LITIGATION PARALEGAL

    Web ID: TSG6090
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    Local Location: Overland Park, KS
    Compensation: $40,000 to $47,000 / year
    Education: Associates Degree Preferred
Job Description: Prestigious Fast Paced Legal Firm With Exceptional Potential Seeking Individual to Assist with the following work. This is a great position for a self-starter who loves working without significant supervision and wants to handle projects from beginning to end. This position is primarily involved in litigation. Draft correspondence, pleadings, motions, briefs, notices, subpoenas, affidavits, contracts, will and many other documents Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes Investigate facts and law related to client matter including public records and social media Organize and update client matter file Meet with clients, attorneys, and other professionals regarding client matters Direct communication with clients, witnesses and court or governmental officials E-file in state and federal courts as well as with recorder, Secretary of State, and other government offices Determine and track relevant deadlines Record time for substantive legal work to be billed to clients Litigation Manage incoming and outgoing discovery including drafting request and responses; document production, indexing and review; requesting records; preparing medical records and billing chronologies Prepare deposition/hearing/trial exhibits Assist in depositions, mediations, and trails Witness investigation and preparation Summarize depositions, interrogatories and testimony Routine office duties Transactional about 25% Assist in preparing corporate annual reports, resolutions, and minutes Obtain due diligence materials, such as corporate certificates of good standing, real estate and title information, securities filings Attend executions of estate plans and transaction/deal closings Track annual report deadlines and registered agent service Handle documents and prepare reports and pleadings for probate and trust administration The paralegal position will perform substantive legal work under the supervision of licensed attorneys. Substantive legal work is defined as work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer. Examples would include case development and management; interviewing clients; fact research and analysis; legal research and analysis; and drafting legal documents.
Job Requirements: Completion of an education program for paralegals which has been approved by the ABA or offered by an accredited institution which is in substantial compliance with ABA guidelines for the approval of paralegal programs AND/OR Completion of one of the nationally recognized examinations specially designed for paralegals AND/OR Completed either of the following: A baccalaureate degree in any discipline from an accredited institution and not less than one year of in- house training as a paralegal; OR An associate's degree in any discipline from an accredited institution and not less than three years of in-house training as a paralegal · Training in legal assistant program preferred · Strong problem solving and analytical skills · Excellent Microsoft and PDF software knowledge and skills · Exceptional organizational and prioritization of workload skills · Excellent written and verbal communication skills · Ability to follow directions · Experience and education to offer

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