Paralegal

Blethen Berens - Mankato, MN

Full-time

Blethen Berens, an 17-attorney law firm in Mankato and New Ulm has an immediate opening for a full time paralegal. The right candidate will be proficient with current law-related technology, have good legal research skills, understand the litigation cycle, be highly organized with an aptitude for detail, and able to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work overtime if necessary.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: investigation, interviewing witnesses, drafting pleadings, drafting and responding to discovery, summarizing depositions, maintaining file calendars, preparing and drafting correspondence, trial preparation and assistance with Trial Director, attend foreclosure sales, title examination review, billing time worked for clients, and accumulation and summarization of records, all in a variety of substantive legal areas including personal injury, insurance defense, family law, employment law, real estate and estate planning.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work cohesively within a team environment
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Adobe and the Internet) as well as a willingness to learn
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic research technology (preferably WestLaw)
  • Working knowledge of Pacer and ECF (knowledge of Laredo, FinPlan, TABS/Practicemaster and/or Summation a plus)
  • Effectively multitask and prioritize tasks
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Paralegal certificate/degree from an ABA approved paralegal program
  • Must be able to use proper equipment to lift and carry bulky items over 25 pounds
  • Prior paralegal experience preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • paralegal: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

License:

  • Paralegal Studies (Preferred)