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Transportation Paralegal at Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary in Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Legal Admin 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

A mid-size law firm based in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, with offices located in major cities throughout the United States, has an opening for a full-time Transportation/Corporate Paralegal. The candidate will provide diverse paralegal services, including governmental agency and corporate work, under the supervision of his or her assigned attorneys. Those services include the drafting of correspondence, contacting governmental agencies, and computerized legal research utilizing Westlaw and Lexis. The work will generally not involve litigation, estate, workers’ compensation, or employment law issues. Responsibilities will require the ability to efficiently operate a personal computer utilizing Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Juris timekeeping software. Candidates should be motivated and accountable, with good communication organizational and time-management skills.

Education and certification requirements include

  • Formal legal training resulting, at a minimum, in a Certificate of Completion of Paralegal Course of Study from an accredited college or university, or an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from an accredited college or university; and

  • Three or more years’ experience in a law firm performing paralegal duties.

Duties and primary responsibilities include

  • Preparation of original correspondence involving critical thinking and writing skills;

  • Drafting work product with minimal instructions;

  • Handling complex projects;

  • Familiarity with transportation- industry regulations (not a prerequisite but beneficial);

  • Experience required with respect to forming corporations and limited liability companies;

  • Experience with foreign admission filings;

  • Completion of daily billing records in an accurate and timely manner;

  • Substantial telephone contact with clients and various federal and state agencies;

  • Taking the initiative to contribute new ideas and to maintain a working knowledge of relevant practice areas and clients;

  • Ability to plan daily work, set priorities, and manage time to ensure work is timely and efficiently completed;

  • Working overtime on occasion, although weekend work is generally not required; and

  • Performing other duties, responsibilities, and special projects as assigned.

Success Factors

Personal characteristics that will contribute to success in this position are a strong work ethic; the ability to draft original correspondence; a high degree of attention to detail; the ability to effectively work in a team environment as well as independently; and the ability to multi-task.

Resumes with previous law-firm experience will be considered first. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.