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Litigation Paralegal/Secretary

Jackson, MS 39211

Posted: 07/02/2024 Industry: Legal Pay Rate: $55,000-$58,000 DOE

Job Description

Northeast Jackson, MS Law Firm is seeking to hire a Paralegal/Secretary. This position will be working with veteran attorneys that have large clients for national businesses.  

General paralegal duties such as, but not limited to:

  • Formatting pleadings and other legal documents
  • Compile and prepare draft discovery documents
  • Serving and filing legal documents
  • Maintenance of electronic document management system
  • Scheduling and coordinating court dates, appointments, and meetings
  • Jurisdictional coordinating with co-counsel across the country, coordinate request between multiple parties involved in litigation by way of consistent communication with client, claims and full partnership with attorney through the end of case for a well-established law firm that has a total of nine locations.
  • Must be self-motivated and have excellent multi-tasking skills.

Job Requirements

Required Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Litigation Paralegal.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills!
  • Organizational skills and document management a must!
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and continuous-learning environment.
  • Superior technology skills – proficiency with WordPerfect, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); Teams and Zoom or any other virtual conferencing platform.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and manage workload and to take the initiative in handling projects and anticipating what needs to be done.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with others.
  • Requires a high degree of professionalism and the ability to exercise good judgment
  • Candidates must be well spoken and accustomed to dealing with high profile business

A plus if you have these skills:

  • Associate Degree
  • Paralegal Certification with focus on litigation
  • Maintenance of electronic document management system.
  • Maintain calendars
  • Familiar with case management Orders and understands calendaring of court ordered deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of pleadings including answers, notices, motions, briefs, and discovery
  • Advanced knowledge of complex cases as well as general litigation matters a plus

Additional Information

Benefits:
401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Vision insurance

Meet Your Recruiter

Kelly Webb Collum
Professional Recruiter

Meet Kelly Collum, our seasoned Professional Recruiter at Staffers since January 2000. However, she has been in the industry over 32 years alongside our President, Beth Henry. Kelly thrives on making a meaningful impact on people's lives. When not matching talent with opportunity, Kelly enjoys Spinning and has been a Reformer Pilates instructor for 27 years. In her downtime, she cherishes moments with her husband, adult children, and adorable first granddaughter. Kelly's favorite escapes? The beach and tropical islands, where relaxation meets adventure. At Staffers, Kelly finds immense reward in helping individuals secure a better future—it's truly life-changing! 

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