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Civil Litigation Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Our firm seeks a full-time Civil Litigation legal assistant/paralegal to assist with all aspects of pre- and post-filing casework. We represent people, not companies, as we only represent injured workers.
Traits necessary for your success with our firm:
• Must enjoy working with others; we function as a team
• Must be able to also work independently managing your caseload and the required tasks
• Able to function under pressure and within internal and agency-ordered deadlines
• Able to manage a full workload in an organized and detailed manner accessible to others working on files
• Will need to be responsive to attorneys and unexpected tasks as they arise
Skills that you will use on a regular basis:
• Document drafting
• Proofreading
• Telephone communications with the court, clients, lien holders, insurance adjusters, opposing counsel/assistants, and medical providers
• Conferences with clients
• Interviewing witnesses
• Organizing documents
• Prioritizing your own task list and processing the work related to the same in order to keep cases moving quickly and efficiently
• MS Office programs, particularly Word
• Trial preparation
WHAT WE OFFER:
• Competitive salary commensurate with experience
• Employer-paid health insurance
• Employer-paid retirement plan
• Paid parking
• Paid YMCA membership
• Efficient, comfortable office with the tools you need to complete your work
• Office hours are M-F, 8:30am to 5:00pm, with a 1-hour lunch, but we also require some additional time, particularly when preparing for mediations and trials
Detail-oriented and organized applicants should go to http://www.fightingforfairness.com/legalassistant/ to learn more about how to apply.

Posted 02/08/17

Job ID:
Mactive ID: 50068

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