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Legal Assistant

Tampa, Florida

Successful candidate will have a vast background of experience by being able to demonstrate significant knowledge of Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, prepare legal documents, and answer discovery objections, schedule, and e-file.  The incumbent will support a trial attorney and collaborate with the team and additional litigation staff within the firm.   

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Legal research and writing, including drafting answers to complaints, discovery request, good faith letters, and motions with two to five years of experience.
  • Scheduling calendars, watching deadlines, communication with defense, court reporters and ensuring travel for supporting attorneys. 
  • Experience navigating case management software and the ability to learn new software.
  • Must have working knowledge of Florida civil rules and procedures and Florida e-file.
  • Ability to work in both an independent and team environment.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • B.S. Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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Legal Assistant

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Successful candidate will have a vast background of experience by being able to demonstrate significant knowledge of Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, prepare legal documents, and answer discovery objections, schedule, and e-file.  The incumbent will support a trial attorney and collaborate with the team and additional litigation staff within the firm.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Legal research and writing, including drafting answers to complaints, discovery request, good faith letters, and motions with two to five years of experience.
  • Scheduling calendars, watching deadlines, communication with defense, court reporters and ensuring travel for supporting attorneys.
  • Experience navigating case management software and the ability to learn new software.
  • Must have working knowledge of Pennsylvania civil rules and procedures and Pennsylvania e-file.
  • Ability to work in both an independent and team environment.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • B.S. Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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Document Scanner

Lexington, Kentucky

Wilkes & McHugh has an exciting opportunity for a full time Document Scanner.  The position entails the organization, preparation, and scanning of legal documents into case management system. Other duties include, but are not limited to, moving, lifting, assembling, copying, binding, faxing and filing.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Responsible for data entry, sorting, and scanning of legal documents.
  • Ensures accuracy of documents and correspondence with internal management.
  • Must possess strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Excels in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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Paralegal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. is looking for an experienced Paralegal to assist the firm’s trial lawyers.  Qualified candidate will be experienced with preparing and answering discovery, reviewing medical records for purposes of identifying key witnesses, creating timelines for case events, preparing deposition summaries, keeping track of discovery deadlines, drafting correspondence, and assisting with all other aspects of preparing a complex case for trial.  Additionally, the incumbent will schedule calendars, communicate with defense, court reports, and ensure travel for supporting attorney as needed.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Candidate will have working knowledge of Pennsylvania civil rules and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of e-file.
  • Legal research and writing, including drafting answers to complaints, discovery request and motions.
  • Scheduling calendars, watching deadlines, communication with defense, court reporters and ensuring travel for supporting attorneys. 
  • Working knowledge of e-file.
  • Working independently yet collaboratively with Attorney.
  • Must be resourceful and possess excellent research skills, Westlaw preferred.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • B.S. Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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