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Contract Administrator - Boys Town

Posted November 19, 2019

Location: Omaha, NE (Headquarters Building)

Job Summary: The Contract Administrator will prepare, examine, and manage and all Boys Town contracts. The role works under the direction of a designated Attorney in the General Counsels office. Oversees the specific mandates in the contract process, works collaboratively with all business units within the organization, and makes sure that all parties involved fulfill obligations to which they agreed.

Responsibilities:
Ensures the contract approval process is completed in a timely manner. Provides communication and support to approvers that have difficulty approving contracts.
Manages the entire contract lifecycle from draft to expired for each contract.
Enters all contracts into Agiloft and provides front-line support to all users by troubleshooting and resolving problems.
Creates and provides training and documentation to users as well as builds and tests customizations within the Agiloft framework.
Provides visibility to contract status, specifically delays.
Oversees contracts that require changes by ensuring the most up-to-date contract attachments are saved into the contract record and manages the re-approval process.
Manages all staff access to Agiloft by adding and removing users. Create and modify workflows and assign staff to the proper groups and teams to ensure the proper security and confidentiality is maintained.
Utilizes consistent contract titling to improve search functionality.
Provides contract approval process to Purchasing to initiate the Purchase Order payment process.
Creates Agiloft reports and views based on user’s needs and provides various reports on the current status of existing agreements (i.e. contracts expiring soon, contract status, executed contracts, etc).

Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• 4 to 6 years contract-related work experience; legal background and paralegal training a plus but not required.

General understanding of Contract Management; its stages, common activities, standardized terminology and clauses.
Ability to identify and estimate the likelihood and impact of contract-related risk.
Solid understanding of the organization and its major business operations, key market areas and the current business environment to maximize alignment between organizational goals and contracting strategies. Strong familiarity with Boys Town policies and practices (i.e. general procurement policy, contract governance and contract management, decision rights concerning contract management activities, changes to preferred contract terms, delegation of authority for approval and signing of contracts and amendments).
Thorough understanding of the key regulatory topics applicable to Boys Town under the governing law agreed to in each contract.
Ability to read, understand, translate and write legalese.
Strong attention to detail as well as ability to be thorough.
Demonstrate pro-active problem solving and critical thinking by anticipating issues and instituting preventative measures.
Ability to listen and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to deliver clear, concise and coherent communications to various team members.
Ability to establish smooth and inclusive working relationships, as well as willingness to help, influence, and engage with varied internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to organize the known workload using project management principles, and exercise adaptability to allow for the unknown in a fast-paced environment.

Apply at: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=BOYSTOWN&cws=54&rid=14650


Corporate Paralegal - Kutak Rock LLP

Posted November 14, 2019

The primary responsibility is to work with lawyers whose practices relate to general real estate, commercial lending and corporate matters. Generally the duties will involve financial and real estate transactions, including assisting with general due diligence matters, preparing for and closing transactions and organizing and monitoring post-closing tasks. Paralegals consult with the supervising lawyer(s) whenever a legal judgment, legal opinion or legal advice is necessary.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary

• Provide assistance in preparation for and closing of various commercial lending and real estate transactions
• Prepare distribution lists and initial drafts of documents, certificates and opinions
• Assemble, coordinate, summarize, index and proofread documents from various commercial lending and real estate sources
• Prepare, file, track and maintain UCC filings; handle UCC filing research requests in all states
• Coordinate execution and delivery of documents, including organization and preparation of closing transcripts/binders
• Prepare and update status reports and checklists, as necessary, on pending and closed transactions
• Coordinate receipt of, organize and conduct initial reviews of due diligence documents including real estate and title materials
• Handle routine correspondence and maintain telephone contact with clients

Secondary

• Organize and maintain electronic and paper filing
• Handle accounting responsibilities
• Assist with other duties as assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education

• Related work experience at law firm or internal corporate law department. High preference given to those with Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of accredited legal assistant program.

