Nebraska Paralegal Association

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Administrative Genius

Posted July 13, 2018

Insured Financial Services is a full-service Building Consulting Firm, providing Insurance Dispute Resolution Services, Expert Damage Assessments and Cost Estimating of damaged structures anywhere in the country.

We are excited to meet you!

Administrative Genius:

We are looking for a dynamic individual that will thrive in a fast-paced environment to assist our staff, including the Owner, General Manager, Directors, Project Managers, Attorneys, etc. and perform routine office duties such as photocopying and scanning documents and helping prepare them for court filings. Maintain litigation files, as well as review and prepare material for retention or disposal once a case has been resolved.

Skills:

Document-handling is one of the primary day-to-day tasks. Because of the volume of document preparation and maintenance, you must be highly organized.

Communication is another essential skill. This person will act as a liaison between departments. He or she will have direct communication with clients, witnesses, and court personnel. Your superior communication skills will enhance the success of any projects with which they are involved.

Considerable time drafting correspondence, pleadings, motions, discovery, briefs and many other documents in preparation for project management, clients, court appearances, hearing, depositions and trial. Your outstanding written skills and attention to detail are crucial.

Project Management will be a core part of this position and will require excellent time management, organization, and attention to detail.

Requirements:

Highly-organized with ability to manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced professional environment. Strong written and communication skills along with attention to detail. Extensive computer and database expertise. Punctual. Legal background preferred. Legal Assistant and/or Paralegal will be considered for this position.

Get all the details on the position and apply here.


Litigation Legal Assistant

Posted July 12, 2018

Pansing Hogan Ernst & Bachman LLP is seeking a full-time Litigation Legal Assistant. The position will work mainly with medical malpractice defense and insurance defense. We are located at 10250 Regency Center, Suite 300 in Omaha.

Position Responsibilities:
Prepare draft and final documents,
Organizing discovery and trial data
Summarizing depositions and preparing trial notebooks
Manage individual client files.
Input of attorney and legal assistant time into TABS for billing.
Maintain client files in Worldox, document management system.
Position requires transcription skills.

Qualifications:
Prior litigation experience desired, experience with medical cases is a plus.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required.
Ability to function effectively in fast paced environment.

If interested, please email your resume to rtodd@pheblaw.com

You can also see more about our firm at www.pheblaw.com


Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Posted July 11, 2018

Johnson Tabor & Johnson is looking to expand its team. We are a law firm practicing primarily in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation in Nebraska and Iowa. We are looking for candidates to help us provide excellent, courteous and prompt service to our clients. The job would include: answering the phone; communicating with clients, medical providers and opposing counsel; scheduling appointments; requesting medical records and bills; drafting correspondences; drafting medical record summaries and medical bill summaries; preparing discovery, exhibits and other documents. We are considering candidates looking for part-time or full-time employment. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Requirements:
•Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Adobe Acrobat
•Effective communication skills
•Detail-oriented
•Organized
•Self-motivated
•Dependable and Reliable

Experience Required:
•No previous experience in the legal field is necessary to apply.

Preferences (not required to apply):
•At least one year of experience in the legal field, preferably in the areas of personal injury and/or workers’ compensation.
•Experience working with medical records and medical bills.

Please submit resumes and cover letters to:
Adam Tabor – atabor@johnsontabor.com


Legal Administrative Assistant - Estate Planning

Posted June 29, 2018

We are seeking a reliable, experienced Legal Administrative Assistant to join our team. This employee provides day-to-day administrative and clerical support for attorneys, law clerks and paralegals. The work requires an ability to critically assess and anticipate attorney needs in serving clients and managing workloads; and involves the following job duties, in addition to others that may be assigned to meet business needs:

Create and edit legal documents by transcribing dictation or following written or verbal directions.
• Maintain efficient and organized electronic files.
• Assist in preparing legal documents, charts, graphs, exhibits and other case documentation.
• Docket court dates and deadlines.
• Reviews and releases attorney time into Elite 3E Time Capture for invoicing.
• Assist in coordinating client meetings.
• Files documents electronically with the courts.
• Manage attorney calendar including scheduling appointments.

