- Prepare and execute filings of a variety of legal documents, including but not limited to complaints, briefs, motions, court forms, declarations, exhibits, and discovery documents.
- Research court rules and procedures and communicate these to attorneys to ensure accuracy of filings and non-rejection by courts.
- Maintain primarily electronic case files including pleadings, correspondence, discovery and other materials.
- Draft correspondence, declarations, and various legal documents, when appropriate.
- Assist attorneys with legal research, including cite-checking (Westlaw).
- Maintain legal unit calendar.
- Assist in client interviews and hearing preparations.
- Assist with coordination and management of projects, meetings, events, etc.
- Assist in drafting requests for public records/information, as well as analyzing and organizing responses to such requests.
- Coordinate and oversee administrative assignments.
- Bachelor's degree or Paralegal Certificate plus two to three years of litigation experience, or commensurate experience highly desirable.
- Knowledge of filing procedures and requirements for various Indiana State courts and experience researching court rules.
- In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles.
- Excellent typing and proofing skills.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Ability to quickly learn and utilize new software programs.
- Ability to set/change priorities according to deadline requirements.
- Ability to work well with others, in a collegial and diverse environment.
- Ability to take initiative, problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently.
- Mastery of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, Excel), Adobe, and ability to quickly learn new software.
- Proficiency with legal software/programs such as Westlaw desirable.
- A deep and demonstrated commitment to the cause of civil rights and equal opportunity, preferred.
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