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1550 W. Cleveland Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone (813) 835-1100
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FEATURED POSITION


Paralegal 274 Needed for Downtown Tampa Law Firm. 5 Years experience Insurance Defense Litigation. Medical Malpractice a plus.
Duties:
Prepare insurance defense cases from inception to trial Draft pleadings, motions, orders and correspondence Communicating with clients, witnesses and experts Preparing for hearings, depositions, mediations and trials Answering and propounding discovery Summarizing records; medical records depositions and other records relevant to a case Preparing trial exhibits, trial notebooks
Qualifications:
Experience working in insurance defense. Med. Mal a plus Excellent organizational and communication skills Detail oriented and able to meet deadlines Excellent computer skills
Salary:
$58-$62K With Excellent benefit package




NEW LISTINGS


Receptionist/Legal Assistant 285
Receptionist / Legal Assistant needed for fast-paced law firm in the Channelside area of Tampa. Must be able to work independently, have strong organizational skills, able to multi-task & pay attention to details. Will consider someone with light legal experience and train.
Job duties include:
Answering and routing calls, greeting clients & visitors
Maintaining and scheduling conference rooms, incoming and outcoming mail and occasional deliveries
Set-up and scan new client files, provide clerical support to paralegals which includes requesting relevant records on clients. 
Experience helpful, but not required.  Willing to train the right person.  Salary based upon experience.  Benefits are available after 90 days of employment. 
Salary:
$30K-$35K BOE plus benefit’s


Receptionist 283
Needed for Tampa Law Firm. Receptionist experience required preferable in aw law firm.
Duties:
Answer incoming calls and operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments.
Greet clientele persons entering the firm, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations.
File and maintain records.
Provide information about the firm, such as location of departments or offices, employees within the organization, or services provided.
Collect, sort, distribute, or prepare mail, messages, or courier deliveries.
Assist with general office duties (making copies, filing, faxing, and scanning documents)
SKILLS:
Clear verbal and written communication
Professional and pleasant telephone demeanor
Excellent organizational skills
Outstanding client relation skills
Ability to multitask
Proficient computer skills
Salary:
$13.50 per hour plus benefits.


Legal Secretary 282 Needed for Tampa Law Firm.
Must have experience in the legal field (insurance defense preferred), e-filing, setting hearings, scheduling, etc.  Must be organized and able to work in a fast pace environment.
Benefits:
Health insurance premium provided by firm after 30 days for individual only. Additional health coverage available at minimal cost by employee.  401k available after one year.  1 week vacation after 90 days
Salary:
$40K to $45K BOE


Paralegal 284
Needed for Tampa law Firm. 3-5 years experience in defense litigation.
Duties:
Draft pleadings, motions, orders and correspondence
Discovery
Communicating with clients, witnesses and experts
Preparing for hearings, depositions, mediations and trials
Qualifications:
Experience working on defense or civil litigation matters
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills
Salary:
$48K - $52K BOE plus full benefit package


LONG TERM TEMPORARY/CONTRACT OPENINGS


PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANTS


Paralegal 284
Needed for Tampa law Firm. 3-5 years experience in defense litigation.
Duties:
Draft pleadings, motions, orders and correspondence
Discovery
Communicating with clients, witnesses and experts
Preparing for hearings, depositions, mediations and trials
Qualifications:
Experience working on defense or civil litigation matters
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills
Salary:
$48K - $52K BOE plus full benefit package


Paralegal 274 Needed for Downtown Tampa Law Firm. 5 Years experience Insurance Defense Litigation. Medical Malpractice a plus.
Duties:
Prepare insurance defense cases from inception to trial Draft pleadings, motions, orders and correspondence Communicating with clients, witnesses and experts Preparing for hearings, depositions, mediations and trials Answering and propounding discovery Summarizing records; medical records depositions and other records relevant to a case Preparing trial exhibits, trial notebooks
Qualifications:
Experience working in insurance defense. Med. Mal a plus Excellent organizational and communication skills Detail oriented and able to meet deadlines Excellent computer skills
Salary:
$58-$62K With Excellent benefit package


Paralegal 236 Needed for Tampa law firm. 3-5 years paralegal experience preferably in workers compensation.

