Paralegal Position Open
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC (“M&S”) has immediate openings for a full-time paralegal position.
M&S is a public-spirited law firm focusing on civil rights, employment law, and consumer protection issues. Paralegals at M&S are front-line participants in the firm’s creative class action litigation practice and work closely with attorneys, clients, witnesses and the firm’s many allies in the civil rights and social justice communities.
Paralegals at M&S field intake calls from potential clients, conduct interviews with witnesses or clients, and draft affidavits for the firm’s active cases. Paralegals also assist in online and documentary research and prepare graphs, charts and other explanatory materials for cases in various stages of investigation or litigation.
Other duties include managing case files; editing and formatting documents and court filings; organizing materials for attorneys; helping attorneys with document review and deposition preparation; offering general office support, as needed; and organizing media and public advocacy projects like press conferences, meetings and community outreach work.
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Requirements for Paralegal Position
This position requires a bachelor’s degree, two to three years’ experience working at a law firm, and superior organization skills. Candidates should be highly motivated and self-starting; learn quickly; work well independently and on a team; and be comfortable managing multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Candidates must also be proficient with computer systems, word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet research, and other related information technologies.
Moderate knowledge of legal proceedings, LexisNexis, Microsoft Access, or iConect (or other legal document management systems) is a plus. Individuals with HTML knowledge or other website maintenance skills will be given special consideration for this position.
A two-year commitment to the law firm is preferred.
Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lee-Ann Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.
People of color are encouraged to apply.