Paralegal Assistant

Husch BlackwellSaint louis, MissouriFull TimeOn Site


Husch Blackwell LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with multiple locations across the United States, serving clients with domestic and international operations. We have an immediate opening for a Mass Tort & Product Liability Paralegal Assistant in the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Strategic Business Unit in our* St. Louis, MO *office.
Scope of Responsibilities:
Provide attorneys and paralegals with assistance in managing case files, docketing, filing and overall client service and special client projects.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide assistance to attorneys and paralegals in fact investigation, legal research, document preparation and production, document database management, docketing/case management and overall client service.
  • Learn/develop proficiency in database use and management; internet/electronic research; and project folder/electronic file maintenance.
  • Provide assembly/duplication of supporting documents in case preparation for motions, depositions and trials, including organizing documents chronologically or alphabetically, tab and assembly of exhibits, packets, etc.
  • Assist with filing in large document cases.
  • Retrieve specific documents such as pleadings, exhibits, depositions, etc. as requested by attorney/paralegal.
  • Assist in preparing presentations to clients, proposals to potential clients, briefs, document productions, preparation for deposition.
  • Mediation/arbitration/trial preparation.
  • Expected to meet annual targeted billable hours of 1000.
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned.

Core Requirements:

  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to interact in a professional and courteous manner with clients and employees at all times; professional appearance required.
  • Ability to successfully perform position requirements with excellent organizational, time-management and prioritization skills required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team; ability and willingness to adapt to changing business demands.
  • Ability to produce acceptable amount of work efficiently and accurately; ability to produce quality final work product.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment at all times by making sound and practical decisions; ability to assume responsibility for decisions and act decisively under deadlines.
  • High level of professional integrity required; ability to maintain confidentiality and build trust.

POSITION-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two years litigation experience preferred.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workflow and manage time.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical activity of this position:

  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive Motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

The physical requirements of this position:

  • Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision:

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:

  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

  • Husch Blackwell is committed to maintaining the health and wellbeing of our people and our communities. As such, our Firm requires all Partners and employees to be fully vaccinated (subject to approved accommodations for medical or religious reasons). In order for employment to commence, all new hires must provide one of the following: (a) a copy of a completed CDC COVID Vaccination Record Card; (b) proof of initial dose; or (c) documentation supporting an approved exemption request.

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and much more.
When applying please include a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements.
EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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