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Company: Anderson County Government
Location: Clinton
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Paralegal

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: $34,915 B.O.E.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a meaningful environment? If so, this is the job for you. The Anderson County Paralegal position's best candidate will have years of in office administrative experience and with extensive knowledge in government law. To perform this job successfully, an applicant must be a team player and possess sufficient knowledge of typing, office machines and computers to perform daily duties. Must be able to communicate effectively. A courteous and friendly demeanor is must.

We are looking for people who:

  • Find creative problem solving of technical challenges fulfilling and challenging.
  • An A+ team player.
  • Are self-motivated and eager to learn.
  • Uphold the utmost confidentiality.
  • Possess organization skills that lends to the need for detail specific form completion.
  • Thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment and are comfortable dealing with fast pace environment.
  • Have a clear, professional and informative communication style. POSITION PURPOSE: performing secretarial/administrative work associated with providing administrative support while supporting our practice by preparing documents such as legal pleadings and other correspondence, as well as organizing and maintaining files. Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating and attending meetings (which may occur after regular business hours), recording and transcribing meeting minutes, preparing resolutions and legal pleadings, processing documentation, maintaining records, assisting the public, processing documentation and information, file pleadings with court clerks and help prepare for trials by organizing exhibits and assisting with other tasks as required.

    • Preparing affidavits, legal correspondence and other documents for attorneys.
      • Organizing and maintaining documents in a paper or electronic filing system.
      • Meeting with clients, attorneys, and other professionals to talk about case details.
      • Filing pleadings with court clerk.
      • Helping prepare for trial by organizing exhibits and assisting with other tasks as needed.
      • Preparing briefs, complaints, answers, discovery requests, contracts, real estate closing statements, tax pleadings, bankruptcies, appeals, and other legal documents.
      • Investigating facts and laws of cases and searching public records and other resources to prepare cases and determine causes of action.
      • Directing and coordinating law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
      • Gathering, researching and analyzing statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, documents and other data.
      • Calling on witnesses to testify at hearings.
        • Keeping law library up-to-date by monitoring legal volumes.
        • Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS:
          • Certificate of completion from an ABA-approved paralegal certification program of education and training, or an associate degree in paralegal studies, or
          • Associate or Bachelor's degree.
          • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
          • Strong oral and written communication skills.
          • Excellent organizational skills.
          • Must be able to effectively multi-task, manage time sensitive documents and have exceptional organizational skills in a fast-paced environment.
          • Must be able to function effectively in a busy, team-oriented environment.
            • Office administration or paralegal experience preferred.
            • Experience with LEXIS or WESTLAW legal research tools.
            • Effectively multitask and essentially thrive in a busy, team-oriented environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

              Must be able to lift a minimum of thirty (30) pounds, sit and stand for long periods of time. Utilize stairs and walk to various County offices within a quarter mile of the office. (Reasonable accommodations will be met if needed.)

              WHO WILL LOVE THIS JOB:
              • You are energized by interacting with and helping people. You know that everyone has trouble sometimes, and seek to empower and educate customers.
              • You bring solutions to the table, not just problems.
              • You're comfortable with a little chaos and uncertainty. We move fast and sometimes decisions are made without all of the information. NECCESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
                • Possession of a valid Tennessee Driver's License (Class D) and the ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates. What is in it for you?
                  • County Paid Benefits
                    • FREE Short Term Disability
                    • FREE Life Insurance
                    • FREE Onsite Health Clinic (with the purchase of medical coverage)
                    • FREE Employee Only Basic Dental Plan
                    • FREE Telehealth: medical and behavioral
                    • FREE Employee Assistance Program
                    • County Share Payment of Benefits
                      • Medical / Behavioral / Prescription
                      • Vision / Dental (buy-up and family plan)
                      • State Defined Retirement
                      • Voluntary Benefit Options
                        • Accident
                        • Critical Care / Cancer
                        • Long Term Disability
                        • Pet Insurance
                        • 401k (Roth plan available)and 457b Retirement
                        • Personal Time Off
                          • Sick
                          • Personal
                          • Vacation

                            Anderson County Government is an equal opportunity employer. Is it the policy of Anderson County to provide EEO to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, statues with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Anderson County Government, Knoxville , Paralegal, Legal , Clinton, Tennessee

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