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Bilingual Paralegal - Hauptman, O'Brien, Wolf & Lathrop

Posted October 17, 2021

We are seeking a full-time, bilingual (English/Spanish) paralegal for our Omaha office. The ideal candidate will have experience in the practice areas of workers' compensation and personal injury, be responsive and compassionate while interacting with injured clients, and effectively advocate for those clients. The candidate will be responsible for assisting the attorney with all aspects of case development from case inception to conclusion, will be dependable, organized, detail oriented, able to work independently, and will have excellent communication and writing skills.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Identifying liability and other insurance coverages;
Identifying, procuring, organizing and analyzing damage documentation, including medical records, medical bills, lost income and the like;
Communicating effectively with all parties associated with a case, including clients, insurance companies, subrogation companies, other attorneys and their staff, and medical providers;
Drafting and reviewing correspondence and legal documents and e-filing pleadings;
Assisting in the creation and maintenance of case files, i.e., both paper and electronic/case management files;
Preparing settlement demand packages and medical chronologies;
Calendaring deadlines and appointments; and
Assisting with all aspects of litigation.

Qualifications

A minimum of two years of litigation experience,
Bilingual - Must be fluent in English and Spanish, and
Bachelor's degree in paralegal studies preferred

Applicants may forward resumes to Patti M. Templeton at ptempleton@hauptman-obrien.net.


Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Inserra l Kelley l Sewell, Injury Attorneys

Posted September 17, 2021

Inserra l Kelley l Sewell, Injury Attorneys (www.inserra.com) is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join our team and help our clients get “Focused on Healing, Then Results.” IKS is a two-attorney firm with a support staff of eight other caring team members who solely represent Plaintiffs in Nebraska and Iowa injured by the negligence of other parties.

Job Description: This position involves working with our team helping injured client get onboarded to the Firm, and opening their claim file, and helping these clients through their treatment and healing process. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years experience in a personal injury firm work setting. Job duties including utilizing case management and document management software to maintain file organization, and applicant would be proficient in the Microsoft Office 365 products, as well as Excel and Quickbooks.

Email resume to clkkelley@inserra.com

Position is immediately available and full-time
Benefits: 401K/Profit Sharing
Pay: Commensurate with experience, but IKS offers very competitive salary and a great vacation package with Friday afternoons off during the summer months


Transactional Paralegal - Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P. (Lincoln, NE)

Posted September 8, 2021

We are seeking a driven, hardworking, tech savvy, highly organized, Transactional Paralegal to join our Estate Planning and Employee Benefits teams in our Lincoln office.

Paralegals work under the direction and supervision of a lawyer. Paralegals shall perform specifically delegated substantive work which a lawyer, absent a paralegal, would otherwise perform.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

1. Maintain ongoing communication with the client to provide status report of pending matters.

2. Develop checklists, systems and forms to assist in the effective management of the file.

3. Prepare initial drafts of correspondence, documents and pleadings for review by the lawyer.

4. Perform preliminary legal research.

5. Continuous review of Federal, State, and local rules pertaining to the various areas of law.

6. Participate in lawyer and client conferences.

7. Analyze client documents and files.

8. Review, revise and discuss all relevant correspondence, documents and filings.

9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Skill and Educational Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s Degree or degree or certificate from an accredited paralegal program.

2. 5-7 years prior paralegal experience.

3. Knowledge of and experience with, and ability to understand and apply applicable professional rules of ethics and conduct, and knowledge of ABA Rules of Professional Responsibility.

4. Assist in the competent and economical delivery of legal services, benefitting both the firm and the client.

5. Experience and ability to master various computer software programs.

6. Knowledge of legal terminology, forms, documents, practices and procedures.

7. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and related programs.

8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

9. Resourcefulness and ability to work independently.

10. Excellent organization; ability to prioritize work and handle strict deadlines and multiple tasks.

11. Attention to detail and ability to creatively problem solve.

12. Ability to confidently and effectively interact with clients, prospects, referrals, attorneys and other employees in a team environment.

13. Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion and tact.

Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be required as needed to meet the needs of the firm. Some travel may be required. The majority of the hours will be spent in a professional office environment. This position is classified as non-exempt and is eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Qualified individuals should submit resume to the Human Resource Director, Tony Rager at arager@clinewilliams.com


Litigation Paralegal - Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P. (Lincoln, NE)

Posted September 8, 2021

We are seeking a driven, hardworking, tech savvy, highly organized, Litigation Paralegal to join our insurance defense litigation team in our Lincoln office.

