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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Company: Derek L. Hall, PLLC
Location: Ridgeland
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:


Immediate opening available for a Paralegal/legal assistant with the requisite skills at our Ridgeland, MS office due to company expansion.

Full-time position with competitive salary and benefits package offered. Seeking a Paralegal to support a trial attorney at our busy Plaintiff's personal injury firm in Ridgeland, MS. Responsibilities include trial preparation, motion writing, court filing, calendaring, scheduling, discovery, and other necessary tasks. The role involves assisting with depositions, witness preparation, research, and providing support to the attorney during court proceedings. Closing out case documents post-trial is also a key responsibility. -

The ideal candidate should possess strong writing skills, the ability to draft letters to opposing counsel, and analyze medical records to convey the case narrative effectively. Candidates with a proactive approach to case strategy and a desire to advocate for clients are encouraged to apply. Minimum requirement of 3 years of paralegal experience in Personal Injury law. Proficiency in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Suite is necessary. Experience with Apple computers is a bonus.

Benefits include health insurance, supplemental insurance plans, 401k options, vacation and sick time off, paid holidays, opportunities for career growth, and annual raises.


--- Manage and organize files and documents
--- Schedule events and assignments
--- Assist clients in filling and submitting legal forms
--- Draft letters and simple court papers for attorney review
--- Compose reports and legal documents for attorney approval
--- Carrying out in-depth legal research into new and developing issues, verifying legal precedents, and analyzing legislation
--- Assemble and submit discovery
--- Bring together clients to review discovery answers
--- Communicating with clients to provide updates and collect necessary information
--- Ensure that all file elements are in the right location, accurately labeled, and in the suitable order
--- Aid attorneys in preparing cases for hearings and trials
--- Support lawyers in the courtroom
--- Prepare for and attend depositions
--- Prepare and classify exhibits during depositions
--- Prepare and submit court documents
--- Compose and file documents and correspondence
--- Generate weekly and monthly reports
--- Support Legal Assistant, which includes but is not limited to monitoring e-filing, refreshing files, answering phones, scheduling, and other duties as assigned


--- Must have a minimum of 3 years experience as a paralegal
--- E-filing knowledge is necessary
--- Proficiency in typing is essential
--- Excellent communication abilities (verbal and written)
--- Understanding of how to create pleadings and letters
--- Positive attitude
--- Prior experience as a Paralegal is a requirement

Keywords: Derek L. Hall, PLLC, Jackson , Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Legal , Ridgeland, Mississippi

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