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Ridgeland, MS 39157

Posted: 05/20/2024 Industry: Legal Pay Rate: $40,000-$60,000 doe

Job Description

Paralegal needed for a Ridgeland, MS Law office. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience, ideally specializing in family law, property law, and bankruptcy. We are keen to find a professional who can effectively manage a demanding caseload, navigate tight deadlines, and provide exemplary support in trial preparations while maintaining seamless communication with our clients. This role is ideal for an ambitious and highly organized individual eager to tackle the complexities of the legal field. Join us and advance your skills in a supportive and dynamic setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft pleadings, motions, subpoenas, and appellate documents to file with the court
  • Prepare formal discovery requests and responses, including interrogatories, requests for production and requests for admission, and discovery-related motions.
  • E-file all court documents in state and federal court • Communicate with clients, courts, and opposing counsel to coordinate scheduling hearings, trials, depositions, mediations, etc.
  • Maintain an organized calendar and ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Conduct legal research and factual investigation.
  • Assist with locating and contacting witnesses and conduct witness interviews.
  • Research to locate persons/defendants for service of process.
  • Prepare for and assist with preparations, ensuring all necessary materials are ready and available for trial, hearings, mediations, and depositions.
  • Summarize depositions, court transcripts, and case law research.
  • Conflict checks and opening client files.
  • Maintain active case list and provide attorneys with bi-monthly case status/updates.
  • In domestic cases: gather and organize financial and family information; assist in preparing financial statements; interfaces with clients to prepare for hearings.
  • May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described.

Job Requirements

  • Requirements • 5+ years of paralegal experience.
  • Family law and property law experience is highly preferred, with some background in bankruptcy and other related practice areas.
  • Working knowledge of legal software tools for case management and Westlaw for legal research.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, prioritize and manage workload with a positive attitude and minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision
  • Basic principles, concepts and methodology of legal proceedings and legal research.
  • Paralegal certificate or degree preferred, or relevant years of experience.

Additional Information

Comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and paid holidays.

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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About Ridgeland, MS

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