Paralegal
Bell Law, LLC
Kansas City, MO US
Posted ago
Bell Law, LLC

We're looking for an organized, detail-oriented, and experienced Paralegal to play an important role on our legal team. The ideal candidate must possess exceptional organizational skills, a capacity to adapt to various firm needs, efficiently manage time, prioritize multiple responsibilities, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and seamlessly perform all work with meticulous attention to detail. If you work well in a fast-paced environment and consistently deliver a high-quality work product, reach out to us today!

Responsibilities
  • Prepare legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings such as complaints, interrogatories, subpoenas, deposition notices, pretrial orders, legal briefs, and affidavits, under the supervision of a lawyer
  • Conduct interviews with clients to gather information about their legal issues
  • Perform administrative duties such as answering phone calls and keeping our case filing system organized so all documents are readily accessible
  • Arrange law office activity such as drafting subpoenas and coordinating with process servers
  • Help lawyers prepare for trial by preparing and organizing exhibits, assisting with client meetings, filing motions, conducting research on legal articles, and organizing and coordinating witnesses

  • Prepare discovery and responses to discovery demands
  • Update and maintain calendars of hearings, depositions, mediations, and scheduling orders/case management deadlines
  • Utilization of state and federal online court systems for electronic filings
  • Communications via phone, email, and mail with clients, opposing counsel, court clerks, and others
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned in support of the litigation team and the Firm

Qualifications
  • Candidates who have completed a paralegal professional certification or have advanced paralegal education will receive preference
  • ABA-approved paralegal certificate program such as an Associate’s degree or proprietary school program in paralegal studies, Bachelor’s degree desired
  • Must have great time-management skills, and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • At least 3 years of experience in legal services under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting

  • Understanding of litigation processes and high comfort level in dealing with litigation documents (ALS, PLS, or CPS certification or a paralegal certificate is a plus)
  • Must be highly proficient in MS Office applications: Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Must know basic legal terminology, have an awareness of court filing requirements, and experience with electronic court filing
  • Working knowledge of legal time entry
  • High attention to detail and accuracy of work with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be motivated, work professionally and confidentially

About Bell Law, LLC

At Bell Law, we believe in fairness, transparency, and respect for all individuals. We believe that every person has a voice. We believe that people are powerful. We believe that people are especially powerful when they stand together against injustice and oppression. We fight for justice and change lives every day.

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