Paralegal

  • 14301 FNB Pkwy, Omaha, NE 68154, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Hennessy & Roach, P.C. is a law firm defending employers in Workers’ Compensation and defendants in General Liability matters. H&R is based in Chicago with additional offices in Springfield, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Overland Park, KS; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Indiana and Omaha, Nebraska. The firm handles matters throughout the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Wisconsin. Founded by Thomas G. Hennessy and James P. Roach on May 17, 1993, the firm continues to grow.

Job Description

Title: Paralegal

Reports to: Managing Partner

Based at: Omaha, NE

Position Summary:

The Paralegal role enhances attorneys’ effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options, tracking cases, and supporting attorneys’ hearing proceedings. This position will support multiple attorneys with the preparation of documents for workers’ compensation and general liability cases.  Paralegal will bill hours to client.

Essential Job Functions:

·        Assists attorneys in preparation for hearings and trials.  Assists in preparing legal documents such as legal arguments, motions, contracts, and agreements.

·        Investigates and fact-finds for cases.  Identifies relevant legal articles, laws and judicial decisions for cases. Cross-checks and validates information.

·        Prepares draft discovery responses for attorney review.

·        Keeps cases organized by establishing, organizing, tracking, and maintaining files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software.

·        Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case, scheduling depositions, assisting with discovery requests and responses, requests medical records, scheduling IMEs, preparing, and filing pleadings.

·        Enhances hearing preparations and proceedings by organizing evidence, preparing exhibits, scheduling witnesses, ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed.

·        Transcribes dictation, completes daily mailings, maintains firm calendar, and coordinates court appearances and out of town travel.

·        Accomplishes organization goals, accepts new and different requests, and explores opportunities to add value to efficiency and effectiveness of job responsibilities.

·        Monitors and reviews government regulations.

·        Monitor billable hours and submit hours in Time Matters legal software.

·        Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education, Skills and Qualifications:

·        Paralegal certificate required. Certification from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) or the American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP) credential offered by the American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc. is highly preferred.

·        Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

·        1 - 2+ years of Legal Assistant or Paralegal experience supporting a legal office.

·        Working knowledge of legal principles and practices. In depth knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations.

·        Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques and legal terminology.

·        Microsoft Word experience required; Excel and PowerPoint experience preferred.  Time Matters legal software experience preferred.

·        Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, research and administrative skills.

·        Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.

·        Excellent telephone, writing, and proofreading skills.

·        Must be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines under pressure.

·        Must have the ability to work as part of a team, as well independently.

·        Organization, Planning, Attention to Detail, and Dependability.

·        Firm and Client Confidentiality required.

Additional Information

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Critical Illness and Accident insurance, Group Term Life, Voluntary Term Life, STD/LTD, FSA, and HSA.  Paid time off.

401(k)/Roth retirement plan with company match. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.