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Paralegal (24694)

Palmer Group
Job Description
Great opportunity for a Legal Assistant! Our West Des Moines client has an opening for a Legal Assistant in their office, on direct hire basis. This position will be providing support to an attorney through legal and administrative tasks. Those who have 2+ years previous administrative experience and are self-starters are highly urged to apply! Our client provides a laid back office environment.


Responsibilities:
  • Handle phone calls, transfer to appropriate personnel, take messages
  • Place outbound calls to verify information
  • Greet clients as they arrive
  • Process attorney's notes into Word documents or necessary forms
  • Draft basic pleadings as instructed by supervising attorney
  • Create and maintain billing summaries
  • Document and track information communicated by clients, attorneys and adjusters
  • Organize and maintain case files
  • Work with basic office equipment
  • Provide assistance with basic accounting and bookkeeping functions
  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail concerning clients
  • Assist with all other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • 2+ years in an administrative capacity, legal experience preferred
  • Dependability, a strong work ethic, and self-starter attitude are essential
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and typing at a minimum of 40 WPM
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • General Math skills and abilities
  • Ability to be empathetic with clients and good with people is essential

Hours: 8 hour work days between the hours of 7:00AM-6:00PM Monday-Friday
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