A minimum of three years of responsible, relevant secretarial work in a legal setting is required. Other requirements include:

Experience with estate planning and post death administration a plus, but not required.
• Skill in the use of various computer software programs (Microsoft Office required and document management software NetDocuments experience is preferred).
• Knowledge of legal terminology, legal forms, documents, practices and procedures.
• Skill in organization and critical thinking.
• Ability to create documents using correct English spelling, grammar and punctuation; review legal documents to identify inaccuracies or omissions; pay attention to detail in all work and see work through to its logical conclusion.
• Ability to confidently and effectively interact with clients, attorneys and other employees in a team environment, maintaining confidentiality and using discretion and tact.

Our firm offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits including 401(k) with firm match, and the opportunity for professional development.

Please apply online at: www.koleyjessen.com


Family Law Legal Assistant

Posted June 29, 2018

The ideal candidate for this family law firm will ensure smooth running of the office and effective case management and organization by providing services to clients under the supervision of an attorney. This individual will communicate frequently with the clients in order to keep them appraised of the status of their case. Additionally, this candidate will answer the phone, draft documents, bill clients with Tabs billing program, do filing, be proficient in Microsoft word and do all things attorney requests in order to aid the legal proceedings and office.

Responsibilities
• Provide administrative support to lawyer
• Handle communication with clients
• Locate and develop case relevant information

QuaIifications
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• Experience in legal assistance
• Familiarity with law, legal procedures, and protocols

Please submit resumes to kathleenmschmidt@yahoo.com


Metropolitan Community College - Adjunct Instructor

Posted June 22, 2018

Microsoft Word for the Law Office.

This course is offered online or on campus, depending upon the quarter.

Qualifications require a bachelors degree and either (1) graduation from an ABA-approved paralegal program OR (2) certification as a paralegal (e.g. via the Certified Paralegal exam). Related experience (e.g. using Microsoft Word in a law office) is required. Teaching experience is helpful.

Apply online at https://www.mccneb.edu/About-MCC-Nebraska/Human-Resources/Working-at-MCC.aspx


Estate Planning, Real Estate and Probate Paralegal

Posted June 17, 2018

Rembolt Ludtke LLP was founded in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1970 with a goal of partnering with our clients to help them find the way to succeed. Today our group of 26 attorneys travel throughout the Great Plains to build relationships, counseling our clients in their communities.
This full-time position is located in our main office in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, between the Nebraska State Capitol and the Justice and Law Enforcement Center.
Summary of Responsibilities
Performs a variety of duties to assist attorneys to whom assigned with specific focus on the areas of Estate Planning, Real Estate and Probate. Maintains positive contact with clients and observes confidentiality of client matters. Organizes and maintains case files, pleadings and other documents and attorney notebooks. Summarizes articles, reports, witness statements and depositions. Keeps accurate time records.

Under the direct supervision of the Firm’s attorneys, a Paralegal performs substantive legal work that requires basic knowledge of the law and legal concepts. The Paralegal is required to recognize, evaluate, organize, analyze, and communicate relevant facts and legal concepts. The Paralegal’s duties vary and depend largely on the specific area of practice in which the Paralegal is engaged.

Key Responsibilities
• Follows the ethical requirements as set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the state.
• Manages the progression of client matters.
• Communicates directly with clients, but does not provide legal advice.
• Assists the attorney in client interviews and investigation.
• Drafts client correspondence.
• Reviews and analyzes matters to prepare matter evaluations and status reports to clients.
• Drafts legal documents for attorney review, including, as applicable, entity documents, estate plans, court pleadings and filings, and submissions to state and federal agencies.
• Attends, as applicable, depositions, hearings, trials, executions of wills, and real estate closings.
• Utilizes computerized litigation techniques and software when applicable.

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
• Paralegal degree or commensurate on the job experience to gain expertise needed to do substantive legal support work, preferably in the areas of Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business Transactions and Probate.
• Knowledge of legal principles and practices at a level normally acquired through formal paralegal training or its equivalent.
• Understanding of law firm client billing practices and procedures and ability to follow the same.
• Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
• Articulates understanding of logging appropriate billable hours. Is able to accurately capture billable hours and enter into Practice Master system at the end of each working day.
• Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.
• Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person, by e-mail and telephone and follow the instruction effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
Professional Certifications and Credentials
• Required to be Public Notary though the State of Nebraska
• Paralegal Associate Degree or related certification preferred
We offer an excellent benefits package and salary is negotiable based on experience. Please visit our website at: http://.remboltlawfirm.com
Submit resume to: jsnyder@remboltlawfirm.com


Immigration Paralegal

Posted June 12, 2018

Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law. The firm’s commitment to client service, depth of expertise and innovation draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice.

