing, and drafting transactional documents, all as directed by the supervising lawyer. Utilizes the firm’s software and technology, specifically any practice-group driven technology. Examines, organizes, summarizes, and analyzes information relating to particular questions to create a logical and usable work product. Investigates factual issues by using a variety of resources, including local libraries, web sites, client repositories, and other outside sources. Maintains client, matter, or practice group specific libraries in hard copy or electronic format (or both). Presents results of all projects in effectively written memos, e-mails, or in logical discussion. Creates and maintains spreadsheets, utilizing formulas. Coordinates the storage of client information with the firm’s Records Department. Maintains all administrative standards set by the firm, including the preparation and submittal of daily time entries, attendance at administrative meetings, and other administrative tasks as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 2+ years’ relevant work experience in the legal field. Working understanding of the legal terminology specific to the practice group. Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to be trained on specific practice group technology. Displays the ability to express himself/herself clearly using proper grammar and appropriate vocabulary; comments are organized and precise; is able to describe a set of facts in an organized, clear, and unambiguous fashion. Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills. High attention to detail and the ability to follow up on assignments in situations where there is little or no guidance, structure a system from minimal instruction, and submit a flawless work product. Positive, flexible and committed attitude. Ability and time management skills to work independently and meet deadlines in an atmosphere of frequent interruptions. Critical thinking skills sufficient to make decisions regarding daily work, a willingness to follow instructions, and responsibility to bring all problems, concerns, or discrepancies to the attention of the supervising lawyer. Remain current in practice area industry trends and in the legal profession. Use own judgment in decision making to solve problems and achieve business outcomes. Organize and prioritize own workload and help timekeepers with their organization. Take the initiative in handling projects and anticipating what needs to be done. Understand and follow specific and detailed instructions in oral and written form.

Additional info

Job ID: 6500. No phone calls.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
K&L Gates LLP
111 Congress Avenue
Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701

Review:

" Law Firm that Appreciates"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

The firm should consider re-hiring the employees that it let go. Management should really work harder in identifying valuable employees to the firm.

Pros : A law firm setting which several benefits are offered to employees that are affordable. The firm has a system in place in which employees work together alongside staff and attorneys.
Cons : The firm has lost many of its employees because they have been let go. However, many of the employees were skilled and it appears that the firm made a poor decision in letting go of the valuable employees.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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