Title: Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Department: Legal

Reports To: Attorney

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Description:

The Paralegal position will be working under the company’s in-house counsel and will assist with a wide range of assignments and tasks that commonly arise when actively litigating. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a large volume of litigation from beginning to end. The Paralegal should be a responsible and proactive professional willing to take a leading role in supporting the office’s dynamic litigation practice group.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Drafting and filing legal pleadings at all stages of civil litigation
  • Assists in drafting, proofreading and editing complaints and default final judgments
  • Working with external process servers across all 50 states
  • Managing all aspects of litigation case management including calendaring, tracking and ensuring timely completion of deadlines
  • Organize documents and prepare document productions
  • Assists in trial preparations where needed
  • Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, and legal codes
  • Prepares legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, contracts, closing papers and binders, deeds, and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by General Counsel
  • Prepares affidavits of documents and maintains document file
  • Acts as librarian, keeping and monitoring legal volumes and ensuring legal volumes are up-to-date

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to aptly assess potential legal risks or exposure
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments in order to meet various deadlines
  • Must exercise sound judgment and appropriately consult with or seek attorney review when necessary
  • Ability to comprehend the significance of an array of legal documents
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience drafting legal documents
  • Must be proficient in MS Office
  • High level of professionalism and confidentiality

Education and Experience:

3-5 years of related experience and/or training Associate’s degree and Paralegal Cert Training a plus but not required Previous garnishment experience a plus Previous experience working as a civil litigation assistant, whether in-house or at a law firm is preferred Previous experience within the Miami Dade, State of Florida and Federal Court systems is a plus

Physical Demands:

The physical demands of the position are typical of those found in a traditional office environment. Employee will regularly be required to talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.