The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”.

This position is located in Omaha and reports to the Office Administrator.

Job Summary (basic description)
The immigration paralegal will prepare or file online all USCIS forms and draft supporting legal letters for all types of visas/applications/petitions.

Essential Functions
• Assisting and supporting attorney in the preparation and filing of immigration applications, including immigrant visa petitions, applications for permanent residency, naturalization applications, including PERMs, Preference Petitions and Adjustment of Status Applications.
• Prepare and provide appropriate questionnaires, forms and documents; provide instructions and assistance to clients for proper completion;
• Act as liaison between corporate clients, beneficiaries and attorneys;
• Address client case status inquiries, including steps in process remaining, processing times, and consular appointment issues;
• Prepare and compile DOL and CIS applications and supporting documents for filing;
• Conduct ongoing case tracking and management;
• Identify and resolve delays in process; and
• Organize, maintain and regularly review client files to make sure they are complete and up to date.     

Qualifications/Skills Required
• One - three years of immigration experience as a paralegal, legal assistant or similar position
• Must be self-motivated, creative, highly detail oriented and have a proactive work ethic
• Must have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage client relationships for high-volume clients and complex projects under short deadlines
• Proficiency with various technology platforms, including Office 2013 and LawLogix
• Communicate effectively in oral and written English
• Strong organizational and project management skills
• Initiative, team orientation and professionalism

Educational Requirements
• Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Paralegal Certificate a plus

To apply please email resumes to: http://OmahaRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com/


Legal Administrative Assistant - Litigation

Posted June 8, 2018

We are seeking a reliable, experienced Legal Administrative Assistant to join our team. This employee provides day-to-day administrative and clerical support for attorneys, law clerks and paralegals. The work requires an ability to critically assess and anticipate attorney needs in serving clients and managing workloads; and involves the following job duties, in addition to others that may be assigned to meet business needs:

 Create and edit legal documents by transcribing dictation or following written or verbal directions.
 Maintain efficient and organized electronic files.
 Files documents electronically with the courts.
 Reviews and releases attorney time into Elite 3E Time Capture for invoicing.
 Assist in coordinating client meetings.

A minimum of three years of responsible, relevant secretarial work in a legal setting is required. Other requirements include:

 Skill in the use of various computer software programs (Microsoft Office required and document management software NetDocuments experience is preferred).
 Knowledge of legal terminology, legal forms, documents, practices and procedures.
 Skill in organization and critical thinking.
 Ability to create documents using correct English spelling, grammar and punctuation; review legal documents to identify inaccuracies or omissions; pay attention to detail in all work and see work through to its logical conclusion.
 Ability to confidently and effectively interact with clients, attorneys and other employees in a team environment, maintaining confidentiality and using discretion and tact.

Our firm offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits including 401(k) with firm match, and the opportunity for professional development.

Please apply online at www.koleyjessen.com


Appellate Clerk II - Lincoln

Posted June 4, 2018

Description
This is a responsible clerical position for the Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Clerk's office involving a variety of detailed clerical duties.

Examples of Work
Responsibilities include such duties as docketing new cases, preparing scheduling of oral arguments monthly, aiding the Deputy Clerks in filings of pleadings, production of mandates, assignment of cases, maintenance and updating rules of the Supreme Court, maintenance and updating professional service corporation certificates and files and updating of various commissions and committee rosters and assisting trial courts in the requirements of docketing appeals pursuant to court rules. The position involves significant telephone and in-person contact with trial court judges and staff, attorneys, litigants and the public.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school, supplemented by completion of courses in Business or legal training and experience or familiarity with the legal procedures, policies, and operation of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent oral communication skills and attention to detail, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse parties, to deal with people diplomatically, courteously, providing good customer service, using good telephone etiquette, maintaining a professional demeanor and composure. Use computer skills and software including word processing, case management, and email, running reports, recognizing important issues in pleadings that should be documented in case files or may need further action, auditing files and correcting errors using database, retrieving information using case management system or a database. The ability to distinguish between court procedures and legal advice, knowledge of when to seek assistance, and how to apply legal terminology. Skill at handling money and calculating sums, solving problems and appraising solutions, and reading comprehension and discerning case content. Skilled in working independently and managing time effectively while handling a high volume workload in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities and high stress.

