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Job Description We are seeking a Litigation Paralegal to become a part of our team! You will provide overall support to attorneys' business needs. Would you like to work remotely for the next 60 days? ​Staying busy is key, our client is a successful solo practitioner law firm, you'll need to multitask. Are you great on the phone and excellent at follow-up? Are you strong technically and like using software to stay efficient? Responsibilities: • Conduct research to support legal proceedings • Assist with the drafting and reviewing of legal documents • Investigate facts to help in the negotiation of legal disputes • Monitor and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations • Record and store client information ​Qualifications: • Previous experience as a paralegal or other legal field • Familiarity with legal research • Ability to prioritize and multitask • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Deadline and detail-oriented We will be in our downtown Miami... Offices within the next 60 days. Company Description We are a top South Florida Recruiting firm specializing in both Legal and Financial Recruiting
If you're passionate about being part of a diverse organization that enables a Fortune 100 company to deliver innovative business solutions with excellence, then Nationwide's Legal team could be the place for you! Job Description Summary Would you thrive in an environment where you can deliver top-quality legal services to support the mission of a Fortune 100 insurance company to protect people, businesses and futures with extraordinary care? If you enjoy having a diverse workload, are adaptable, technologically skilled, possess strong collaboration skills and bring a team-oriented approach needed for success in a civil litigation environment, our team may be the place for you! Nationwide Trial Division (NTD) is a national team with approximately 40 offices through six regions across the United States. Our Senior Paralegals have experience in a law firm setting, require moderate to low guidance and oversight, have a working knowledge of property and casualty insurance defense... and/or subrogation law, as well as extensive knowledge in legal concepts, terminology and processes. As a Senior Paralegal, you’ll provide pre-trial and trial support to a team of legal professionals representing clients under both commercial and personal lines insurance policies. You’ll support legal teams with a highly productive case volume that reflects our collective commitment to innovative thinking, effective collaboration, embracing technology, and a highly organized approach to case management. Job Description Key Responsibilities: • Provides direct pre-trial and trial support for litigated matters of moderate to high complexity. Assists in the preparation, review, filing, and service of pleadings, motions, discovery, and subpoenas. Reviews and prepares documents for document production requests. Analyzes and responds to incoming discovery. Reviews and analyzes medical records. Conducts legal research and writing assignments, which may include the preparation of medical chronologies, deposition summaries of fact and expert witnesses. Takes initiative to move case files to trial/resolution. Works autonomously, with low supervision. • Coordinates and schedules depositions, hearings, and meetings, and communicates with clients and expert witnesses. • Provides administrative support to trial team(s) including the retrieval of information from our document management system, and the assembly of exhibits, binders, and appendices for depositions, court filings, hearings, and trial. Maintains working knowledge of court procedures. Reviews court dockets and retrieves case information. Prepares case file and discovery impact reports. • Understands and maintains confidentiality in respect to the attorney-client privilege/relationship, trial strategies, ethics rules, the identities of the plaintiff, defense clients and claims’ customers. • Has in-depth knowledge of each file assigned to trial team(s) and is capable of understanding the relevancy of case information as it pertains to assisting in the preparation for depositions, hearings, pre-trial conferences and trial. • Brings a well-developed sense of organization to coordinate workflow, support the overall litigation strategy. May assist Managing Attorney with the coordination of workflow of support staff. May assist Managing Attorney mentor or train new and less experienced Paralegals and Legal Assistants. May performs other duties as assigned. Reporting Relationships: Reports to Managing Attorney Typical Skills and Experiences: Education: Undergraduate studies in business administration, insurance or other related area preferred. License/Certification/Designation: Certification in paralegal studies strongly preferred; or developed paralegal experience. Experience: Typically, five years of experience as a paralegal with proven experience. Experience as a civil litigation paralegal or a combination of requisite experience and education will also be considered for the role. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Has general knowledge of law office operations, practices and procedures. . Experience in filing and scheduling procedures of the various courts, as well as how to use federal and state e-filing and e-Court systems. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, case management databases, such as Legal Files is preferred. Understanding of insurance practice civil defense in state courts and agencies and understanding of both personal and commercial lines policies is preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills for interaction with attorneys, paralegals, court personnel, clients and claims’ staff. Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, focused, technologically savvy, adaptable to learning new systems and processes, and can prioritize and multitask. Exercises independent initiative and judgment in daily tasks. Ability to design and maintain filing and follow-up systems. Ability to acquire skills and/or knowledge necessary to research information and determine the applicability of legal action. Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and Human Resources Business Partner. Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors. Must also acknowledge and comply with all corporate and NTD policies and procedures. Complies with the private practice of law policy and the ethical rules of the state where the position is located. Job Conditions: Overtime Eligibility: Eligible (nonexempt) Working Conditions: Professional law office environment, business casual dress, with some work from home possible. Occasional travel. Occasional overtime. ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties. Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary account abilities of this job, a valid credit check and/or background which will be requires as part of the selection process. Job Evaluation Activity: KLG 6/2020 #legal
