Criminal Defense Paralegal/Legal Assistant - posted 5/1/18

Criminal Defense Paralegal/Legal Assistant - posted 5/1/18

Company Name: 
Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLC
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Wichita
KS
Salary Range: 
Depends on Experience
Job Summary: 
DESCRIPTION: Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC is a prominent mid-sized law firm with an established Family Law practice group. We are seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant with experience in Family Law to join our Wichita team. The successful candidate will provide excellent internal and external customer service in addition to providing legal assistance to our attorneys utilizing current litigation support techniques, software and equipment. JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and punctual attendance is mandatory. • Ability to sit for extended periods of time; ability to ascend and descend stairs without assistance; occasional bending, stooping and lifting up to ten pounds. • Must be willing to travel occasionally for court hearings, depositions, and trials.
Requirements or Qualifications: 
EDUCATION (Required): H.S. Diploma and Paralegal Certificate or equivalent education/experience EDUCATION (Preferred): Bachelor’s degree EXPERIENCE (Required): One to two years of professional experience supporting Family Law litigation team in a paralegal capacity EXPERIENCE (Preferred): On-site trial support experience SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS (Required): • Must have strong customer/collaboration skills. • Proficiency with common office equipment and applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Mail Merge, Adobe Acrobat, OCR Software, Internet Explorer, WordPerfect, Time Slips, TABS • Excellent oral and written communication, keen attention to detail, dependability, professionalism, and strong client relationships (internal and external) • Ability to use public and proprietary databases to calendar conferences, depositions and meetings and to conduct legal research, download and upload documents, pleadings, court orders, case law, medical records and investigation reports • Must be self-directed and have excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment • Typing skills at a minimum of 60 w.p.m. & ability to use a multi-line telephone system JOB DESCRIPTION: Successful candidate will provide excellent internal and external customer service and legal assistance to attorneys in preparation for litigation. Candidate will provide complex legal support by utilizing current litigation support techniques, software, and equipment. 1. Demonstrates proficiency in the use of personal computer, all relevant software, tools and applications and other common office and business equipment, including copy and fax machines, scanners, printers, binders, multi-line telephone systems, etc. 2. Completes all data entry and case file management tasks including set up and maintain client files, indices, labels, folders, exhibit tabs, binders, etc. with proficiency and accuracy. 3. Maintains case team calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions, and scheduling case management deadlines and relevant reminders pertaining to attorney dockets. Organizes client conferences and attorney meetings and schedules couriers, court reporters, caterers, expert witnesses and other special functions and services. Book conference rooms for meetings, including audiovisual services, and arrange for meal service, if required. Set up conference calls utilizing conferencing technology. 4. Assist in drafting correspondence, pleadings, memos, charts, etc. Proofreads and reformats as requested with accuracy and attention to detail. 5. Performs general clerical duties including, but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, scanning, mailing, printing, and filing. 6. Research, print and organize case materials, pleadings and correspondence from document management systems as needed by case teams. 7. Demonstrates proficiency and skills necessary for indexing, binding, compiling, organizing, scanning, and uploading pleadings, correspondence, case materials, research materials, graphics, and supplies in anticipation of hearings, depositions, and trial. 8. Coordinates preparation of reports, exhibits, charts, graphs and other courtroom visual aids and materials. Records and monitors court appearance dates, pleadings and filing requirements. Anticipates changes in litigation or transaction requirements. 9. Represents attorney in a professional way by communicating and obtaining information from colleagues, co-counsel, opposing counsel, clients, courts, etc. Follows up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney or case team. 10. Responsible for providing occasional backup support for the receptionist. 11. Responsible for tracking and entering time. 12. Maintains client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential. 13. Demonstrates diligence and commitment to meeting all deadlines and maintaining composure in high-stress or hectic scenarios. Maintains professional interaction with clients, attorneys, and office colleagues. 14. Exhibits commitment to teamwork by establishing and maintaining good working relationships with clients, attorneys, and office colleagues. Demonstrates the willingness to work with, assist or request assistance from other practice groups and staff members in accomplishing work assignments. 15. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Maintains skill set with current software and applications by attending all mandatory training sessions. 16. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, accepting responsibility for missteps and lost opportunities, and exploring opportunities to add value to position, team, office, and firm. 17. Demonstrates strong multi-tasking and time management skills, ability to successfully prioritize, consistency in a personal commitment to seeking clarification, guidance and training when necessary and commitment to teamwork and collaboration. 18. Performs other duties as assigned EMPLOYEE BENEFITS • Dental Insurance • Health Insurance • Pediatric Dental & Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Long Term Disability Insurance • Flexible Benefit Spending Plan (Section 125) • 401(k) with Firm Matching • Free Parking • Paid Holidays • Paid Time Off
Application Process: 
Application Due Date: 
May 31 2018
Additional Information: 
Please send cover letter and resume to recruiting@josephhollander.com. NO CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE. EOE EMPLOYER: Joseph, Hollander & Craft is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin. It is also our policy to provide employment opportunities to qualified persons with a disability and covered veterans.