Paralegal Assistant Job at Nesco Resource, Islandia, NY

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  • Nesco Resource
  • Islandia, NY

Job Description

We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Junior Paralegal to join our legal team. The ideal candidate will assist attorneys and senior paralegals with a variety of tasks to support the efficient operation of the legal department. This entry-level position is perfect for recent graduates or individuals with minimal experience who are looking to start a career in the legal field.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Document Management: Assist in the preparation, filing, and management of legal documents and correspondence.
  • Research: Conduct legal research and gather relevant information to support case preparation.
  • Case Management: Help organize and maintain case files, ensuring all relevant documents are accessible and up-to-date.
  • Client Interaction: Communicate with clients to gather information, provide updates, and schedule appointments.
  • Administrative Support: Perform general administrative tasks such as data entry, scheduling, and maintaining calendars.
  • Trial Preparation: Assist in the preparation of trial materials, including exhibits, witness lists, and trial binders.
  • Database Maintenance: Update and maintain legal databases and case management systems.
  • Compliance: Ensure all legal documents comply with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Billing: Assist in tracking billable hours and preparing client invoices.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies or a related field; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Certification: Paralegal certification is a plus but not required.
  • Experience: 0-2 years of experience in a legal environment, internships or related experience preferred.
  • Skills:
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively
    • Familiarity with legal research tools and databases (e.g., Westlaw, LexisNexis)
    • Strong ethical standards and professionalism

Working Conditions:

  • Full-time position; standard office hours with occasional overtime as needed
  • Office environment with potential for remote work depending on company policy

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development opportunities


Nesco Resource offers a comprehensive benefits package for our associates, which includes a MEC (Minimum Essential Coverage) plan that encompasses Medical, Vision, Dental, 401K, and EAP (Employee Assistance Program) services.

Nesco Resource provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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