Duties:
Preparing and drafting motions, pleadings, documents and other correspondence

Scheduling, determining deadlines, expediting priorities and maintaining cases by monthly monitoring. Obtaining discovery responses, initiating and maintaining contact with adjusters and opposing counsel

e-filing with the Court

Answering phones

Filing

Qualifications:
3 to 5 years experience in the legal field

paralegal certification preferred but not required

above average computer skills and proficiency using Word, Outlook and calendaring through Outlook

must be able to compose basic pleadings and discovery documents

must be organized and detail oriented

must be able to multi-task and manage time efficiently

must be a self starter who is reliable and able to handle a fast paced environment

must be able to take direction and work independently

must be professional in communications, attire and appearance

must be a team player

Salary:
38K 46K

Benefits offered:
Health insurance
other types of insurance
retirement benefits or accounts
Full-time - hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Paralegal 266 Needed for both Sarasota & Tampa locations
“AV” rated mid-sized law firm with offices in Tampa & Sarasota is seeking full time insurance defense or med mal paralegals with a minimum of 2 yrs. Experience.

Duties:
Preparing for trial, discovery, medical chronologies, contact experts, from inception thru end of a case & various other duties.  

Benefits:  Employee paid Health Insurance, 401k, profit sharing, vacation, personal time, paid long term disability insurance, bonus, etc.  Competitive salary.   Indicate in your cover letter which location you are interested in, Sarasota or Tampa.

Salary: $45-$48K BOE


Legal Assistant 269
Legal Assistant Needed for Downtown Tampa Law Firm. Will support 3 Attorneys.
Qualified, experienced candidates must possess a minimum of 3-5 years of recent, relevant Insurance Defense/strong litigation experience to support attorneys.
  Experience and knowledge of medical issues, terminology and guidelines are preferred. 

Responsibilities and Duties:
Prepare, revise and finalize correspondence and legal documents/pleadings
  Transcribing from digital dictation 
Filing pleadings through state and federal e-portals
  Manage attorney schedules 
Interacting with clients
Maintaining client files and entering information in the firm’s practice management program.
Skills:
MS Office experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Courteous and professional demeanor
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Ability to prioritize multiple time-sensitive tasks

Salary:
$50-$55K BOE plus benefits.


LITIGATION LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL 271
Needed for Downtown Tampa Law firm. Must have 3-5 years of strong litigation experience. Bankruptcy a plus.  Essential Duties
Provide support to commercial litigation and bankruptcy attorneys and paralegals. 
Prepare legal documents to meet the various court specifications. 
Electronically file documents via PACER and State Court e-filing systems. 
Maintain pleading files in all assigned matters
Enter time diaries.
Prepare binders, trial notebooks, exhibits, etc. for hearings and trials.

RELATED DUTIES
Prepare documents for service of process as required 
Compile and prepare reports and presentations 
Document review projects as assigned

Minimum qualifications
At least 3-5 years of experience as a paralegal or paralegal assistant. 
Commercial litigation, bankruptcy, foreclosure or real estate experience optimal.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Comprehensive knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.  Good knowledge of effective proofreading techniques.  Comprehensive knowledge of MS office.  
Must be able to multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment. 
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary
$42K - $48K plus benefits


PARALEGAL HEALTHCARE 258
POSITION SUMMARY
The Paralegal Healthcare provides support and assistance to all attorneys involved in the Health Care practice group. The Paralegal Healthcare drafts agreements and performs legal research as requested. The Paralegal Healthcare also will manage the contracts database.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Healthcare General 25%
Performs all paralegal duties assigned and supervised by SHC attorneys in connection with hospital related issues. Assists and supports attorneys on health care matters.

