#2043 Legal Assistant/Paralegal – First Party Property

  • Full Time
  • Tampa

South Tampa office of national law firm is immediately seeking a Legal Assistant or Paralegal with three to five years of experience in First Party Property litigation.  Said individual will assist the attorney from the beginning of a case through the end of the trial or settlement. The legal assistant/paralegal will communicate with clients and witnesses to gather information pertinent to the case and discuss with the attorney a plan for the case and a strategy for getting it resolved. He or She will gather all documents and organize them so they can be used throughout the case and at trial.

Essential Functions

  • Organize and maintain documents in a paper and/or electronic filing system;
  • Communicate with clients, witnesses, referral sources, opposing counsel and judges;
  • Conduct legal research;
  • Investigate the facts of the case to discuss with attorney;
  • Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation;
  • Prepare case summaries for the attorney;
  • Draft legal pleadings and prepare responses for the attorney to review;
  • File exhibits, briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court and/or opposing counsel;
  • Schedule in person meetings, telephone conferences, depositions, mediations, hearings and trials;
  • Assist attorney with preparing Complaint and initial discovery;
  • Respond to discovery propounded upon the client(s);
  • Prepare attorney for meetings, hearings, depositions and trials;
  • Prepare deposition and hearing notebooks;
  • Coordinate logistics for attending depositions, mediations and hearing by reserving office space, court reporters, videographers and arranging for any computers or other equipment, if necessary;
  • Prepare trial notebooks and exhibits.

Competencies

  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Research skills
  • Ability to draft legal documents
  • Detail Oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure

Work Environment

In office. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, photocopiers and fax machines.

Position Type/Schedule

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel

Travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Work Experience in a law firm as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal (on the job training)
  • Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies

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