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      • Duluth, Minnesota
      • Temp to Perm
      • $20.00 - $21.00 per hour
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Paralegal needed for an established Duluth law firm to provide legal support for attorneys to whom assigned. Maintains positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff and observes confidentiality of client matters. This position is full time, Monday through Friday.Responsibilities:Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. All duties listed may not be required to be performed, and additional, position-specific tasks may be required to be performed. 1.Effectively operates office technology including computer, software programs, email, copier, scanner, dictation, etc.2.Transcribes dictation.3.Drafts and types correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents. Uses document management program to profile (save) information to client and matter number.4.Proofreads and corrects prepared material for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and format.5.Receives and places phone calls, records messages, answers routine inquires or directs calls to appropriate individuals. 6.Reads, sorts and appropriately distributes incoming mail. Ensures that outgoing mail is timely delivered. If necessary, routes mail to specific delivery service and follows up on timely delivery. 7.Manages mail that has been scanned by profiling (saving) it to the appropriate client and matter number, and providing the attorney with information regarding what has been received.8.Establishes and maintains calendar and deadline reminder systems; utilizes master calendar system.9.Prepares and assembles materials, documents, and exhibits for meetings, court appearances and hearings. 10.Opens new files, organizes and maintains all client and general files. 11.Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney client relationship.12.Makes appointments for attorneys/paralegals as required.13.Enters time; proofs time before posting; may proof pre-bills.14.Performs overload typing, filing, photocopying, or reception relief as time permits and as requested by other attorneys or the executive director.15.Maintains prompt and regular attendance.Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:1.-Must possess the technical knowledge of operating personal computers and other office equipment as needed to perform essential job function. 2.-Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.3.-Ability to perform fundamental arithmetic calculations when verifying calculations on forms and documents.4.-Ability to organize and maintain records and filing systems.5.-Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft, dictation or transcription clearly and accurately and within a reasonable speed.6.-Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.7.-Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given tasks. 8.-Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.9.-Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate by phone and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.10.-Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain while producing a high volume of information and while performing other essential duties.Education:High SchoolExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:High school diploma or equivalent, plus some secretarial, legal and computer training; experience of 6-12 months working in
      Paralegal needed for an established Duluth law firm to provide legal support for attorneys to whom assigned. Maintains positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff and observes confidentiality of client matters. This position is full time, Monday through Friday.Responsibilities:Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. All duties listed may not be required to be performed, and additional, position-specific tasks may be required to be performed. 1.Effectively operates office technology including computer, software programs, email, copier, scanner, dictation, etc.2.Transcribes dictation.3.Drafts and types correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents. Uses document management program to profile (save) information to client and matter number.4.Proofreads and corrects prepared material for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and format.5.Receives and places phone calls, records messages, answers routine inquires or directs calls to appropriate individuals. 6.Reads, sorts and appropriately distributes incoming mail. Ensures that outgoing mail is timely delivered. If necessary, routes mail to specific delivery service and follows up on timely delivery. 7.Manages mail that has been scanned by profiling (saving) it to the appropriate client and matter number, and providing the attorney with information regarding what has been received.8.Establishes and maintains calendar and deadline reminder systems; utilizes master calendar system.9.Prepares and assembles materials, documents, and exhibits for meetings, court appearances and hearings. 10.Opens new files, organizes and maintains all client and general files. 11.Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney client relationship.12.Makes appointments for attorneys/paralegals as required.13.Enters time; proofs time before posting; may proof pre-bills.14.Performs overload typing, filing, photocopying, or reception relief as time permits and as requested by other attorneys or the executive director.15.Maintains prompt and regular attendance.Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:1.-Must possess the technical knowledge of operating personal computers and other office equipment as needed to perform essential job function. 2.-Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.3.-Ability to perform fundamental arithmetic calculations when verifying calculations on forms and documents.4.-Ability to organize and maintain records and filing systems.5.-Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft, dictation or transcription clearly and accurately and within a reasonable speed.6.-Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.7.-Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given tasks. 8.-Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.9.-Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate by phone and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.10.-Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain while producing a high volume of information and while performing other essential duties.Education:High SchoolExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:High school diploma or equivalent, plus some secretarial, legal and computer training; experience of 6-12 months working in

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