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Legal Staff Paralegal in Jackson, MS

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Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


USA Jackson, MS

Date Last Verified

May 22,2018

Posted on

Mar 27,2018

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Paralegal - Children's Rights The candidate will assist attorneys with case management and support, including substantial document management. Will conduct research related to litigation/legal case development (i.e., verify evidence, and investigate facts of case including but not limited to searching news media, scholarly journals, Westlaw, Accurint, Pacer, and internet sources). Prepare and organize information, notes, and research memos. Assist with field investigations, discovery, and trial preparation. Prepare exhibits for depositions, hearings, and trial. Maintain case files and manage case documents in paper files as well as in electronic document management systems. Maintain pleadings and correspondence files and handle client correspondence as needed. Check legal forms and documents for accuracy. Draft and/or assist with preparation of legal documents for filing and service. Communicate with witnesses, clients and others in person and over the phone as required. Handle settlement administration as needed. Summarize deposition transcripts, discovery documents, and client records. Coordinate with court reporters and others to arrange for depositions. Coordinate arrangement for service of subpoenas and summonses. Assist with electronic filings of case pleadings. Assist with training and administration of litigation software and legal research database use. Assist with administrative tasks. Assist with special projects as needed. Should have 3+ years of paralegal, legal-research, or comparable experience. Must have Two-year or four-year college degree. Paralegal Certificate is preferred. Must have knowledge of litigation software (i.e.. TimeMatters, Summation, Escan-it) and legal and research databases (ie. WestNext, Westlaw, Pacer) preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Southern Poverty Law Center
1989 College Ave NE,
Atlanta, GA 30317