A company in Memphis has an immediate opening for an experienced Paralegal. This is a full-time, temp to hire position.
Assists attorneys in performing legal tasks in research, document production and overall legal support to the attorneys’ practice
Under the supervision of an attorney, draft pleadings, contracts, mortgages, certificates, etc.
Index, organize and analyze legal and other documents
Coordinate and participate in document production
May assist with witness preparation and attend depositions as required
Assist with trial preparation and may attend and assist the attorneys during trial
Prepare deposition summaries
Obtain information using the Westlaw and Lexis systems
Communicate with clients, court personnel, experts, attorneys and others by telephone, in person and in writing, obtaining and giving information as directed.
Perform related duties as assigned
Receive both oral and written instructions form the supervising attorney. This position does not generally involve supervising others however, this employee may supervise other staff members when assigned large projects.
3 years of experience as a paralegal or legal secretary in a position involving significant decision making responsibility
Ability to type 65 wpm
Competent in the use of computers and Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Outlook
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Good organizational skills
Excellent people skills
Paralegal certificate (preferred)
This position requires sitting for long periods of time while operating a computer. At times, employees are required to work in excess of the normal work schedule, particularly during trial preparation. Employees in this position must be mobile, have the ability to bend, and have ability to lift and carry files weighing approximately 10-15 lbs.
Salary: $50-55K, DOE, Benefits Offered
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 - 5
Candidates with resumes that do not meet the exact requirements for this position will not be contacted.
To further explore this opportunity, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.