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Paralegal/Executive Assistant - Litigation

Company: Carpenter & Zuckerman
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Paralegal/Executive Assistant - Litigation Team Non-Exempt: Full-time Reports to: Trial Attorney Job Summary/Objective: Serves as assistant to trial attorney in preparing cases for trial. The legal assistant will aid in all trial preparation needs for the plaintiff, product liability, employment and class action cases. This position requires the ability to work under minimal supervision. Must have knowledge of the Code of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, familiarity with filings in State and Federal Courts, principles of spelling and grammar, and have the ability to meet deadlines under time constraints Job Duties: -- Monitoring statute of limitation dates for filing lawsuits and government claim deadlines -- Preparations of summons and complaints, statement of damages, applications for publication, guardian ad litem applications, etc. -- Putting out lawsuits for service on defendants -- Preparing all trial documents including trial binders -- Coordinating trial testimony with the attorney -- Drafting and handling correspondence and e-mails -- Calendar management, organizing files and meeting with clients -- Maintains inventory of office supplies; orders new supplies as needed. -- Performs other related duties as assigned. Competencies & abilities in: -- Working with clients -- Adequate grammar and spelling skills -- Working under deadlines and fast-paced work environments Work Environment: This job operates in an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. Essential Physical Functions: -- Safely lift and carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds -- Heavy computer and keyboard work -- Sitting for the majority of 8-hour workday Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Days of work are Monday through Friday; hours can start as early as 8:00 AM and continue as late as 5:00 PM, based on an eight-hour day. Position may require extra work hours (overtime) and schedules may be modified according to our operational needs. We have positions open at our Beverly Hills Offices and our LAX Office. Please note all positions are on-site work and working remotely is not an option. Travel: This position requires some travel meet with clients to respond to discovery, attend site inspections, and court Required Education and Experience: -- 2-3 years--- experience with preparation and filing of lawsuits, putting lawsuits out for service and tracking statute of limitations deadlines -- Previous experience as a legal assistant or paralegal -- Computer skills: Proficient in G-Suite, MS Office, and Adobe, but also willing to train -- Filing documents with court, bookmarking. Equipment Used: -- PC Computer -- Fax/Copy Machine -- Telephone Additional Comments: This job description is not a complete statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skill, and/or abilities. Management retains the discretion to add or change the typical duties of the position at any time. Hiring is contingent upon passing a criminal background check and reference checks to our satisfaction. Company Description Carpenter & Zuckerman is a leading California plaintiff-only law firm that is dedicated to the representation of injured people . We are known for our aggressive stand against insurance companies, and we consistently win multi-million-dollar awards on behalf of our clients. Our skilled team has obtained more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts since the firm was founded in 1995. Carpenter & Zuckerman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Carpenter & Zuckerman, Beverly Hills , Paralegal/Executive Assistant - Litigation, Legal , Beverly Hills, California

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