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Legal Staff Paralegal in Kansas City, MO

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jun 11, 2021

Years of Experience

5-7 yrs required

Location

Kansas City, MO, United States
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Legal Assistant
Duties: Perform typing, proofreading, and editing of legal documents for grammatical, typographical, or spelling errors, and completeness prior to distribution or filing. Prepare legal correspondence, reports, and PowerPoint presentations. Assist with outgoing communication: formatting, proofing, finalizing. Organize and maintain case files and other filings – both hardcopy and electronic. Electronically file documents in the court systems with both state and federal courts. Maintain electronic calendars for assigned attorneys with close attention to deadlines. Schedule appointments and meeting rooms, provide or assist in cleanup after meetings. Submit expense reimbursements on behalf of assigned attorneys. Enter attorney billing time entries. Coordinate with the accounting department on billing and related administrative matters. Assist with making work-related travel and overnight accommodation arrangements. Assist with incoming telephone calls, and with greeting clients and other visitors.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 5-7 years of experience as a legal assistant or secretary working in a law firm is preferred, with civil litigation experience being an added plus. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in time-keeping, calendaring, and document management systems for multiple attorneys. Possess a high degree of proficiency with filing and e-filing in state and federal courts. Knows and follows the formal and informal policies, procedures, and practices necessary to properly conduct the typical functions of a legal assistant in a law firm primarily engaged in client counseling and litigation. Multi-task and prioritize work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment. Ability to properly balance workload between multiple assigned attorneys. Willingness to abide by the confidentiality requirements of providing legal services. Commitment to meeting deadlines; timely communication status of projects and work performed. Work well with other staff members to help ensure that deadlines are met and that the firm’s clients receive excellent legal services.

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