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Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Oct 24,2019

Posted on

Jul 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Raleigh, NC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal
Requisition ID : 1083
The candidate will be responsible for providing administrative and legal support for our attorneys in the Consumer Financial Services group. Duties include; document drafting, travel coordination, research, client interaction, monitoring hearing schedules and management of case files. Draft routine correspondence, pleadings, affidavits, orders and other legal documentation. Proofread and edit legal documents and other written materials to ensure accuracy and completeness. Maintain legal calendaring system to ensure timely compliance with various legal deadlines. Electronic filing of documents with appellate courts, federal district courts, bankruptcy courts and the American Arbitration Association. Coordinating and monitoring local counsel efforts. Coordinating mediations. Analyze and coordinate the gathering of information, materials, documents, reports and evidence which is necessary to respond to discovery and assist attorneys with preparing responses. Utilize technical information to make independent decisions and recommendations to the supervising attorney. Correspond with various court personnel, local counsel, opposing counsel and opposing parties where not represented by counsel. Work closely with attorneys on escalated matters, arbitrations, and witness requests, including making, copying and organizing exhibits and compiling exhibit notebooks. Ensure files are ready for hearings by reviewing case notes, drafting appropriate motions, orders and labeling documents. Provide case updates via email to clients by monitoring, updating and reviewing account information regularly. Screen telephone calls, incoming mail and other correspondence from court personnel, sheriff deputies, local counsel, defendants and adversary attorneys. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor and/or attorney(s). should have understanding of litigation legal process. Should have 2+ years paralegal experience. Legal knowledge/experience in either bankruptcy and/or civil litigation a plus. Prefer an Associate Degree in a related field and/or Paralegal Certification preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP
P.O. Box 26268
Raleigh, NC 27611

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