- The main function of a paralegal is to assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents.
- A typical paralegal is responsible for conducting research to support a legal proceeding, formulate a defense or to initiate legal action.
- Prepare correspondence and legal papers such as summonses, complaints, motions, responses, and subpoenas under the supervision of an attorney or a paralegal.
- Review legal journals and assist with legal research.
- May assist new lawyers how to prepare documents for submission to the courts.
- Assist attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records.
- Attend legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions, and take notes.
- Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.
- Prepare and process legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements.
- Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, customer service and interpersonal skills.
- Basic ability to work independently and manage ones time.
- Basic knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and the democratic political process.
- Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Associate's degree in paralegal studies or equivalent training required.
- 0-2 years’ experience required.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of the position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary, other duties may be assigned as necessary.
Background Check and Drug Screen may be required.
Talascend is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.