The First District Guardian ad Litem Program (GALP) is currently seeking a full-time, non-exempt Guardian ad Litem African-American Cultural Specialist to service a caseload of child abuse and neglect matters in the Juvenile Court proceedings in Dakota County . T he candidate selected for this position will need to be localized in close proximity to Dakota County and will work remotely from their home office . Travel to other service areas throughout the district may be required as well. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is an individual appointed by the court to advocate for the best interests of children in court proceedings, with an emphasis on serving the African American Community. Incumbents apply an intimate understanding of the African American culture in providing effective representation of the child's best interests. Work involves following procedures and guidelines to ensure the responsibilities of the Guardian ad Litem program are carried out in accordance with the Minnesota... Rules of Practice and Rules of Guardian ad Litem Procedure as well as Juvenile Protection Rules, the Minnesota Rules of Court, Statutes and Administrative Orders and Policies; GAL Board Policies; GAL Program Standards; and district and local program requirements. Work is performed under supervision of the Guardian ad Litem Board and the 1st District GAL program. Reviews and researches files and discovery for information in proceedings, relevant documents and data pertaining to the child and basic facts of the case and any extenuating circumstances. Meets with and observes the child in the home and other settings and documents the child's interaction with caretakers, peers and others. Prepares interview questions appropriate to the case. Interviews child and others involved with the child using recommended interview techniques. Obtains releases of information. Keeps accurate and precise notes in accordance with GAL program requirements and access rules. Organizes and catalogs interview/file review notes and records. Demonstrates knowledge of and sensitivity to the child's cultural background in working with family and community members and considers the importance of cultural issues in making appropriate recommendations to the court on behalf of the child. Prepares written reports to the court in a timely manner according to court rules per the prescribed format regarding the best interest of the child, including findings, conclusions and recommendations. Attends court hearings and prepares all necessary reports and documentation for the Court. Makes written and oral recommendations to the Court and testifies as required. Attends staffings, administrative reviews, case plan meetings and other proceedings involving the child as an advocate for the child. Maintains an accurate and up-to-date calendar of hearings. Files reports and materials in a timely manner. Calls and questions witnesses, when appropriate. Determines when to request legal representation for self and/or child. Works with attorney in case preparation and review. Compiles, organizes and maintains accurate and up-to-date case files. Adheres to record and case confidentiality/access rules. Closes files. Stores files in accordance with district/county policies. Responds to questions about a case. Attends program staff meetings and continuing education sessions as scheduled. Participates on local, district and/or state task forces and committees. Identifies and is knowledgeable regarding resources for placement, treatment and other necessary services for the family/child. May be accompanied by and/or act as mentor to new Guardian ad Litem. Work is conducted with individuals who are victims and/or perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and child neglect. Exposure to extensive secondary trauma and on-going conflict. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, education, nursing, criminal justice, law or child-related discipline and some experience working with families and children OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Must pass background check upon hire and repeat background checks every three years thereafter. Knowledge: Knowledge of juvenile and family judicial process, rules and law, including Minnesota Statutes. Knowledge of the objectives, philosophy, policies and procedures of the GAL program. Knowledge of child development, and of the issues and dynamics that surround juvenile and family cases, such as child abuse, domestic abuse, chemical dependency and developmental disabilities. Knowledge of community resources for placement, treatment and other necessary services, including ability to identify community resources available for providing culturally appropriate services. Knowledge of the culture/demographics being served in the community and the ability to work with diverse cultures. Skills: Ability to interview using appropriate techniques and critical observation skills. Ability to work independently, think critically and analyze complex family situations, and make objective and sound recommendations in the best interest of the child. Ability to create and maintain accurate, complete and up-to-date files. Ability to listen, speak and write effectively in order to conduct interviews, make oral presentations and prepare clear, concise written reports. Ability to become proficient using a computer, laptop, iPad, smart phone and relevant computer software programs and databases. Ability to type a minimum of 40 words per minute. Ability to use basic office equipment such as fax, scanner and copy machine. Ability to find and work with an interpreter as necessary. Behavior: Ability to relate professionally with judges, court administrators, staff, representatives of other agencies, attorneys, children and the public while representing the Guardian ad Litem Program in a professional manner. Ability to partner and work collaboratively with justice partners, peers and families and the ability to work as part of a team as well as individually. Ability to develop and maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers. Ability to remain professional/composed in crisis situations and the ability to defuse high conflict, complex situations. Ability to efficiently manage time and resources. Ability to be receptive to feedback, have a willingness to learn and embrace the need for continuous improvement. Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check. Must possess a current driver's license, vehicle registration and valid automobile insurance in compliance with Minnesota statute. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience as a Guardian ad Litem, completion of the Guardian ad Litem pre-service orientation requirements, and a demonstrated comprehension of the responsibilities of Guardians ad Litem are desirable. Knowledge of the culture/demographics being served in the community and the ability to work with diverse cultures. COMPENSATION: Starting pay $19.07/hr. This is a 1.00 FTE full-time position eligible for full-time State of Minnesota employee benefits package. The Guardian ad Litem Program is an independent program within the Minnesota Judicial Branch and is governed by the Guardian ad Litem Board. This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 5. Posted for bidding, internal and external applications. Only current State of MN Guardian ad Litem Program permanent employees covered under AFSCME Council 5 bargaining agreement are eligible to bid. TO APPLY: Complete the online application at the employment website at: and attach your cover letter and resume. Application deadline for bidding, internal and external application is Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Please allow approximately 45 minutes to complete the application process. The Guardian ad Litem Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the principles of diversity. We actively seek and encourage applications from persons of diverse backgrounds. It is the policy of the Guardian ad Litem Program that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment be made without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age. If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the employee selection process or if you have any additional HR related questions, please contact, [email protected] Employment Type: Full-time