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Paralegal/Legal Assistant - Personal Injury/Workers Compensation

Posted On: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Job Description

The Virginia Beach office of Pender & Coward seeks a qualified Paralegal/Legal Assistant to perform a variety of duties in support of an Attorney in the area of Personal Injury and Workers Compensation (defense).

This is a Full Time position, 40 hours per week. 

We offer a flexible schedule and are willing to train the right person.

Applicants should possess a minimum of four years' relevant work experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, and typing skills at a level of 65 WPM.

The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. 

The candidate will be expected to provide high level assistance, balance case work with office duties, meet reasonable time lines, and provide excellent client service.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities

    • Acts as liaison between current and potential clients and the attorneys by maintaining continual communications via email, telephone, and in person. Follows up with clients regarding status of cases, appointments, billing, etc.
    • Prepares routine correspondence, pleadings, discovery documents, reports, and letters,
    • Maintains attorneys’ calendars; schedules and follows up on all appointments (i.e., courts, clients, case work, and potential clients).
    • Responsible for ensuring timely filing with the courts and assisting attorneys in preparation for court appearances. Maintains court schedule and other case deadlines.
    • Opens, organizes, maintains, and closes paper and electronic client files.
    • Assists with discovery and document organization.
    • Creates binders to organize and index all documents for a particular case.
    • Prepares and sends billing statements monthly.
    • Inputs timekeeper data.
    • Performs a variety of other tasks as assigned.