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Some job postings listed through the Legal Studies program office encourage five or more years of experience in the legal field as a requisite for applying for the job opening. Do not let this prevent you from applying for the job. If you have any experience to share, including experience as a legal secretary or even as an intern, be sure to list your experience on your resume and apply for the job: Use your education and practical experience with the Legal Studies Office as a focus on your resume.

If you would like to have your resume reviewed prior to submitting it for a job position, please contact the Legal Studies office, 477-2205, or the Office of Career Development, 477-2163.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS August 1-31, 2017 ***
(updated: August 29, 2017)

Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation Paralegal

Morris James LLP, a Delaware law firm with 72 attorneys, seeks an experienced personal injury/workers’ compensation paralegal to join its plaintiff’s practice at either its Dover office located at 850 New Burton Rd, Suite 101 or the 803 N. Broom Street office location in Wilmington. Applicant should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience & must be a detail-oriented self-starter who can work under pressure & prioritize/handle a high volume of cases. Bilingual skill (English/Spanish) is a plus. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include:

*Assist attorneys with all aspects of personal injury & workers’ compensation matters from the initial client contact to settlement of case.
*Meet with clients and manage all client files with discretion and confidentiality.
*Respond to client phone calls and emails.
*Prepare and draft appropriate legal documents with attorney oversight.
*Coordinate available benefits/payments of medical bills and related expenses.
*Prepare client distributions, verifying parties receive appropriate compensation.
*Adhere to all time critical case milestones and due dates.
*Assist with preparation of correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, insurance companies, expert witnesses, and the Court.
*Establish and maintain strong rapport with various doctors’ offices.
*Organize documentation for court hearings, arbitrations, and trials.

SKILLS:
*Strong customer-service-oriented approach and positive attitude.
*Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information.
*Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement to work independently as appropriate and as a member of a team.
*Strong analytic, math, and problem-solving skills.
*Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of clients & professionals in person, by email, and telephone to provide information with tact and diplomacy.
*Strong verbal and written communication skills.
*Detail oriented.
*Ability to interpret and present data produced by research.
*Ability to organize and prioritize numerous projects/tasks simultaneously and complete them to meet deadlines.
*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
*Bilingual skill (English/Spanish) is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS:
*Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a personal injury/workers’ compensation paralegal.
*Must be computer literate with strong working knowledge of MS Word 2016, Excel 2016, and Outlook 2016 & possess strong typing skills.
*May be required to retrieve and distribute files, written documents, or office supplies weighing up to 15 pounds.

Qualified applicants must submit cover letter, resume, plus salary requirements & references to [email protected] or fax to 302-571-1750.

Carol A Folt
Human Resources Manager
[email protected] 500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1500
Wilmington, DE 19801-1494
T 302-888-6823 F 302-888-6942

McCANN & WALL
Paralegal / Legal Assistant – Wilmington, DE

Plaintiff Personal Injury office currently seeking a paralegal or legal assistant, detail oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Applicant must be experienced in Microsoft word, Outlook, and E-Filing. Responsible for clerical duties, ECF filing, calendaring, litigation/discovery pleadings, opening files, requesting records, etc. Downtown location.

Please email resume and salary requirements to [email protected].

McCann & Wall
300 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19801

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS July 1-31, 2017 ***
(updated: July 18, 2017)

Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC

Well-established defense firm has an opening for a full-time Litigation Paralegal in its Wilmington, Delaware office. Must be extremely well organized and able to meet multiple deadlines. Ability to prioritize, multi-task and have excellent attention to detail. Above average to superior skills in both Excel and WORD. Power Point knowledge a plus. Well spoken, professional and energetic. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with some nights and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines. Great opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic person who wants to not only apply his/her experience and knowledge to the position, but have a true sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. Competitive benefit package and salary.

Please send resume to [email protected].

Rachel A. Nuzzi
Human Resources Director
Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC
1201 N. Market Street, Ste. 900
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-425-5177 (Main)
302-472-1732 (Direct)
302-425-0180 (Fax)
[email protected]
www.maronmarvel.com

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS June 1-30, 2017 ***
(updated: June 19, 2017)

***This is a REPOST***

DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Casual/Seasonal JOB OPENING
Opening Date: June 15, 2017 Closing Date: June 23, 2017
This is a Casual/Seasonal position (maximum of 37.5 hours per week) without benefits.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
CASUAL/SEASONAL PARALEGAL
Special Victims Unit, Criminal Division, New Castle County

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
This Paralegal will have a rewarding position providing general paralegal support to Deputy Attorneys General (“DAGs”) in the Special Victims Unit, Criminal Division, in New Castle County. This Paralegal will be an integral part of the prosecution team that seeks justice on behalf of the most vulnerable of victims. Duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing police reports and performing intakes with police officers to gather essential facts for the DAGs to assess cases. This Paralegal will draft charging documents, including indictments and informations, and will prepare files for prosecution by researching statutory and case law, drafting subpoenas, preparing discovery, redacting recorded interviews, and preparing legal correspondence and legal filings.

