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Call: 350-005-0000
 
New Jersey, ,
    Job Purpose:
    Serves clients by assisting attorneys manage cases; supporting real estate closings; supporting land use development applications; assisting in preparation for and trial proceedings, all under supervision of an attorney.

    Duties:

    * Experience in Real Estate, Litigation, Collection and Land Use Development matters.

    * Receive and organize Real Estate closing matters, including ordering title searches, preparing closing documents.

    * Organizes cases by establishing and organizing files; establishing calendars; expediting requirements and deadlines; documenting actions.

    * Assists in the organization of the law practice by helping manage and coordinate the office calendar, answering telephones and handling correspondence.

    * Assists in the development of cases by researching pertinent law; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints and discovery; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.

    * Manages cases by preparing case summaries, brochures for mediation conferences, exhibits, and related correspondence; scheduling mediation conferences and hearings; drafting pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; initiating and maintaining contact with adjusters and opposing counsel; reviewing case with investigator; contributing information to the team case review.

    * Helps clients by initiating and maintaining contact; preparing clients to answer discovery; keeping clients informed of case status.

    * Supports trial proceedings by organizing evidence and exhibits; taking notes; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses arrive as scheduled.

    * Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.

    * Accomplishes law firm mission by completing related results as needed.

    Skills/Qualifications:
    Fluent in TimeSlips, Time Matters, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access and Excel Reporting Skills, Research Skills, Legal Administration Skills, Litigation, Client Relationships, Organization, Planning, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Dependability, Client Confidentiality



    Salary: USD 35,000 - 50,000 Per Year
    Career Level Required: Experienced (Non-Manager)
    Experience Required: 2+ to 5 Years
    Education Required: Associates Degree or Paralegal Certification
    Job Type: Employee
    Job Status: Full Time


    Benefits: Excellent working environment, contributory health benefits (medical, dental, prescription & dental for full-time employees) 401(k) & paid time-off.
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