Legal Assistant- Kansas City

Legal Assistant- Kansas City

CMDA is seeking an experienced Legal Secretary/Paralegal with a strong work ethic and professional and friendly demeanor for its Kansas City, Missouri office. Qualified candidates should have at least five (5) years of legal experience in general litigation; experience in municipal law a plus. Knowledge of e-filing in state and federal courts and familiarity with court rules is necessary.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of legal documents, including pleadings, discovery, motions, and pre-trial pleadings
  • Conduct research and investigate facts
  • Request, review, and summarize medical, employment, business, and other records
  • Prepare medical chronologies, medical billing spreadsheets, and records summaries
  • Prepare and file documents electronically with state and federal courts
  • Assist attorneys in bench and jury trial preparation
  • Maintain professional interactions with clients in person, via telephone and/or e-mail
  • Manage attorney calendars, including hearing dates, court deadlines, deposition dates, and meetings/appointments
  • Open and create new files, run conflict checks, and close files
  • Schedule hearing dates, attorney meetings, and deposition dates
  • Transcription of digital dictation
  • File, mail, scan, and fax documents
  • Perform other general administrative tasks as assigned

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-motivated
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to attorney needs
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook/Calendar
  • Proficiency with electronic filing systems
  • Knowledge of law firm office procedures and legal terminology
  • Possess strong typing and proofreading ability
  • Possess strong organizational ability
  • Possess strong multitasking ability, as well as to prioritize such tasks
  • Speech and writing ability that permits respectful, professional communication

Candidates must perform quality work by meeting deadlines, having exceptional time management skills, and working effectively with others in a fast-paced work environment. Applicants should be detail-orientated and possess excellent computer, digital dictation, communication, and organizational skills.

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