This Paralegal will work with DELJIS, CJIS, LEISS, Justware and Westlaw.

The duties of a Paralegal in the Special Victims Unit are constantly evolving and may vary depending on the volume of caseload.

This Paralegal must demonstrate excellent organizational and computer skills and be able to work accurately and independently within strict periods with a minimum of direct guidance and supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:
No less than five (5) years of employment with the Department of Justice in a similar capacity AND a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved, non-ABA approved or Department-sponsored program, OR An Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA-approved program, OR A Bachelor’s degree AND a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved or Department-sponsored program OR 2 A Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA-approved program OR A Bachelor’s degree AND one year of law school.

Internal Delaware Department of Justice Applicants: Please submit an updated Resume or summary of work experience to the Director of Human Resources.

External Applicants: In order to be considered for this position, external applicants must submit Resume and the Delaware Department of Justice Application (please see link): http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/executive/hr/job-application/ OR external applicants can mail Resume and the Delaware Department of Justice Application to: Delaware Department of Justice, Human Resources, 820 N. French Street, 6th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801, OR E-mail to: [email protected] OR Fax to: 302-577-5866. EOE.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS May 1-30, 2017 ***
(updated: May 12, 2017)

Securities Paralegal

Job Title: Paralegal
Level: Non-Exempt
Overview:
Progressive Law Firm in Radnor, PA seeks a Paralegal for a busy group of Attorneys. Candidate must have at least a Paralegal certificate and 3+ yrs. of litigation experience for consideration. Experience with electronic discovery is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up calendars, interface with attorneys, legal assistants and other counsel.
  • Handle investigative Internet research
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of documents including, but not limited to, court pleadings and legal correspondence
  • Handle trial preparation, as necessary
  • Draft legal documents and correspondence, and review and check all documents for accuracy and timeliness
  • Handle Bluebooking, heavy editing and proof-reading
  • Provides administrative support including typing correspondence, maintaining attorney schedules, and maintaining legal databases. Organizes and maintains legal files and document review projects
  • Complete discreet research assignments using LEXIS and/or Westlaw

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail, a great attitude, and a hard work ethic are a must
  • Must be a self starter
  • Excellent writing and communication skills required
  • Ability to prioritize and work under a tight schedule
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must be available for overtime
  • Knowledge of court rules and deadlines a plus but not required
  • Ability to work in a professional manner under pressure, and handle difficult situations with a consistently calm, positive demeanor
  • Proficiency in or advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Must be able to deal with confidential and highly sensitive matters in a consistently discreet and professional manner
  • Candidate must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines. Experience with legal database software like PACER, the Federal Court filing system, LEXIS and/or Westlaw a plus
  • Exceptional organizational skills, highly motivated and able to multi task
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Relativity and Document Review a plus
  • Trial prep experience strongly preferred

Securities Legal Secretary

Job Title: Legal Secretary
Level: Non-Exempt
Overview:
Progressive Law Firm in Radnor, PA seeks a Legal Secretary for a busy group of litigation attorneys. This role will support a minimum of five attorneys.

Responsibilities:

  • Intensive word processing, formatting and organizing documents created during the course of complex litigation.
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of legal documents including, but not limited to, court pleadings and briefs, legal correspondence and attorney memos.
  • Interface with attorneys, paralegals and opposing counsel.
  • Review and check all correspondence for accuracy and timeliness.
  • Handle heavy editing and proof-reading.
  • Organize investigative materials, discovery materials, hearing preparation materials, and correspondence and case files;
  • Assist larger litigation teams with any and all administrative and word processing tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of administrative experience; experience in an administrative role in a legal environment strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Advanced knowledge of word processing, document formatting and information management, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat. Prior experience with Relativity legal document management system, Lexis, and Westlaw a plus, but not required.
  • Attention to detail regarding letters, court filings and legal documents is a must.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter with a great attitude and hard work ethic.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under a tight schedule.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge of federal court rules and deadlines a plus but not required.
  • Must have excellent communication skills for interaction with attorneys and staff.
  • Ability to work in a professional manner under pressure, and handle difficult situations with a consistently calm, positive demeanor.
  • Must be able to deal with confidential and highly sensitive matters in a consistently discreet and professional manner.

