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(September 6, 2019) Paralegal – Environmental Law and Litigation - Sacramento

Somach Simmons & Dunn, a mid-size environmental law firm, seeks a paralegal with a minimum 5 years of litigation experience that includes case management and trial preparation.  This individual will work closely with attorneys and other paralegals handling cases in their day-to-day and pre-trial management.  Essential functions include:  Gather, organize, summarize and index documents from various sources.  Draft correspondence, pleadings, discovery, motions, subpoenas, client reports and other related documents.  Cite check and shepardize pleadings.  Review and analyze discovery productions.  Accurately maintain and update data to detailed client and case-specific databases.  Assist attorneys in discovery preparation and implementation, and preparation for hearings and trials.  Be able to analyze and accurately interpret court procedures and rules, and have a knowledge of federal and state court deadlines.

Requirements:  A minimum 5 years of litigation/case management paralegal experience with either a four year degree or paralegal certificate.  Ability to efficiently gather, maintain and organize information and voluminous documents.  Ability to analyze, categorize and accurately summarize documents in an efficient manner.  Organizational skills to work independently and meet deadlines.  Time management skills to handle multiple tasks accurately.  Must be computer literate and proficient on Word, Excel and Power Point; experience with Lexis and Concordance is a plus.  Must be detail oriented and have ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  Team player attitude is essential.  We are looking for someone who can work independently and anticipate the needs of the client and the attorney who handles them.  This is a great opportunity for a self-starter who likes to work closely with attorneys providing excellent client service.

Somach Simmons & Dunn offers an excellent work environment with competitive salary and benefits including paid parking.  Insurance benefits are 100% employer paid for both the employee and their dependents.  Interested candidates should send their resume with cover letter including salary requirements to hr@somachlaw.com or Somach Simmons & Dunn, Attn: Human Resources, 500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA  95814 (no phone calls please).

(September 5, 2019) Legal Assistant/Secretary - Sacramento

Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP, an AV-rated firm, is looking for an experienced litigation secretary with 5 years of experience in insurance defense to join our Sacramento office.

Job Duties:

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize workload and detail oriented;
  • Strong skills in proofreading and editing correspondence, pleadings and memoranda;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Knowledge of current State and Federal rules;
  • Maintain current files, both paper and electronically;
  • Able to manage multiple deadlines for attorneys;
  • Ability to manage heavy law and motion;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook; Prolaw a plus;

Excellent benefits package and salary.  Please send resume and references to rgm@lmblaw.net.

(August 26, 2019) Litigation Paralegal - Sacramento

Banks & Watson, a boutique trial and appellate firm, is seeking an experienced litigation paralegal with 7+ years of experience to work in the firm’s litigation practice.  A qualified candidate should be familiar with all aspects of civil litigation, including the drafting of pleadings, propounding and responding to discovery, the maintenance and organization of complex document sets, summarizing depositions and other testimony, and the preparation and organization of litigations for trial.  Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills are essential.  Must be a team player and be able to function in a fast-paced, collegial work environment.  A qualified candidate should have strong computer skills, including facility with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, Lexis and software for the presentation of documents at trial.

We offer an extremely competitive salary and a benefits package including:  a 401(k) plan; health, dental; paid time off and sick leave.  Please e-mail your resume and a brief cover letter, setting forth your qualifications to jyoshida@bw-firm.com.

(August 26, 2019) Legal Secretary - Sacramento

Sacramento based, medium sized law firm seeking an experienced, knowledgeable litigation secretary for named partner.  Must be highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, reliable and able to efficiently multi-task.  Must have knowledge of federal and state court procedures, have proficient knowledge of court e-filing requirements.  Electronic calendaring experience (comparable to Compulaw), transcription, trial prep and all general clerical duties.  Must be able to communicate with people in a pleasant and professional manner, have a good attitude and the ability to work with others in a team environment.  Please forward resume with cover letter and salary requirements to amoore@mathenysears.com.

(August 22, 2019) File Clerk - Sacramento

Duggan Law Corporation is a civil litigation and employment law firm with 5 attorneys seeking an entry-level file clerk for 20-25 hours/week. The ideal candidate would be able to work independently, as well as be a contributing member of our team. This position requires that you be professional, very organized, possess the ability to prioritize and a strong attention to detail. You must also demonstrate a strong work ethic.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining the firm’s physical files, including correspondence, client documents, pleadings, discovery, and memoranda
  • Indexing pleading/discovery files
  • Closing and tracking inactive files, including the drafting of basic correspondence to clients
  • Scanning & copying
  • Filing documents with the local courts, including driving to/from various courthouses or opposing counsel’s offices
  • Various office management/reception type duties including preparing conference rooms for meetings, greeting clients
  • Some reception/client intake duties

Candidates need not have previous law firm experience, but must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel along with the skills identified above. A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation & auto insurance is necessary as driving to the courts to file documents is needed from time to time. Mileage is reimbursed. The ideal candidate will have an interest in civil litigation and will learn quickly. Organization and a systematic approach to organizing and filing a large number of documents is imperative.

Great, friendly office atmosphere with room for growth for the right person toward a legal secretary or other office administrative position. If you are interested in learning more about civil litigation and employment law, additional tasks and responsibilities could be given down the road. Weekly hours are flexible. Please send resumes to andrea@duggan-law.com.

(March 8, 2019) Legal Secretary II - Sacramento

The County of Sacramento is accepting applications for Legal Secretary II.  Under general supervision, a Legal Secretary II performs a wide variety of complex legal clerical work requiring independent judgment and discretion, and is subject to minimal work direction and instruction.  Positions allocated to this class frequently provide lead direction to other clerical staff.  The range of duties typically involves performing work in multiple, unrelated areas of law and for several attorneys, and/or other staff.  Incumbents may be required to use shorthand to perform some work assignments.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on one of the posted cut-off dates of 3/25/19, 6/3/19, or 9/2/19.  Please view the official job announcement for all requirements and testing information. The full job announcement and online application can be obtained by clicking here.

(March 5, 2019) Legal Secretary I - Sacramento

The County of Sacramento is accepting applications for Legal Secretary I.  Legal Secretary I is a journey level class and is characterized by a wide variety of general and legal clerical work which includes composing and typing legal documents and correspondence, processing of legal documents, and maintenance of legal case records.  These duties are generally repetitive and require minimal supervision once office procedures are learned.

How to Apply:  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on one of the posted cut-off dates of 04/05/19, 07/05/19, or 10/04/19.  Please view the official job announcement for all requirements and testing information. The full job announcement and online application can be obtained by clicking here.