Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C., a growing national subrogation and litigation firm with offices in Hartford, WI; New Orleans, LA; Santa Ana, CA; Austin, TX; Jacksonville, FL; and Boston, MA, is seeking an experienced and reliable Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join our rapidly growing team in Austin, TX.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with attorneys by conducting legal research, scheduling depositions and appointments, maintaining a detailed calendar, preparing drafts of discovery demands and responses, preparing for trial, preparing demand letters, as well as preparing drafts of other various legal documents;
  • Documenting and understanding legal proceedings in local and national settings, including utilization of PACER, ECF systems, and e-filing;
  • Converse directly with lawyers, clients, administrative staff, clerical personnel, courtroom staff members;
  • Answer phones and take messages as needed;
  • Handle pre-suit auto subrogation cases nationwide, including litigation legal assistant support for attorney(s) licensed in Texas, New Mexico and Tennessee;
  • Proofread legal documents, such as briefs and pleadings;
  • Maintain and organize electronic files; update files with case status and information.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Requirements and Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies or certification is a plus
  • Knowledge of both Federal and State Court civil procedure is a strong plus
  • Knowledge of mediation preparation and medical records summary is a strong plus
  • Knowledge of Insurance Defense a strong plus
  • Must have previous law office or corporate legal department experience
  • Must be able to handle deadlines and have a strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to multi-task and work overtime as needed
  • Must be a team player where no task is too small or unimportant when working on projects
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office with a knowledge of document/case management and timekeeping software, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Share File and PACER is a strong plus
  • Familiarity with legal procedures locally and nationally
  • Computer skills, including word-processing programs, case management programs, timekeeping programs, and court filing; MS Office PowerPoint and Excel experience preferred
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Detail oriented

Salary is negotiable, health/dental insurance provided, 401(k) with employer match.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance
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