Paralegal

Busy litigation practice (civil/criminal) in search of an entry level paralegal. A dynamic opportunity awaits a qualified candidate, with duties ranging from routine office tasks to assisting attorneys during trial. Must have excellent organizational skills, to: maintain case files, prepare and handle all exhibits during depositions and trials and close out files, upon completion of a case. Must also have effective communication skills, as the position requires frequent contact with clients, witnesses and court personnel. It is highly desired that candidate possess developed writing skills, as the position will also involve a significant amount of time drafting correspondence, pleadings, motions, briefs and other legal/administrative documents.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is available immediately. Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS April 1-30, 2017 ***
(updated: April 4, 2017)

Commercial Real Estate Administrative Assistant

SUMMARY: Commercial Real Estate Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) reports to and supports four attorneys. An LAA also offers assistance to the section’s paralegals and across the section as needed. Essential Functions of an LAA:

  • Accurately and thoroughly typing and proofreading legal documents, memoranda, correspondence and forms
  • Maintaining Attorney filing system preferences and the firm’s digital records process
  • Handling telephone calls and messages in professional, prompt and proficient manner and exercising good judgment
  • Developing knowledge of each job assignment, required procedures, legal terminology and court filing procedures within each section and attorney group
  • Developing proficiency with office and section specific applications
  • Developing knowledge of file opening and closing procedures including conflict searches
  • Attending classes or seminars regularly to improve knowledge and skill level
  • Using time constructively, planning and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines
  • Working and interacting effectively and professionally with attorneys/supervisors, clients, outside counsel and other staff members
  • Interpreting and responding to situations, problems and procedures using sound judgment; keeping attorneys/supervisors informed of any issues or questions as needed
  • Creating letters and documents with minimal supervision utilizing effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Adjusting to changing conditions, workload, procedures and duties
  • Assisting with overflow work when schedule/workload permits

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the section attorneys with the production of loan documentation and real estate closings
  • Develop computer proficiency with all applications required by the job
  • Type and proofread loan documents, legal descriptions, memoranda, correspondence, articles, forms and emails
  • Calendar events and deadlines, make appointments and reservations, update visitors list, order meeting refreshments
  • Answer phones, take messages or transfer phone calls, distribute codes for conference calls
  • Enter time sheets, prepare invoices and reminder letters, process payments
  • Open and close files, client and administrative filing (both paper and electronically), check requests for attorney BP and client expenses
  • Open, stamp, and distribute mail; track Fedex packages
  • Document production; typing from handwritten copies, dictation software, and voice-mails; compose blacklines comparing two documents; convert WORD to PDF/PDF to WORD documents
  • Send faxes, make copies, scan and import documents into Filesite, send mail by FedEx, Certified Mail, Hand Delivery
  • Search for contact information and other relevant case information in Outlook, Filesite, Legal Key, Elite, and on Internet
  • Transfer and save e-mails and documents into Filesite and send e-mails with multiple attachments using attorney approved signature line
  • Process conflict of interest and file opening forms, request creation of physical files/folders
  • Maintain attorneys’ filing system, billing book, contacts list, and reject files up-to-date
  • Coordinate contact list/mailings for holiday/special event cards/notices
  • Arrange for Parcels/Metrocolor assistance
  • Assist during real estate closings, especially with edits and copying
  • Create and distribute closing document binders and CDs
  • Draft and send Probate & Property magazine solicitation letters, acceptance letters, publication agreements, author copy letters, complimentary copy letters; maintain prospects chart and accepted articles chart; calendar publication deadlines
  • Any other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent oral & written communication and computer skills; drafting/writing skills; strong proofreading, typing and transcription skills
  • College degree in Business Administration or Communications preferred
  • Paralegal Certificate preferred
  • Previous administrative experience preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with multiple overlapping deadlines
  • Team player attitude a must
  • Self-starter and motivated

Contact: [email protected]

Paralegal

Paralegal personal injury practice, interact with clients, interact with insurance adjustors, obtain police reports, medical records, draft lawsuits, subpoenas, discovery responses. Must have good people skills and writing skills.

Contact: [email protected]

 

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