Paralegals work under the direction and supervision of a lawyer. Paralegals shall perform specifically delegated substantive work which a lawyer, absent a paralegal, would otherwise perform.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Maintain ongoing communication with the client to provide status report of pending matters.
• Maintain checklists, systems and forms to assist in the effective management of the file.
• Prepare initial drafts of correspondence, documents and pleadings for review by the lawyer.
• Perform preliminary legal research.
• Continuous review of Federal, State, and local rules pertaining to the various areas of law.
• Participate in lawyer and client conferences.
• Analyze client documents and files.
• Review, revise and discuss all relevant correspondence, documents and filings.
• Prepare medical chronologies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Skill and Educational Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree or degree or certificate from an accredited paralegal program.
• 5-7 years prior paralegal experience.
• Knowledge of and experience with, and ability to understand and apply applicable professional rules of ethics and conduct, and knowledge of ABA Rules of Professional Responsibility.
• Assist in the competent and economical delivery of legal services, benefitting both the firm and the client.
• Experience and ability to master various computer software programs.
• Knowledge of legal and medical terminology, documents, practices and procedures.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and related programs.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Resourcefulness and ability to work independently.
• Excellent organization; ability to prioritize work and handle strict deadlines and multiple tasks.
• Attention to detail and ability to creatively problem solve.
• Ability to confidently and effectively interact with clients, prospects, referrals, attorneys and other employees in a team environment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion and tact.
Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be required as needed to meet the needs of the firm. Some travel may be required. The majority of the hours will be spent in a professional office environment. This position is classified as non-exempt and is eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Qualified individuals should submit resume to the Human Resource Director, Tony Rager at arager@clinewilliams.com.


Paralegal - Private Attorney Involvement Program - Legal Aid of Nebraska

Posted September 7, 2021

Job Type
Full-time

Description
Primary Purpose of the Job:

The Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program leads, facilitates, and coordinates efforts to engage the private bar in providing legal assistance to Legal Aid clients. The PAI paralegal will work under the supervision of the PAI staff attorneys to support work done by the program. The paralegal will have direct client contact, contact with partner organizations, and outside law firms.

Requirements
Essential Duties:

1. Greets and processes calls in a courteous and professional manner.

2. Gathers, records, and transfers accurate and complete information to appropriate persons.

3. Maintains general office support and administration

4. Communicates orally and in writing with supervisor and others.

5. Ability to work with diverse clients from all backgrounds, interview clients, and complete intakes.

6. Applies computer skills and data entry, using firm systems, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and case management systems.

7. Organizes and maintains files.

8. Drafts, proofs and/or edits documents and correspondence.

9. Complies with Legal Aid policies and procedures in accordance with our Mission Statement.

10. Complies with all LSC Regulations and record keeping in the handling of cases.

11. Conducts investigations, statistical and documentary research.

12. Maintains a good relationship with the community of Legal Aid clientele, partners, and stakeholders.

13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Proficiency with technology including video conference and online meeting software

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook

• Good communication skills and

• Ability to work independently

• Dedicated team player

Desired Abilities, Knowledge & Qualifications:

• One year or more of paralegal experience required and/or paralegal studies educational program and training

• Ability to analyze information quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment

• Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to manage multiple tasks efficiently

• Creative problem-solving skills

• Ability to speak Spanish

Required Education:

• High School Diploma or equivalent required. At least one year of formal education in paralegal studies is preferred. CLA or other paralegal certification desirable, but not required.

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Business Paralegal - Vandenack Weaver LLC

Posted August 27, 2021

Vandenack Weaver LLC is seeking a Paralegal to become a part of our team. This position will be under the direct supervision of an attorney with the firm and will perform substantive legal work and status updates that requires basic knowledge of the law and legal concepts. Must possess the ability to recognize, evaluate, organize, analyze, and communicate relevant facts and legal concepts.

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
• Record and store client information
• Maintain deadlines and dockets for internal matters and external government agency
and court deadlines

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
• Technology skills
• Interpersonal skills

Full benefit package is included. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Our paralegals perform substantive, valuable work and are critical to our client service mission. Training, career advancement and professional development, as well as excellent compensation may be obtained for the paralegal that is hard working, productive and a team player.

What we offer:

Our core values are something we practice every day - people, excellence, service, community, innovation, wellness, accountability, industry forefront, diversity; and integrity. We are experts in multiple practice areas and bring detailed focus and big picture insight to both routine and complex issues. Vandenack Weaver leads the way in adapting the latest and greatest technologies for our client's benefit. We provide training opportunities and mentoring for all employees along with providing the tools necessary to succeed.

Vandenack Weaver LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide an equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, transgender or sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.