Experience

• Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office suite of products
• Previous experience in private or internal corporate legal practice
• Understanding and use of Excel and Power Point preferred
• Experience with project and information management

Complexity of Duties

• Ability to meet deadlines and organize large quantities of information
• Candidate must thrive on challenges of fast-paced environment
• Ability to work unsupervised and meet multiple demands
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Detail oriented; recognizes and produces quality work product
• Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills

Physical Effort

• Essentially a sedentary position
• Normal effort of general office work typically will include bending, moving and ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Contact with Others

• Excellent communication skills to interact with lawyers, firm clients, visitors to the firm and other firm members daily
• Telephone skills to interact with and on behalf of lawyers and with clients, regulatory agencies and vendors

Apply at: www.kutakrock.com/careers


Paralegal/Sr. Paralegal/Paralegal Specialist - Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

Posted November 7, 2019

Provides legal support to Law Operation attorneys to contribute to the effective legal services for the Company.

Essential Job Functions:
• Manage assigned legal matters. Draft and examine a variety of legal documents. Organize documents for regulatory exams. Assist attorneys in preparing regulatory filings and responses to regulator requests.
• Perform legal research and due diligence to ensure compliance with legal requirements and company policies. Summarize research results for attorney.
• Knowledgeable using on-line legal research databases. Assist attorney in legal and compliance training sessions.
• Serve as project contact with in-house counsel, outside counsel and internal clients. Manage project timelines. Participate in project meetings.
• Work with attorneys on project improvement and customer focused initiatives. Attend meetings to identify process efficiency opportunities.
• Possess effective human relations and communication skills. Demonstrate solid time management planning and organization skills.
• Stay current on relevant changes in federal and state statutory, regulatory and procedural laws affecting assigned areas of the law. Work with attorneys to assess appropriate process changes.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Excellent legal research skills
• Thorough knowledge of the American legal system, including federal and state court systems and substantive, procedural, public, private and civil law
• Initiative to work independently
• Solid decision-making skills and uncompromising commitment to confidentiality
• Effective communication skills and strong time management and organizational skills
• Proficient technology skills using computerized legal research systems and legal software applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor Degree and Paralegal Certificate and/or Associates Degree in Paralegal studies preferred.

For inquiries about the position or application process, contact our HR Helpline at 1-800-365-1405.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-800-780-0304. We are available Monday through Friday 7 am to 4:30 pm CST we will reply within 24 hours.

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Join forces with a company that can AMPLIFY YOUR STRENGTHS AND EMPOWER YOUR CAREER.

Apply at: http://careers.mutualofomaha.com/cw/en-us/job/496874/paralegalsr-paralegalparalegal-specialist-omaha-ne


Litigation Paralegal - Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP

Posted October 30, 2019

Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP, is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to join our growing law firm. Interested parties must have a bachelor’s degree or completed formal education in the legal field.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, ability to handle strict deadlines and juggle multiple tasks with ease. Must also have a working knowledge of medical terminology and medical chronologies. Strong attention to detail and the ability to work with minimal supervision are required. Experience with MS Office products is required and a working knowledge of litigation support software a plus.

Lamson, Dugan & Murray was established on simple principles: hard work, integrity, and excellence in our practice. Today, our team includes more than 40 attorneys who remain committed to those principles. We continue to expand our litigation and corporate expertise, while providing the highest level of service to our clients.

We offer a full benefit package, a great location with free parking and professional environment. If you would like to be considered for this position, please send resume and salary requirements to: apply@ldmlaw.com.


