Criminal Defense Litigation Paralegal
Platte River Injury Law + Cowboy Country Criminal Defense
Remote
Posted ago
Platte River Injury Law + Cowboy Country Criminal Defense

Bullies suck. Our law firm exists to do something about it.

In the process, we always try to show up with Compassion, Grit, and Poise. If this resonates with you, please keep reading!

Our fast-growing Wyoming criminal defense firm is looking for a high-performing criminal defense paralegal to join our team — in Casper, WY, or remotely anywhere in the US — for a rewarding long-term opportunity!

Are you a successful and knowledgeable client-focused paralegal looking to work alongside an established team of high-performing professionals? If so, we’d like to connect! We are looking to add to our team of high performers and are eager to reward and incentivize the right person who helps the firm push forward with its history of first-class results.

We are building our business and want to help you build a life-giving career in the process. We are committed to professional development and intend to reward all who make a meaningful contribution to our team. Even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have grown rapidly and have a robust caseload of good injured folks who need our help. We are eager to reward and incentivize the right person who helps the firm push forward with its history of aggressive growth.

You should have five years of litigation experience and be comfortable managing your own cases from start to finish. You should be passionate about helping our clients find justice and protect their freedom and future. You should also be excited by the personal and professional opportunities that come from working for a fast-growing law firm.

If this sounds like you, apply today!

Responsibilities

We love our work. And that’s a good thing because criminal defense litigation is challenging and demanding. This is a fast-paced job and will require solid organizational skills and the ability to multitask.

You will report directly to the managing attorney(s) for your cases, and there will be plenty of opportunities to brainstorm, collaborate, and be mentored. You will creatively strategize plans and solutions for your cases under the direction of your managing attorney(s) to ensure each case progresses through the firm’s pipeline while maintaining top-notch quality standards. As an experienced paralegal, you should also value the opportunity to work independently. Because of this, priority will be given to paralegals who don't need much training on the litigation process or basic legal concepts.

We are committed to professional development and showing appreciation to everyone who makes valuable contributions to our team. If you are hired, you will work with a team of conscientious and loyal people who work hard to do the job right the first time and take pride in the work we do.

Finally, we are a firm of trial lawyers. There are always new techniques and strategies available to the ambitious, curious, and persistent legal team. Our lawyers are committed to investing time to read about and learn how to keep becoming the best trial lawyers we can be. We are building a legal team of paralegals and support staff who feel the same way about this work and who want to develop and hone their skills.

You need to be comfortable doing this stuff:

  • Investigate and review evidence in criminal cases and provide relevant information to your managing attorneys
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with our attorneys, staff, clients, opposing counsel, experts, and investigators
  • Consistently document case status in the firm's case management system
  • Research case law, statutes, rules, and issues related to evidence
  • Draft or review/edit motions, briefs, notices, discovery responses, and plea agreements
  • Prepare cases for a jury trial and support your attorney at trial

Qualifications

  • Detailed oriented
  • Full of initiative
  • Skilled at identifying the next thing needed to maximize the value you provide to your team
  • Diligent and driven to finish projects efficiently while being accurate and thorough
  • A boss at calendaring & meeting deadlines
  • At least five years of litigation and trial experience preferred
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the criminal justice system, criminal defense litigation, and the Wyoming Rules of Criminal (and Civil) Procedure
  • Ongoing willingness to learn and apply new litigation skills to deliver first-class results
  • Superb research, writing, organization, scheduling, and communication skills
  • Comfortable with computers and learning new technology or software

Compensation
$45,000+ DOE
About Platte River Injury Law + Cowboy Country Criminal Defense

In all we do, we are guided by three key characteristics or core values: 

  • Compassion: We understand legal problems create life problems and care enough about our clients to tackle both.
  • Grit: We have the passion and perseverance to finish whatever we start.
  • Poise: We are good-humored and gracious—especially under pressure.

We believe our clients should be empowered to rise up against big insurance, corporations, and the government to protect their freedom, financial futures, physical well-being, and peace of mind. We believe there is a better way to help hurting people through the upfront relationships we build and the downstream results we fight for every day.

We crave honest communication. This ensures we help everyone on our team create the lives and careers they want while empowering our clients in the process.

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