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Legal Staff Paralegal in Macon GA

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Sep 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Macon, GA, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Assistant
The candidate will be responsible to proofread documents for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors, and completeness prior to distribution or filing. Maintain and organize physical and electronic files. Follow the standard naming and profiling conventions when scanning, emailing, and saving documents to the document management system. Draft standard pleadings, correspondence, memoranda and other documents. Consistently provide friendly and helpful telephone support and/or receptionist relief. Regularly anticipate the needs of assigned attorneys in order to promote timekeeper efficiencies (i.e., draft correspondence, prepare materials for meetings in advance). Routinely review and follow-up on client deadlines and calendar appointments. Coordinate and make necessary arrangements for meetings (i.e., depositions, mediations, interviews, and vendor and facility reservations). Assist assigned attorneys with completing and tracking CLE compliance, presentations and training programs, other business development activities, and organizing all other non-billable activities. Manage the conflict check and client intake process for new matters. Maintain attorney specific case lists, charts, and status of cases and outcomes. Consistently and professionally communicate with clients, opposing counsel, vendors, and firm personnel. Consistently complete assigned tasks when expected while managing multiple assignments and/or deadlines. Review and follow-up on client deadlines, emails, and calendar appointments. Develop, implement, and maintain systems to promote organization and efficiency.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 2 years of experience as a legal assistant or paralegal in a heavy litigation firm, civil litigation is preferred, workers compensation is a bonus. High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent experience is required; Bachelor’s degree is beneficial. Accurate typing transcription of dictation (50-60wpm minimum) is must. Strong computer proficiency in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Document Management Systems, Time Entry, e-Filing and database software is critical. Substantive civil litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law is required. Thorough understanding of workers compensation and occupational health cases, civil litigation procedures, and experience managing cases through the full life cycle of litigation is necessary.

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