Apply online here: Appellate Clerk II


Legal Secretary/Paralegal

Posted June 4, 2018

At Morrow Willnauer Church, LLC, the client relationship comes first. We've built our practice on this simple belief and we continue to grow and prosper as a result. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services.

We are currently seeking a full-time Legal Secretary/Paralegal to join our Omaha, Nebraska office to best serve the interests of our current and future clients. Experience in the areas of Worker’s Compensation and Civil Litigation are preferred. Previous law firm experience as well as knowledge of e-filing in Federal and State Courts is required. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic office equipment is necessary.

This position supports one attorney. Duties include reception, filing, copying/scanning, handling the mail, calendaring, transcribing dictation, research, document production, document review, time entry, e-filing, and various other duties as assigned.

We offer an excellent benefits package and salary is negotiable based on experience. Submit resume to: swesterhouse@mwcattorneys.com

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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Posted June 4, 2018

Watson & Carroll, P.C., L.L.O. is looking for a bright, personable, highly motivated paralegal or legal assistant with strong communication and organizational skills to assist attorneys in medical malpractice. Our ideal candidate will have a medical background and/or experience in medical malpractice, worker’s compensation, or personal injury. We prefer the Candidate to have experience working on Iowa cases. The Candidate must work well without supervision and enjoy interacting with clients. Watson & Carroll does have benefits available. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to angela@watsoncarroll.com.

Essential Job Functions
• Prepare pleadings, discovery, subpoenas, and other litigation support documents.
• Prior to depositions prepare outlines and notebooks; and following deposition prepare summaries.
• Summarize expert opinions for written discovery.
• Investigate cases utilizing legal research services, social media, and other research tools.
• Maintain regular contact with clients, healthcare providers, defense counsel, expert witnesses, insurance companies, and court personnel.
• Assist in preparation of, and attend depositions, mediations, and trials.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
• Be self-directed, communicate, and collaborate with the Watson & Carroll team.
• Take initiative to move projects to conclusion.
• Display strong client service that is positive, caring, and compassionate.
• Able to organize cases both in paper and electronic form.
• Plan and prioritize caseload in an organized fashion.
• Take direction well.
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, case management software, electronic filing, LexisNexis, and other research tools.
• Handle other tasks as needed by the Watson & Carroll team.

Paralegal Education, Experience, and Certification
• Associate’s or equivalent required OR 3+ years of previous paralegal experience.
• Paralegal certification preferred.

Watson & Carroll is a smoke free environment.


Paralegal - Litigation

Posted May 8, 2018

Fraser Stryker Law Firm is seeking an individual for a Litigation Paralegal. Litigation Paralegals work under the direction and supervision of an assigned attorney and:

• Collect, analyze, organize, and summarize documents, medical records, discovery, testimony, transcripts, and trial data for multiple attorneys and multiple cases;
• Prepare pleadings, draft and answer interrogatories, and respond to requests to produce documents;
• Assist in locating and preparing witnesses for trial;
• Utilize a variety of software and on-line applications to assist with discovery and organizing, summarizing, and producing documents; and
• Obtain and organize trial exhibits, attend trial if necessary.

Successful candidates have:
• Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies or an Associate’s Degree and a Paralegal Certificate;
• Ability to demonstrate effective analytical and organizational skills, experience with e-discovery a plus;
• Ability to communicate professionally in both written and verbal form;
• Ability to work with a variety of team members including attorneys and other staff; and
• Three to five years of litigation experience preferred.

Fraser Stryker provides challenging and rewarding work opportunities in a pleasant and professional environment. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, profit sharing and paid parking.

Send your resume to applicants@fraserstryker.com. applicants@fraserstryker.com
You can also mail information to Fraser Stryker PC LLO, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 500 Energy Plaza, 409 South 17th Street, Omaha, NE 68102.