This position requires experience performing a variety of clerical and administrative duties related to the general practice of law by assisting attorneys in a supportive role.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the following items on a daily basis as required: * Work under the general supervision of the attorneys, receiving both oral and written instructions. * Prepare, process, and proofread legal documents. This generally involves the use of computers and appropriate software. * Mail, e-mail, fax, copy, and/or arrange for delivery of documents to clients, witnesses, opposing counsel and court officials. * Maintain filing systems, control records and indexes using moderate independent judgment. * Coordinate and participate in document production. * Obtain information using the research systems available to Deutsch Kerrigan. * Communicate with clients, court personnel, experts, attorneys and others via telephone, email, in person and in writing, obtaining and giving information as directed. * May be required to maintain supervisor(s) calendar electronically and/or manually by scheduling appointments and critical dates and keeping supervisor posted of same. * Assist with trial preparation including preparation of trial books, exhibits, etc. * Maintain client files by filing and retrieving materials as required. * Provide callers with information as authorized by attorney. * File electronically with the courts. * Docket deadlines and coordinate with others in the department on related matters. * Support attorneys during litigation by drafting pleadings, locating case law, conducting discovery, preparing exhibits and corresponding with experts and other witnesses. * Responsible for entering and finalizing time to meet specified billing guidelines (minimum of 1,600 hours per calendar year). * Attend work regularly and in a timely manner. * Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma. A Paralegal Certificate is preferred in addition to a minimum of 3 years' paralegal experience sufficient to perform their duties with a minimum of training - must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Billing experience is required. This is a full-time position at our New Orleans, LA office. Deutsch Kerrigan provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, a great working environment, stability, generous paid-time off, and a 401k/Profit Sharing plan with employer contributions. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews. Deutsch Kerrigan is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal and local laws prohibiting discrimination based upon, race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law.