If you are an experienced paralegal who can out-research and out-investigate Erin Brockovich, we may have the job you're looking for.
Before we delve into the job description, let us tell you what type of person we're looking for to fill this position:
We WANT to work with you if:
- You are confident in the fact that law firms help people, and you would be willing to excitedly tell other people that you work at a personal injury law firm (and a great one at that).
- You are curious. You're a life-long learner who explores answers to your own questions and about facts related to a case you want answers to. You research and investigate and ask questions for the sake of the case and for knowing what to do the next time you've got a similar case or question.
- You are willing to ask for help if you need it, even if it means owning up to something that you did wrong. We work as a team, but can only do that successfully if we take responsibility for our mistakes and if we ask for help when we need it.
- You are able to make proactive choices based on the information you already know.
- You have a great work ethic. We like to have fun at work, but we also buckle down and get the job done. And we check our ego and drama at the door.
- You love your clients. Sure, some days, you're having a terrible day, some days the clients are having terrible days. But you enjoy working with them on their cases and you enjoy getting to talk to potential clients and working with people from sign-up to settlement.
These are some pretty cool qualities in any person, but our biggest "want" is that you have experience as a plaintiff-side litigation paralegal. If you are just starting in the industry but you are a fast learner and are smart, you should still apply. If you have a few years of experience under your belt and are eager to get more experience and work on complex litigation, then you should apply for this job.
You won’t just be an anonymous employee. We are a small firm, so everyone is a noted contributor to our success. You will have an actual impact on the business (because a law practice is still a business after all). You will see the results of your hard work each and every day.
We aren’t yellers. No one is running around red in the face screaming at people. That’s just not how we do things. We think that if it’s gotten to the point that someone is ready to yell, it means that communication or a system broke down some time ago that needs to be fixed – and yelling right now doesn’t fix it.
You’ll have your own desk (in your own office), and we’ll make sure that you have what need at that desk to be successful (technology and other supplies).
Everyone likes that we have soda and coffee available to everyone who works there, so I guess it’s worth mentioning.
Are You the Paralegal We're Looking For?
We play as a team. We back each other up and we help each other out. If there’s a problem, then you can bring it to someone for help (AFTER you’ve tried to fix it yourself first, of course).
We believe in treating you well. We want you to be able to go home on time. (Really? In a law firm you ask? Yes!). We are fair in our vacation policy, and we do our best to be understanding about what can normally happen in a person’s life (but within reason – and we will not be taken advantage of). We provide free parking in the garage adjacent to our building/ We want things to run smoothly and efficiently at our firm, so we’ll put resources into helping you be able to do your job better.
The basic requirements are:
- Paralegal experience at a plaintiff personal injury firm with trial experience.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Capable of working quickly and efficiently.
- Ability to follow directions.
- Productively works under little supervision.
- Superb customer service experience, on phone and in person.
- You need to be able to write well in English using proper grammar.
- You need to be able to meet deadlines.
- You need to be able to multi-task (real multi-tasking, not “I’m pretending to be busier than I am” multi-tasking).
- You need to have a good phone voice.
- You need to have a system for yourself to prioritize tasks.
- You need to be able to work on Apple computers and use systems like Dropbox, e-filing, TrialPad, and Google Drive. We are proof that lawyers can go paperless.
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