Legal Practice Assistant

Posted October 16, 2019

Gilmore & Bell, P.C., one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States, is seeking a Legal Practice Assistant to join our Omaha office. We are conveniently located in the Regency area just off I-680. We offer a friendly and collaborative work environment and excellent benefits.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain and monitor files in an organized fashion including updating Firm’s document management system and legal software system.
• Prepare initial drafts of increasingly complex legal documents and transcripts for attorney review. May conduct research, speak with clients, arrange for internal resources when necessary, and review various documentation to obtain necessary information for document drafting.
• Review and revise all matter of legal documents and provide assessment to attorney.
• Coordinate and track document delivery in an accurate and timely manner and assemble documents for signature and coordination of execution.
• Interact with clients in a professional and courteous manner by phone, email, correspondence, or in person.
• Perform billing duties which may include invoice preparation, payment arrangements, tracking payments, depositing payments, and/or following up on outstanding payments.
• Perform other clerical duties which may include scanning, scheduling, answering calls, composing routine correspondence, preparing slide decks, printing and scanning documents, and/or reading and routing incoming mail.

Requirements:
• 4 year degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• 3 or more years related experience.
• Proficiency in MS Office software applications: Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Outlook.
• Superior verbal and written communication skills.
• High attention to detail and accuracy of work.
• Demonstrated ability to work professionally and confidentially with a variety of personalities. from all levels of an organization.
• Proven organizational and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced environment.
• Independent, action-oriented thinker who is able to successfully undertake and complete projects and major tasks with a minimum of supervision.
• General understanding of laws and ability to understand written legal material.

Preferred:

• Paralegal certification
• ProLaw skills
• Document Management system experience

To apply for this opportunity and start your career with our firm, please send a resume and cover letter to jhain@gilmorebell.com
EOE/M/F/D/V


Paralegal / Legal Assistant - Evans & Dixon

Posted October 14, 2019

Summary: Evans & Dixon is currently looking for a litigation paralegal for our Omaha office. This position works in our Workers' Compensation defense practice. Job duties will be varied and include a full range of litigation support and general office tasks. The candidate we’re looking for must be reliable, detail oriented, excel in a team environment but also be able to work independently in a busy and growing office.

Essential Qualifications:
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to contribute to a positive and enjoyable team atmosphere.
• Highly organized with ability to juggle multiple deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
• Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
• Strong written and verbal and communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Keep cases organized by establishing and organizing files, tracking deadlines, inputting information into file database and case management software, confirming case status with attorney.
• Maintains attorney calendar, including recording and monitoring court appearance dates, depositions, pleading deadlines, discovery deadlines.
• Preparation of case and medical summaries.
• Draft legal documents, including pleadings and discovery documents.
• Assist with trial preparation including exhibits and trial binders.

Education/Experience:
Two or four year college or university program or certificate; or 2 to 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and general proficiency and ability to learn various software applications.
We offer an excellent salary and benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, paid holidays and vacation.

Please send resume to blamson@evans-dixon.com


Legal Assistant - The Nebraska Department of Justice

Posted October 1, 2019

Description:

This position will provide administrative and legal support to the Tobacco Enforcement Unit of the Consumer Protection Division for the purpose of enforcing the Master Settlement Agreement, Nebraska tobacco laws, and other applicable regulations.

The position duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Providing litigation support by drafting legal pleadings, assisting with discovery, and electronically filing documents using JUSTICE and federal e-filing systems;
• Communicating with regulated parties and other law enforcement agencies through letter, email, or verbally via telephone, and responding to incoming telephone calls and emails;
• Reviewing documents produced to, or obtained by, the Attorney General on a recurring basis, including corporate records, financial statements, tax filings, and other confidential or proprietary materials;

Qualifications/Requirements:

REQUIREMENTS: A paralegal certificate obtained through either an ABA approved paralegal studies program or an accredited college or university and one year (full-time equivalent) of paralegal experience in a law office or government agency. Four years of substantive work experience in the capacity of a legal assistant may substitute for the paralegal certificate. In order to meet the substitution, the experience must demonstrate responsibility for paralegal tasks beyond those tasks routinely completed in an administrative support role.

OTHER: Applicant accepting a job offer must pass a background check.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Maintains and demonstrates a high level of professionalism and the ability to communicate effectively with others. Must be dependable, organized, detail-oriented and accurate in their work. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe software required.