Contracts 50%
Under supervision of attorney, drafts and prepares agreements, amendments, termination letters, correspondence and memos as necessary/applicable to Hospital contracts. Consults with other departments and hospitals. Manages and updates files in electronic database, performs on-line database searches, interacts with HDQ and hospital staff, as necessary.

Legal Research 25%
Legal research utilizing numerous resources, including Westlaw and the internet. Provides support and assistance to attorneys in research of health care related matters.

Note: This is not an all-inclusive list of this job responsibilities. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATE WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
4 or more years of paralegal experience required
4 or more years of contracts and transactional legal work experience preferred
4 or more years of healthcare experience preferred

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED/PREFERRED:
Florida registered Paralegal, or eligible to become a Florida registered Paralegal, required
Associate Degree in Paralegal studies preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES:
Required: Knowledge of healthcare/Hospital contracts and transactional legal work, ability to conduct legal research; healthcare experience preferred.
Technical Competencies: MS Word, Excel, Outlook required. Legal research required.
Leadership Competencies: Works well in a team environment.
Foreign language competency a plus, Spanish, French, etc.

SALARY
$55k-$62k Plus full benefit package


Legal Assistant 201
Needed for Tampa law firm in the practice areas of Business, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate.

Duties:
Prepare legal documents including pleadings, motions, orders and correspondence. Communicate with clients, opposing counsel, witnesses and experts. Managing the calendar for all events and deadlines. E-filing in various courts. Scheduling hearings, depositions, mediations and trials Assisting the attorney prepare for hearings.

Qualifications:
Excellent organizational and communication skills; Detail oriented; Team player.

Salary:
$45K- $50K BOE plus benefits.


Case Manager 185
Needed immediately for Tampa Law Firm. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience as a pre-litigation personal injury law firm paralegal or case manager. Bilingual English and Spanish is a must. Candidate will work directly with injured clients and providers. Specific knowledge of auto accident, slip and fall, and premise liability are needed. Candidates must also possess strong customer service skills and be able to communicate and listen effectively with attorneys, doctors, and patients. Will correspond with clients, insurance adjusters and providers as needed. Medical records review, demand preparation, and settlement negotiation experience are valuable bonus skills.

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:
Contacting patients to establish rapport and start treatment.Completing interviews to assess coverage and liability as well as the patients injuries and needs. Meet clients outside of the office. Scheduling medical appointments and monitoring patient compliance. Providing regular updates to the attorney, provider or patient. Reviewing medical records to insure accuracy and completeness. Prepare demands.

Salary:
$48-$52K plus full benefit package.


Legal Administrative Assistant 262 Needed for Westshore Tampa Law Firm

Duties:
Answering incoming calls, greeting clients, Scanning, clerical support, projects, data entry for billing/expense reports, assist with invoices, post office run, equipment service calls, client case list, assist in openings files a few days a week.

Qualifications:
MS Office, Excel & Outlook experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Courteous and professional demeanor
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Ability to prioritize multiple time-sensitive tasks

Salary:
$15.00- $18.00 per hour BOE plus full benefit package.


Paralegal 261
Needed for mid-sized Tampa law firm is seeking an experienced Insurance Defense or Medical Malpractice Paralegal for its Sarasota Office. Must have at least 2 years of Insurance Defense.

Duties:
Preparing cases for trial. Manage cases from inception to closing including discovery, medical chronologies, contact with experts, and various other duties.

Qualifications:
Should have 3-5 years office experience with excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to multitask and meet deadlines, professional attitude and demeanor, team-oriented, good attention to detail, strong work ethic, proactive, and strong problem solving skills. Also, must possess strong computer skills including effective use of Microsoft Office.

Salary:
$45-$55K plus full benefit package.


