Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Coon Rapids, MN

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Company name

Midwest Disability, P.A.

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Coon Rapids, MN

Date Last Verified

Mar 06,2018

Posted on

Jan 31,2018

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Legal Assistant Duties: Assist clients with the development of their claim at the hearing level of the Social Security Disability claim process. Communicate with clients, Social Security Administration (SSA), medical facilities, and the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) to insure the necessary information about our clients’ claims are received in preparation for a court hearing. Prepare a case for court by identifying file complications, request and process medical evidence, and obtain proper release and authorization forms. Work closely with the hearing attorney to ensure a client’s case is properly prepared for court. Maintain connection with clients. Manage an caseload of clients as well as exhibit teamwork. Respond to phone calls, inquiries, emails and other communication from clients. Provide information to clients regarding the status of the claim, receive information from clients to add to the claim, and update profile information as needed. Promote and provide an exceptional level of customer service to our clients, internal co-workers, and SSA offices. Display a willingness to empathize with our clients’ needs, to dedicate the time needed to properly resolve all inquiries, and ensure clients’ satisfaction with our services provided. Follow up with client on all open cases every 60 days, at minimum, with a live contact to the client. Update client on case progress, hearing preparation, and any information needed from client to properly prepare for Hearing. Review case information and determine if case criteria have changed. If criteria checklist indicates an issue with the case or that benefits may not be applicable, review case information with the Lead Hearing Tech to determine next steps. Complete follow up on tasks for the Gatekeeper review as assigned Process received mail according to defined process. Complete follow up tasks and processing as required. Order, follow up on, review and submit medical records/RFCs needed to complete hearing preparation. Update medical records as needed following the 8-month medical source update to ensure complete information is submitted. Prepare hearing file for assigned hearing Attorney, based on defined processes and standards. Submit file for brief preparation and review with hearing attorney 2+ weeks prior to hearing date. Order, follow up on, review and submitted required evidence needed to complete any post hearing requirements. Follow up on hearing decision notices. Identify issues of concern, changes in client circumstances or work status, or other potential issues and promptly communicate to Lead Hearing Tech and/or assigned Attorney.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Some college preferred. Strong work ethic and high expectations for personal and employee performance. 1+ year prior experience in an administrative support, customer service or related position. Prior experience in a legal service setting preferred. Consistent, reliable attendance. Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, Outlook. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities on a regular basis. Able to express ideas clearly and concisely, and adapt messages to a variety of audiences.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1039

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Midwest Disability, P.A.
408 Northdale Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Fax: 763-421-3618