Candidates with experience in the following areas are preferred:

• Maintaining administrative, fiscal, and statistical records, including records stored electronically;
• Civil litigation support; and
• Electronic filing through JUSTICE or federal e-filing systems.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time state benefits available. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Dana Hoffman, Director of Operations (dana.hoffman@nebraska.gov).

The Nebraska Department of Justice is dedicated to assuring equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to political affiliation, race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or religious creed and with proper regard for their privacy and constitutional rights.

This position is eligible for veterans’ preference.


Litigation Secretary

Posted August 27, 2019

Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 900 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Our mission: we are a preeminent workplace law firm dedicated to our clients and passionate about providing the highest quality, creative and effective representation of employers on the full range of employment and labor law matters, through offices strategically located throughout the country. We provide a rewarding and collegial work environment for the leading attorneys in our field as well as the team of staff that supports them. We are looking for a Litigation Paralegal and a Litigation Secretary to join our growing office in Omaha, Nebraska. Both positions are 37.5 hours per week. We offer a competitive salary, a full benefit package and an excellent working environment. Email resumes to OmahaRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com.

The Litigation Secretary will work with multiple attorneys, providing a full range of support, including, but not limited to, preparation/revision of correspondence, drafting pleadings and documents; calendar maintenance for assigned attorneys; filing and electronic transcription. Position will also manage e-discovery, redaction, duplicating and indexing documents. With attorney supervision prepare chronologies of facts and production charts, perform searches and cull relevant information, organize pleadings, exhibits and appendices for filings, organize relevant documents for attorney review for witness interviews and depositions, and assist attorneys in trial preparation. Responsible for electronic filings for a range of state and federal courts, as well as having direct communication with court personnel, clients and opposing counsel. The successful candidate is very organized, comfortable with multi-tasking, detail-oriented team player possessing at least 5 years recent litigation secretarial experience (including electronic filing). Must be able to perform under tight deadlines in a consistently fast-paced environment. Educational requirements: Associate Degree required, 4 year college degree preferred.


Litigation Paralegal

Posted August 27, 2019

Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 900 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Our mission: we are a preeminent workplace law firm dedicated to our clients and passionate about providing the highest quality, creative and effective representation of employers on the full range of employment and labor law matters, through offices strategically located throughout the country. We provide a rewarding and collegial work environment for the leading attorneys in our field as well as the team of staff that supports them. We are looking for a Litigation Paralegal and a Litigation Secretary to join our growing office in Omaha, Nebraska. Both positions are 37.5 hours per week. We offer a competitive salary, a full benefit package and an excellent working environment. Email resumes to OmahaRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com.

The Litigation Paralegal will manage e-discovery, redaction, duplicating and indexing documents. With attorney supervision prepare chronologies of facts and production charts, perform searches and cull relevant information, organize pleadings, exhibits and appendices for filings, organize relevant documents for attorney review for witness interviews and depositions, and assist attorneys in trial preparation. Additional duties to include: preparation of initial drafts of various pleadings and discovery documents in matters before Federal Administrative Law Judges (MSHA and OSHA), presentation of case summaries and courses of action to supervising attorneys, conducting legal research, including but not limited to, Lexis and Pacer research, cite-checking and shepardizing and assistance with motion preparation. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail with exceptional analytical skills. Reliability, teamwork, professionalism, and the ability to multi-task are essential. Educational requirements: Associate Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Paralegal degree or related certificate. ABA Paralegal Certificate highly preferred.


Civil Litigation Paralegal

Posted August 26, 2019

Prentiss Grant Law Firm - Seeking Civil Litigation Paralegal

Details on the Position: This position involves working for five attorneys. The individual hired will be assisting lawyers in the litigation of workers' compensation cases from inception through resolution. The position entails extensive contact with clients, attorneys, insurance adjustors, and medical providers. Duties and responsibilities include: opening new files; gathering and analyzing intake information and relevant documents; fully investigating each case; maintaining contact with clients on regular basis; preparing first drafts of documents and pleadings; collecting documentation of damages sustained such as medical records and bills; reading and summarizing medical records and reports; organizing and maintaining files; etc. The individual hired must be able to jump into existing caseloads, have strong work ethic with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have great people skills, be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; have exceptional communication and written skills; and have computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.