LEGAL SECRETARIES

Legal Secretary 282 Needed for Tampa Law Firm.
Must have experience in the legal field (insurance defense preferred), e-filing, setting hearings, scheduling, etc.  Must be organized and able to work in a fast pace environment.
Benefits: Health insurance premium provided by firm after 30 days for individual only. Additional health coverage available at minimal cost by employee.  401k available after one year.  1 week vacation after 90 days
Salary:
$40K to $45K BOE


Legal Secretary 255
A well-known regional litigation firm, seeks an experienced legal secretary for its downtown Tampa office. Applicants must have 3+ years of civil or commercial litigation experience and be able to work in a busy, productive office.
Duties:
E-filing, drafting letters, maintaining paper and electronic files, calendaring, communication with the courts, and email management. Some overtime required. We are a multi-office firm with the resources to provide excellent in-house support and current technology, in a friendly work environment.

Qualifications:
Ideal candidate will be local and have excellent organizational and multi-task skills, and advanced knowledge of Word. Exposure to FileSite is a plus. Candidate should have excellent communication skills, ability to consistently follow-up on items, and be detail oriented. Must have working knowledge of Florida Court procedures as well as eService and eFiling.
Some overtime may be required.

Salary:
$45K - $50K BOE plus full benefit package


Legal Secretaries/Paralegals/Legal Assistants-Litigation: If you have top-notch legal skills we would like to present new opportunities to you. The Legal Registry represents prestigious Tampa law firms who currently seek experienced legal secretaries with backgrounds in civil/commercial litigation, employment law, insurance defense, workers' compensation, personal injury, immigration and real estate. A minimum of 2 years legal experience, a typing speed of 60wpm and strong MS Word skills could place you in a new career opportunity that offers great benefits and salary commensurate with your skills and experience.



IT, WORD PROCESSORS, RECEPTIONISTS, FILE CLERKS, OFFICE SERVICES

Receptionist/Legal Assistant 285
Receptionist / Legal Assistant needed for fast-paced law firm in the Channelside area of Tampa. Must be able to work independently, have strong organizational skills, able to multi-task & pay attention to details. Will consider someone with light legal experience and train.
Job duties include:
Answering and routing calls, greeting clients & visitors
Maintaining and scheduling conference rooms, incoming and outcoming mail and occasional deliveries
Set-up and scan new client files, provide clerical support to paralegals which includes requesting relevant records on clients. 
Experience helpful, but not required.  Willing to train the right person.  Salary based upon experience.  Benefits are available after 90 days of employment. 
Salary:
$30K-$35K BOE plus benefit’s


Receptionist 283
Needed for Tampa Law Firm. Receptionist experience required preferable in aw law firm. Duties:
Answer incoming calls and operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments.
Greet clientele persons entering the firm, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations.
File and maintain records.
Provide information about the firm, such as location of departments or offices, employees within the organization, or services provided.
Collect, sort, distribute, or prepare mail, messages, or courier deliveries.
Assist with general office duties (making copies, filing, faxing, and scanning documents)
SKILLS:
Clear verbal and written communication
Professional and pleasant telephone demeanor
Excellent organizational skills
Outstanding client relation skills
Ability to multitask
Proficient computer skills
Salary:
$13.50 per hour plus benefits.


Litigation Support Clerk 276
Tampa Law office has an immediate opening for a Litigation Support Clerk to work in a fast-paced legal environment.
Duties:Opening files, maintaining and organizing paper and electronic files, indexing of files, email management, as well as backing-up reception and office services. Some overtime required.
Qualifications:Detail oriented, have advanced computer skills, possess excellent proofreading and writing skills, work well under pressure, and work with minimal supervision, as well as work in a team environment. Background in legal field preferred.
Salary: $13 to $15 per hour plus competitive benefits.


Receptionist
Temporary/Contract assignments available. Opportunities in various law offices through out the Tampa Bay area. Positions can be short term, long term and some with potential for hire. Qualified candidates will have strong experience with phones (multi-lined), communications, processing mail and other misc. office duties.

Salary: BOE

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