Trust, Estate and Tax Paralegal - Vandenack Weaver LLC

Posted August 27, 2021

Vandenack Weaver LLC is seeking a Trust, Estate and Tax Paralegal to become a part of our team. This position will be under the direct supervision of an attorney with the firm and will perform substantive legal work and status updates that requires basic knowledge of the law and legal concepts. Must possess the ability to recognize, evaluate, organize, analyze, and communicate relevant facts and legal concepts.

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
• Record and store client information
• Maintain deadlines and dockets for internal matters and external government agency and court deadlines
• Duties related to estate planning, probate and trust administration, tax filings and tax dispute resolution matters

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
• Technology skills
• Interpersonal skills

A paralegal certification is preferred. Tax experience is a plus. Full benefit package is included. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Our paralegals perform substantive, valuable work and are critical to our client service mission. Training, career advancement and professional development, as well as excellent compensation may be obtained for the paralegal that is hard working, productive and a team player.

Vandenack Weaver LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide an equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, transgender or sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.


Corporate Paralegal - Dvorak Law Group

Posted August 23, 2021

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Working with business entity documents to include formation, merger and dissolution documents, resolutions, minute books, stock ledgers, subscription, shareholder, operating and employment agreements.
Assistance with and coordination of all phases of corporate and financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
Assistance with and maintenance of closing files for corporate transactions, including deal documents, closing checklists and books.
Researching and reserving business entity names.
Reviewing and organizing due diligence materials.
Performing UCC/lien searches and filings.
Preparation and recording of deeds.
State and Federal securities and other miscellaneous research and filings.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Paralegal Certificate not required.
Working knowledge of corporate and transactional work highly preferred.

IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:

Critical thinking, personal initiative and accountability required.
Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail required.
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.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft office applications and law management software required.
Ability to confidently and effectively interact with and demonstrate respect for clients, attorneys and all employees in a collaborative team-based culture.

WHO WE ARE:

Dvorak Law Group’s highest priority is a collaborative approach whether working internally or with our clients and their trusted advisors to provide the highest level of service and help our clients navigate their legal challenges. Our firm is also committed to maintaining a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion.

BENEFITS:

Group Health Insurance (shared employer/employee cost)
Group Dental Insurance (shared employer/employee cost)
Vision Insurance (employee paid)
Short-Term Disability Insurance (employee paid)
Critical Care Insurance (employee paid)
Accident Insurance (employee paid)
401(k) Plan (employee contribution/employer match)
Long-Term Disability Insurance (employer paid)
Life Insurance (employer paid)
Dependent Care FSA (employee paid)
Health Savings Account (employee paid)
Employee Assistance Program (employer paid)
This position is an at-will position.

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Sr. Legal Analyst - WoodmenLife

Posted June 8, 2021

WoodmenLife is looking to add a Sr. Legal Analyst to our team!

Assists in-house counsel in conducting legal research, audits, case investigations, litigation/arbitration case management, legal document preparation /review, complaint resolutions, regulatory compliance and other matters as needed within designated timeframes. The Senior Legal Analyst will work directly with home office and Sales associates to answer general legal questions, review legal documents and act as a liaison between employees, sales associates, customers and in-house counsel.

What we are looking for:
• Prior successful experience working at a law firm or corporate law department.
• A minimum of 4-5 years in a Legal Analyst role or similar position required.
• Graduate degree preferred. Undergraduate degree or degree in paralegal studies program from ABA approved school required.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle highly sensitive information.
• Knowledge of insurance principles and terminology, insurance contracts, insurance law, statutory and common law related to insurance coverages.
• Proficiency with computerized legal research software {LexisNexis and/or Westlaw) and Microsoft Office and Adobe.
• Experience using E-discovery and electronic matter management system.
• Strong research, analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
• Ability to comprehend and critically analyze legislative and regulatory laws and apply them in practical situations.
• Professional and effective human relations with ability to build relationships with internal and/or external customers to ensure expectations are met or exceeded.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Interpersonal and reasoning skills that include problem solving and conflict resolution. Ability to weigh different courses of action and recommend solution that contributes to Woodmen's overall customer service and corporate goals.
• Time management planning and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple project assignments, work under pressure to meet established deadlines and in an environment with changing priorities.

WoodmenLife is a solid financial company with 130 year history. As a member of the WoodmenLife family, you’re joining others who share your commitment to family, community and country. Through WoodmenLife, you’ll have opportunities to connect with others, give back locally, and honor those who make an impact. As a not-for-profit life insurance company, we’ve been helping to protect the financial future of families, making a difference in hometowns across America since 1890. We are passionate about our members, servicing others, being open minded, providing an environment of inclusion and collaborative spirit. We also provide world class benefits and competitive compensation to our associates.

*This position will be required to work in the corporate office in Omaha, NE.*

To learn more and apply, visit www.thisiswoodmenlife.com.