Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Oct 11, 2021

Valid Through

Jan 24, 2022

Posted on

Oct 18, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 16 to 35 Hourly

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Des Moines, IA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Personal Injury
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Paralegal
The candidate will perform client intake interviews by phone and in person. Research and prepare client personal injury claims including but not limited to correspondence with insurance adjusters, requesting reports and records, and identifying witnesses and necessary evidence. Draft documents, including proper formatting and editing per attorney’s notes. Answer a multi-line phone system with other staff. Daily contact with clients, including in person, over the telephone, and via email. File documents via e-filing, through state and federal court systems. Case preparation, including organization of all documents for all hearings, pretrial conferences, and trials. Develop familiarity and proficiency with case management software systems used by the firm. Read correspondence, reports, and legal documents. Organize client conferences and attorney meetings. Schedule process servers, court reporters, expert witnesses, and other special functions. Maintain attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences; recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering. Follow-up on delegated assignments. Other duties as assigned. Excellent writing and communication skills required. Associate’s Degree required. Microsoft Office Experience including MSWord, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required. Attention to detail and desire to produce a quality product required. Ability to multi-task required. 1+ years secretarial experience preferred. 1+ years legal office experience preferred. Paralegal certification preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Work experience with insurance adjusting and/or personal Injury claims preferred. Ability to understand and draft discovery documents and pleadings preferred. Experience with online legal research preferred.

Company info

Dennis Van DerGinst
VanDerGinst Law, PC
4950 38th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265

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