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Litigation Paralegal

Company: Derek L. Hall, PC
Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Due to continued expansion, we have an immediate opening for a Litigation Paralegal for our office in Ridgeland, MS. This is a full-time position, with a competitive salary and benefits package offered.

We are a busy--Plaintiff's personal injury firm--in Ridgeland, MS looking for a full-time--Litigation Paralegal--who will be--supporting a trial attorney. This job will entail--TRIAL PREPARATION, MOTION WRITING, COURT FILING, CALENDARING, SCHEDULING, DISCOVERY,--and all other tasks required. The Litigation Paralegal will be assisting the attorney in depositions, witness preparation, and research. They will also act as an assistant to the attorney during the court proceedings. Once the trial is over, the Litigation Paralegal will be responsible for closing out the case documents.

Can you write well? Can you draft a letter to opposing counsel? Can you read medical records and tell the story of the case? If you answered yes to the above questions, we encourage you to apply!

This is a great job for someone who really wants to be involved in the cases. We welcome our paralegals to offer their ideas on how to win the case and to be an advocate for our clients. If you felt that your previous work experience did not expose you too much, and you're ready to get more involved, this will be a great job for you!

We are looking for someone who has at least 3 years of experience as a paralegal. We need someone who can hit the ground running and will not need initial training beyond familiarizing with our systems and internal procedures.

Experience working in a Personal Injury law firm is a MUST. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is required. MS Word /Adobe Acrobat/ Google Suite (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Google Sheets) experience is required. Knowledge of Apple computers is a plus, but not required.


--- Health Insurance
--- Supplemental Insurance Plans
--- 401k options
--- Vacation and sick time off (after qualifying time at the firm)
--- Paid holiday time off
--- An Employer that cares about giving back to the community
--- Capacity to grow within the firm and ability to earn raises each year

--- Organizing files
--- Docketing (scheduling) events
--- Filling out legal forms and assisting clients with filling out forms
--- Drafting letters and simple court documents for attorney review
--- Writing reports and legal documents for attorney review
--- Thorough legal research into new and novel issues, verifying case law, and reviewing legislation
--- Preparing discovery
--- Meeting with clients to review discovery responses
--- Communicating with clients with updates and gathering information
--- Organizing file materials and ensuring that all file materials appear in the proper place, properly labeled, and in the correct order
--- Helping attorneys prepare cases for hearings and trials
--- Assisting lawyers in the courtroom
--- Prepare for, and attend depositions
--- Prepare and organize exhibits during depositions
--- Prepare and file all court documents
--- Prepare, organize, and file documents and correspondence
--- Weekly and monthly reporting

Back up for Legal Assistant, including but not limited to:
--- Check e-filing
--- Update file
--- Answer phones
--- Scheduling
--- Other tasks as assigned

--- Minimum of 3 years' experience as a paralegal
--- Experience with E-filing
--- Proficient in typing
--- Good communication skills - both oral and written
--- Familiarity with drafting pleadings and correspondence
--- Can-do attitude
--- Prior Experience as a Paralegal is a MUST!!!

About Company:
Derek L. Hall, PC is a Ridgeland, Mississippi-based law firm that emphasizes personal growth and development for its employees and staff. We believe that our team is vital to the success of our business and to our clients. We encourage finding better ways to help our employees and our clients through proven processes that create benefits in personal development, professional development, and overall happiness. We have a "never satisfied" mentality.

Come join our exciting, growing team.


Keywords: Derek L. Hall, PC, Jackson , Litigation Paralegal, Legal , Jackson, Mississippi

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