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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Fresh Legal Perspective, PL – Tampa, FL

SUMMARY: Provides paralegal and client administrative support services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes but may not be limited to the following:

*General Office and Paralegal Duties
*

  • Prepare correspondence
  • Perform legal and factual research
  • Perform records research
  • Identify relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material
  • Organize and analyze information
  • Cross-check and validate information
  • Prepare written reports
  • Draft legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts, legal memoranda, contracts, confidentiality agreements, stock certificates, shareholder agreements, financial reports, articles, lease agreements, pleadings, motions, affidavits, complaints, and legal memoranda
  • Check and edit legal forms and documents for accuracy
  • Build, maintain, and manage databases and files, including tasks lists
  • Organize and track all client and case files
  • Review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations
  • Maintain and update case files based on the official dockets
  • Coordinate law office activities such as client contact, attorney scheduling, and setting hearings
  • Maintain law firm calendar, including attorney and client appointments and dates
  • Learn and perform additional duties related to business law, tax law, litigation, estate planning, and/or probate

General Office Duties

  • Manage office supplies and coordinate with vendors
  • Maintaining the conference rooms and waiting areas
  • Other tasks as needed

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelors degree, Associates degree, or certificate program (paralegal certification preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge of legal principles and practices
  • Thorough computer knowledge and experience

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Information monitoring
  • Strong communication skills
  • Stress tolerance
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Confidentiality
  • Teamwork

BEHAVIORS REQUIRED:

  • Expected to be highly accurate
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • A positive outlook and vision
  • Must stand by the service we deliver
  • Lifelong learner who enjoys improving knowledge
  • Strong professionalism both in appearance and presentation
  • Can work independently

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Light to moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous activities of an administrative nature to include:
  • Sitting or standing for extended period of time
  • Lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Working in a well-lighted, heated, and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation
  • Using manual dexterity sufficient to handle/reach items and works with fingers
  • Using close/distance/peripheral and depth perception

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.50 to $17.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Paralegal: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office Suite: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Location:

  • Tampa, FL 33625 (Required)

License:

  • Paralegal (Preferred)

Working Days:

  • Monday (Required)
  • Tuesday (Required)
  • Wednesday (Required)
  • Thursday (Required)
  • Friday (Required)

Hours per Week:

  • 31-40 (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

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