How to Apply: Please send a resume to kpaumer@prentissgrant.com.

Job Benefits: Health insurance contribution, 401(k), paid time off, maternity leave, other.

Salary Range: Competitive.

Graduates: Recent graduates are welcome to apply; however, given the need to fill the position quickly, we cannot consider soon-to-be graduates at this time.


Litigation Paralegal

Posted August 21, 2019

Job Summary (basic description): This position involves working with multiple attorneys, providing a full range of support, including, but not limited to, preparation/revision of correspondence, first drafts of corporate documents, estate planning documents, probate pleadings, bankruptcy forms, criminal and civil pleadings, research, client contact. Must be exceptionally detail oriented and have excellent grammar and proofreading skills. Applicants with a history of success in supporting an attorney in estate planning, probate, corporate, business, and bankruptcy will be given preference.
Other duties will include first drafts of pleadings and contracts, calendar maintenance for assigned attorneys; filing pleadings. Position will also manage e-discovery, redaction, duplicating and indexing documents, service of process. With attorney supervision prepare chronologies of facts and perform research, organize pleadings, exhibits, and appendices for filings, organize relevant documents for attorney review for witness interviews and depositions, and assist attorneys in all steps of trial preparation.

Essential Functions

Engaged in the work of the attorney by demonstrating knowledge and status of current cases and projects.
• Provide support for up to three attorneys in transactional and litigation matters and backup support as needed.
• Assist with preparation of pleadings and discovery in federal and state court matters and arbitration proceedings.
• Assist with preparation of federal and state administrative filings.
• Analyze, review and organize documents and data from materials produced during discovery; and, prepare/coordinate document production and responses to discovery requests.
• Prepare deposition and record subpoenas according to state and federal regulations; coordinate production of third-party records and summarize some; prepare deposition outlines and summaries.
• Analyze and review privileged documents.
• Trial and arbitration preparation; preparation and management of trial exhibits and other trial related assistance.
• Answer phones and communicate with clients daily.
• Act as liaison between internal departments and outside agencies.
• Prepare/revise correspondence, pleadings, documents and other clerical assignments.
• Handle a wide variety of complex and confidential, time-sensitive material.
• Run conflict checks and open new client engagements as requested.
• Maintain calendars, CLE, reports and time records.
• Transportation--make changes to reservations as needed.
• Maintain docketing for attorneys.
• Schedule depositions.
• Handle various office and client filing; proofreading documents.
• Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills Required
• 5 years minimum recent legal secretarial experience within a law firm supporting litigation and transactional attorneys.
• Familiarity with state and federal rules and procedures a plus, along with law firm billing software.
• Must have a solid understanding of technical legal terminology as well as court filings.
• Experienced with trial preparation and briefs.
• Punctual with excellent attendance.
• Proficient with generating Tables of Authorities.
• Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedures and Rules of Criminal Procedures.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent proofreading skills.
• Ability to multi-task, and timely respond to deadlines as well as balance workload.
• Proficiency in Windows environment including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well as a team in cooperative, large office environment and communicate with attorneys and support staff on every level.
• Knowledge of Tabs3, Worldox, Infusionsoft, and Practice Master is a plus.

Educational Requirements
• Associate Degree required; 4-year college degree preferred.
• Paralegal degree preferred.

Salary and Benefits
•Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.
•Berry Law Firm offers a generous benefits package.


Please direct resumes to: Reta@jsberrylaw.com.


Litigation Legal Assistant

Posted August 20, 2019

Pansing Hogan Ernst & Bachman LLP
Litigation Legal Assistant
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 desire
Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required
Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment

If interested, please email your resume to rtodd@pheblaw.com
You can also read more about our firm at www.pheblaw.com