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Litigation Paralegal

Company: Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP
Location: Bessemer City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOur office is located in Hickory, we are hiring candidates from the surrounding areas.Summary:We are seeking a skilled and experienced Paralegal to support our legal team. You will work closely with our attorneys from the beginning of a case through the end, including if it goes to trial. Candidates must have extensive experience with document review, trial preparation, handling discovery, drafting legal documents, and managing case paperwork. You also need to have excellent research skills, be able to multi-task several assignments under tight deadlines, and be proficient in Microsoft ExcelAREAS OF PRACTICE: Civil Litigation, Business/Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Construction Litigation, Family LawJOB QUALIFICATIONS:5 or more years of legal work experiencePrior experience in the areas of litigation or family law strongly preferredExcellent organizational skillsAbility to work in a fast-paced environment and manage high-volume workloadsExcellent customer service skillsEfficient with Microsoft Word and ExcelCurrent NC Notary Public, or willing to obtain Notary immediately after hire if not currently certifiedCurrent NC Certified Paralegal CertificationJOB DUTIES:Secretarial and Paralegal work, including, among others:Reviewing documents for calendaring deadlines, etc.Communications with clients; information and document gathering for mediations, depositions, loans and business transactionsPrepare pleadingsPrepare domestic affidavitsPrepare discover requests/answersSearch public records (including Register of Deeds and Departments of State Records ) to obtain information/documents related to pertinent casesAssist attorney with court procedures, timelines/deadlines primarily related to family lawPreparation of quality initial drafts utilizing forms providedCalendar and monitor case deadlinesMaintain follow-up with clientsSubmit filings to Clerk of Court officesEnter time and expenses into billing software dailyRequest checks for client costs and advancesMake deposits and disbursements from client trust accounts and prepare Accountings for Funds in TrustSubmit billing statements to clientsTake client payments via credit card or checkAssist other office staff as needed with duties such as and acting as backupCompany DescriptionPatrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP traces its beginnings to October 1, 1946. With 74 years of experience Patrick, Harper & Dixon is a full-servicelaw firm in Hickory, North Carolina, that is committed to upholding the highest standards of professional excellence. With the ability to handle not only the basic legal needs of individuals, but also the complex needs of corporate and business clients, our attorneys are known for their responsive client service, zealous advocacy, and professional approach to each case. Our trusted team of lawyers listens to and embraces our clients' goals and needs, and then tailors our legal services and efforts to provide real results in a timely and effective manner. We strive to build lasting professional relationships with all our clients, and we take great pride in our work. Our diverse team of attorneys is versed in a variety of practice areas, including business law, family law, elder law and estate planning, real property law, employment law, and health care law. We can provide legal advice, advocacy and representation in matters of both mediation and litigation.

Keywords: Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP, Gastonia , Litigation Paralegal, Legal , Bessemer City, North Carolina

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